A Preview of Exciting Events in Cambridge 2024

As 2024 unfolds, the city of Cambridge is set to host a wide selection of captivating events that promise to enrich the cultural, academic, and recreational experiences of both residents and visitors. From intellectual gatherings to lively celebrations, Cambridge is gearing up for a diverse calendar of events that showcase its unique blend of tradition and innovation.

We have highlighted a few of these events that you may wish to add to your calendar:

  1. The Cambridge Festival (March 13-28, 2024):

Kicking off the year is the renowned Cambridge Festival, a great series of talks, films, exhibitions, walks and family events.

A mixture of online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge. There will still be strong and distinct platforms for the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences. A mixture of over 350 events with something for all of the family. Further information here

  1. May Ball Extravaganza (June 2024):

Cambridge University’s May Balls are a highlight of the social calendar, and the 2024 edition promises to be an extravagant affair. Held in the stunning college courtyards, the May Balls bring together students, alumni, and guests for a night of glamour, live music, and sumptuous cuisine. Fireworks lighting up the night sky and the enchanting atmosphere make this event one not to be missed.

Although you may not be able to get yourself an invite to one of the balls, you can absorb the atmosphere in the evenings across the city.

  1. Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (Summer, 2024):

For lovers of the arts, the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival provides a unique opportunity to experience the Bard’s timeless works in the beautiful gardens and historic college grounds. From “Romeo and Juliet” to “Macbeth,” the festival brings Shakespeare’s plays to life with talented actors, creating a magical and immersive theatrical experience under the open sky.

  1. Cambridge Folk Festival (July 25-28, 2024):

Music enthusiasts will flock to the Cambridge Folk Festival, a four-day celebration of folk, roots, and acoustic music. The festival, held at Cherry Hinton Hall, features an impressive lineup of international and local artists. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this event is a perfect way to enjoy live music in a picturesque setting. With plenty of history, this family event has been on the city’s calendar since 1965.

  1. Cambridge Film Festival (October, 2024):

As the summer gives way to autumn, film enthusiasts can anticipate the Cambridge Film Festival. Showcasing a diverse range of films from around the world, this festival attracts filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles alike. From thought-provoking documentaries to captivating feature films, the festival promises an immersive cinematic experience.

The Festival is the second longest-running film festival in the UK, founded in 1977 and presenting the best of UK and independent international cinema for over 40 years.


Cambridge, with its history and vibrant cultural scene, is set to offer an array of events in 2024 that cater to a broad spectrum of interests. Whether you’re a science enthusiast, a lover of the arts, or someone seeking the thrill of a lively celebration, the events scheduled throughout the year ensure that Cambridge remains a dynamic and engaging destination for all. If you are staying with Signet Apartments in 2024 keep an eye on our blog pages for reports and news on upcoming events and dates to add to your diaries.

As the city continues to evolve, these events contribute to its legacy as a hub of intellectual curiosity, artistic expression, and community celebration. If you are looking to visit Cambridge but haven’t yet booked your accommodation then take a look at our apartment options for that ‘home away from home’ experience and indulge in all that Cambridge has to offer.

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