Summer In The City
Organised by Cambridge Live, on behalf of Cambridge City Council, Summer in the City is a range of fun activities taking place from June to September in the city. The Big Weekend is one of the several special summer events which also include Midsummer Fair, one of the country's oldest and biggest travelling fun fairs and also Jazz and Brass in the Parks, eight Sunday concerts throughout the summer weeks taking place in leafy Cambridge Parks.
Midsummer Fair, Wednesday 24 - Monday 29 June, Midsummer Common
Midsummer Fair is one of the country’s oldest and biggest travelling fun fairs and markets where you can enjoy candyfloss, toffee apples and the thrill of the big white knuckle-ride.
Jazz & Brass in the Parks, Selected Sundays from June to September 3pm - 5pm.
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.
The Big Weekend, Friday 10 - Sunday 12 July, Parker's Piece
One of Summer In The City’s main highlights is of course the Big Weekend on Parker’s Piece! Live music and fireworks to get everybody in the mood for the jam-packed weekend. Live acts include Slade & Heather Small.
Make the most of what's happening in Cambridge this summer!
Jazz & Brass in the Park
Selected Sundays from June to September there will jazz and brass bands playing in Cambridge’s parks and open spaces for you to enjoy.
7 June Royston Town Band - Cherry Hinton Hall
28 June Harmony in Harlem - Jesus Green
5 July City of Cambridge Brass Band - Christ's Pieces
23 Aug Savoy Jazz - Jesus Green
6 Sep Cottenham Brass Band - Cherry Hinton Hall
27 Sep March Brass 2000 - Cherry Hinton Hall
Each event is entirely FREE, so just turn up, bring a picnic, enjoy the sounds and relax in the cooling summer breeze!
Wednesday 24 - Monday 29 June, Midsummer Common
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
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 July, Parker's Piece
The weekend starts on Friday night with an evening of live music with Slade and Heather Small on the main stage, followed by ’Smart of Cambridge’ fireworks display. Plus, there is a whole host of family fun activities including learning coding and programming with BBC Make It Digital, the Home Front Marquee will take you back to 1940s, whilst the Ping Pong Disco welcomes fancy dress. The music continues across all three days including lively folk act CC Smugglers and hillbilly rockers Hayseed Dixie on Saturday, whilst Sunday brings an international flavour to the weekend with music and events from around the world including the Cambridge Mela celebrating Asian culture.