newmarket festival

Celebrating Newmarket, the home of horse racing.

Our home, the home of horse racing.

Celebrating Newmarket

Fundraising, Fund Giving Facilitating & Youth Mentoring & Internships.

The Newmarket Festival – a social and community fundraising project based in the heart of East Anglia.

The Festival promotes Newmarket’s economy and invests in its community. The main Festival fortnight is at the beginning of July coinciding with the July Festival an integral part of the racing calendar. We also hold a number of events outside this period.

What the Newmarket Festival does:

  • Fundraising

  • Fund Giving

  • Facilitating Youth Mentoring & Internships

Fund Giving:

  • Cultural & Sporting

  • Educational

  • Community Projects


Our Events

Helping to raise funds

Street Velodrome
Newmarket StreetVelodrome

Try a different saddle and get on your bike with the world’s most accessible cycle sport, part of this year’s Newmarket Festival. Horses and bikes will collide when the StreetVelodrome comes to the home of horseracing on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July.

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Lions Dinner 2017
Lions Tour Rugby Dinner
Join us for a truly special fundraising event 25th May 2017 at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket Champagne Reception 3 course Black tie Dinner Q&A with former Lions captain, Phil Bennett OBE and All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner from the award-winning chefs at the Bedford Lodge Hotel before hearing from […]
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Newmarket Hilly 2017
Newmarket Hilly Cycle Sportive
RIDES: 100m Epic, 50m Standard, 25m Fun Ride COST: £30 per rider – £5 Early Bird Discount A hilly and challenging charity Cyclo-Sportive around the beautiful country lanes of Suffolk. The Newmarket Festival have announced an amended date for the Newmarket Hilly Cycle Sportive in its programme of events for 2017. The ‘Hilly’ will now […]
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Festival Stories

News and Updates

Ellesmere Group
All system ‘Row’ at Ellesmere Opportunity Group
With the help of funding from The Newmarket Festival, The Ellesmere Opportunity Group have been able to conduct their first music therapy session today at the Ellesmere Centre in Stetchworth. The feedback has been really positive with both the children and parents really enjoying the session, particularly the rendition of ‘Row, Row, Row your Boat’ as […]
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Volunteers for Let's Read Newmarket
Tea Party Delight for the Volunteers of the Let’s Read Scheme
The Newmarket Festival joined forces with Newmarket Weekly News back in 2013, launching the Let’s Read Scheme following on from hearing about a similar scheme launched by the Evening Standard “Get London Reading”. The campaign named “Let’s Read Newmarket” called for volunteers within the local community to volunteer in the local schools giving one to […]
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A Winning Formula
A Winning Formula

When student Jack Lockwood told members of the Newmarket Festival Committee about his ambition to work in motor racing they thought his dream was worth investment.

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We are here to help

People We Have Funded


SPICE Guides


"SPICE Guides - A Girl Guides group for girls with special needs who are not able to take part in other guiding groups."

ACL Street Sports


"The Street Sports sessions running in Newmarket works with young people aged 12 to 18."

U13 girls football team


""At the moment we don’t have training kit, rain jackets, and our match kits are 2nd hand.""

Ormiston Children & Families


"To support the provision of a range of accredited parenting programmes and one-to-one support for parents/carers and young people from Newmarket College. "

celebrating Newmarket


The aims of the Festival are to organise community based events to celebrate our marvellous, unique town, promoting its economy whilst also offering financial support to various local causes. Our vision:

  • To celebrate all of the Newmarket that we know – not just the racing and nightclubs that most visitors know us for

  • To give people who come to Newmarket a reason to stay longer, visit our shops and learn about our businesses

  • To help the young people of Newmarket lift their aspirations and give them the skills and opportunities to help them achieve them

  • To help join together the different groups and bodies that are working to improve Newmarket

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