Regular events in the Headington area


Oxford Art Week
Exhibitions in May/June, many in Headington. See ArtWeeks near the time for details

Headington Festival
Usually the first weekend in June in and around Bury Knowle Park.
Organised by Headington Action

The Friends of Old Headington Gardens Open Day
Usually held in June: see Friends of Old Headington website


Headington FunDay in Bury Knowle Park
Organized by Churches Together in Headington

Holy Trinity Church open days
Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry is usually open at weekends during the summer months

All Saints Summer Music Festival
A series of concerts is held at All Saints Church during the summer (dates vary, but between June to September)

Food Festival in South Park
Often held at the August Bank Holiday weekend

Headington Shark’s birthday
Born 7 August 1986: Bill Heine sometimes throws a party


Headington Beer Festival at the Mason’s Arms in Quarry

Heritage Open Days (“Open Doors”)
Check Open Doors website to see what is open in Headington

Streets for People Day
Always on 22 September across Europe, but events in Headington are usually held at a weekend near the date


Apple Day
Warneford Meadow in October

Fireworks in South Park
Giant Firework Display normally takes place in South Park on the nearest Saturday to 5 November (can be end October): check in local press


Headington Live Advent
Every day of Advent, from 1 to 24 December inclusive

Boxing Day Morris Men
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers and Mummers normally perform outside Quarry pubs from midday on Boxing Day (or a day later if Boxing Day falls on a Sunday) See the HQMD website for details

the year

Farmers’ Market
Top of New High Street every Saturday, 10am–2.30pm

Headington Theatre Performances
See theatre website. For programme email or tel. 01865 759138

Headington Singers
Three concerts a year – Christmas, Easter and July – usually held at All Saints Church, Lime Walk. Choral classics and much else besides, including carols at Christmas. See Headington Singers website for details.

Health Walks in Bury Knowle Park

Meet at the Library on Fridays at 10am. Wheelchair accessible.

Walk and Cycle maps from Oxfordshire County Council:

Shotover from Thornhill Park & Ride

Brasenose Woods (PDF)

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