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
Selected Sundays from June to September 3pm - 5pm Jazz and Brass in the Parks see website for detailsJust turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy Jazz and Brass in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parksJazz in the ParksFREE
30th June - 23rd Sept11am Cambridge County Polo ClubLode
Cambridge
CB25 9HF
Picnic and polo for the family weekends during the summerCambridge Polo Club from £20 per car
15th September - 11th Novembersee website for detailsAt Last! Votes for WomenMuseum of CambridgeA collection of archival items and objects of the women’s suffrage movementsVotes for WomenAdults £5, concession £3, U12s FREE
22nd - 23rd September 9am - 6pm Duxford Battle of Britain Duxford CambridgeGet close to historic aircraft and brave pilots taking to the skies.Battle of Britain£15 - £29.50 Under 15s FREE
23rd September10.30am - 5pm Milton Country Park Autumn FestivalMilton Country Park Great community fun. Wild outdoor play, traditional woodland craft, creativity, fun and games! We get fired up about delicious local food!Autumn Festival Adults £6 (with early bird) or £10. Children FREE
24th September6 - 8pm Wandlebury AdventuresWandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AEBlackberry and apple feastCambridge PPF£14 per session or £60 for all 5 - join Cambridge PPP for discounts/FREE events Book in advance bookings@cambridgeppf.org
25th - 27th Septembersee website for detailsSorted!Botanic GardensNew festival to celebrate the new Rising Path. Bringing together artists, art historians, botanic garden experts, scientists, historians, curators, horticulturalists, researchers and writersSorted!£30 - £75
26th September11am - 12pm Gog Magog Garden WalkWandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AEGentle walk to learn about the gardensFREE
27th - 30th Septembersee link for more information Thirsty & Calverleys Brewery #Oktoberfest #Biergarten In the car park behind 1 Hills Rd, just off Parkers PieceSpecial weekend with party tent, special, food traders. Thirsty Oktoberfest£6.50 - £12 (Family friendly during the day, evenings 18 +)
28th - 30th September 11am start & see website for closing timesCambridge Art Fair The Cambridge Roar Marquee
Stow-cum-Quy
CB25 9AF
Sale of 20th & 21st century original fine art in the Eastern regionCambridge Art Fair 2 tickets FREE for early subscribers. See website.
28th September10am - 4pmCambridge 105 FM Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee MorningGwydir Street Enterprise Centre, CB1 2LGCambridge 105 Radio presenters, listeners, supporters and volunteers for tea, coffee and cake. Plus cake competition.Coffee MorningBring baked goods & donations welcome.
28th September1.10pm - 2.15pmEmbraceable EllaMumford TheatreJoanna Eden presents a ‘labour of love’ show celebrating the music of her vocal heroine, Ella Fitzgerald.Embraceable EllaFREE
29th SeptemberFrom 7pm Faulty Towers the Dining ExperienceHilton Hotel, Cambridge City CentreJoin Basil, Sybil & Manuel for a very unique dining experienceFaulty Towers£55 per person
29th September 9.30am - 4.30pm Shape Your City The Guildhall, Market SquareFor 12–19 yrs olds to shape the future of Cambridge's public spacesShape Your City FREE
30th September 12pm - 9pm Cambridge First Dumpling Festival Cambridge Polo Club A selection of the best Asian street food traders including those serving delicious Dumplings + many other cuisines on offer!
Cambridge Dumplin Festival FREE
30th Septembersee website for more infoOpen Eco Homessee website to view Cambridge homesGreen ideas from local home makersOpen Eco HomesBooking essential and limited availability
30th September9am - 12pm Grantchester Charity RunsGrantchester - see website for details10k & 3k in support of Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust & Maggie's Centre CambridgeGrantchester 10k10k £18, 3k £12, accompanied under 12's £5
1st October6 - 8pm Wandlebury AdventuresWandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AEOrienteeringCambridge PPF£14 per session or £60 for all 5 - join Cambridge PPP for discounts/FREE events Book in advance bookings@cambridgeppf.org
2nd October7pm Gin Club Cambridge WIne Merchants, Cherry Hinton Rd Monthly gin club, explore five new gins Gin Club £15 - booking essential
6th October10.30am - 4.30pm Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair Guildhalll, CambridgeDiverse vintage traders for an affordable shopping experience. Affordable Vintage FairEntry £2 , U12s FREE
6th Octobersee website for more infoOpen Eco Homessee website to view Cambridge homesGreen ideas from local home makersOpen Eco HomesBooking essential and limited availability
7th October12pm - 5pm The LIGHT Cambridge Festival Parker's PieceIn support of vulnerable babies, gospel music, dance, food & saxophonist YolanDa BrownLIGHT CambridgeFREE but donations welcomed
7th October 9.30am - 4pmBread Making WorkshopNewnham Bakery Cafe, CB3 9JELearn to make bread with professional artisan bakerdoughclubclasses@gmail.com£150 pp incl. all ingredients (max 10 people/class)
7th October10.30am - 4pm Cambridge Vegan Market Guildhall CambridgeHuge variety of vegan products from great local businesses.Cambridge Vegan MarketFREE
8th October6 - 8pm Wandlebury AdventuresWandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AEPumpkin carvingCambridge PPF£14 per session or £60 for all 5 - join Cambridge PPP for discounts/FREE events Book in advance bookings@cambridgeppf.org
14th October 9am - see website for more detailsCambridge Memory WalkJesus Green 2k and 6-7k walk in support of people affected by dementiaCambridge Memory WalkSign up, register or join a team
15th - 28th October see website for detailsCambridge Festival of Ideassee website for information see website for information Festival of Ideas
20th October2 - 5.30pmUnderstanding King Lear Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BPStudy day lead by two leading Cambridge scholars Understanding Lear£45/ £50
27th - 28th October10am - 3pm The Curiosity Fair Shelford Garden Centrey, CB22 5JTFabulous range of quality antiques, vintage retro items, upcycling, crafts, collectibles, clothes, jewellery, glass and silverware , kitchenalia and so much more.The Curiosity Fair FREE
3rd November2 - 5.30pmRemembering the First World War Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BPTwo leading scholars explore some of the beautiful and disturbing writings of the war. Remembering WW1£45/ £50
4th November9.30am - 4pmBread Making WorkshopNewnham Bakery Cafe, CB3 9JELearn to make bread with professional artisan bakerdoughclubclasses@gmail.com£150 pp incl. all ingredients (max 10 people/class)
10th November11am - 4pm Cambridge 105 Mill Road Record FairBumper record and CD Fair - thousands of vinyl LPs and singleCambridge Record FairEarly Entry at 11.00am £5 (£4 students and concessions). After 12pm - £3
13th - 27th Novembersee website for details of events Cambridge Jazz Festival see website for details14 days of jazz - music, workshops, free events, everything jazz. Cambridge Jazz Festival see website & some early booking recommended
14th - 26th Novembersee website for details of events Cambridge Music Festival see website for detailsBoutique classical event that attracts some of the very best musicians in the world to the cityCambridge Music Festivalsee website & some early booking recommended
1st December 10.30am - 6.30pm Mill Road Winter Fair MIll Road, CambridgeCelebrate with live music, local crafts, art, entertainment, lots of lovely food.Mill Road Winter Fair FREE
2nd December 9.30am - 4pmBread Making WorkshopNewnham Bakery Cafe, CB3 9JELearn to make bread with professional artisan bakerdoughclubclasses@gmail.com£150 pp incl. all ingredients (max 10 people/class)
2nd December7pm Gin Club Cambridge WIne Merchants, Cherry Hinton Rd Monthly gin club, explore five new gins Gin Club £15 - booking essential