Fireworks Punting at the Cambridge May Ball
Rutherford's May Ball firework punting is the greatest way to see the lavish University of Cambridge summer celebrations during May Week, which is a misnomer because it occurs every year in June.
Throughout May Week, the University of Cambridge Colleges host opulent May Balls to mark the conclusion of the academic year. As a student, the parties provide an opportunity to let loose and party before leaving for the summer. The most renowned of them are out-of-this-world coordinated flashy firework displays, as well as the chance to watch top music performers and an occasion to dress to impress.
Tickets are difficult to obtain and are highly sought after by residents and visitors alike. If you aren't one of the lucky few who have a ticket, the river is the greatest site to see the activities and fireworks displays.
You don't have to miss out if your student days are past. Hire your own punt and guide to drift around the Backs for a jaw-droppingly stunning and oh-so-Cambridge experience. Your guide will take first place so that you may enjoy the fireworks and frolics at the May Balls on the riverbank.
The mood on the river is enthralling, and you may join in the festivities aboard the array of punts. According to the theme of the May Ball, students will be dressed in extravagant ball gowns or fashionable tuxedos, and the river will be decked up in shimmering lights.
After a couple of unanticipated pandemic gap years, there are two evenings in 2022 when you can share these unique river experiences:
Tuesday 21st June 2022
These fireworks are in a league of their own, having been named the world's seventh-best party by Time Magazine.
Fireworks Punting Information
Your guide and punt will be waiting for you when you arrive, with a departure time of approximately 9:00 p.m. to guarantee that you have a fantastic view of the fireworks on the busiest night of the punting year. You'll have time to talk with your friends, drink, eat, laugh, and enjoy the night whilst you wait to watch these special traditional activities. Champagne festivities are common both on the river and during the May Ball, with people on the punts partying in anticipation of the upcoming displays.
Fireworks displays begin at 10.30 p.m, to the delight of students and punting crowds. The shows are typically 15 minutes long and feature coordinated fireworks set to a combination of music ranging from classical to mainstream popular culture. The show's style will be tough to predict, and it will contain every sort of firework and light lasers, as well as confetti cannons in the past! The grand finale is audible across the region.
Following the pyrotechnics, the punt armada swiftly disbands, with each boat making a beeline back to their various moorings. The river is alive with rush and activity at this time of year, adding adventure to your night as our experts make their way through the masses to the Jesus Green Moorings, from where you depart.
Join Rutherford's for the punting highlight of the year!