Oxfordshire events to look forward to in 2017
Christmas has been and gone, and the start of a brand new year has brought with it some predictably gloomy weather. If you’re suffering from the back-to-work blues, here are some dates to get into your diary for this year so that you have something to look forward to.
Common People Festival
When: 27 – 28 May 2017
Where: South Park, Oxford
Duran Duran and Primal Scream are among the acts lined up for this year’s Common People Festival in Oxford’s South Park. Enjoy your favourite bands with sweeping views of the dreaming spires on the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Henley Royal Regatta
When: 28 June – 2 July 2017
A favourite event in the British sporting calendar, the Henley Royal Regatta is the place to be if you’re interested in seeing some of the nation’s best oarsmen in action. With plenty of upmarket catering to keep you wined and dined as you watch Olympians row past, this is a sophisticated day out and the perfect excuse to don your best summer finery.
Cowley Road Carnival
When: 2 July 2017
Where: Cowley Road, Oxford
Taking place this year on 2 July, Oxford’s liveliest community event returns for another year on 2 July. Expect lots of colour, lots of music and dancing, and a party atmosphere that continues late into the night.
Cornbury Music Festival
When: 7 – 9 July 2017
Where: The Great Tew Park, Great Tew
Back for the 14th time but sadly also the last, the 2017 Cornbury Music Festival is headlined by none other than legendary international star Bryan Adams, who’ll play the Saturday. Make the most of this fantastic local festival while it lasts.
When: 3 – 6 August 2017
Where: Blenheim Palace
A must for any lover of the countryside, Countryfile Live is your chance to watch animal displays, learn about all things rural, meet your favourite presenters and much more. The action unfolds in the beautiful environs of Blenheim Palace, where you’ll also find plenty of tempting shopping, food and drink along with fun and games from 4×4 off-roading to a camera tower.
St Giles Street Fair
When: 4 – 5 September 2017
Where: St Giles, Oxford
Every Oxford resident’s favourite funfair takes place on the 4th and 5th of September this year. Expect all the usual suspects, from dodgems and carousels to fortune tellers and candy floss sellers.
50th Round Table Fireworks
When: 4 November 2017
Where: South Park, Oxford
Now celebrating its 50th year, the ever-impressive Oxford Round Table Fireworks will be dazzling crowds once again come the night before Bonfire Night. With music provided by Jack FM and a bonfire of almost legendary proportions, Oxford’s South Park is the place to be for your Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.
As ever, don’t forget to book your chauffeur to get you to and from every event in style and safety, allowing you to relax and keep the drinks flowing.