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Summer in the City - Jazz and Brass in the Park

Summer In The City

Make the most of summer days in the city’s beautiful open spaces. Organised by Cambridge City Council, Summer In The City is an exciting range of fun activities taking place from June to September in Cambridge.

Midsummer Fair is one of the country’s oldest and biggest travelling fun fairs and markets where you can enjoy candy floss, toffee apples and the thrill of the big white knuckle-ride.

Jazz and Brass in the Parks is a series of six Sunday concerts throughout the summer weeks that take place in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parks.

One of Summer In The City’s main highlights is of course the Big Weekend on Parker’s Piece! And this year’s is particularly special with UNISON, one of the country’s biggest unions, marking its 20th birthday by teaming up with Cambridge City Council to celebrate. Enjoy three days of free music and attractions at the UNISON Birthday Big Weekend.

Everyone’s invited!

Make the most of what’s happening in this historic city this summer!


Jazz & Brass in the ParkJazz & Brass in the Park

Selected Sundays from June to September there will be jazz and brass bands playing in Cambridge’s parks and open spaces for you to enjoy.

Each event is entirely FREE, so just turn up, bring a picnic, enjoy the sounds and relax in the cooling summer breeze!


Midsummer FairMidsummer Fair

This ancient fair has been visiting the city’s Midsummer Common for over 800 years, making it the country’s oldest travelling fun fair. Featuring all the rides associated with a traditional fun fair, and the very best white-knuckle rides, you can also expect the usual fun of the fair including candyfloss, hot dogs, toffee apples and more.


The Big Weekend

Four days of free live music and entertainment for all the family on Parker’s Piece in early July culminating in the start of Stage 3: Tour de France on Monday 7th July. It kicks off on Friday night with an evening of live music on the main stage, followed by a spectacular fireworks display to put everyone in the mood for a jam-packed extended weekend.


Disability Sports & Arts Festival

The Disability Sport and Arts Festival celebrates the diverse range of creative and sporting activities and events that are inclusive and accessible to both non-disabled and disabled participants, their carers and families.  This year the festival will be a partnership between the City Council and the newly re-formed local disability focus group, now known as CLASP (Community Link for Art and Sport). 


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