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Cambridge is a fascinating city where hundreds of events take place every year. From markets to festivals, there is something here for everyone! Here is some information on everyday activities you can do including upcoming events happening in the next few months;

May 2018

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Kings College

  • 3rd-7th: May Fair (Midsummer Common) – Come visit the fair full of rides ranging from bouncy castles to rollercoasters. It’s free entry and also has food and drink stalls where you can enjoy your fun afternoon. Link: https://www.midsummercommon.org.uk/
  • 19th: Eat Cambridge Food & Drink Fair (Corn Exchange) – The annual food and drink festival, a two-week event involving the best and newest independent food and drink in the area. £2 per ticket. Enjoy food and wine tastings, cookery lessons, chef talks and so many more hungry activities you can participate in. A great event for a lover of food! Link: http://www.eat-cambridge.co.uk/
  • 21st-26th: 45th Cambridge Annual Beer Festival (Jesus Green) – Being one of the largest beer festivals in the country, you can arrive as a visitor or a volunteer and enjoy cheap beer and food. You can also get involved in the public vote for the best beer, cider, perry and wine. Link: https://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/

June 2018

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  • 2nd: Strawberry Fair (Midsummer Common) – On the first Saturday of every June, this festival welcomes over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. This year you can embrace your inner Superman or Batwoman with the hero theme. At the Strawberry Fair, there are a number of activities that may interest you; for instance, an arts area, the parade, the ballroom, even the main stage. The things to do here are limitless – Link: http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/
  • 2nd: The 10th Cambridge Buskers & Street Performers Festival (Strawberry Fair) – This year offers the Cambridge buskers and street performers to express their talents at the Strawberry Fair. For more information about them, Visit: http://cambuskers.nfshost.com/
  • 6th: 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings – This year marks the 70th anniversary of when thousands of troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and marked a historic point of the war. If you wish to celebrate, you can visit the Duxford Air Museum or the American Cemetary.
  • 20th-25th: Midsummer Fair and Market (Midsummer Common) – This year we can continue to visit the country’s oldest and largest travelling fun fair; Containing a variety of rides for kids and adults, stalls and competitions, and even sit-down areas surrounded by food and drink stalls to enjoy your day of entertainment. Link: https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/city-events/events/midsummer-fair

July 2018

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  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th: Picnic Prom (Botanic Gardens) – Every Wednesday of July you can attend a relaxing evening of sophisticated music and dance. It is a social gathering that provides you with beautiful decor and a seasonal menu from the Garden Café. Link: http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/NewsItem.aspx?p=27&ix=172&pid=2722&prcid=4&ppid=2722
  • 5th-21st: Cambridge Summer Music Festival – An event that presents soloists, bands and orchestras to express their talents and produce live music in front of an audience. If you enjoy classic, traditional music, we would definitely recommend you to visit. Link: http://cambridgesummermusic.co.uk/
  • 8th: Race for Life 5k/10k (Jesus Green) – This run is to not only help raise awareness and money for Cancer Research but a fun day out for you, your friends and family. During the run, you will come across beautiful aspects of the city such as the city centre, market square and Kings College. Let’s make a difference – Link: https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event
  • 9th-28th: Cambridge Shakespeare Festival – Shakespeare is celebrated across the College gardens of Cambridge with performances of his well-known plays such as ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Midsummers Night’s Dream’. These exciting performances bring to life Shakespeare’s famous productions filled with love, fate and jealousy and are also performed for charity. According to their official website, so far they have raised £83,500 for their chosen charity. Link: https://www.cambridgeshakespeare.com/programme/
  • 13th-15th: The Big Weekend (Parker’s Piece) – A Festival including a variety of activities and events to entertain your weekend. For instance, on the Sunday, The Big Weekend will welcome the Cambridge Mela, a number of performances based on religious culture and music to celebrate ethnic diversity. More details will be announced on the website soon. Link: https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/city-events/events/big-weekend
  • Late July: The Secret Garden Party – Not much information has been released about this year’s festival. However, what we do know is expect a number of paint fights and entertainment to make the day a colourful one! Link: http://www.secretgardenparty.com/

August 2018

  • 5th-6th: Cambridge Thai Festival (Parker’s Piece) – Whether it’s embracing your inner Thai or learning about their culture, the Thai festival is a great opportunity to have a fun day out with your family by experimenting with their foods and traditions etc. Link: http://www.magicofthailand.co.uk/2016/05/12/cambridge/
  • 30th-2nd September: Cambridge Oktoberfest (Jesus Green) – Since 2016, Oktoberfest has been a popular festival involving live music, competitions, amazing decorations and most importantly, ginger beer! Link: http://cambridge-oktoberfest.co.uk/

Everday Activities

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Trinity College

 

Despite the fact that Cambridge hosts hundreds of amazing and unique events each year, there are still a number of activities you and your family can visit no matter what day of the year it is! Here are only a few things you can get up to in the city;

Thank you for reading. Enjoy your Summer.