Cambridge Online homepage What's On
Cambridge Online  >  homepageCambridge & beyond >  What's on
Cambridge & beyond Cambridge
& beyond
Advice and support Advice and
Support
Learning Learning
Shared interests Shared
Interests
Information on the Web Information
on the Web
Search
Site Map
Contact us

In this section:


Events by date
top of page

2017/01/19 - Camra Winter Ale Festival   [Local]
Jan 19-21. At University Social Club.
2017/01/26 - The Signalman by Charles Dickens: A rehearsed reading by Robert Lloyd Parry   [New]   [Local]
Jan 26. At Museum Of Technology, CB5 8LD
2017/01/29 - Lord Protector's Historical Fayre   [Local]
Jan 29. At Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely.
2017/02/04 - Mahan Esfahani Directs Britten Sinfonia   [New]
Feb 4. At Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.
2017/02/10 - e-Luminate Cambridge Festival   [Local]
Feb 10-15. Various locations.
2017/02/11 - Valentines Concert by Candlelight   [New]   [Local]
Feb 11. In Ely Cathedral.
2017/02/15 - Twilight at the Museums   [Local]
Feb 15. Various museums.
2017/02/17 - Bookfair, with second hand and antiquarian booksellers and map dealers   [Local]
Feb 17-18. At the Guildhall.
2017/02/18 - Max the Brave: Family Picture Book Concert   [New]
Feb 18. At Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.
2017/02/18 - Snowdrop Run featuring MGs   [Local]
Feb 18. Starting at Over.
2017/03/05 - Cambridge Half Marathon   [Local]
Mar 5. Around Cambridge.
2017/03/18 - Thriplow Daffodil Weekend
Mar 18-19. Thriplow is 8 miles south of Cambridge.
2017/04/01 - Cambridge Drawing Society Exhbition   [Local]
Apr 1-8. At the Pitt Building.
2017/04/18 - Cambridge Literary Festival   [Local]
April 18-23. Workshops, seminars, panel events and readings. At different locations.
2017/04/30 - Eel Festival   [Local]
Apr 30 - May 1. At Ely.
2017/05/22 - Camra Beer Festival   [Local]
May 22-27. Held on Jesus Green.
2017/06/03 - Strawberry Fair   [Local]
June 3. One-day festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts.
2017/06/04 - Cambridgeshire County Show
June 4. At Wimpole Home Farm.
2017/06/09 - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione   [Local]
June 9-10. Natural History exhibits in Department of Zoology.
2017/06/10 - Arbury Carnival   [Local]
June 10. On the open space next to Arbury Community Centre.
2017/06/10 - Cambridge Town & Country Fair   [New]   [Local]
June 10-11. On Parkers Piece.
2017/06/16 - Chesterton Festival   [Local]
June 16-25. On Pye Recreation Ground, Chesteron.
2017/06/21 - Midsummer Fair   [Local]
June 21-26. On Midsummer Common.
2017/07/02 - London to Cambridge Bike Ride   [Local]
July 2. Finishing at Midsummer Common.
2017/07/07 - Big Weekend   [Local]
July 7-9. On Parker's Piece. Includes fireworks on Friday, market and stalls on Sunday, Asian Mela on Sunday and music throughout.
2017/07/08 - World Pea Shooting Championship
July 8. At Witcham.
2017/07/09 - Shelford Feast   [Local]
July 9-16. In Great Shelford.
2017/07/16 - Race for Life   [Local]
July 16. On Parker's Piece.
2017/07/27 - Cambridge Folk Festival   [Local]
July 27-30. At Cherry Hinton Hall.
2017/08/19 - Ramsey 1940s Weekend
Aug 19-20. At the Camp, Ramsey.
2017/09/09 - Dragon Boat Festival   [Local]
Sep 9. On River Cam at Fen Ditton.
2017/09/09 - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep 9-10. On the A1421, north of Haddenham, near Ely.
2017/09/16 - Cambridge Food Garden & Produce   [New]   [Local]
Sep 16-17. On Parkers Piece.
2017/09/16 - Cherry Hinton Festival Day   [Local]
Sep 16. On the Recreation Ground, High Street, Cherry Hinton.
2017/10/08 - World Conker Championships
Oct 8. At Southwick, near Oundle, Peterborough PE8 5BL
2017/12/24 - Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings Chapel   [Local]
Christmas Eve. Be prepared to queue!

Exhibitions, festivals, theatre runs
top of page

2017/02/09 - Cambridge History Festival   [Local]
Feb 9-25. At various locations.
2017/03/13 - Cambridge Science Festival   [Local]
March 13-26. At various locations round Cambridge.
2017/06/01 - Jazz and Brass in the Parks   [Local]
Jun - Sep. Various dates. Cherry Hinton Hall Park and Jesus Green.
2017/06/17 - The Cambridge Roar - Festival of Charity Events   [Local]
Jun-Sep. Various locations.
2017/07/01 - Open Studios   [Local]
Weekends in July. Cambridge artists open their studios.
2017/07/14 - Cambridge Summer Music Festival   [Local]
July 14-29. At various locations.
2017/09/09 - Cherry Hinton Festival   [Local]
Sep 9-16. Various locations.

Other events
top of page

2017/01/28 - Winter Yoga Retreat   [Local]
Jan 28. At the Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB
2017/03/31 - Job Fair   [Local]
Mar 31. At the Guildhall.

Children's events
top of page

2017/03/13 - Cambridge Science Festival   [Local]
March 13-26. At various locations round Cambridge.
2017/06/03 - Strawberry Fair   [Local]
June 3. One-day festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts.
2017/06/09 - Cambridge Natural History Conversazione   [Local]
June 9-10. Natural History exhibits in Department of Zoology.
2017/06/21 - Midsummer Fair   [Local]
June 21-26. On Midsummer Common.
2017/07/07 - Big Weekend   [Local]
July 7-9. On Parker's Piece. Includes fireworks on Friday, market and stalls on Sunday, Asian Mela on Sunday and music throughout.
Cambridge Science Centre   [Local]
At the moment, this is closed but plans to reopen some time.
Duxford Airfield
Imperial War Museum. Major collection of aircraft.
Family Guide to Cambridge   [Local]
Events, listings, ideas for days out, rainy days and other family friendly things to do in Cambridge.
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Farming through the ages, and Norman Abbey. Near Cambridge.
Fitzwilliam Museum   [Local]
Paintings, antiquities, ceramics and armour. Regular exhibitions.
Institute of Astronomy   [Local]
Public activities.
Kettles Yard   [Local]
Modern art gallery & house. Musical concerts, talks. Plus workshops for young people and adults. Closing June 2015 for about 2 years.
Places to Visit   [Local]
Museums and places to visit, indoors and outdoors, in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.
Resources for Cambridge Parents   [Local]
Links to things to do for children in Cambridgeshire, including a diary of events.
Sedgwick Museum   [Local]
Fossil animals and plants. Plus a minerals display.
The Museum of Cambridge (formerly the Folk Museum)   [Local]
Explore the life and times of Cambridge people. On Castle Hill.
Wicken Fen
A remnant of the once massive Cambridgeshire Fens, with its wildlife.
Wimpole Hall and Farm
Hall, park, farm and gardens.
x2017/07/?? - Summer at the Museums   [Local]
July - Aug. At various museums.
x2017/07/?? - SummerDaze for children   [Local]
July-Aug. Various locations.
x2017/08/?? - Petersfield Party on the Piece   [Local]
Aug. On St Matthews's Piece, Sturton Street.
x2017/11/?? - Cambridge Fireworks Display   [Local]
Nov 5 (?), 7:30pm. On Midsummer Common.
x2017/11/?? - The North Pole - ice rink   [Local]
Nov - Jan. On Parker's Piece.
Zoology Museum   [Local]
Skeletons of animals and birds from all over the world. Closed until 2017 for refurbishment.

Main entertainment venues
top of page

ADC Theatre   [Local]
Main theatre space for the University of Cambridge. In Park Street, near the Round Church.
Arts Picture House   [Local]
Three screen cinema showing new and classic films. In St Andrews Street.
Arts Theatre   [Local]
Drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomine. Near the Guildhall and the marketplace.
Concert Hall in West Road   [Local]
Classical music. In West Road, off Queens Road.
Corn Exchange   [Local]
Entertainment venue. Behind the Guildhall.
Junction   [Local]
Live music, children's activities, workshops, comedy, theatre/dance. Off Hills Road near railway bridge.
Mumford Theatre   [Local]
Theatre in Anglia Ruskin University. Plays and other events. In Broad Street, off East Road.
The Light   [Local]
Multi-screen cinema. In Clifton Way, off Cherry Hinton Road, near Hills Road.
Vue Cinema (formerly Warner Village Cinema)   [Local]
Multi-screen cinema. On East Road.

Other events
top of page

Acoustic Routes   [Local]
Non-mainstream music: roots, folk, blues. At CB2, Norfolk St.
Ballare   [Local]
Nightclub, in Heidelburg Gardens, Lion Yard.
Bharat Bhavan events   [Local]
Mill Road by the railway bridge.
Botanic Garden events   [Local]
Events programme throughout the year including workshops.
Cambridge Libraries   [Local]
Events happening in local libraries.
Cambridge Past Present & Future   [Local]
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   [Local]
Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge.
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
Environmental Events   [Local]
Various locations and organisations - publicised by Cambridge City Council.
Events for Senior Citizens   [Local]
Various events, including Tea Dances. In the Guildhall, Market Square, and elsewhere.
Kettles Yard   [Local]
Modern art gallery & house. Musical concerts, talks. Plus workshops for young people and adults. Closing June 2015 for about 2 years.
Local Wildlife Trust Events   [Local]
Guided walks, events, volunteering opportunities. Various locations.
Michaelhouse Events   [Local]
Events happening at the Michaelhouse Cafe.
Milton Country Park Events   [Local]
Outdoor events and activities at Milton Country Park.
Music Venues in Cambridge   [Local]
Including pubs.
New Hall Art Collection   [Local]
Featuring contemporary women artists. Many works can be viewed online.
River Cam events   [Local]
Diary of events on the website of Conservators of the River Cam.
Ruskin Gallery   [Local]
At the Cambridge School of Art, East Road campus of Anglia Ruskin University.
Skeptics in the Pub   [Local]
Have a relaxed and enjoyable evening while listening to talks given in a friendly manner on a wide range of topics.
The Q Club   [Local]
Night club on Station Road.
University of Cambridge Library   [Local]
Exhibitions at the library.
Visit Cambridgeshire Gardens   [Local]
Gardens open this week.

Event listings
top of page

Cambridge Kulcha Listing   [Local]
A listing of early-ish music in Cambridge with a few other selected items of note.
Cambridge Live   [Local]
Organisation which runs the events that the city council used to run.
Cambridge News   [Local]
Events search.
Cambridge University Events   [Local]
Events, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, in different locations.
Cambridge What to do   [Local]
From Local Secrets.
City Events   [Local]
Summer events organised by the city council.
Events in Cambridgeshire
From Cambridgeshire.net, run by Cambridgeshire County Council.
What's On in Cambridge   [Local]
Events in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. Run by Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.

Art, drama, music, museums
top of page

Art in Cambridge   [Local]
Artists work, galleries, prints, etc.
Cinema   [Local]
What's on at local cinemas.
Dance   [Local]
Clases, workshops and performances.
Drama   [Local]
Local drama groups, including those from Cambridge University.
Museums   [Local]
Museums and places to go in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.
Music   [Local]
Musical groups, dancing and singers of all kinds.

Cambridgeshire & East Anglia
top of page

ADeC events
Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire provides active support to art groups and projects.
Arts in Cambs on Tour [act]
Professional performances in local villages and towns.
Ely Cathedral Events
Music & concerts, lectures, education, tours, etc.
Ely Cinema
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.
Saffron Screen
Not-for-profit independent community cinema in Saffron Walden.
St Ives Burgess Hall
Events at the Burgess Hall.
What's On in Peterborough
Museums, theatre, etc.

Annual - dates unknown yet
top of page

2017/06/01 - Jazz and Brass in the Parks   [Local]
Jun - Sep. Various dates. Cherry Hinton Hall Park and Jesus Green.
2017/09/09 - Cherry Hinton Festival   [Local]
Sep 9-16. Various locations.
2017/09/09 - Dragon Boat Festival   [Local]
Sep 9. On River Cam at Fen Ditton.
2017/09/09 - Haddenham Steam Rally
Sep 9-10. On the A1421, north of Haddenham, near Ely.
x2017/04/?? - Mill Road Feast   [Local]
Spring. In Gwydir Street carpark, Mill Road.
x2017/05/?? - Cambridge Love Your Markets   [Local]
May. At markets.
x2017/05/?? - Cycle Ride from Cambridge to Reach Fair   [Local]
May. Start at any point on the route.
x2017/05/?? - Eat Cambridge   [Local]
May. Various locations.
x2017/05/?? - Museums at Night   [Local]
May. Various museums.
x2017/05/?? - Pint of Science   [Local]
May. Various pubs.
x2017/06/?? - Cambridge Buskers & Street Performers Festival   [Local]
June. At Strawberry Fair?.
x2017/06/?? - Sculpture in the Close   [Local]
June-Sep. In the grounds of Jesus College.
x2017/06/?? - Singing on the River   [Local]
June. On Kings Backs.
x2017/07/?? - Cambridge Shakespeare Festival   [Local]
July - Aug. Various college gardens.
x2017/07/?? - Mill Road Midsummer Market   [Local]
July. Along Mill Road.
x2017/07/?? - Secret Garden Party
July. At Abbots Ripton.
x2017/07/?? - Summer at the Museums   [Local]
July - Aug. At various museums.
x2017/07/?? - SummerDaze for children   [Local]
July-Aug. Various locations.
x2017/08/?? - Cambridge and District Art Circle Summer Exhibition   [Local]
Aug. at Grantchester Village Hall, High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF
x2017/08/?? - Cambridge Rock Festival   [Local]
Aug. At Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton, CB23 7PZ.
x2017/08/?? - Petersfield Party on the Piece   [Local]
Aug. On St Matthews's Piece, Sturton Street.
x2017/08/?? - Roston Kite Festival
Aug. On Therfield Heath, Royston.
x2017/08/??- Fenland Country Fair
Aug. At Stow Cum Quy.
x2017/09/?? - Autumn Festival   [Local]
Sep. At Milton Country Park.
x2017/09/?? - Bridge the Gap Charity Walk   [Local]
Sep. Starting from Jesus Green, Cambridge.
x2017/09/?? - Cambridge Art Fair   [Local]
Sep-Oct. In the Guildhall.
x2017/09/?? - Chariots Of Fire   [Local]
Sep. Charity race through the streets and colleges of Cambridge.
x2017/09/?? - Mitcham's and More Festival   [Local]
Sep. At Mitcham's Corner.
x2017/09/?? - Open Cambridge   [Local]
Sep. Interesting places open for the day or weekend. Various locations.
x2017/09/?? - Re-enactment of Stourbridge Fair   [Local]
Sep. At the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road.
x2017/09/?? - River Festival   [Local]
Sep. Jesus Lock, River Cam.
x2017/09/?? - Soap Box Derby   [Local]
Sep. In Duxford.
x2017/09/?? - Soham Pumpkin Fair
Sep. At Recreation Ground, Soham.
x2017/10/?? - Apple Day   [Local]
Oct. At the Botanic Garden.
x2017/10/?? - Art Language Location Festival 2016   [Local]
Oct. Various locations (see website).
x2017/10/?? - Cambridge Film Festival   [Local]
Oct. Film Festival held at the Arts Picture House.
x2017/10/?? - Cambridge Pumpkin Festival   [Local]
Oct. Various locations.
x2017/10/?? - Cambridge Town and Gown 10K Run for Muscular Dystrophy   [Local]
Oct. Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common.
x2017/10/?? - Ely Potato Race   [Local]
Oct. From Ely Market Place.
x2017/10/?? - Festival of Ideas   [Local]
Oct. At various locations. Organised by the University of Cambridge.
x2017/10/?? - Independents' Week   [Local]
Oct. Various locations.
x2017/10/?? - Prickwillow Ploughing Festival.
Oct. At Prickwillow's Drainage Engine Museum.
x2017/10/??- Cambridge Glass Fair
Oct. At Knebworth House, Stevenage SG1 2AX.
x2017/11/?? - Anglian Potters Winter Exhibition   [Local]
Nov-Dec. All Saints Church in Jesus Lane.
x2017/11/?? - Cambridge Fireworks Display   [Local]
Nov 5 (?), 7:30pm. On Midsummer Common.
x2017/11/?? - Cambridge Jazz Festival   [Local]
Nov. Various locations.
x2017/11/?? - Cambridge Literary Festival - Winter   [Local]
Nov. Various locations.
x2017/11/?? - Cambridge Music Festival   [Local]
Nov. Various locations.
x2017/11/?? - Foxton Art Exhibition
Nov. In Foxton Village Hall.
x2017/11/?? - The Big Switch On (of Xmas lights)   [Local]
Nov. Various locations.
x2017/11/?? - The North Pole - ice rink   [Local]
Nov - Jan. On Parker's Piece.
x2017/12/?? - Mill Road Winter Fair   [Local]
Dec. Throughout Mill Road.
x2017/??/?? - Cam Lates   [Local]
Events at museums in evenings.
x2019/08/?? - Saffron Walden Maze Festival
Aug. In various locations in Saffron Walden.


Browsing this site is subject to our disclaimer.