Oxford City Council

PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Web http://www.oxford.gov.uk/


Events in Oxford

Upcoming Events organised in partnership with Oxford City Council

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Oxford City Council's Culture & Events Team both delivers events and manages events on Oxford City Council land

Key events the City Council delivers annually are:

  • Dancin' Oxford Festival (Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • May Morning (1 May)
  • Lord Mayor's Celebration (May/June)
  • Christmas Light Festival (November)
  • St Giles' Funfair (September)

In addition to delivering the above events, the Events Team manages and co-ordinates all events held on Oxford City Council land and all major events on non-City Council land such as on the public highway.

Below is the Events Calendar for events taking place on Oxford City Council land:


November Calendar of Events 2015

Wednesday 11th November 

Secondary Schools Cross County Race

Horspath Road Recreation Ground and Shotover Country Park


Cross country event for city secondary schools.

Thursday 19th November

Small Business Saturday Promotion

Bonn Square, Manzil Way Gardens


Promotional bus tour promoting the Small Business Saturday campaign. www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd November

Christmas Light Festival

City Centre

See schedule on website.

Cultural activities and shows at venues across the city. http://www.oxfordschristmas.com/

Saturday 21st November

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Cross Country Association, Annual Championships

Horspath Road Recreation Ground and Shotover Country Park


Cross Country running races. www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com

Friday 27th November

Outdoor Market off Cornmarket

Market Street


The Oxford Covered Market is hosting this outdoor market between the Covered Market and Cornmarket.

Saturday 28th November

Oxford University vs Cambridge University IIs-IVs Varsity Match

Shotover Country Park


The Oxford vs. Cambridge University Varsity race for the 2nd to 4th teams.


December Calendar of Events 2015

Saturday 5th December

Switchmode Gospel Concert

Bonn Square


Short samples will be performed to promote a  free Gospel Concert at a nearby church.

Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th December

Oxford Arts Market

Broad Street


Street market featuring artists, designers and craft makers.

Monday 7th - Friday 11th December

Charity Link Fundraiser by Dogs Trust

Bonn Square


Sponsor a Dog direct debit campaign.

Thursday 10th December

Oxford Covered Market Christmas Late Night Opening

Covered Market


The Oxford Christmas Market will stay open late for Christmas shopping. 


Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th December

Oxford Christmas Market

Broad Street


Festive decorated stalls offering Christmas gifts, and seasonal food and drink.

Saturday 12th December

Charity Row to the North Pole

Bonn Square 



Charitable rowing machine row for athletes of Hinksey Sculling School. www.hinkseysculling.org.uk

Sunday 13th December

Santa's Fun Run

Broad Street


Participants in this 2 mile charity fun run will be dressed as Santa. http://www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/

Friday 18th December

Recycling Roadshow 

Bonn Square



Recycling roadshow as part of a series of co-ordinated events across the city for national Recycling Week. Promoting recycling in Oxford, giving away recycling freebies and information. www.oxford.gov.uk/recycling

Saturday 19th December

The Fresh Dixie Project

Bonn Square


The Fresh Dixie Project perform a busking concert. www.freshdixieproject.com


Event Comments, Compliments and Complaints

Please use our online form to Make a comment, compliment or complaint about an event in the city.

Entertainment - cinemas, theatres, museums and art galleries

Visit our Entertainment and Attractions page for links and information about local cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries and sporting events in Oxford.

Grants for Community Events

Visit our Community Grants page to find put about applying for grants for community events.

What's On - Oxford events guides





Page last updated 19 October 2015

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