Come and celebrate at the Mayfest

Published: Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Little Clarendon Street’s shopkeepers, eateries & local residents are joining forces this bank holiday weekend to host a special community festival.

The festival will showcase one of Oxford’s most iconic streets at its quirky best.

The unique street, nicknamed by some “Little Trendy Street”, has always had a special feel to it. It has such a varied range of shops, restaurants and cafes that there is always something new to see or do.

To celebrate this, the street is hosting Mayfest, a community festival on bank holiday Monday 6 May from 1pm to 10pm.

There will be street stalls, a food and drink market, live music and children’s activities. All the shops are putting on events and special offers, including The Oxford Wine Café, the Jericho Cheese Shop, G&Ds ice cream parlour, Pierre Victoire, Al-Andalus, Carluccio’s, Angels cocktail bar, Love Jericho bar and lounge, Gail’s, the Duke of Cambridge and Common Ground. Neighbouring Somerville College is supporting the event.

Roxy Syeda (Angels) and Loredana Stroup (G&D’s), who are helping to organise the street fair say “The street will look fabulous with restored festoon lights and hanging flower baskets. There will be much to see and do. We hope lots of people will come along.”

John Mair, a local resident, whose idea it was to put on the Mayfest, says “The weather forecast is fine and we’re all set for a brilliant day. Please support this local event. We hope it will be the first of many.