Please note that
due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many events
and festivals may have been cancelled or postponed
until later in the year. For further information please
visit the organisers' own website for details.
Straw Bear Festival - Whittlesey,
Cambridgeshire - 1st Monday after twelfth night An ancient ploughing ritual, where a Straw Bear dances
through the streets of Whittlesey, accompanied by musicians
and dancers. The bear is finally burned on the Sunday
amidst much fanfare.
Ely Eel Festival Weekend - Ely, Cambridgeshire
- End of April or Early May. A celebration of Ely's traditions, including the World
Eel Throwing Competition. Includes a food and drink
festival incorporating local produce and cuisine.
St George's Fayre - March,
Cambridgeshire - Last Sunday in April A colourful parade, street market, fun fairs,
live music and dance to commemorate the feast of
Wolds Walking Festival - Lincolnshire Hundreds of walks around the rich and varied landscape
of the Lincolnshire Wolds, from 1 mile strolls to 2
day epic rambles. Most walks are free.
Wisbech Brinks Festival - Cambridgeshire A wide variety of cultural events, featuring performing
arts, theatre, film, poetry and art. Held in various
venues about the town of Wisbech.
March Summer Festival - West End Park, March, Cambs
- Early June Enjoy popular music, fairground rides and a host of
family based activities.
Chatteris Midsummer Festival -
Furrowfields, Chatteris, Cambs - Last weekend in June. Starts with a jubilant walking parade through the town
to Furrowfields Road Recreation Fields. A wide range
of events and activities catering for the whole family.
Music, craft and food stalls and competitions such
as It's a Knockout and tug-o-war.
Cambridge Folk Festival - Cambridge One of the longest running and most famous folk festivals
in the world, where traditional artists rub shoulders
with contemporary acts.
Georgian Festival A festival of events that celebrate Stamford's
Georgian era of aristocracy and elegance (1714 to 1837).
With street fayres, arts and crafts, tea dances, costumed
performances, horse drawn carriage rides and tours
of Stamford's fine Georgian architecture.
Burghley Horse Trials - Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. This thrilling equestrian event is a highlight on
the social calendar. More than 600 stalls selling
crafts and fine food will also feature.
Colchester Oyster Festival - Essex
The Battle of Britain Air Show -
Imperial War Museum See vintage aircraft (including Spitfires and Lancasters)
take to the skies
to commemorate World War II's Battle of Britain.
Whittlesey Festival - Whittlesey Cambs - First
Sunday in September A community parade and classic car display, followed
by a wide selection of family entertainment in Church
Yard Green and the Market Place, with live singers,
musicians and marching bands. Craft fair and art exhibition.
of England Autumn Show This traditional country show showcases rural England
with local crafts, a Victorian funfair and livestock.
The Shire horse competition and pony show jumping
Southwold Literary Festival -
The seaside resort welcomes popular
authors in a celebration of literature. Subjects
range from fiction and biography to poetry and
Christmas Extravaganza - Oundle, Northamptonshire Come and enjoy the Christmas Extravaganza held
in the Queen Victoria Hall, located in the lovely market
town of Oundle. Christmas gifts, arts and
crafts stalls and festive refreshments. Free Public
Floodlit Swan Feeds - Welney Wetland
Centre, Cambs. Watch wild swans being fed by floodlight from the comfort
of a heated hide. Learn more about these graceful birds
who fly hundreds of miles to overwinter in the UK.
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Please note that the museums, historic houses and attractions listed on this site may be currently closed due to Government Guidelines. Please check the attraction's own website for details of closure/opening times.