‘Celebrate the Fens Day’ returns this year on June 17 and will form part of ‘Celebrate the Fens Weekend’, which runs from June 16-18.

The aim is to bring people together to take part in various events and activities across the Fens of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk, to celebrate everything about the Fens.  

The celebration was created by Fascinating Fens, who believe in bringing people together to explore and promote the Fens through creativity, heritage, nature, wellbeing, and accessibility. The Fens are inspiring, beautiful, mysterious, and fascinating.  

A big thank you to everyone already getting involved by organising the many planned activities.

These include nature trails, bell ringing, displays, arts and crafts, workshops, guided tours, virtual events, heritage walks, exhibitions, pop up galleries, Fen Edge Trails, and workshops.

The weekend will officially launch on our Fen Folks Friday free zoom event, consisting of music, special guests, and poetry.

Organisations involved so far include Cambridgeshire Geological Society, Chatteris Little Acre Pocket Park, Crowland Abbey, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society Museum, New Life Old West (Cambs Acre), The Great Fen (The Wildlife Trust), Fenland Flag, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire Libraries, March Society, Kings Lynn Town Guides, St. Germans Pumping Station, Wisbech Community Hub at Octavia Hill, Boston Ramblers, Transported Community Arts, Boston Stump, Creative People and Places Marketplace, Whittlesey Big Bash and Discover Downham.

Activities are mostly free to participate with donations very welcome and some need to be booked in advance. 

Our Fenland hero Hereward the Wake will also be visiting Ramsey, Thorney and Crowland. 

You may also wish to do your own thing in the Fens on the weekend, such as a self-guided tour, go on a picnic, go camping, be inspired to write a poem or story in the Fens, go rambling, running, cycling, or flying your Fenland Flag.

Whatever you do, please use our hashtag #CelebrateTheFens on social media to share with us your adventures, videos, and photos. Our 2024 calendar competition will make a return, so please send in your photo entries. 

If you would like to stay up to date with activities and events happening on ‘Celebrate the Fens’ Day/weekend, and for more ideas, please follow our blog, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  

More information can also be found on our website. We would love schools and businesses to get involved too.