From humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. Held on the first Saturday of June, residents and visitors gather together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

The Fair is a labour of love and is run entirely by volunteers (affectionately known as Strawberry Fairies) who channel their energy, imagination, and vision into presenting their friends and neighbours in Cambridge with a great, free day out.

We’re all about taking pride in our community and put the local at the heart of the Fair as much as possible. We are not-for-profit and non-political, independent and self-funding. Strawberry Fair is run by the community for the community.

We love to see new faces among the Strawberry Fairies and need volunteers throughout the year to make the day of the Fair a success: Find out how you can get involved.

Strawberry Fair is a visual and musical extravaganza for all the family, a jamboree for people of all ages.

Strawberry Fair is a feast for music lovers and anyone who wants to participate in Community Arts.

Throughout the Fair, across over 10 hours of the day, you can enjoy an eclectic range of music and performances from well over 100 groups, both local and from further afield. Find out more about this year’s areas and stages.

The Fair has community stalls where you can find out what local people are doing to make Cambridge a happy and happening city. And, if you want to get your wallets out, there’s crafts to buy and lots and lots of food to satisfy all tastes and appetites.

In Cambridge the Strawberry season starts early, with workshops, benefit gigs and of course the Cambridge Band Competition, which starts with the new Under 18’s competition in November, through to the various heats and finals in March and April.

If you live in or around Cambridge, there are plenty of opportunities for you to create, perform and take part. As you explore our website you’ll find more information on the various elements that make us what we are.

And of course to the performers, the designers and the Fairies that all give up many of their own hours for free to make this happen: Strawberry Love to you all! x.

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