Local Excellence Market Saturday 26th September please be thoughtful on distancing and mask wearing where appropriate.
Abingdon-on-Thames has a lively community life. Day, weekend and week long festivals are held throughout the year. Individuals and town societies contribute to the calendar with support from the town administration.
Annual events are affected in 2020 and 2021
January New Years Day walks, March Abingdon Model Railway Show, Fairtrade Fortnight, Abingdon Science Festival, Young Enterprise, April Head of the River Race, Freewheeling Cycling Festival, Festival of the Thames, St George’s Day MG and Scouting events. Abingdon Air and Country Show, Abingdon Jazz Festival, Bank Holiday walks, English Music Festival, June Fun in the Park Day, Election of Mayor of Ock Street tradition, Abingdon Food and Drink Festival, National Make Music Day, July Sailing Regattas, Swan Upping week, August Oxfordshire Chilli Festival. Children’s Activity Days, September Dragon Boat Day, Heritage Open Days and weekend, October Abingdon Fair, Abingdon Marathon, November Fireworks, Christmas Crafts, Shopping with carols, Abingdon Mummers Play tour, Santa’s tour, Celebration of Abingdon and MG.
Sports events include national competitions at Tilsley Park, Thames Path charity walks and the weekly Park Run and all our river based activities.
Being near to world-leading scientific research has its benefits for arts, science and sports locally. The ATOM Science Festival is inspirational keep an eye on plans for March 2021.
Summer events in the Market Place and on the Thames add to the richness of life.MG have their famous Boxing Day rally, cars come for the run into the countryside with enthusiasts from all parts of the world.
Please add any event for this or next year by going with date and a photograph or image to Submit an Event. Anyone in town is able to do this for the whole of the coming year.
Abbey Chamber Concerts
A series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month. 3.00 pm to 4.00pm at St Nicolas Church, Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HF Like a lot of our local […]
September The Festival in our town is co-ordinated by the town’s civic society. In 2020 walks were more self guilded and some of the events went on line. A lot of […]
Dragon Boating Day
Dragon Boat Day is a long-established, annual charity fund raising event held on and alongside the River Thames in Abingdon-on-Thames. Organisers are The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper with support from […]
The Spring Rides Cycling Festival welcomes everyone. It is put on by the Freewheeling Cycling Club and involved Abibike and keen cyclists. This is an April fixture which always seems to […]
Abingdon Science Festival
Newest among the annual events in the Abingdon-on-Thames town calendar, the ATOM Abingdon Science Festival celebrates the concentration of scientific companies and organisations in the surrounding area, as well as encouraging […]