Enjoy the end-of-term fireworks presented by each college in the University of Cambridge from the best seat in the house- the River Cam! As each college attempts to usurp the next in a bid to win the best firework presentation, be wowed from the best spot on the river. The May Ball Fireworks (that actually takes place in June) draw in huge crowds from all over the world. So, be sure to see the best and brightest create the best and brightest shows, from the front row.
Cambridge University Fireworks
Fireworks on the Cam
This is a tradition that began in the 1800s, around the same time that pleasure punting began picking up steam in popularity. It was only in the 1960s, however, that the affairs became more than a way of celebrating the end of the year. Each college began using orchestras and bands, followed by the inclusion of local businesses who were keen to sponsor and be involved with the celebrations. The dress code for those attending these exclusive events is black or white tie for men, depending on the ball and beautiful evening gowns for the ladies. This is your chance to see the stunning evening ware worn by the attendees and the Cambridge colleges lit up in all their glory ready for the evenings entertainment.