What's on in Cambridge

Things to do and places to go in and around Cambridge

So you live in Cambridge and you want to find out what’s going on.  You’ve come to the right place. Here we will tell you about the things that are of interest to people who live and work in Cambridge. Not just the tourist attractions, but the local events that build your community.

DateTime Event LocationDescriptionMore information Price
AUGUST
1st - 31st See websiteSummer at the MuseumsSee websiteWith a mix of hands-on activities, events and trails, Summer at the MuseumsSee website
19th - 11th SeptemberColour Stories by Kate GreenLocker CafeArt Exhibition
SEPTEMBER
5th - 7th 5th Cambridge Drama Festival5th Cambridge Drama Festival
5th - 9th see linkContinental Circus Berlin - CambridgeMidsummer CommonAn amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy.Circus£16 - £35
6th 3 - 4pm Gallery TourMuseum of Zoologyuncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.Gallery Tour£5
6th & 7th The bar opens at 6:30 and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.The Sundowner SessionsMagog Downs Bars, food & chilled tunesSundowner SessionsWeather dependent: these evenings only work when the weather is good, so please check on social media for updates.
7thMiddayEDGE cafe Clothes Swap351 Mill Road, CB1 3DFBring up to 5 items of clothing or accessories (clean and whole) and swap the number of items you bring for the same number of new items.£1
7thfrom 9am Cambridge Dragon Boat FestivalRiver CamPlenty of team spirit on the riverDragon Boat RaceFree spectator sport
7th & 8th 10am Retro Computer Festival Centre for Computing HistoryWelcoming enthusiasts to exhibit their personal collections, retro computing mods and hacks.Retro Computer Festival £6 - £26 for family ticket
7th 12pm - 4.30pm Stourbridge Medieval FairLeper Chapel Re-enactment of the famous Stourbridge Fair at Cambridge's oldest building, the Leper Chapel.Medieval FairFREE
8th 11am The Cambridge Wedding Fair Ansty HallThe destination wedding fair for brides from Cambridge and the surrounding area.Wedding FairFREE
8th 2.30pm Treasure IslandMadingley Hallhapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventureTreasure Islandfrom £17.60
8th 6pm Mad Max Fury RoadGonville HotelIn a post-apocalyptic wasteland and a drifter named Max.Mad Max Fury Road£14.50
10th 7pm The Pale WhiteThe Portland ArmsNewcastle based Alternative Rock band.The Pale White£8
12th 6pm BridesmaidsAmerican Cemetery ChapelLaugh out loud RomcomBridesmaids£14.50
13th 5.15pmA Star is Born Gonville HotelThe winner of 66 awards including an OscarA Star is Born£14.50
13th & 14th The bar opens at 6:30 and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.The Sundowner SessionsMagog Downs Bars, food & chilled tunesSundowner SessionsWeather dependent: these evenings only work when the weather is good, so please check on social media for updates.
15th 9.30amBridge the GapParkers PieceTake part in a leisurely Sunday morning stroll through the beautiful Cambridge surroundings for charityBridge the Gap£20 per adult booked on the day
15th 7.15pmGreen Room Gonville HotelWorking-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianistGreen Room£14.50
15th 3pm - 5.30pm Change of SkyHot Numbers, Gwydir StHot Numbers debut Change of Sky will play original arrangements of familiar standards and some standardsChange of Sky
20th The bar opens at 6:30 and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.The Sundowner SessionsMagog Downs Bars, food & chilled tunesSundowner SessionsWeather dependent: these evenings only work when the weather is good, so please check on social media for updates.
21st & 22nd10am - 5pmCambridge Food Craft & Produce FairParkers PieceTerrific range of arts, crafts, food, drink, homewares and lifestyle stalls & so much moreFood, Craft & Produce FairFREE
21st7pmCambridge 4th Ska FestCambridge Junction, J1Celebration party and tribute to 2 ToneSka Fest
21st11am - 5pm Reading The Waves: Study DayStapleford Granary, CB22 5BPThis lecture will introduce us to The Waves, looking at its structure and narrative techniques. The Waves£80 - £90
21st6.30pm - 11.30pm Silent Disco Closing PartyGog Magsmusic, food and drink, followed by the Silent Disco into the night…Silent DiscoFree (£5 for headphones)
21st10.30am - 4.30pm Cambridge Vintage FurnitureSt Barnabus Church Atomic-prints to ornaments, cushions, crockery and glassVintage Furniture£3
21st10.30am - 4pm ARTS Fest 2019St Paul's Church, Hills RoadA whole day of creative workshops - life drawing to creative writing ArtsFest 2019Places are limited so booking advisable - 2 hr w/shop £10
22nd & 28th See linkOpen Eco Homessee link and booking essential Free tours of low energy homes and buildingsOpen Eco Home ToursFREE
26th 7.30pmSteve Melling QuartetCUC Wine BarCambridge modern jazz castSteve Melling£16 - £20
27th 7.30pm - 10pm Django’s TigerHot Numbers, Gwydir Stswinging gypsy jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane GrapelliDjango Tigers
29th 6pmThe Big Fat QuizThe WatermanMax teams of 6ppl – Starts 6pm – WIN £100 bar tab and free one night stay!
OCTOBER
24th 6pmThe Big Fat QuizThe WatermanMax teams of 6ppl – Starts 6pm – WIN £100 bar tab and free one night stay!