Summer in the Sun 2017

24th to 30th July


The Mayor of Luton will officially open the beach this Saturday at 12 noon. Action packed day on the beach including:

  • Donkey & Victorian Fairground rides from 11:30am
  • Heart Angels and face-painting from 11:30am
  • Traditional Punch & Judy show - after the official opening and then 12 noon each day.
  • Tricky Micky Magic Show at 1pm
  • Punch & Judy with the Wicked Witch at 2:30pm
  • Funshow with Ronnie Rabbit Puppet at 4pm
  • Traditional Punch & Judy Show at 5:15pm
  • Steel Pans at 4:25pm and 5:25pm on Saturday & Sunday only

Following the success of last year's event,  we are delighted to announce that Summer in the Sun will return for its fifth year this July! A full programme of activities will run over the event in St George's Square including a beach, Victorian fairground rides and games, face painting, donkey rides, a beach party, games and competitions!

Summer in the Sun 2015

Saturday 22nd August - Monday 31st August

Open 12 noon - 7pm Daily

In celebration of Summer in the Sun 2015, easyJet ran an exciting competition to win two flights from London Luton Airport! 

View / download the event guide here


Last year's event ran from Saturday 23rd August to Friday 29th August 2014. The Square was once again transformed into a beach with over 100 tonnes of sand.

The event was part of our Centenary World War 1 remembrance programme and the beach included Punch and Judy, Story-time, Victorian Fairground rides and games and donkey rides - a family fun filled event!


With thanks to our Love Luton partners: 

Arriva; A Thin Place; Barnfield College; British Land;  easyJet; FCC Environment; Gulfstream; Heart FM;  Keepmoat;  London Luton Airport; Luton Borough Council; Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa;  Luton on Sunday; The Mall; Signature Flight Support; University of Bedfordshire; Vauxhall Motors; VolkerFitzpatrick and  VolkerHighways.