What's on in Oxford | Annual Events in Oxford

Tour In A Day's quick events guide aims to let you know what the main events are in Oxford throughout the year. It does not aim to be fully comprehensive but should highlight some of the major events of that visitors might be interested in. Over the year Oxford hosts a number of world class events and we have listed them below by whats on in each month.


The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Christ Church College
Zippos Circus South Park

Oxford Colleges May Day Balls
Blenheim Jousting and the Victorians
Blenheim Ferrari Owners Club Spring Picnic

7-8 Blenheim Palace Triathlon
The Oxford Oxfringe Fesitval is the fringe festival for Oxford, UK, featuring music, literature, comedy and theatre. The festival normally occurs in June wach year.

6 Cowley Road Carnival
19 Blenheim Battle Proms Concert evening event Oxfringe
25-27 Blenheim The CLA Game Fair The 50th CLA Game Fair

8-10 Blenheim Jousting and the Victorians
28 Foxfm party in the park concert South Park

11-14 Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
21 Blenheim Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

18-26 A Victorian Halloween at Blenheim Palace

15 Nov - 14 Dec Christmas at Blenheim Palace

13-14 Festive entertainment at Blenheim Palace
15 Nov - 14 Dec Christmas at Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Sun 25th Mar, 2018)

Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.

Oxford Literary Festival
(Mon 02nd Apr, 2018)

The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.

May Day Celebrations 6am
(Tue 01st May, 2018)

Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.