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May Ball Firework Punting

May Ball Punting Cambridge

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May Week Fireworks are an annual celebration of the May Balls which for the students means the end of their studies.

These shared tour tickets are a cheaper way to experience some of the best firework displays around. Simply purchase the amount of tickets required for your party and arrive at our departure point at 9.30pm so the chauffeur has enough time to navigate to a great vantage point for the firework extravaganza at 10.30 – 11.00pm.

Unfortunately the event is not taking place this year but if you don’t want to miss out in 2022 reserve your spot today by calling us on 01223782306.

At the end of every academic year, each college in the University of Cambridge hosts their own ball to celebrate another year of academic achievement. As well as saying goodbye to the friends that they have made during their studies. These are lavish and stunning affairs that can last all night long, finishing with many students punting to Grantchester. 

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.  

If you would like to witness this great spectacle then book early, as these days tickets sell out in record time, with Trinity and St John‘s Colleges being two of the most popular available. Firework displays are now a big part of each night as each college seeks to out-do one another. This is one of our most popular times for punting, so grab your tickets today before it’s too late. 

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