May Week Fireworks

The Colleges of Trinity & St Johns host spectacular Firework displays during their May Balls each year.

May Week (confusing now in June!) celebrates the end of the Cambridge University exams & is the biggest event in the University’s social calendar. Each college hosts their own May Ball – to highlight of the end academic year. Each year, Trinity College & St Johns College include incredible fireworks displays aiming to be beigger and better than each other & least year! You can be there, taking it all in from a Chauffeured punt – undoubtedly the best vantage point.

Fireworks from a Chauffeured Punt

Book a Private Tour for up to 12 people or seats on a Shared Punt. Our boats depart at 9.30pm in order to give your chauffeur plenty of time to navigate to a great vantage point for the firework extravaganza at 10.30 – 11.00pm. Boats return around 11.30pm.

The atmosphere on the River Cam over these 2 evenings is unrivalled by any other night of the year, so put the dates in your diary and book early to avoid disappointment as tickets will sell out. Click here to check our video of May Ball 2019!


Private Tours are £250 for up to 12 people & Shared Tour tickets are £25 per person.

Food and Drink

You are more than welcome to bring your food and drinks on board – just remember there won’t be any access to toilet facilities whilst out on the river.

Know Before You Go

Shared Tours – Late arrival will result in missing the event. Boats will depart at 9.30pm sharp.

Private Tours – Late arrival may result in missing the fireworks.

You are welcome to bring food and drinks on board.

Full payment is required to secure your booking.

The event will still go ahead in poor weather. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Refunds will only be made if the event is cancelled. More information can be found here: Terms & Conditions.

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