Plan ahead for a busy Midsummer Fair weekend in Cambridge


The annual Midsummer Fair will take place on Midsummer Common in Cambridge from today (Wednesday 21 June) until Sunday (25 June).

Visitors and residents are urged to plan ahead for a busy weekend in the city.

Local roads may be busier than usual – particularly between 12 noon and 10pm on Saturday 24 June, when the peak in visitor numbers is anticipated. And the footbridge at the Fort St George will also be closed on Saturday.  

As with all large events, the city council is working closely with partners, including the police and county council, to prepare for one of the city’s most popular outdoor events.

  • Extra litter bins will be provided on Midsummer Common, with increased litter picking also taking place.
  • Temporary toilet blocks will be provided on Midsummer Common, alongside additional cleaning scheduled for both Jesus Green and Midsummer Common permanent toilet blocks.
  • Police will provide support to traffic enforcement teams, and county council colleagues will provide support with updating traffic information signs.

Residents and fair-goers can report any concerns in person at a community hub situated opposite the toilet block on Midsummer Common, from 9am until 8pm on the Saturday. Or by calling 07803 888430.

Do not use the community hub to report crime related matters; these should be referred to the police. Non-emergency crimes should be reported through 101, and emergencies to 999.