Oxford City Council

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Tel 01865 249811
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Events in Oxford

Upcoming Events organised in partnership with Oxford City Council

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May Calendar of Events 2015


Saturday 9 May

Royal British Legion

Bonn Square


Recruitment Stand and Bucket Collection.


Sunday 10 May

Town & Gown Race

City Centre

See Website

The event gives entrants the unique opportunity to run through the closed streets of Oxford city centre, passing historic sites and ending in the beautiful University Parks.


Monday 11 May

Peace Mile

Cutteslowe Park


Transcendence running race.


Tuesday 12 May

Thames Valley Orienteering Club

Shotover Park


Orienteering training event.


Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 May

Kenco Coffee Promotion

Bonn Square

All day.

2 Tuk-Tuk’s giving out free samples of Coffee, visitors would be asked to donate to the Coffee Vs Gangs charity that Kenco are working with.


Friday 15 May

Five Way To Wellbeing

Broad Street


This event will be part of a county-wide Mind Road Show to promote the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ during the week commencing Monday 11th May to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week.


Saturday 16 May

Specsavers Store Opening Promotion

Bonn Square


Promotion of Specsavers Opening at 33 Queen Street with Quadrupeds, a stilt walker, jugglers, a balloon artist, and a face painter.


Sunday 17 May

St Andrews School Fun Run

Bury Knowle Park


The event is the annual sponsored fun run in aid of St Andrew’s School Association.


Wednesday 20 May

Dementia Community Roadshow

Bonn Square


Dementia Community Roadshow is an advisory and support service.


Saturday 23 May

Singers Busk for Oxfordshire MIND

Bonn Square


A cappella (unaccompanied, acoustic) choral singing to raise money for the charity Oxfordshire MIND (collection tins will be present).



Saturday 23-Monday 25 May

Hebborns Spring Bank Holiday Fun Fair

South Park


Family Fun Fair inc, games, rides & entertainment.


Sunday 24 May

Rainbow Run

Cutteslowe Park

10am-12 noon

Charity 2k family fun run in aid of Helen & Douglas House in which participants will be showered in coloured powder.


Monday 25 May

 Peace Mile

Cutteslowe Park


Transcendence running race.


Wednesday 27 May-Thursday 2 June

Zippos Circus

South Park


Traditional Circus Presentation, featuring circus acts and domestic animals i.e. horses, dogs and budgerigars.


Friday 29, Saturday 30 May

OU RAG @ Summer VIIIs

Long Bridges/Towpath and Donnington


We will have a large banner, posters, a couple of donation buckets, alcohol and soft drinks in order to raise money, and some information on what we do in RAG fundraising present.


Saturday 30 May

Now Believe

Bonn Square


We are a contemporary Christian street performance with song, rap, spoken word, shared stories, dance (but not choreographed) and street art on canvases.

Sunday 31 May

Headington Festival and Sports Day

Bury Knowle Park


Community event including stalls, refreshments and activities including fairground rides, games and free ‘have-a-go’ sports sessions.



June Calendar of Events 2015


Monday 1 June

Peace Mile

Cutteslowe Park


Transcendence running race.


Saturday 6th June

Oxford Pride

Oxford Castle

See Website

Community celebration event with music and stall.


Saturday 6 June

Red Shoe Walk

City Centre, and Various


8 mile charity walk for families through Oxford centre and surrounding parks


Saturday 13 June

Wood Farm Play Day

Wood Farm Recreation Ground


Oxfordshire Play Association’s play and activity days offer a range of activities designed for children and young people.


Monday 15 June

Peace Mile

Cutteslowe Park 


Transcendence running race.


Saturday 20 June

MCS Arts Festival

Bonn Square


Dance, music and spoken performances on a stage, children's corner with balloon modeller, face painting, games, gazebo for the school, to advertise the arts festival, variety of decorations: balloons, bunting etc.


Saturday 20 June

Florence Park Festival (FloFest)

Florence Park


Community event including music, cabaret, circus, street theatre, short plays, puppet shows, and food.


Sunday 21 June

Great British Greyhound Walk

Cutteslowe Park


The Great British Greyhound Walk is an annual on-lead dog-walking event that brings together retired and rescued greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners, to raise awareness and show members of the public just what wonderful pets greyhounds make.


Sunday 21 June

Run Jericho

Port Meadows, Various.


Community Run: Children’s race ( 1m) and Adults race ( 10km)



July Calendar of Events 2015


1-2 July Oxford University Open Day City Centre See Website


Saturday 4 July Alice's Day City Centre See Website

Alice’s Day is a yearly celebration of Alice In Wonderland. It is co-ordinated by The Story Museum with more than 20 partner venues across Oxford.


Sunday 5 July  Oxford Bike Events Oxpens 7am-6pm

Finish venue of the London and Birmingham to Oxford cycle rides, and start/finish of the Oxford 100/50 mile cycle ride, all in aid of charities. 


Sunday 5 July Cowley Road Carnival Cowley Road, Manzil Gardens, and Union Street Car Park 12-5pm

Community Carnival with music/dance stages, other performances, sound systems, carnival  procession, food/craft/information stalls.

Saturdary 11 July Headington Fun Day Bury Knowle Park 2-5pm

Free fun day for the community of Headington. Games, activities, food and beverages, music and fun.

Saturday 11 July Sobell House Hospice Moonlight Stroll

City Centre

See Website

Charity nine-mile, night-time sponsored walk.


Saturday 25 July Chilterns Action Challenge

Henley-on-Thames to Oxford.

Botley Park


The finish of a charity walk from Henley-on-Thames to Oxford.  The walk is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 


August Calendar of Events 2015

Saturday 1 August

Guide Dogs

Broad Street


Stall supporting a collection in City centre- running a soft toy tombola and selling a selection of Guide Dogs goods.


Friday 14 August

Encephalitis Society RoadShow

Bonn Square


A charity awareness campaign. We will be using a health trailer, max. pitch size 7.5m by 4.2m. Information about the charity will be distributed throughout the day, along with a street collection. The trailer has a generator. The trailer will be dropped of and collected so no parking permit is required.


Sunday 30 August

Headington 5k Race

Court Place Farm


The Headington 5 is planned as a relatively flat 5 mile race run mainly on tarmac footpaths adjacent to Oxford’s Northern Bypass and the Marston Ferry Road.  



September Calendar of Events 2015


Saturday 12 September

Northway Play Day

Northway Recreation Ground

11am to 3pm

Oxfordshire Play Association’s play and activity day offer a range of activities designed for children and young people.


Sunday 13 September

Bike Oxford

City Centre and Various

See Website

Bike Oxford is a day of marked rides of 25, 50 and 80 miles taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside.


Friday 18 September

Oxford University Open Day

City Centre

See Website



October Calendar of Events 2015


Saturday 10 October

Regenesis Gospel Concert

Bonn Square


We will be holding a free Gospel Concert in our Building in the evening. There will be short samples of the music promoting the concert.


Sunday 11 October

Oxford Half Marathon

City Centre

See Website

A fantastic marathon on a flat, single-lap and traffic-free course, taking you on a tour around the city and along the waterways of Oxford.


Sunday 25 October

Walk For Parkinson's

City Centre


5th annual walk to raise money to fund research into a cure for Parkinson’s at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC).



November Calendar of Events 2015


Saturday 7 November

Oxford Round Table’s 48th Annual Fireworks Display

South Park


Charity fund raising event to consist of firework display and bonfire, Jack FM sound stage, event catering, family area, public bar tent and funfair.



December Calendar of Events 2015


Saturday 5 December

Regenesis Gospel Concert

Bonn Square


We will be holding a free Gospel Concert in our Building in the evening. There will be short samples of the music promoting the concert.



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Entertainment - cinemas, theatres, museums and art galleries

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Grants for Community Events

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