Free Event / Suitable for Kids / Community Event

Monday 1st July 2019

”The Life and Art of Sofonisba Anguissola” – talk by Angela Smith at the Catholic Church Hall (2pm)
One of the many events organised over the year by the Art Society, Newmarket. Donation of £5 requested. Tea & Cake  served. More information:

Schools' Concert

Schools’ Concert

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

 ”Schools’ Concert for Retired Residents of    Newmarket” St Mary’s Church (1-3pm) A special concert, uniting young & old!
Free lunch for the audience from noon in the Turner Hall, courtesy of Bedford Lodge Hotel & Tesco.

Friday 5th July 2019

”Rhythm Joint Social Record Hop”  Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (7:30pm-11:30pm) DJ Playing Jazz, R&B & Swing.
All welcome to watch, drink or jig about! Pay on door: £7

Saturday 6th July 2019

‘Delta Sunrise” Bill Tutte Memorial (10am)
Blues Musicians Collective playing everything from Mississippi Delta country blues to the full on Chicago sound: Brian Burns (guitar), Dave Rushton (slide guitars & harmonica), Peter Corp (bass) and Sam Norfolk (drums & percussion)

Saturday 6th July 2019

”Town Carnival & Parade” High Street (12:15pm); the Severals (1pm)
With floats themed on Julia Donaldson books, followed by bands, displays and a Strong Man competition on the Severals, finishing with a DJ in the evening.

Saturday 6th July

The Bull (8:30pm-11pm)
Music outside in the garden

Sunday 7th July 2019

Newmarket Town Band 
All Saints Church (3-5pm). Our Town Band has delighted local audiences for over 60 years; enjoy your favourites with a picnic tea.

From Monday 8th July 2019

Saddle Up Art Trail throughout the town until the 22nd September.
Organised by the Animal Health Trust, artists and sculptors have created an Art Trail inspired by horses. Pick up your copy of the trail map, set off to choose your favourite and try your hand at competitions, events and activities galore! More info

  Tuesday 9th July 2019

 ”Music for a Summer Evening” St Mary’s    Church (7:30pm). Enjoy the music of cellist Yalda Davis and pianist James Recknell. Tickets: £10, including a glass of wine. More information: 01638 603489

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Everyday Magic by ordinary People: Parenting Conference, Memorial Hall (9am-2:30pm)
Sharing Parenting’s 10th Anniversary celebration,underlining that ‘the best thing we can spend on our children is time!’. Workshop include mindfulness ‘theraplay’ and more.

Thursday 11th July 2019 to Saturday 13th July 2019

‘Leather & Lace’ by Jacquie Jones, Heath Court Hotel. Grand opening Thursday 6-9:30pm Fri & Sat 11am-4pm) 
Jacquie is a multimedia artist. Known ont only for the fluid movement of her paintings of horses,but also for her much sought-after hand-painted clothes, scarves and china. More info: 07816 856572/07947 592204 or

Thursday 11th July

Open Studio: Chris Winch – The National Stud
Off Newmarket Stallion Roundabout, CB8 0XE (10am on). A chance to see a range of original equestrian and wildlife watercolours and mixed media canvases by the National Stud’s Artist in Residence. More info 07963 467960

Friday 12th July 2019

Newmarket Community Choir Festival Concert – All Saint’s Church (7:30pm)
An evening of summer music for all with our friendly Community Choir, with refreshments. Tickets from Coffee & Co or on door (if available) £5

Waggon and Horses

Friday 12th July 2019

FIVESKA – The Bull (9pm-midnight)
Fantastic Ska band, featuring local musicians and bands. 

Saturday 13th July 2019

Community Day – Bull Tutte Memorial (10:30am on)
Music all day long, featuring local musicians, bands and dance groups who are associated with Newmarket. 

Saturday 13th July 2019  

Music on the Market  – Newmarket High Street (10am-2:30pm) 
Come and enjoy a selection of music set within a traditional market. More info:

Saturday 13th July 2019

Reelin ‘n’ Rockin – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (8:30-11:30pm)
An evening of Rock & Roll form the 50s and 60s. Tickets only: £6 members, £8 non members. 

Saturday 13th July 2019

BEERBELLY – Waggon & Horses (9:30pm-midnight)
Popular 3-piece band; guitar based rock. 

Sunday 14th July 2019

Newmarket Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert – All Saints Church (4pm)
Music for a Summer Afternoon, featuring baritone soloist John Holland-Avery. Programme includes Rossini, Salieri, Butterworth, Gabrieli and Arriaga. Tickets from Coffee & Co or on door: £5 including refreshment; under 17s free. 

Tuesday 16th July 2019 

Jazz & Chocolate – Artistry in Cocoa, 25 Granby st, CB8 8HE
Tutored chocolate tasting 7:30-8:15pm (£5 please book), followed by live saxophone jazz with Naomi Brighty and chocolate cafe till 9:30pm. Free entry; tickets for tasting 01638 660503 

Thursday 18th July 2019

Jancis Harvey – Newmarket Day Centre (1:30-2:30pm)
Much admired local folk-singer; vocal and guitar. Tea and cake will be served. 

Friday 19th July 2019 

Thriller Newmarket Nights – July Racecourse (3:40-10:30pm)

Friday 19th July 2019

So 80s Duo – The Bull (9pm-midnight)
80s nostalgia at its very best. 

Saturday 20th July 2019

Modern Jive Dance Demonstration with JIVE4ALL.DANCE – Bill Tutte Memorial (2-3:30pm)
Come and see this fun exciting partner dance, taking influences from almost every other style of dance!

Saturday 20th July 2019

Galaxy Big Band: Outdoor Prom Concert – George & Dragon, Snailwell (gates open 5:30pm for 7pm start; keep entrance clear)
Bring a picnic, seating etc and enjoy a lovely evening of Glenn Miller era music- and our Grand Raffle! Gazebos welcome but check with Kevin at the pub first. All proceeds to St Peter’s Church. Tickets (from July 1st): £10 from 01638 577456 or Eric Tennent’s Butchers, Newmarket or George & Dragon; on gate £12; under 15yr free.

Saturday 20th July 2019

ANNIKA RANDS – Waggon & Horses (9:30pm-midnight)
Popular solo singer covering 1960s to present day.

Sunday 21st July 2019

LIVE ROCK WITH DEN ‘N’ DAVE – The Bushel (6-8pm)
Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) & Dave Edwards (Remus Down Boulevard). 

Thursday 25th July 2019

ART WORKSHOP IN THE GARDENS – Memorial Gardens (1-4pm)
Posh King James and his pukka palace: How James built and enjoyed his beautiful palace at Newmarket (1606-1625). Storytelling & drama – storytelling and fun drama games and activities along the theme of ”below stairs’ versus ‘courtly’ life in a royal palace. 

Thursday 25th July 2019

ART WORKSHOP IN THE GARDENS – Memorial Gardens (1-4pm)
Come and paint with graffiti artist Si Mitchell. 

Thursday 25th July 2019

Jam Night – The Bull (2-4:15pm)
Bring your instruments and jam with Johnny & Jonno!

Friday 26th July 2019

Tea Dance Party – Memorial Hall (2-4:15pm)
Take your partners and enjoy the dancing, tea and cake! Tickets: £4.50 on the door. 

Friday 26th July 2019 

Rudimental Newmarket Nights – July Racecourse (3:40-10:30pm)

Friday 26th July 2019 

PLONK & PAINT – Exning Community Church Hall (7-10pm)
Enjoy a fun and relaxed evening of painting, chatting and drinking. No experience necessary – bring a bottle and unleash your inner artist! Tickets: £25 (materials included), 18yrs+. Limited spaces, so book on 07742 153746 or 

Saturday 27th July 2019

Art & Craft Market – Newmarket High Street 
Along the regular market

Saturday 27th July 2019

BELL RINGING – St Mary’s Church (from 3pm)
The oldest bells in St Mary’s date from Tudor time! Enjoy their glorious sound and then discover how they work. 

Saturday 27th July 2019

Sporting Art Open House – Palace House (10am-5pm)
Come and explore Charles II’s Newmarket Palace -the gallery where Art meets Sport! Includes entry to the special exhibition ‘The Thirty  Assassins: Faces of the Palio’ by Marco Delogu. 

Saturday 27th July 2019

Newmarket Songwriters – Kings Theatre Bar, Fitzroy St (8-10pm).
A showcase for original songwriters in Newmarket and local area, usually meeting the last Saturday of each month. 14yrs+

Saturday 27th July 2019 

TONY G – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (8:30-11:30pm)
Vocal tribute to the songs of Elvis. Pay on doors: £5 members, £7 non members. 

Saturday 27th July 2019

FREEFALL – New Wellington (9pm-midnight)
Pop, rock, funk, punk and even swing!

Saturday 27th July 2019

CHELSEA FRANCIS – Waggon & Horses (9:30pm-00:00)
Versatile soloist:hits from the last 6 decades. 

Sunday 28th  July 2019 

Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (12:30-3:30pm)
All welcome. Pay on door £7.50


Monday to Friday in July 2019 -Except 11th-13th July

ROD BASTABLE – Kings Hotel Bar & Restaurant
(Exhibition open Mon-Fri 7am- 11pm, except 11th-13th July)
Linger over landscapes and horse paintings in this unique setting, on the site of James I’s Newmarket Palace. More info:

Tuesday to Sunday in July 2019

For the love of the Horse’ by Regina Ray – Newmarket Library 
Revealing the people behind the success of famous horses, this exhibition is a collection of photographic portraits of the unknown lads and lasses who work every day in the training yards and stables of Newmarket.

From 27th June to 29th September

George Stubbs 1724-1806: ”Anatomist” – Palace House (10am-5pm) daily. 
Sponsored by Shadwell Stud.
This exhibition explores the amazing skills employed by one of the Britain’s best loved artist in his detailed observations of nature. Admission charge; for further details see

July 2019

‘Everyone’s a winner’ by Paula Wilson – The Atrium, Palace House (10am-5pm daily)
Fascinating personal journals of Newmarket’s retired racing fraternity, created by artist Paula Wilson through her latest community project, will be on display alongside with Paula’s signature colourful art. 


Waggon & Horses – Karaoke with Shaz
Every Sunday 8:30pm till late 
Open mic night with Pat every Thursday 8:30pm till late

The Bull: DJ in the Garden
Thursday 11th July, Saturday 13th July, Saturday 20th July, Saturday 37th July (8pm-00:00)

White Hart: Live Bands
Every Friday (9:30 – midnight)
Every Saturday (9pm – 1am) 

The Shoes: Live Music Every Week. 


Please note that the events listed above are the responsibility of the venues, with the exception of Schools’ Concert, Delta Sunrise, Community Day and Modern Jive Demonstration. All times and details were correct at the time of publication.