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
MAY
JUNE
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 Parks FREE
JULY
Each weekend in Julysee websiteOpen Studiossee websitesee websiteCambridge Open Studios
3rd - 31st (Weds ONLY)6.15pm Sounds Green 2019Botanic Gardens Live music in the gardens throughout JulySounds Green 2019See website
5th - 14th See linkGirton Feast WeekSee linkA festival of live music, comedy, community
events and good food
Girton FeastSee link
8th - 27th See websiteCambridge Shakespeare FestivalSee websiteThe best loved open air Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare FestivalSee website
7th - 14th See link Shelford FeastSee linkA festival of live music, comedy, community
events and good food
Shelford FeastSee link
9th - 13th See link Separate TablesADC TheatreRattigan's two inter-linked plays take place in the Beauregard Private Hotel in Bournemouth in1954,Separate Tables£9 - £15
10th and every 2nd Weds of the month right through the summer to September4pm - 9pm Street Food Heroes Newnham Park, Lammas LandNewnham Park, Cambridge will come alive with fab music, epic street food, glorious foodie smells and gins, fizz & craft alesStreet Food HeroesFREE
11th 7.45pm - 10pm Stealing the Show Presents: The Unqualified YesThirsty, Chesterton RoadThirsty Cambridge for the monthly improv comedy night The Unqualified Yes£5 in advance or £6 cash on the door
11th - 13th 7pm Much Ado About Nothing Orchard Tea Rooms, GrantchesterDrama Impact presents ‘William Shakespeare’s’ much loved brilliant comedy Much Ado About Nothing £25
12th - 14th See link Ely Folk FestivalEly Tigers Rugby Club and Ely City Hockey Club
Downham Rd, Ely CB6 2SH
A bijou weekend folk and roots music festivalEly Folk Festival£25 (children) - £89 & concessions available
12th7.30pmRelevant Record's Comedy NightRelevant Record Café,Mill RoadHeadlining this month, Chris Norton Walker will be previewing his hilarious new multi-media show ‘Unexpected Item In The Gagging Area’. Comedy Night July '19FREE
13th6.30pm - 10.30pm Pop up dinner with Mark PoyntonCambridge Cookery School Michelin chef Mark Poynton Dinner - Table reservation essential To book a table call us on 01223 247620
13th from 12pm Castle Hill Open DayKettle's YardHistorians, local experts, artists, musicians and dancers will come together to provide a variety of free, drop-in events for all ages.Castle Hill Open DayFREE
13th 7.30 - 9.30pm The Greatest Showman Wimpole Estate Jazz in the Gardens, an ambiance of Parisian swingDjango's Tiger Live
13th & 14th See websiteHistory of Hip HopCambridge Junction, J2Enjoy while we take you through the journey of Hip Hop music and dance from 1845 to present day. History of Hip-Hop£17 (£11.50 concs)
13th - 21stSee websiteCambridge Veg FestSee websiteA city-wide celebration of local and seasonal vegetablesVeg FestSee website
13th - 27th See websiteCambridge Summer Music Festival Various locations - check linkLive classical music of the highest quality in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. Cambridge Summer Music Festival check website
14th 8pm - 10.30pm Sunday JazzTram Depot,Dover StreetSunday Jazz with Andy BowieSunday Jazz
14th 8pm Eleventh Annual Contest of LiarsADC TheatreAnother troupe of Liars proudly take to the stage to try and tell the most compelling, the most outrageous, the most fantastical lie - and you get to choose the winner! Contest of Liars£6 - £8
16th 1.10pmSongs My Mother Taught Me: Laura Pooley The Old Divinity School, St John's CollegeAs part of the summer music festival by Cambridge sopranoLaura Pooley£4 - £6
16th 6pm The Secret Lives of PlanetsWaterstonesAstronomer Professor Paul Murdin will discuss his new bookSecret Lives of Planets£8 (£5 card holders)
17th 6.15pm Sounds Green 2019Botanic Gardens Truly, Medley, DeeplySounds GreenSee website
19th - 21stSee websiteHotbed Theatre Festival 2019Cambridge Junction Menagerie Theatre Company’s annual festival of new writing and new workHotbed Theatre FestivalSee website
25th - 28th See websiteCambridge Rock Festival Haggis Farm, Barton Some of the best names in classic rock, prog rock & bluesCambridge Rock Festival See website
27th 8pm Ghost StoriesThe Leper Chapel Returning for one night only in the haunting atmosphere for a deliciously frightening evening out.Ghost Stories£15 - booking in advance advised
29th - 31st10am - 4.30pm Go Wild Activity DaysMilton Country ParkIncludes bushcraft, survival & , water skills,(paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) Go Wild Activity Days £55 per child per day
AUGUST
1st - 4th Augustsee website for detailsCambridge Folk Festival Cherry Hinton Hall One of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Unique atmosphere & eclectic mix of musicFolk Festival Ticketssee link
1st7.30pm Stand Up Comedy NightNOVI 12 Regent Street, CB2 1DBBig Deal Comedy Club bringing the best new comics on the circuit right now.
Stand Up Comedy Night£5