Events by date
2023/12/01 - Farmers Market
Dec 1. At Station Square, CB1 2GB.
2023/12/02 - Mill Road Winter Fair
Dec 2. Throughout Mill Road.
2023/12/09 - Christmas Carols On The River
Dec 9. Punt trip listening to carols.
2023/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel
Christmas Eve. In Kings College Chapel. Entrance by ticket only.
2024/02/17 - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers
Feb 17-18. Guildhall.
2024/03/03 - Cambridge Half Marathon
Mar 3. Around Cambridge.
2024/03/16 - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar 16-17. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2024/05/06 - Cycle Ride from Cambridge to Reach Fair
May 6. Start at any point on the route.
2024/05/13 - Pint of Science
May 13-15. Various locations.
2024/05/20 - Camra Beer Festival
May 20-25. Jesus Green.
2024/06/01 - Strawberry Fair
June 1. On Midsummer Common.
2024/06/15 - Cambridge Pride
June 15. On Jesus Green.
2024/06/19 - Midsummer Fair
June 19-23. On Midsummer Common.
2024/07/06 - Shelford Feast
July 6-13. In Great Shelford.
2024/07/13 - World Pea Shooting Championship
July 13. On the Recreation Field, Witcham CB6 2LB.
2024/07/25 - Cambridge Folk Festival
July 25-28. At Cherry Hinton Hall.
2024/08/01 - Cambridge Rock Festival
Aug 1-4. At Horseheath Lodge, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire. CB21 4PT.
2024/08/31 - Northstowe Running Festival
Aug 31. At Northstowe.
2024/11/05 - Cambridge Fireworks Display
Nov 5, 7pm. On Midsummer Common.
Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
2023/12/10 - Anglian Potters Exhibition
Nov 18 - Dec 10. All Saints Church, Jesus Lane.
2023/12/22 - Cambridge Botanic Lights
Dec 1-22. Botanic Garden.
2024/04/02 - Standing Tall - Statues of Giraffes round Cambridge
March for ten weeks.Various locations.
2024/03/14 - Cambridge Festival
Mar 14-28. Various locations. Replaces Science Festival and Festival of Ideas.
2024/07/31 - Open Studios
Weekends in July. 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 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.
By Cambridge BID (Business Improvement District).
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.
What's On - Visit Cambridge
Visit Cambridge is owned and managed by a consortium of Cambridge BID, Cambridge City Council, Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises and King’s College.
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
Located within the Maltings.
Beer Festivals in East Anglia
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
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
2024/02/?? - John Hughes Arts Festival
Feb . At Jesus College.
2024/02/?? - Twilight at the Museums
Feb . Various museums.
2024/02/?? - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs
Feb . Starting from Melbourn Village College and finishing at the Greene King Brewery Bury St Edmunds.
2024/03/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Mar. At the Pitt Building, Cambridge.
2024/03/?? - Chariots Of Fire
Mar(?). Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
2024/04/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival
Apr. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings.
2023/04/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione
April. In Zoology Labs.
2024/04/?? - Ely Eel Festival
April. Various locations.
2024/07/?? - Cambridge Buskers Festival
June. At Strawberry Fair.
2024/06/?? - Chesterton Festival
June. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesterton.
2024/06/?? - Cambridge Town & Country Fair
June. Held on Parkers Piece.
2024/06/?? - Arbury Carnival
June. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
2024/06/?? - Cambridge Naked Bike Ride
June. Round Cambridge.
2024/06/?? - Re-declare the Rights of the Cam
June. At Jesus Lock.
2024/06/?? - Singing on the River
June. On Kings Backs.
2024/07/?? - Ely Aquafest
July. In Ely.
2024/06/?? - Isle of Ely Arts Festival
Jun. Various locations in Ely.
2024/07/?? - Cambridge Nature Festival
May - July. Various locations.
2024/07/?? - Cambridgeshire Steam Rally
July. At Quy Country Park, Stow-Cum-Quy CB25 9AF
2024/07/?? - Cambridge Summer Music Festival
July. Various locations.
2024/07/?? - Sounds Green
July. At Botanic Garden.
2024/07/?? - The Cambridge Country Show and Cambridge Festival of Dogs
Aug. At Stow Cum Quy Park, CB25 9AJ
2024/08/?? - Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge
Aug. Parkers Piece.
2024/08/?? - Roston Kite Festival
Aug. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
2024/08/?? - The Mayor's Day Out
Aug. For over 60's. To Great Yarmouth.
2024/08/?? - Free Outdoor Film Screenings
May-Aug. Market Place.
2024/08/?? - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
July - Aug. Various college gardens.
2024/08/?? - Cambridge District Art Circle Summer Exhibition
Aug. At Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
2024/09/?? - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair
Sep. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
2024/09/?? - Duxford Soapbox Derby
Sep. At Duxford.
2024/09/?? - Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival
Sep. River Cam, at Fen Ditton.
2024/09/?? - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep. In Haddenham, CB6 3PT
2024/09/?? - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk
Sep. Round Cambridge.
2024/09/?? - Cambridge Craft and Food Fair
Sep. Held on Parkers Piece.
2024/09/?? - Open Cambridge
Sep. Interesting places open for the day or weekend. Check website whether online or not.
2024/09/?? - Music in the Parks
July to September - various locations.
2024/09/?? - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep. On the Recreation Ground.
2024/10/?? - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy
Oct. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
2024/10/?? - Food for the Planet festival
Oct. Various locations.
2024/10/?? - Apple Day
Oct. At Botanic Garden. Need to book.
2024/10/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Oct. At the Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD.
2024/10/?? - Cambridge Film Festival
Oct. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
2024/11/?? - Remembrance Sunday
Nov. Procession to the war memorial on Hills Road.
2024/11/?? - Cambridge Literary Winter Festival
Nov. Various locations.
2024/11/?? - The Big Switch On (of Xmas lights)
Nov. Market Square.
2024/11/?? - Cambridge Music Festival Autumn Concerts
Oct-Nov. Various locations.
2024/11/?? - Cambridge Jazz Festival
Nov. Various locations.