Get Ready for an Unforgettable Cambridge Summer

Our jam-packed Cambridge summer events schedule will have you set for summer 2024 
Whilst here in the UK we’re yet to have more than just a few consecutive days of sunshine, it doesn’t stop us preparing for Cambridge summer events with gousto. So that, when the sun does cast its rays over our lush green landscapes, we’ll be ready. Ready to embark on a summer filled with top of the range events with our nearest and dearest. So, get set to book your tickets and fill your calendars with the best Cambridge summer events of 2024.   

Music in The Parks 

This popular event is returning to Cambridge for another year. With six evenings to look forward to spread across the Cambridge summer events schedule, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Or you can attend them all, they’re all free of charge after all! 
Each event starts at 3pm and finishes at 5pm - there’s nothing more romantic than a lazy summer Sunday serenade. Here’s the full list of dates and locations so you can get them booked into your calendar.  
16 June: Romsey recreation ground  
14 July: Cherry Hinton Hall 
4 August: Chesterton recreation ground 
11 August: Jesus Green  
18 August: Nuns Way recreation ground  
1 September: Dudley Road Recreation Ground

Fen Edge Festival 

Summer at the fairground is picture perfect. Think couples strolling hand in hand beneath a rainbow of bunting, attempting to win prizes for their significant other and sharing clouds of pink candy floss.  
Fen Edge Festival has a little something for everyone. With live music acting as your summer soundtrack to your day at Cottenham Village Green, as well as performances, activities, fairground and even a dog show - our four legged friends are invited to come along and join the day too. Taking place between 21st-23rd June, you can indulge in the delights of Fen Edge with no entry fee - just turn up and take it all in.  

Jazz Nights at Gonville Hotel 

For a romantic summer evening with a luxurious backdrop, Gonville Hotel offers decadent jazz nights for couples who want to schmooze over a bottle of high quality wine and listen to the sultry sound of a smooth saxophonist with their other half.  
With a host of sophisticated jazz events sprinkled into our Cambridge summer events schedule, Friday evenings at Gonville Hotel provide the perfect date opportunity this summer. Drink in jazz whilst sipping quality cocktails. Guests or local popping in, everyone’s welcome free of charge, plus, with our dog friendly rooms and public spaces, your dog can don their best bow tie and join you for a journey into jazz. Because why should our four legged friends miss out on all the fun?   

Cambridge Club Festival  

Another highlight on the Cambridge summer events schedule this year is the Cambridge Club Festival. With music from Chaka Khan, Jessie Ware and Natasha Beddingfield you’ll be set for a weekend of great music, delicious street food and an experience that will be the highlight of your summer.  
Taking place from 7th - 9th June, you can get day tickets from just £56. Or, if you want to get a true feel for festival life, you can buy weekend tickets and camp out under the summer sky. Don’t worry though, camping at the Cambridge Club fest won’t leave you pitched in your tent in despair, they’ve got glamping options to give your weekend a hint of class. You can even take part in the exclusive campers only Mind, Body & Soul wellness program. This isn’t your ordinary summer festival.  

Organic, Eco-conscious Fine Dining Pop Up  

Two of Cambridge’s popular food establishments have joined forces to bring another hit to your list of Cambridge Summer events. Italians know nothing if not how to throw a romantic dining experience, so between Mulino Pasta and Organic Garden you can indulge in an evening of fine dining. So, if it’s your turn to plan date night, you can bet this one will go down well with your other half. Secure your space for their pop up event on Sunday, 2nd June at 6.30 pm with a £10 deposit. An added extra is the option to have a wine pairing from The Wine Rooms to complement your feast perfectly. Bellissimo! 

 Spanish Evening  

To keep with our taste of Europe, we’ve got another top food pick for your Cambridge summer events calendar. Picture yourself sharing Spanish tapas and sipping sangria whilst listening to a live Flamenco guitarist and you’ll feel as if you’re on the sunny shores of Spain without even needing to leave the UK. The Hare and Hounds in Harlton are hosting their Spanish Evening on 1st June - simply book your table and pay your bill on the day! 

Where to Stay  

As you prepare your calendar for the Cambridge Summer events to come, you’ll need to find the perfect place to rest your head, ready to fully embrace your summer time adventures. At the Gonville Hotel, we have the best hotel rooms in Cambridge and, we’ve got rooms for everybody - even ones you can share with your dog. That’s right!  
Every detail matters to us at The Gonville Hotel - even down to the pillows you rest your head on at night. Indulge in some added luxury and choose from our exclusive pillow menu to make sure that you can have the best night's sleep possible. Our decadent rooms give you a taste of luxury, making for the perfect romantic getaway this summer. Go on, you deserve it.
Summer in Cambridge is poised to be nothing short of spectacular, despite the unpredictable British weather. As we eagerly anticipate those glorious sunny days, it's time to fill your calendars with the finest Cambridge summer events. With a variety of activities to suit every taste, there's something magical awaiting everyone. 
So, gear up for an extraordinary summer in Cambridge. Book your tickets, make your reservations, and prepare to bask in the joy and excitement of these remarkable events. The sun may be elusive, but the memories you'll create will shine brightly forever!