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Cambridge Events

Midsummer Fair and Market

This ancient fair has been visiting the city's Midsummer Common for over 800 years, making it the country's oldest travelling fun fair. Featuring all the rides associated with a traditional fun fair, and the very best white-knuckle rides, you can also expect the usual fun of the fair including candyfloss, hot dogs, toffee apples and more.

Date: 01 June 2014 - 30 June 2013
Venue: Midsummer Common.
Website: http://www.cambridgesummerinthecity.co.uk/midsummer-fair

Cambridge Science Festival

Over 150 events are planned for all ages to celebrate and discover the past, present and future of science.

Date: 10 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: University of Cambridge.
Website: http://www.cam.ac.uk/sciencefestival

Cambridge Beer Festival

Expect 211 different beers, 73 different ciders, 44 different foreign beers, 18 different perries, 16 different wines and 9 different mead at this event which has been running for four decades, drawing around 35,000 people. In 2013, visitors also consumed vast quantities of loaves of bread, pork pies, Scotch eggs and a quarter of a tonne of pork scratchings.

Date: 01 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Jesus Green.
Website: http://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com

Strawberry Fair

A free festival of music, theatre, arts and crafts that has been running for over 40 years. Run entirely by volunteers (affectionately known as Strawberry Fairies), it prides itself on being a not-for-profit, non-political, independent and entirely self funding event organised by the community for the community.

Date: 07 June 2017 - 07 June 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Midsummer Common.
Website: http://www.strawberry-fair.org.uk/
Cost:

Free.


Jazz and Brass in the Park

On selected Sundays from June to September, jazz and brass bands perform in a number of Cambridge's parks, as part of the annual Summer in the City events.

Date: 09 June 2017 - 08 September 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.cambridgesummerinthecity.co.uk/jazz-and-brass/
Cost:

Free.


Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

Attracting around 25,000 people, the festival showcases Shakespeaream plays for eight weeks every year. The productions are vivid and spectacular, and are performed in full period costume with live Elizabethan music.

Date: 08 July 2017 - 24 August 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.cambridgeshakespeare.com
Cost:

Various.


Cambridge Folk Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, featuring the best in contemporary folk and roots music, with world-renowned headliners performing alongside up-and-coming new artists. The festival's tradition of introducing young, little-known artists is indeed what makes it special, and the Club Tent Showcases - where up-and-coming performers get the chance to play in front of a discerning audience and maybe make a bit of a name for themselves - are always popular. The festival, which started in the 1960s, has become hugely popular and sells out every year, attracting as many as 10,000 visitors, many of whom return year after year.

Date: 31 July 2017 - 03 August 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds.
Website: http://www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
Cost:

Various.


Cambridge Film Festival

The annual Cambridge Film Festival - the third longest running film festival in the UK - is a celebration of film – past present and future. It also offers open air screenings at The Jockey Club in Newmarket and Grantchester Meadows.

Date: 19 September 2017 - 29 September 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk
Cost:

Various


Chariots of Fire

Inspired by the film of the same name, this charity race pays tribute to the heroic footsteps of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics with a sprint around Trinity College Great Court. Now the race around Queen's Green in the town centre, the streets of the city and three colleges involves teams of six, each running a 1.7 mile course in relay format.

Date: 22 September 2017 - 22 September 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throug the city.
Website: http://www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk
Cost:

Free to spectate.