Festivals and Events

Each year Thame plays host to a varied selection of community events and celebrations, from fun-filled festivals to traditional market days – there is always something going on. As well as these annual events, all other community events are listed on our website events calendar.

Music in the Park

Sunday 5th May 2024

Head over to Elms Park for a family friendly day of music! Multiple stages, tons of acts, and plenty of good vibes.

Taste of Thame

Saturday 25th May 2024

Celebrating the town centre’s  food businesses and local producers. With opportunities to discover and taste some incredible food and drink, take part in food related workshops.

Thame Carnival

Saturday 15th June 2024

The town centre streets will be lined with people watching the procession of floats that travel from Elms Park to Southern Road Recreation Ground, culminating in a traditional summer fete.

Duck Race

Sunday 16th June 2024

Captain Ducky and his pirate crew will take to the water in their not-so-seaworthy boats, to accompany the 2,000 ducks that take part in this annual extravaganza that starts from the bridge on the Old Long Crendon Road.

CPM Thame 10k

Sunday 30th June 2024

Whether you are a club runner looking to improve your PB or a fun runner, this is one for you. This circular race navigates playing fields, Thame’s historic town centre and the traffic-free Phoenix Trail. 

Town Awards

Thursday 18th July 2024

Set up to recognise, thank and celebrate people all around Thame who help their neighbours, support local groups or go out of their way for others in their community. Nominations will open in Spring.

Market Community Fun Day


Each year the Charter Market hosts a day of fun activities for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to find out more about charities and organisations that serve Thame

September Street Fair

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st September 2024

Don’t miss this spectacular annual fun fair! Thame’s High Street is transformed into a mini theme park with everything from rides to games to candy floss!

Thame Food Festival


Held at Thame Showground, this festival features over 120 artisan food producers and stalls, with demonstrations, and masterclasses from leading chefs and bakers.

French Market

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2024

Stall holders travel to Thame from France selling a range of local crafts, hot food, soaps, and more.

October Charter Fair


A smaller fair than the one held in September, taking over just the Upper High Street car park with rides, bumper cars and candy floss.

Thame Art Crawl


A pop-up art exhibition in the windows of Thame town centre businesses, with an exciting display of artistic talent from professional to up-and-coming artists.

Autumn Market


A vibrant display of food and drink, produce and goods on sale in this 3-day market around Thame Town Hall.

Thame Fireworks Display


An impressive annual community fireworks display, raising funds for the PTFAs of the three local Thame primary schools.

Service of Remembrance

Sunday 10th November 2024

Thame’s Service of Remembrance starts from Thame Town Hall and then parades to the Memorial Gardens for a short service.

Thame Charities Fair


Promoting and showcasing Thame’s charities.

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Friday 29th November 2024

Christmas in Thame begins with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.

Princes Risborough Young Farmers Tractor Run


An annual event that features hundreds of agricultural vehicles driving through Thame to raise funds for charity. 

Carols Around the Tree


Sing your socks off around the Christmas tree outside the Town Hall, whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies.