Start Date and time
3rd June 2023
10:00 AM

End Date and time
4th June 2023
5:00 PM

Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD


MotoFest is a motoring festival for everyone, from classic car lovers and modern modified enthusiasts to motorsport fans and the motorcycle mad. But we are working hard to ensure MotoFest is also for the environment. MotoFest is about automotive culture, past, present and future. We are looking to the future with new technologies and innovations to help us protect the planet, whilst also investing in ways to ensure our motoring passions from the past and present are sustainable. Our new environmental partnership with Chrome Carbon, will enable us to ensure the future of MotoFest, is not only sustainable but also climate positive. This means that we will be actually giving more back to the environment than our carbon footprint. How you can get involved? With this partnership we are offering you the chance to reduce your own emissions with Chrome Carbon. With a simple monthly subscription you are able to off set your vehicles’ emissions and continue your passion guilt free! You can opt to single, double or triple offset your emissions! Register with Chrome Carbon and as a Club MotoFest member, you will be able to claim some free stickers and have an additional 10 trees planted with your subscription. If you are a Club MotoFest member, look at your latest Club MotoFest Newsletter for how to sign up to Chrome Carbon. Not yet a Club MotoFest member? How can I get a ticket? You can’t. The majority of MotoFest is a free, non-ticketed event with all expenses covered by our lovely exhibitors, sponsors and partners. All you have to do is turn up! Please note there are a small number of activities such as the fairground which will have a charge.


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MotoFest Coventry is a weekend of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness. Free family fun in the UK’s Motor City 3rd and 4th June 2023 Slide One MotoFest Coventry is a weekend of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness. Free family fun in the UK’s Motor City 3rd and 4th June 2023 MotoFest is an event to be enjoyed as a family. All of our live and static displays are child-safe. (We would recommend you bring ear defenders if the little ones have sensitive ears!) But we also have a range of free activities specially chosen to engage and entertain our younger visitors. CycleFest at MotoFest For the first time, CycleFest will be happening during MotoFest weekend. During the day, enjoy a cycling expo with bike riding and smoothie making. As the light fades, bring the family along for a free bicycle ride on the traffic free Ring Road. Find out more here Drawing Competition E.ON Drive are hosting a drawing competition on their stand with the winner’s design being wrapped onto one of their local vans. Head to their stand on Greyfriars Green to pick up a competition sheet Fairground Rides Keep the kids entertained at MotoFest by visiting the fairground located in the heart of MotoFest on Warwick Road by the Wave Heritage Open Days MotoFest 2022 is taking place during Heritage Open Days meaning there is even more to do in Coventry. From free entry into Coventry Transport Museum to visiting the Riley Archive Check the HOD events here Face painting Get the kids creative minds going with face painting on Greyfriars Green. Parks and play areas There are several parks and play areas across the city where you can rest and the kids can play! Why not check out the newest play area by Methodist Central Hall in the heart of MotoFest? Or Naul’s Mill Underpark (which has a climbing wall) or Coventry University’s Starley Gardens? West Midlands Fire Service The West Midlands Fire Service will be joining across the weekend with live car cutting demonstrations and VR experiences. Head to their stand on Greyfriars Green Coventry Cathedral Visit the New Coventry Cathedral along with the Cathedral Ruins during the time at MotoFest. These iconic buildings have historic significance and will be a highlight to your trip to Coventry. As part of Heritage Open Days, you can even climb the Cathedral Tower. Coventry Canal Basin Situated in the heart of the city, the Coventry Canal Basin has plenty to offer families and couples from waterside wildlife to relaxing walks and historic canal architecture. Weaver’s House Open Day The Weaver’s House is a special place to visit in Spon End, Coventry. It is a medieval house that has been restored to show life in 1540 and is open over MotoFest Find out more Coventry Music Museum Step out the city centre to visit the Coventry Music Museum and dive into the history of Coventry’s musical past and future! Find out more here Reel Store The Reel Store is the UK’s first permanent, digital gallery which explores the relationship between digital technology, visual arts, and people. Find out more Herbert Art Gallery With ever changing exhibitions the Herbert Art Gallery is a highlight of many visitors trip to Coventry, discovering Coventry’s history through the creative arts. MotoFest to make its return in June 2023 MotoFest, in partnership with E.ON Drive, will return in June 2023 following the postponement of this year’s festival. Organisers of MotoFest will make the formal announcement of the 2023 dates – Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June – at 11am on Saturday 22 October at the latest Club MotoFest BreakFest Meet at Millennium Place, outside the Coventry Transport Museum. James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, will be joined at the BreakfFest Meet by Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Jaswant Singh. A selection of Club MotoFest member vehicles, representing MotoFest’s past, present and future theme, will also be parked at the BreakFest Meet event on static display. The new 2023 dates announcement come after MotoFest 2022 was postponed in September following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the subsequent official protocols implemented in line with the passing of the monarch. James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, said: “We are delighted, and somewhat relieved, to be at the point where we are able to announce the dates of Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4 for MotoFest 2023. “The road to this announcement has in recent weeks been paved with numerous challenges, obstacles and difficulties. Following on from the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the subsequent period of national mourning during which MotoFest and the nation paid our respects to the Monarch, we were unable to stage the event beyond September 10 and 11 in 2022 due to various complicating factors. “The legally required six-month application period for our motorsport licence and the co-ordination of all the calendars of the different motorsport and disciplines featured at MotoFest are just a snapshot of the issues we had to contend with. Further legal measures to be applied in order to secure the road closures for MotoFest, and the time frames for these measures to be implemented, would have taken us way beyond September. “The next available opportunity to stage any form of event in 2022 would have been in the winter months, where the strong possibility of adverse weather conditions, would not have been conducive to safe, dynamic MotoFest event activities. We have also been awaiting confirmation of the date for the King’s Coronation, as it was important that a new MotoFest weekend did not clash with celebrations for this nationally significant celebration. “With all these factors to consider, we hope that all our supporters, stakeholders and fans of MotoFest understand and appreciate why the festival could not be staged this year. “Moving forward, we now have a firm and fixed date in the 2023 event calendar. With a return to the first weekend in June, when we can look forward to celebrating Coventry’s motoring heritage with one of the most electrifying event spectacles of the year.” Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Cabinet Member for Events, at Coventry City Council added: “I’m delighted to hear that MotoFest will be returning to Coventry in 2023 after its recent postponement due to the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen. I know it is a highlight of the city’s annual events calendar that attracts both local residents and visitors from further afield. “I’m also pleased to see that the city’s Cycle Fest event will form part of the overall offering over the weekend. The whole event truly captures the city’s rich automotive history and celebrates its future innovation. It really is a fantastic, unique event that is not to be missed.” As was planned for MotoFest 2022, the free CycleFest event will be integrated into MotoFest 2023 festival weekend. The CycleFest event will feature various cycling activities, including the opportunity to enjoy an exciting new twilight ride experience on the unique city centre MotoFest circuit, following the completion of the day’s motorsport programme. MotoFest 2023 will see the return of the unique Sprint Circuit, carved out of the City Centre Ring Road, and two new performance motorsport and drift arenas, due to have been launched at the 2022 festival. With new dates in June now agreed, organisers will be using the time in between to develop a dynamic content programme across the festival weekend. It will feature many of the innovative new attractions and displays set to have been debuted at the 2022 event, alongside further new exciting additions that will be unveiled in the coming months. As for the 2022 festival, the 2023 event will have a significant future technology focus, with a showcase of the latest alternatively fuelled vehicles, electric cars and advanced automotive technology. A new future technology zone, based in the main Greyfriars Green festival site, will see exhibitors committed to showcasing the latest electric vehicles and motorcycles. Many of those two and four wheeled exhibits will also take part in dynamic displays on the main sprint circuit and the motorsport and drift arenas. As part of MotoFest Coventry 2023’s ‘past, present and future’ theme, there will be the traditional classic car and modern modified static car displays across the city centre. Motofest 2023 will continue to be supported by sponsors E.ON Drive, which provides an end to end electric vehicle charging service for customers. It is part of leading energy and solutions provider E.ON which has its UK headquarters in Coventry. E.ON Drive is lead brand partner for MotoFest Coventry, with a series of initiatives, promotions, competitions and events launching on the run up to and taking place across the festival weekend on Saturday 3rd June and Sunday 4th June 2023. E.ON Drive provides electric vehicle charging solutions to customers at home, at work and on the go. This includes supplying and installing a range of EV chargers, all of which can be accessed via mobile app, RFID card or on a pay-as-you go basis. E.ON Drive is the lead brand partner for MotoFest 2023, and will offer a series of promotions and events in the run up to June, as well as during the festival itself. E.ON Drive provides an end-to-end electric vehicle charging service for customers. It is part of energy supply and solutions provider E.ON, which has its UK headquarters in Coventry. Chris Lovatt, E.ON’s Chief Operating Officer, UK Solutions, said: “We’re pleased to be a part of the plans for MotoFest 2023. Coventry is home to our head office in the UK, and to many of our customers and colleagues. We want to play our part in helping cities including Coventry transform themselves, with energy efficient decarbonised homes and clean air in their streets. The time to act is now, and the shift to electric vehicles is part of the adjustment needed to combat climate change and help us meet our environmental targets. Cleaner motoring is key to the nation’s drive to zero carbon by 2050 and through MotoFest we hope to raise interest in the idea of electric vehicles.” MotoFest Coventry is a two-day festival dedicated to the city of Coventry’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, 2023. It will feature a unique blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry, transport and the city’s motoring heritage. Filed Under: Homepage News, News 2023 Footer In Paint We Trust Take some time away from the cars and motorcycles and have a wonder around the beautiful paintings on walls and pathways across the city. Check out In Paint We Trust locations here The Wave Coventry The UK’s newest indoor waterpark is open in Coventry and is fun for all the family with exhilarating slides, a lazy river and a wave pool! So, don’t forget your swimming suit this MotoFest weekend. MotoFest is kept free thanks to our amazing Sponsors and Partners ace parade


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