What’s On

We might be a small town, but Royston has a vibrant calendar of events with something happening almost every weekend, from family fun to sports to retail trails to arts, crafts or music. Click through to the Events Calendar to discover how to spend your time, and make a special note of our big-name key Royston events below. Enjoy!

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Royston Arts Festival

Taking place toward the end of September, Royston Arts Festival is the annual festival that celebrates local talent. Organised by Creative Royston, enjoy workshops, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, dance, film and music, for all ages and interests.


Royston in Blue

In June, the Heath turns into a wave of blue as runners and walkers of all ages take part in Royston in Blue, the 5k fundraising run/walk in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Wear lots of blue and dress up as much as you like – there are prizes for the best fancy-dressed entrants!


Royston Kite Festival

The skies about the Heath are filled with the colourful sight of kites every August, when thousands flock to the Heath to experience the Rotary Club’s annual Kite Festival. Daring displays entertain all ages in the main arena, and families enjoy kite making workshops, children’s entertainment and a fun fair.


Royston May Fayre

May Day fun for all ages when the Royston May Fayre comes to the Priory Memorial Gardens, with arena events, children’s fairground rides, miniature train rides, traditional Punch and Judy, music and beer tent, and much more.


Royston Open Secrets

Fun for all the family when Royston’s community and businesses come together in one giant marquee on the Heath to showcase all Royston has to offer. Discover businesses that don’t have a shop-front and community groups to introduce a new interest, mixed up with family friendly entertainment.


Royston Picture Palace

Every weekend, Royston Town Hall turns into a state-of-the-art digital cinema complete with comfortable tiered seating. Book your ticket online, in the library or take your chance on the night, grab some popcorn from the kiosk, sit back and enjoy the best in recent films in Royston’s very own cinema.

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