Spring is coming to Cambridge - what's on

Spring is coming to Cambridge - what's on

 Spring is coming to Cambridge – what’s on

Spring is a fantastic time to be in Cambridge. The season sees the city’s parks burst back into life, and the return of the long evenings and sunshine tempt residents out into the pubs, restaurants and green spaces.

Spring is also a great time for events in Cambridge, with a number of festivals taking place in March, April, and May. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve picked out some of our favourite events taking place in Cambridge this spring.


Cambridge History Festival

If you want to learn more about the city’s past, the Cambridge History Festival is an absolute must. More than 30 events are taking place across the city, giving you plenty of chances to get involved. One of our favourites is Hidden Cambridge. Hosted by @MuseumofCamb, the event is, “A walking tour for local residents who want to know more about the side streets and alleyways of the city as well as for visitors who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King’s Parade.”

Cambridge Half Marathon

Get fit, enjoy the fresh air and see a little more of Cambridge by taking part in the city’s half marathon. Taking you on a loop through the city’s historic streets and parks, it’s a great way to make the most of the spring sun.

If you don’t have the energy – or the inclination – to take part, head into the city centre on the 8th March to cheer the runners on. We ran the half marathon last year and were delighted to have raised over £1200 for Cancer Research so we can vouch for it being a great day!

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Ely Eel Weekend 

Taking place on the weekend of the 7th May, Ely Eel Weekend is a celebration of all things eel-related. From the World Eel Throwing Competition to Eel Day, the weekend is a non-stop treat for anyone who loves the humble eel.

Needless to say, there will be a number of eateries serving up traditional and contemporary eel delights.


Cambridge Literary Festival 

From the 16th-19th April, Cambridge will host its annual literary festival. This year, there’s a major emphasis on climate change with a number of environmental authors giving talks and running seminars.

One of the most popular guests at the festival is set to be Green Party MP Caroline Lucas who will be there in conversation with David Wallace-Wells.


Banff Mountain Film Festival 

If you want to get out and get active this year but need a little inspiration to get you going, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is the perfect place to start. Featuring some of the best adventure filmmakers and explorers around, a visit to the festival will have you reaching for your passport.

You can find out more about things happening in Cambridge, and learn more about the services we offer, by taking a look around our site or getting in touch with a member of our team today.