Events by date
2022/05/23 - Cambridge Quarter - Multi-venue Beer Festival
May 23-28. In Petersfield area. To make up for the Cambridge Beer Festival being cancelled!
2022/06/02 - Cambridge Beacon Lighting
June 2. On Castle Mound. Music and entertainment from 8.30pm, lighting of the beacon at 9.45pm.
2022/06/05 - Music in the Parks
June 5. On Jesus Green.
2022/06/05 - Ely Eel Festival
June 5. Various locations.
2022/06/11 - Strawberry Fair
June 11. On Midsummer Common.
2022/07/11 - Cambridge Buskers Festival
June 11. At Strawberry Fair.
2022/06/11 - Arbury Carnival
June 11. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
2022/06/16 - Cambridge Rock Festival
June 16-19. At East Of England Showground.
2022/06/18 - Cambridge Town & Country Fair
June 18-19. Held on Parkers Piece.
2022/06/18 - Chesterton Festival
June 18. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesterton.
2022/06/18 - Mill Road Summer Shindig
June 18, 4-9pm. Romsey Recreation Ground, Vinery Road.
2022/06/22 - Midsummer Fair
June 22-27. On Midsummer Common.
2022/07/01 - Big Weekend and Mela
July 1-3. On Parkers Piece. Mela is on the Sunday.
2022/07/02 - Jubilation! A musical celebration
July 2. The Church of St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
2022/07/03 - Ely Aquafest
July 3. In Ely.
2021/07/09 - Cambridge Pride
July 9. On Jesus Green.
2022/07/09 - Shelford Feast
July 9. In Great Shelford.
2022/07/09 - Cambridgeshire Steam Rally
July 9-10. At Quy Country Park, Stow-Cum-Quy CB25 9AF
2022/07/18 - World Pea Shooting Championship
July 18. On the Recreation Field, Witcham.
2022/07/28 - Cambridge Folk Festival
Jul 28-31. At Cherry Hinton Hall.
2022/07/06 - The Cambridge Country Show
Aug 6-7. At Stow Cum Quy Park, CB25 9AJ
2022/08/06 - Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge
Aug 6-7. Parkers Piece.
2022/08/07 - Roston Kite Festival
Aug 7. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
2022/08/20 - Cambridge Naked Bike Ride
Aug 20. Round Cambridge.
2022/09/03 - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair
Sep 3. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
2022/09/09 - Open Cambridge
Sep 9-18. Interesting places open for the day or weekend. Check website whether online or not.
2022/09/10 - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep 10-11. In Haddenham, CB6 3PT
2022/09/11 - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk
Sep 11. Round Cambridge.
2022/09/17 - Cambridge Autumn Shopping Fair
Sep 17-18. Held on Parkers Piece.
2022/09/18 - Chariots Of Fire
Sep 18. Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
2021/10/16 - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy
Oct 16. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
2022/10/20 - Cambridge Film Festival
Oct 20-27. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
2022/12/03 - Mill Road Winter Fair
Dec 3. Throughout Mill Road.
Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
2022/06/30 - Cambridge Nature Festival
May 27 - June 30. Various locations.
2022/07/01 - Isle of Ely Arts Festival
Jun 17 - Jul 1. Various locations in Ely.
2022/07/30 - Cambridge Summer Music Festival
Jul 16-30. Various locations.
2022/07/31 - Open Studios
Weekends in July. Various locations.
2022/08/27 - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
July 11 - Aug 27. Various college gardens.
2022/09/25 - Music in the Parks
June to September - various locations.
Main entertainment venues
Main theatre space for the University of Cambridge. In Park Street, near the Round Church.
Arts Picture House
Three screen cinema showing new and classic films. In St Andrews Street.
Drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomine. Near the Guildhall and the marketplace.
Concert Hall in West Road
Classical music. In West Road, off Queens Road.
Entertainment venue. Behind the Guildhall.
Live music, children's activities, workshops, comedy, theatre/dance. Off Hills Road near railway bridge.
Theatre in Anglia Ruskin University. Plays and other events. In Broad Street, off East Road.
Multi-screen cinema. In Clifton Way, off Cherry Hinton Road, near Hills Road.
The Corpus Playroom
Small theatre in St Edward's Passage. Events advertised on ADC website. Connected with the Fletcher Players of Corpus Christi.
Town and Gown
Pub and theatre in Market Passage.
Vue Cinema (formerly Warner Village Cinema)
Multi-screen cinema. On East Road.
Botanic Garden events
Events programme throughout the year including workshops.
Activities happening in local libraries.
Cambridge Music Festival
Concerts around the year. Various locations.
Cambridge Past Present & Future
Manage a number of green open spaces and historic buildings including Wandlebury and the Leper Chapel. They run various events.
Cambridge University What's On
Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.
Programme of free activities for local children and their families.
Events for Senior Citizens
Various events, including Tea Dances. Various locations.
Institute of Astronomy
Modern art gallery & house. Musical concerts, talks, workshops.
Local Wildlife Trust Events
Guided walks, events, volunteering opportunities. Various locations.
Milton Country Park Events
Outdoor events and activities at Milton Country Park.
Music Venues in Cambridge
River Cam events
Diary of events on the website of Conservators of the River Cam.
At the Cambridge School of Art, East Road campus of Anglia Ruskin University.
Skeptics in the Pub
Have a relaxed and enjoyable evening while listening to talks given in a friendly manner on a wide range of topics.
University of Cambridge Library
Exhibitions at the library.
University of Cambridge Museums
Including exhibitions etc.
Private gardens open to the public.
Cambridge Kulcha Listing
A listing of early-ish music in Cambridge with a few other selected items of note.
Organisation which runs the events that the city council used to run.
Cambridgeshire Online Directory
Run by Cambridgeshire County Council. Formerly Cambridgeshire.net.
Art, drama, music, museums
Art in Cambridge
Artists work, galleries, prints, etc.
What's on at local cinemas.
Clases, workshops and performances.
Local drama groups, including those from Cambridge University.
Museums and places to go in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.
Musical groups, dancing and singers of all kinds.
Cambridgeshire & East Anglia
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
Located within the Maltings.
Haverhill Arts Centre
Multi-art form venue less than 20 miles of Cambridge. Programme includes music, theatre, comedy, film and family events.
Museums in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia
Including their exhibitions.
Not-for-profit independent community cinema in Saffron Walden.
Organisation based in south Cambridgeshire, that runs a programme of live music events and art courses
What's On in Ely.
Events throughout Ely.
Annual - dates unknown yet
2022/07/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione
2021/08/22 - Summer activities for children
July - Aug. Various parks and online.
2022/08/?? - Movies on the Meadows
Aug. On Grantchester Meadows.
2022/08/?? - Cambridge District Art Circle Summer Exhibition
Aug. at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
2022/09/?? - Summer at the Museums
July - Sep. At various museums.
2022/09/?? - Cherry Hinton Festival
Sep. At St Andrew's Church. No Festival Day on the Recreation Ground this year.
2022/09/?? - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep. On the Recreation Ground.
2022/11/05 - Cambridge Fireworks Display
Nov 5. On Midsummer Common.
2022/11/?? - Cambridge Literary Winter Festival
Nov. Various locations.
2022/11/?? - Camra Winter Beer Festival
Nov. At University Social Club.
2022/11/?? - The Big Switch On (of Xmas lights)
2022/12/?? - Anglian Potters Online Exhibition
Nov - Dec. All Saints Church, Jesus Lane.
2022/11/?? - Cambridge Jazz Festival
2022/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel
Christmas Eve. In Kings College Chapel. Entrance by ticket only - no queuing!
2023/01/?? - The North Pole ink rink
Nov - Jan. On Parker's Piece.
2023/02/16 - Twilight at the Museums
Feb 16. Run by various museums. Online.
2023/02/18 - John Hughes Arts Festival
Feb 18-20. At Jesus College.
2023/02/18 - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers
Feb 18-19. Guild Hall.
2023/02/19 - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs
Feb 19. Starting from Melbourn Village College and finishing at the Greene King Brewery Bury St Edmunds.
2023/03/?? - Cambridge Half Marathon
Mar. Around Cambridge.
2023/03/?? - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2023/04/?? - Cambridge University Festival
Mar-Apr. New combined format to replace Science Festival and Festival of Ideas.
2023/04/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Apr. At the Pitt Building, Cambridge.
2023/04/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival
Apr. Online. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings.
2023/05/?? - Cycle Ride from Cambridge to Reach Fair
May. Start at any point on the route.
2023/05/?? - Cambridgeshire County Show
May. At Wimpole Home Farm.
2023/05/?? - Camra Beer Festival
May. Jesus Green.
2023/05/?? - Pint of Science
May. Various locations.
2023/06/?? - Singing on the River
June. On Kings Backs.
2023/07/?? - Sounds Green open air music
Every Wednesday in July. In Botanic Gardens.