Everybody’s welcome at the

Forest Gate Festival

a summer street party in the heart of E7

We bring the community together each year for a fun-filled family day. There’s so much on offer: delicious food, unique crafts, live music, wandering entertainment and creative workshops. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our vibrant East End culture and support our homegrown talent. Independently run by local volunteers since 1999, the Festival is proud to represent the real spirit of our diverse neighbourhood.

What People Say

Fantastic, lovely food, music and atmosphere. Wonderful community spirit – should have more!

Brilliant - one of the few genuinely diverse mixes of people brought together. Loved ukuleles!


This year’s Forest Gate Festival is a show of total community cohesion. I LOVE IT

Lorraine Nathan Toni

Colourful, vibrant and happy day

It was lovely to feel part of such a united and smiley community. Thanks!

I loved Forest Gate Festival. I enjoyed buying my teddy bear and my purple chicken the most.

Brilliant way of bringing the community together. Great fun for old and young

Best day of my life

So every year
we make a date

and celebrate
whatever’s great

in Forest Gate.