MUST-ATTEND EVENTS IN CAMBRIDGE FOR SUMMER 2017
If you’re planning to head to Cambridge this summer, we’re certain that you won’t be short of things to do. Amongst the usual sights and tourist hot spots there are a number of events being held in the city throughout the summer months. There’s something for everyone including young couples, families with children and older visitors. The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge’s central location makes it the perfect choice for whatever your trip entails; it provides luxurious accommodation and a whole host of great facilities in the city centre. Now you’re in the thick of the action, why not start to plan your trip by taking a look at our calendar of must attend events for the coming summer months?
Cambridge Summer Music Festival
13th July – 29th July 2017
The Cambridge Summer Music Festival has been held annually for nearly 40 years, making it a perennially popular date for the diary. Its main aim is to promote live performances of classical music, all from Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Attendees can see soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras show off their musical talents and watch up and coming young artists who are just starting out in their musical careers. With a host of ultra talented performers, you’re almost guaranteed to see someone who is or is about to be a star in their own right. One of the nice things about Cambridge Summer Music Festival is that the acts can be seen at various locations around the city, adding some variety and a chance to see more of the city if you plan to attend a number of performances.
Cambridge’s Midsummer Fair
21st – 26th June 2017
Cambridge’s Midsummer Fair will be held again in 2017, marking it’s 806th year. The Midsummer Fair is one of the oldest events the city has and it is said to have begun in 1211 by King John. The fair hosts a range of stalls selling food, drinks, crafts, jewellery, clothing and a host of other locally made items as well as Punch & Judy shows, stilt walkers, storytellers and other entertainers.
3rd June 2017
Every year on the first Saturday in June, Cambridge becomes home to the Strawberry Fair. The free festival, organised entirely by volunteers, is not for profit and non-political which makes it popular with people of all ages and interests. Visitors can expect to be entertained with music, arts and crafts and theatre.
Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
11th July – 27th August 2017
Each year the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival sees the city turn into a Shakespearean world. The festival attracts around 25,000 people every year, all of whom flock to the city to see live performances and immerse themselves in some of the Bard’s most famous plays. Over the course of eight weeks, visitors can watch performances whilst enjoying the beautiful sets, listening to authentic Elizabethan music and marvelling at the full period costumes.
If you want to make sure you’re close to the action this summer, The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge is ideally located. With impressive rooms and a central location, it is a popular choice for visitors to stay and relax.