Events by date
2021/05/07 - Ely Eel Festival
From May 7. Online.
2021/05/24 - Camra Beer Festival
May 24-29. Online festival of beer and cider discussions and tasting events. (Usually held on Jesus Green.)
2021/06/23 - Midsummer Fair
June 23-28. On Midsummer Common. Maybe.
2021/07/3 - Town and Country Fair
July 3-4. Held on Parkers Piece.
2021/07/04 - Race for Life
July 4. On Jesus Green.
2021/07/04 - Shelford Feast
July 4-11. In Great Shelford.
2021/07/04 - Ely Aquafest
July 4. In Ely. Hopefully.
2021/07/17 - Cambridge Buskers Festival
July 17-18. On the streets of Cambridge.
2021/07/17 - Cambridge Summer Music Festival
Jul 17-31. Online?
2021/07/23 - Cambridge Foodies Festival
Jul 23-25. Entrance fee. On Parkers Piece.
2021/07/29 - Cambridge Folk Festival
Jul 29 - Aug 1. At Cherry Hinton Hall.
2021/07/31 - Cambridge Naked Bike Ride
July 31. Round Cambridge.
2021/08/01 - Roston Kite Festival
Aug 1. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
2021/08/29 - Fenland Country Fair
Aug 29-30. At Stow Cum Quy.
2021/09/18 - Autumn Food, Home & Craft Fair
Sep 18-19. Held on Parkers Piece. Might not happen, of course.
2021/09/18 - Cherry Hinton Festival
Sept 18. Various locations.
2020/09/19 - Chariots Of Fire
Sep 19. Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
2021/10/21 - Cambridge Half Marathon
Oct 10. Around Cambridge.
2022/09/10 - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep 10-11. In Haddenham, CB6 3PT
2021/10/16 - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy
Oct 16. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
2022/07/18 - World Pea Shooting Championship
July 18. On the Recreation Field, Witcham.
Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
2021/03/24 - Cambridge Music Festival
Starting Mar 24. Various locations, plus online.
2021/07/31 - Open Studios
Weekends in July. Various locations.
2021/08/28 - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
July 12 - Aug 28. Various college gardens.
2021/09/04 - Cows about Cambridge
June 28 - Sept 4. 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.
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 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. Music lessons. Repairing and selling musical instruments.
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.
St Ives Burgess Hall
Events at the Burgess Hall.
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
2021/04/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione
April. Natural History exhibits in Department of Zoology.
2021/06/?? - Wimpole History Festival
June. At Wimpole Hall.
2021/06/?? - Chesterton Festival
June. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesterton.
2021/06/?? - Cambridge Pride
July. On Jesus Green.
2021/07/?? - Sounds Green open air music
Every Wednesday in July. In Botanic Gardens.
2021/07/?? - Isle of Ely Arts Festival
Jun - Jul. Various locations in Ely.
2021/08/?? - SummerDaze for children
July - Aug. Various locations.
2021/08/?? - Movies on the Meadows
Aug. On Grantchester Meadows.
2021/08/?? - Cambridge District Art Circle Summer Exhibition
Aug. at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
2021/09/?? - Summer at the Museums
July - Sep. At various museums.
2021/09/?? - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair
Sep. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
2021/09/?? - Petersfield Party on the Piece
Sep. On St Matthews Piece.
2021/09/?? - Jazz and Brass in the Parks
June to September - various locations.
2021/10/?? - Cambridge Film Festival
Oct. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
2021/10/?? - Apple Day
Oct. At the Botanic Garden.
2021/09/?? - Autumn Festival
Sep. At Milton Country Park.
2021/09/?? - Cambridge Festival of Cycling
Sept - various locations.
2021/09/?? - Pint of Science
2021/09/?? - Open Cambridge
Sep. Interesting places open for the day or weekend. Online.
2021/09/?? - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep. On the Recreation Ground.
2021/09/?? - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk
Sep. Done individually this year. See website for details.
2021/11/05 - Cambridge Fireworks Display
Nov 5. On Midsummer Common.
2021/11/?? - Camra Winter Beer Festival
Nov. At University Social Club.
2021/11/18 - Cambridge Jazz Festival
Nov 18-29. Streaming online.
2021/11/19 - Cambridge Literary Festival - Winter
Nov. Various locations.
2021/11/?? - The Big Switch On (of Xmas lights)
2021/11/?? - Anglian Potters Winter Exhibition
Nov - Dec. All Saints Church in Jesus Lane.
2021/11/?? - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers
Nov?. Guild Hall.
2021/12/?? - Virtual Mill Road Winter Fair
Dec. Throughout Mill Road.
2021/12/?? - Anglian Potters Online Exhibition
Nov - Dec. Online.
2021/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel
2022/01/03 - The North Pole ink rink
Nov 14 - Jan 3. On Parker's Piece.
2022/02/?? - John Hughes Arts Festival
Feb. At Jesus College.
2021/02/?? - Twilight at the Museums
Feb. Run by various museums.
2021/02/?? - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs
2022/03/?? - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2022/03/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Mar. At the Pitt Building, Cambridge.
2021/03/?? - Cambridge Children's Literary Festival
Mar - April. ?
2021/04/?? - Cambridge University Festival
March - Apr. New combined format to replace Science Festival and Festival of ideas.
2021/04/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival
April. Online. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings.
2022/05/?? - Cycle Ride from Cambridge to Reach Fair
May. Start at any point on the route.
2022/05/?? - Cambridgeshire County Show
May. At Wimpole Home Farm.
2022/06/?? - Strawberry Fair
June. On Midsummer Common.
2022/06/?? - Arbury Carnival
June. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
2022/06/?? - Cambridge Rock Festival
June. At East Of England Showground.
2022/06/?? - Singing on the River
June. On Kings Backs.
2022/07/?? - Cambridgeshire Steam Rally
July. At Quy Country Park, Stow-Cum-Quy CB25 9AF
2022/07/?? - Big Weekend
July. On Parkers Piece