May Week Punting

Enjoy fireworks by punt during Cambridge University's May Week celebrations

May Week, which actually takes place in June, is one of the great Cambridge University traditions. It represents the end of the academic year, a time for the collective letting down of hair, of extravagant balls and garden parties, and a chance for students to say their goodbyes. Even if your uni days are long gone, you can enjoy the festivities by heading down to the river and getting a front row seat to the huge, spectacular fireworks displays. 

A punt offers the best vantage point, and for the most impressive displays, we recommend 18 June (when the legendary Trinity and Clare College balls take place) and 19 June (St John’s). The atmosphere is always incredible – so pack some nibbles and a bottle of fizz and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable evening out. Scudamore’s, Let’s Go! Punting and Rutherford’s will all be offering May Week punting experiences, and early booking is advised for all.