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Summer events

We run and support a variety of free events and activities for local communities every summer.

In 2023 we ran sports sessions, music concerts, family activities and more. We have begun organising this year’s events, so keep checking this page for details.

Armed Forces Day Military Fair

Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 29 June. The city’s first Armed Forces Day Military Fair will take place on Parker’s Piece from 11am to 5pm.

The event is open to everyone wanting to celebrate and find out more about the armed forces. Events and activities will include re-enactments, a fly-by, and a marching band.

The event is being organised by the Cambridge Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club and the Cambridge Veterans Club. We and local businesses are supporting it.

Active Family sports and activity sessions

Join us with your family and friends every Tuesday in the summer holiday for free, fun activities.

Local clubs will lead sessions of archery, dance, orienteering, skating, and much more. Or you can make your own fun in the family play zone. There will be something for people of all abilities. We’ll be available to provide information about how to get active.

All events run from 10am to 2pm. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring water, snacks and a picnic blanket.

  • 23 July: Coldham’s Common
  • 30 July: Trumpington recreation ground
  • 6 August: Cherry Hinton recreation ground
  • 13 August: Nuns way recreation ground
  • 20 August: Nightingale recreation ground
  • 27 August: Pye’s recreation ground

Contact us at if you have questions about the Active Family sessions. To stay up to date about these and other events, follow Get Moving Cambridge on Facebook.

Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks is a program of free Sunday afternoon concerts which take place in parks throughout the city.

The series of six concerts offer an array of live music and are open to all.

Each concert will take place from 3 to 5pm. All events include toilet facilities and some chairs, but you're encouraged to bring your own if possible. We recommend picnics and deck chairs.

  • 16 June: Romsey recreation ground - Sing! Community Choir and ARU Musical Theatre Choir
  • 14 July: Cherry Hinton Hall - Cambridge Wind Band
  • 4 August: Chesterton recreation ground - We Got That Swing
  • 11 August: Jesus Green - Big 10 and Colonel Hathi
  • 18 August: Nuns Way recreation ground - Waterbeach Brass
  • 1 September: Dudley Road recreation ground - Under the Covers

Find out more about Music in the Parks.

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