Events Oxford


Events Oxford

Oxfordshire has an enormous range of regular annual festivals, celebrations and Oxford events throughout the year. We are the proud home festivals of art, science, rowing, music, feminist discourse, literature and food, as well as some pretty decent summer music festivals. Our most famous festival is probably the folk-fest on the first of May, with morris dancing, choristers, fancy dress, music and plenty of ale!


Om & Bass Festival

Yoga, Martial Arts, Meditation, Reggae Sound System, Breathwork, Meditation, Crafts, Relaxations and more. 100 workshops over the weekend in East Hanney. Sauna, hot tubs, river, food all incl.

Oxford Wine Festival

Wide range of wine events, from tastings to talks. Held at the Oxford Union.

Wallingford Bunkfest

Wallingford’s free family festival, with music, dance and beer.

Oxford Open Doors

 Run by the Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford’s fantastic buildings are opened up to the public.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Horses jumping over tractors and through arches of bins? This and more at Blenheim’s premier display of equestrian eventing!

Littleworth Beer and Sausage Festival

Many beers and lots of sausage. That is all.

Bo Peep Cider Festival

Camping, cider and music at the Bo Peep camping and caravan park.

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music

High-profile series of events, talks and lectures given by a wide range of influential writers and personalities.

Thame Food Festival

Exciting events for all foodlovers, from stalls and pop-up restaurants to chef’s demonstrations.

St Giles’ Fair

 The unique street festival on St Giles’ in Oxford, dating back to 1625.

Headington Beer Festival

One of our favourite beer festivals, held at the Masons Arms.

Henley Literary Festival

Wide-ranging series of events, incorporating a children’s festival. September/October.

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

High-quality display of chamber musicians, some regulars and some new faces . September/October.


Oxford Beer Festival

Educating the public in beer appreciation, beer quality and building the local beer community.

Banbury Folk Festival

Banbury’s weekend festival of concerts, ceilidhs, dancing, music, singing and entertainment. Now incorporating the Banbury Hobby Horse Festival.

Oxford Lieder Festival

 World-famous festival celebrating the lieder tradition, with stunning concerts and study days centred around composers.


Blackwell’s Oxford and Oxford University Press Philosophy Festival

Blackwell’s and OUP present a week of philosophy talks, debates and events designed to scintillate the mind and provoke interesting discussion.

Oxford Round Table Fireworks & Bonfire

 Oxford’s largest fireworks display with a bonfire that can be seen from miles around, with all profit going to local charities.

Oxford City Festival

 A celebration of homegrown popular music in venues all over town.


Santas Fun Run

 Charity run around the city dressed as Mr Claus in aid of Helen & Douglas House.

Christmas Light Festival

 Similar to St Giles’ fair, the entire area is taken up with stalls, fairground rides and a large music stage. Opened with a parade of light sculptures constructed by Oxford schoolchildren.

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