There are plenty of reasons to visit and things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year. This wonderful City has something for everyone - with plenty of things to see and do to keep the whole family entertained. So why not come and discover our top reasons to visit Cambridge in August - and hopefully enjoy some wonderful sunny weather whilst you're here!
Sit back and enjoy the works of the famous bard in the stunning setting of Cambridge’s College Gardens. This year’s offerings include Othello and The Merchant of Venice.
The outdoor cinema is showing six films over two nights. The screenings are ‘silent disco’ style – bring your own headphones and borrow a radio to take part.
Lee Evans will be testing out some new material in August. Be one of the first to see it at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Find your way around this popular attraction, which this year features a hunt for children to celebrate farm foods. There are also other activities at the site, as well as a café.
On 30th August the museum is offering the chance to be shown around with a guide who will tell stories about the exhibits and explain how the museum runs.
Free jazz concerts in green spaces around the city on selected Sunday afternoons. Bring a rug and a picnic!
Tom Jones, Dizzee Rascal and Wet Wet Wet are all coming to Newmarket in August. Whatever your music taste, you are likely to find it at Newmarket!
A weekend celebration of rock music, with real ales and events for children.
Cambridge Early Music specialises in baroque, renaissance and medieval music, running summer schools and concerts yearly. Concerts are performed mostly by professional groups but the students also get a chance to show what they’ve learned.
Zola’s play of 1867 is set in Paris and tells the story of a ‘beautiful but doomed heroine’ who conducts an affair with her husband’s friend. Originally banned in London until 1891, take the opportunity to be thrilled by it now.