What’s on in Cambridge in June

What’s on in Cambridge in June

So you’ve decided to study English in Cambridge this summer- an excellent choice! Cambridge is a beautiful city, with a rich history and a vibrant, diverse student population. Summer is a great time to relax in Cambridge parks, cycle along the River Cam, go punting or just walk around the old city centre. It’s also a busy season, with live performances, music gigs, festivals and all kinds of fun events in Cambridge’s open spaces- just remember to check the weather before you go out! Here are some of the events happening in Cambridge in June.

Jazz and Brass in the Parks

Jazz and Brass in the Parks is a free event taking place in some of Cambridge’s beautiful parks. Think of it as a jazz-funk-latin celebration of music and fun. Just bring your picnic and your friends and enjoy. 
When: Selected Sundays from June to September, 3pm – 5pm
Where: various Cambridge parks

Cambridge Strawberry Fair

Cambridge Strawberry Fair is one of Cambridge’s most popular festivals of music, entertainment and art, taking place on the first Saturday of June. It’s free, run by volunteers and has been held in Cambridge since 1974. This year’s theme is Love- something we all need! 
When: Saturday 1st June, 12pm – 11pm
Where: Midsummer Common

Cambridge Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Fancy a taste of Asia? Head to Jesus Green Park for the Cambridge Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, the biggest free-entry Chinese cultural event in Cambridgeshire. Dragon boat race, fun and food stalls.
When: Sunday 2nd June, 9:30am – 5pm
Where: Jesus Green

Cambridge Pride

First ever Cambridge Pride takes place this month to celebrate Cambridgeshire’s diversity. It’s also UK’s first Pride river parade. It’s a free event with live music, performances by local artists, food vans and, of course, a pride parade. 
When: Saturday 8th June, 12pm – 10pm
Where:  Jesus Green 

Cambridge Town & Country Fair

Cambridge Town & Country Fair is a popular family event taking place at the heart of Cambridge. Now in its 13th year, this free event has it all, from arts and crafts to food stalls and fun for everyone. 
When: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June, 10am – 5pm
Where: Parker’s Piece

May Bumps

It’s time for May Bumps, the world’s largest intra-university sporting competition, in which thousands of Cambridge University students take part every year. Best places to watch and have fun include The Plough pub in Fen Ditton and the Grassy Corner. Learn more about this Cambridge tradition here.
When: Wednesday 12th June to Saturday 15th June 
Where: River Cam

Strawberries & Creem Festival

Strawberries & Creem is one of Cambridge’s biggest music events and one of the UK’s most exciting young festivals. Now in its 5th year, the festival features 40+ artists across 3 stages, food and drinks- and promises lots of dance and fun.
When: Saturday 15th June, 12pm
Where: Haggis Farm

Foodies Festival

If you’re a foodie, don’t miss out on the Foodies Festival this month. One of UK’s biggest food festivals is coming to Cambridge with top chefs, masterclasses, live music, sweet treats by Bake Off winners and delicious food from around the world.
When: Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June
Where: Parker’s Piece