Key to the City™, Cambridge.

Cambridge Major Events

There are many festivals and fiestas in Cambridge during the year including the Strawberry Fair, Big Weekend, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Christmas North Pole.

Due to the China Coronavirus pandemic, many UK events are subject to postponement or cancellation. Please check the event's website for full details.

Free Local Event: Suburbs (East Cambridge)

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May Bumps

Wednesday 15 June 2022 - Saturday 18 June 2022

The May Bumps are a set of university rowing races held annually on the River Cam. They began in 1887 and take place over four days (Wednesday to Saturday) in mid-June and is run as a bumps race.

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Free Local Event: City Centre (South)

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Big Weekend

Friday 1 July 2022 - Sunday 3 July 2022

Three days of free entertainment at the Big Weekend in July for all the family to enjoy. The Big Weekend starts on Friday night with a range of music on the main stage followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

More Details | Big Weekend website New Window

Free Sports Event: Inner City (Westside)

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Chariots of Fire

Sunday 18 September 2022

Chariots of Fire is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. The race follows in the footsteps of the famous film, taking its scenic route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge with teams of six each running a 1.7 mile course in relay format. The race starts on Queen's Green next to the River Cam.

More Details | Chariots of Fire website New Window

Free Music Festival: Suburbs (South Cambridge)

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Cambridge International Jazz Festival

Date to be Confirmed

The Cambridge Jazz Festival was founded in 2014, the first in the city for over 45 years - not that the jazz scene in Cambridge has been lying dormant. Presenting live music, workshops, films, tributes and speakers over 25 venues throughout the city.

More Details | Cambridge International Jazz Festival website New Window

Local Event: City Centre (Market Square)

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Cambridge Literary Festival

Date to be Confirmed

The Cambridge Literary Festival, previously known as Cambridge Wordfest, was founded in 2003 and has now become a staple of the city’s cultural calendar. Every Spring and Winter they invite you to join them in the city's historic centre to engage with the newest fiction, cutting edge commentary and workshops.

More Details | Cambridge Literary Festival website New Window

Free Local Event: Inner City (East Road)

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Mill Road Winter Fair

Date to be Confirmed

Mill Road Winter Fair is known for its special charm and atmosphere with over 10,000 people participating in different ways and enjoying all that the Mill Road area has to offer. The Fair takes place on the first Saturday of December

More Details | Mill Road Winter Fair website New Window