Events by date
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2024/05/04 - Ely Sinfonia concert - May the 4th Be With You
May 4. In Ely Cathedral.
2024/05/04 - Ely Eel Festival
May 4-6. Various locations.
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.
2024/06/08 - Cambridge Town & Country Fair
June 8-9. Held on Parkers Piece.
2024/06/9 - Arbury Carnival
June 8. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
2024/06/15 - Cambridge Naked Bike Ride
June 15. Round Cambridge.
2024/06/15 - Cambridge Pride
June 15. On Jesus Green.
2024/06/19 - Midsummer Fair
June 19-23. On Midsummer Common.
2024/06/21 - Make Music Day
June 21. In Station Square, near railway station
2024/06/29 - Chesterton Festival
June 29. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesterton.
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.
2024/08/03 - Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge
Aug 3-4. Parkers Piece.
2024/08/04 - Roston Kite Festival
Aug 4. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
2024/07/10 - The Cambridge Country Show and Cambridge Festival of Dogs
Aug 10-11. At Stow Cum Quy Park, CB25 9AJ
2024/08/23 - Cambridge District Art Circle Summer Exhibition
Aug 23-26. At Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
2024/08/31 - Northstowe Running Festival
Aug 31. At Northstowe.
2024/09/01 - Duxford Soapbox Derby
Sep 1. At Duxford.
2024/09/07 - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair
Sep 7. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
2024/09/07 - Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival
Sep 7. River Cam, at Fen Ditton.
2024/09/07 - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep 7-8. In Haddenham, CB6 3PT
2024/09/15 - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk
Sep 15. Round Cambridge.
2024/09/21 - Cambridge Craft and Food Fair
Sep 21-22. Held on Parkers Piece.
2024/09/22 - Chariots Of Fire
Sep 22. Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
2024/09/28 - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep 28. On the Recreation Ground.
2024/10/06 - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy
Oct 6. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
2024/10/20 - Apple Day
Oct 20. At Botanic Garden. Need to book.
2024/10/24 - Cambridge Film Festival
Oct 24-31. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
2024/11/05 - Cambridge Fireworks Display
Nov 5, 7pm. On Midsummer Common.
2024/12/07 - Mill Road Winter Fair
Dec 7. Throughout Mill Road.
2024/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel
Christmas Eve. In Kings College Chapel. Entrance by ticket only.

Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
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2024/06/02 - Standing Tall - Statues of Giraffes round Cambridge
March 21 - June 2. Various locations.
2024/06/30 - Cambridge Nature Festival
May 25 - June 30. Various locations.
2024/07/31 - Open Studios
Weekends in July. Various locations.
2024/06/15 - Isle of Ely Arts Festival
Jun 15-29. Various locations in Ely.
2024/07/31 - Sounds Green
July 3-31. At Botanic Garden.
2024/07/27 - Cambridge Summer Music Festival
July 3-27. Various locations.
2024/08/24 - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
July 8 - Aug 24. Various college gardens.
2024/09/06 - Open Cambridge
Sep 6-13. Interesting places open for the day or weekend.
2025/01/?? - Christmas in Cambridge
Mid Nov - Jan. On Parkers Piece.

Main entertainment venues
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ADC Theatre
Main theatre space for the University of Cambridge. In Park Street, near the Round Church.
Arts Theatre
Drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomine. Near the Guildhall and the marketplace.
Corn Exchange
Entertainment venue. Behind the Guildhall.
Live music, children's activities, workshops, comedy, theatre/dance. Off Hills Road near railway bridge.
Mumford Theatre
Theatre in Anglia Ruskin University. Plays and other events. In Broad Street, off East Road.
Picture House
Three screen cinema showing new and classic films. In St Andrews Street.
The Light
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.
West Road Concert Hall
Classical music. In West Road, off Queens Road.

Other events
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Botanic Garden events
Events programme throughout the year including workshops.
Cambridgeshire Libraries
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.
ChYpPS Activities
Programme of free activities for local children and their families.
Events for Senior Citizens
Various events, including Tea Dances. Various locations.
Institute of Astronomy
Public activities.
Kettles Yard
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
Including pubs.
River Cam events
Diary of events on the website of Conservators of the River Cam.
Ruskin Gallery
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.
Visit Gardens
Private gardens open to the public.

Event listings
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Love Cambridge
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.
Cambridge Live
Organisation which runs the events that the city council used to run.
Cambridgeshire Online Directory
Run by Cambridgeshire County Council. Formerly
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
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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
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Babylon Cinema
Located within the Maltings.
Beer Festivals in East Anglia
Various locations.
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.
Saffron Screen
Not-for-profit independent community cinema in Saffron Walden.
Stapleford Granary
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
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2024/07/?? - Cambridge Buskers Festival
June. At Strawberry Fair.
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.
2024/08/?? - The Mayor's Day Out
Aug. For over 60's. To Great Yarmouth.
2024/08/?? - Free Outdoor Film Screenings
May-Aug. Market Place.
2024/09/?? - Music in the Parks
July to September - various locations.
2024/10/?? - Food for the Planet festival
Oct. Various locations.
2024/10/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Oct. At the Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD.
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.
2024/12/?? - Anglian Potters Exhibition
Nov - Dec . All Saints Church, Jesus Lane.
2024/12/?? - Cambridge Botanic Lights
Dec. Botanic Garden.
2025/02/?? - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs
Feb. Starting from Melbourn Village College and finishing at the Greene King Brewery Bury St Edmunds.
2025/02/?? - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers
Feb. Guildhall.
2025/02/?? - Twilight at the Museums
Feb. Various museums.
2025/03/?? - Cambridge Half Marathon
Mar. Around Cambridge.
2025/03/?? - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2025/03/?? - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Mar. At the Pitt Building, Cambridge.
2025/03/?? - Cambridge Music Festival
Feb - Ma. Various locations.
2025/03/?? - Cambridge Festival
Mar. Various locations. Replaces Science Festival and Festival of Ideas.
2025/04/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival
Apr. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings.
2025/04/?? - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione
Apr. In Zoology Labs.