Things to Do

Regular Events

Market Day
Monday Market
Monday is market day, but the May bank holiday and late summer bank holiday markets are the biggest and best.
Summer Carnival
St Ives Carnival
This is a regular event held annually in Warner's Park in July. It features a float parade through the town followed by family activities in the park on Saturday and a music festival on Sunday. For more information contact John Vincent on 07774 294807 or 01480 421239, especially if you'd like to participate or help.
St Ives Regatta
The St Ives Regatta is held on the river Great Ouse based from Noble's Field. It is a weekend-long event consisting of a rowing regatta on the Saturday and Dragon Boat races on Sunday, with family entertainment all weekend long on Noble's Field.
St Ives Music and Arts Festival
This annual tradition of concerts, exhibitions and events is held in late summer, typically during the last week of August.
Michaelmous Fair
Michaelmous Fair
In October each year for a week a fair with rides and stalls and games takes over the Market Square in the centre of town.
Christmas lights
Christmas Lights
Like most places in the UK, St Ives town celebrated the start of the third millennium one year early. :-)
Dickensian Fair
Dickensian Christmas Market
This has become a regular event on the first Sunday in December each year; held in the town centre.
Civic Sunday
The Mayoral parade following shortly after "Mayor Making" in which the new Mayor and Councillors parade through the streets of St Ives.

Days Out

The Raptor Foundation
The Raptor Foundation
A rescue and rehabilitation centre for birds of prey - owls, buzzards, eagles, kestrels etc. Regular flying displays are held and there are opportunities for children and adults to hold some of the birds.
Swavesey Lakes
Walks and days out amongst nature in and around the Fendrayton gravel pits, also referred to as the Swavesey Lakes.

The River Great Ouse

Ouse Valley Way
The Ouse Valley Way
This is a footpath covering some 35km along the river Great Ouse, and passing through St Ives.
Boating on the river Great Ouse
The Westover Boat Company offers cruises on the Barkis and Peggoty. See also the Great Ouse Boating Association of England or Hartford Marina
The Captain's Table
The The Captain's Table is a cruising restaurant and pleasure boat that plies the river Great Ouse.
Cruising the river Great Ouse
Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the river to see the coutryside of Huntindgonshire from a different perspective.
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