Midsummer Common

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Midsummer Common is collectively owned land in Market, Cambridge and hosts many events round the year including Midsummer Fair, May Day Fair, Strawberry Fair and the cities Bonfire Night celebrations. Victoria Avenue and Elizabeth Way run parallel to the common on the west and east sides respectively, with the River Cam running across to the north. Canal boats are often moored on the riverbank here and the many boathouses are opposite, facing towards the common.

Unlike many other commons in Cambridge the site is rarely used for grazing, however cows were grazed there in the past. This is mainly due to the large scale events that the common is now used for. Miudsummer Fair is Britains oldest travelling funfair and still one of the largest. It usually takes place in the last week of June for seven days and is opened with a civic ceremony. Strawberry Fair has become one of the cities major events expanding to a music, art, theatre and crafts fair since it’s creation in 1974 by university students. The fair takes place every year in the first week of June. The Bonfire Night celebrations with fireworks display has been run at Midsummer Common for over 20 years, and is the largest free firework display in East Anglia attracting around 30,000 spectators a year.

The Midsummer House restaurant and the Fort St. George public house are situated to the north of common, on the riverbank.

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Victoria Avenue
Cambridge CB4 1HA
United Kingdom
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Past Events

Saturday 6 June 2015
Strawberry Fair
The SGs, Flaming June, Alien Love Child, The Abstracts, Beverley Kills, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, David Youngs, StumbleColFestival
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

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Saturday 1 June 2013
Strawberry Fair
Flaming June, Opaque, Andy White, Paddy, JoJo, Faintest Idea, Richard Ecclestone, TarantismFestival
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

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Saturday 2 June 2012
Strawberry Fair
Fred's House, Vanilla Pod, Kids, Fatman, Blue Sky, Nutmeg, Overload, The WillowsConcert
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

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Saturday 4 June 2011
Strawberry Fair
J-Treole, The Willows, The Whybirds, Eureka Stockade, Ethan Ash, Shallow Falls, Fred's House, Tiger BlueFestival
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

3 went

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Saturday 7 June 2008
Strawberry Fair
AlicebandFestival
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

2 went

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Thursday 7 February 2008
Strawberry Fair
AlicebandFestival
Midsummer Common
Cambridge, United Kingdom
52.213903 0.125854

1 went

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