Cambridge hosts an annual autumn festival which features music performances by well-known artists as well as literary, theatrical and dance events.
On the last Sunday of the festival, The Main Street Carnival takes place, with street performers, musicians, dancers and community stalls representing the volunteer organizations of Cambridge.
The carnival attracts thousands of local residents and visitors to the town to join in the fun.
In December, the Cambridge Christmas Festival takes place over two weeks. The Cambridge Town Hall is decorated in a different theme each year and local choirs, including those from schools, perform twice a day during the first week, and three times a day during the second week. Money raised goes to Cambridge and Waikato charities.