Upcoming events on our land

We manage and co-ordinate all events held on our land and all major events on non-City Council land such as on the public highway. Find out how to Apply to hold an event on our land.

Upcoming events

May and June 2019

  • Until 4 September, High Fly Trapeze, Florence Park. Flying Trapeze School offering lessons for beginners.
  • Monday 27 to Friday 31 May, Guide Dogs Charity Promotion, Bonn Square. 
  • Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, Headington Festival & Sports Day, Bury Knowle Park. Annual Community Event with family film screening on Saturday and a range of attractions for people of all ages to enjoy on Sunday.
  • Saturday 1 June, Oxford Pride Parade, City Centre. Annual celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Oxfordshire.
  • Sunday 2 June, Bubble Rush, Cutteslowe Park. Family-friendly charity fun run organised by local charity, Helen and Douglas House.
  • Tuesday 4 June, NHS Blood and Transplant Sign Up, Bonn Square. 
  • CANCELLED: Saturday 8 June, Big Green Day Out, Broad Street. A day-long family festival celebrating everything green and sustainable in and around Oxford, launching Oxford Green Week.
  • Saturday 8 June, The People's Fair, Manzil Way. Eid street party to celebrate community cohesion and to fundraise for Restore.
  • Saturday 8 June, Soulful House Hugs, Bonn Square. Providing soulful house music for the people of Oxford - and free hugs to anyone who wants them.
  • Saturday 8 JuneChildren’s Day, Florence Park. Organised by the Christian Life Centre, to celebrate children in the community - activities for the day include a bouncy castle, sports, face painting and a BBQ.
  • Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 June, Old Fashion Tent Meeting, Oxpens Meadow. Public prayer and worship meetings organised by Oxford Baptist Chapel.
  • Sunday 9 June, St Andrew's School Fun Run, Bury Knowle Park. Annual fun run for the pupils of St Andrew's Church of England Primary School. 
  • Monday 10 June, Waste Not Want Not, Bonn Square. There will be a tasty vegetarian lunch made from surplus food, which would otherwise have gone to waste, in the centre of Oxford. Copies of ideas and recipes to try later at home, too. This event is part of Oxford Green Week. 
  • Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June, Botanic Dance, South Park. 30-minute performances aiming to bring contemporary dance and opera into green spaces. This event is part of Oxford Green Week.  
  • Saturday 15 June, Oxford Electric Vehicle Show, Broad Street. This is a headline event as part of Oxford City Council’s Oxford Green Week and provides an opportunity for Oxford residents to come, meet and ask questions of local electric vehicle owners.
  • Saturday 15 June, 175th Anniversary Celebration of the Didcot to Oxford Great Western Railway, Grandpont Open Space. A community celebration, including activities such as miniature train rides with COSME, model train displays, guided walk and self-guided trail, stalls and more. 
  • Saturday 15 & Sunday 16, Oxford Thai Festival, Botley Park. Showcasing the best of Thailand, including Thai food, craft stalls, massages and live performances of Traditional Thai Dancing, Thai Folk Songs, Muay Thai Boxing and Lady Boy Shows.
  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, Summertown Stars Football Tournament, Cutteslowe Park. A two-day weekend football tournament for girls, boys, ladies and men's teams.  
  • Sunday 16 June, Run Jericho, route around Jericho, Port Meadow and Wolvercote. Annual community fun run that raises crucial funds for St Barnabas Primary School.
  • Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day Installation, Bonn Square. Car installation to raise awareness of the fact that frequently the worst air pollution from cars is actually within the car, and therefore a very real yet invisible hazard to drivers and passengers. 
  • Saturday 22 June, FloFest and GloFest, Florence Park. Annual mid-summer family festival, featuring a music stage, variety stage, literary tent, food/drinks vendors and other stalls and attractions. FloFest will be followed by the ticketed GloFest with more music, DJ sets and food!
  • Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, Oxford Blackbirds Football Tournament, Blackbird Leys Park. A 6 a side football tournament for ages 7 to 15.
  • Saturday 22 June, MCS Festival of the Arts Launch Event, Bonn Square. A free, family-orientated day to celebrate the opening of the Oxford Festival of the Arts.
  • Saturday 22 June, Offbeat Festival, Gloucester Green. 2 x outdoor performances as part of the annual Offbeat Festival by Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station.
  • Saturday 29 June10th Oxford Summer Mela, Rose Hill Community Centre and Rec Ground. Annual family event to promote community cohesion and integration.
  • Saturday 29 June, Leys Fun Day, Blackbird Leys Park. Free Community celebration for the Leys Community.
  • Saturday 29 June, Donnington Day, Donnington Rec Ground. A village fete event that will celebrate and raise awareness of the role of community organisations in Donnington.
  • Saturday 29 June, Saturday Series Orienteering Event, Cutteslowe Park. Orienteering Event organised by Thames Valley Orienteering Club.
  • Saturday 29 June, Hinksey Park FC Summer Party, Grandpont Rec. Annual summer party for the football club.
  • Sunday 30 June, South Oxford Family Triathlon, Grandpont, Hinksey Park, Dean's Ham & SOAP. A non-competitive family event involving 6 lengths swimming in Hinksey Pool, 1 mile run around Dean's Ham meadow, and 4 laps cycling around Grandpont Nature Park, all undertaken as part of a family group.
  • Sunday 30 June, Headington Baptist Church Open Air Service, Bury Knowle Park. Annual morning family service with worship songs, drama, children’s activities and talks.


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