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What’s on in May

The weather is really hotting up, and it’s glorious to be outside once more. To help you make the most of the sunshine, we’ve rounded up all the best events and entertainment on in High Wycombe this May. From music festivals to monster hunts, there’s something for everyone…


‘FrogFest Lite’ Sat 29, Sun 30 & Monday 31 May (12noon – 8pm each day)

The town centre’s annual celebration of music and performance is BACK for 2021…but this year, with a twist.

Frogfest LITE is a boutique version of the traditional musical extravaganza. You can still enjoy all the same entertainment, live shows and family fun, but with a more chilled vibe to reflect the current social restrictions. Craft markets, food vendors and entertainers will also be playing their part each day.

A live music stage will be hosted on the High Street each day, with 5 hours (12noon – 5pm) of acoustic tunes from many of the best local artists, before they take up residence from 5pm – 8pm in the dining quarter of Pauls Row. New weekend road closures mean the restaurants will be bringing their tables onto the streets, adding a continental touch to High Wycombe.

As if all that wasn’t enough, a giant LED Screen will also be positioned in Frogmoor – screening the best in live musical events and movie performances. Grab a dish from one f the local eateries and join us at one of the tables for an afternoon of family fun and awesome entertainment. Hosted between 12noon – 8pm, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy!


Chilterns ANOB – ‘Chilterns Walking Festival’

Taking place from 21 May to 6 June 2021, the ‘Chilterns Walking Festival’ is a programme which includes over 70 guided countryside walks, activities and events.

With routes centred around nature reserves, iron age hillforts, farms, churches and more, there’s a walk to pique everyone’s interest!

Walks vary from ‘relaxed’ to ‘challenging’ and are taking place in every corner of The Chilterns. Prices vary accordingly, and many are FREE to attend – however booking is essential.

Head online to pre-book your spaces and find out more: www.visitchilterns.co.uk


Wycombe Arts Centre – Various Ongoing Events

Wycombe Arts Centre, the town’s the creative hub situated on Desborough Road, hosts a regular calendar of arts and cultural projects – it’s worth checking out what’s on their busy calendar at ANY time of the year!

Sunday 2nd May from 10am – 4pm – ‘Monster Fun Day’ – FREE

Join local crafters and makers for some bank holiday fun for our Monster Fun Day as part of the Widmer End/Hazelmere Monster Zoo Community Art Project. Bring along your recyclables & bring your Monster to life! Plus, there’ll be live theatre shows, entertainment & much much more.

Sunday 15th & 29th May (ongoing dates) – ‘Music In The Garden’ FREE

Join Wycombe Arts Centre as they reopen their garden for COVID-safe events this spring. Their ‘Music in the Garden’ events will see them hosting ‘four bands, for four hours’ on various Sunday afternoons (1pm – 5pm) for some chilled out tunes in the sunshine. Free entry and refreshments available.

For more information, head onto the Wycombe Arts Centre website: www.wycombeartscentre.com


Wycombe Museum – Chiltern Theatre Company – Open-Air Productions   

The theatre is coming to Wycombe Museum this (late) May Bank Holiday, for a season of ‘open-air’ productions – featuring back-to-back showings of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and Shakepeare’s ‘As You Like It’ each day.

Taking place on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Sunday 31st May, the socially distanced shows are suitable for all the family – simply grab a blanket and make yourself comfortable on the Museum’s expansive lawns & settle in for some culture.

Tickets from £10 (Adult) & £6 (Child) – Suitable for ages 7+ 

Visit the website for more information & tickets  – www.wycombemuseum.org.uk


Chilterns Open Air Museum – Maypole Dancing In Action – Sunday 23rd May 2021

A living tradition comes to Chiltern Open Air Museum – as dancing troupe ‘mAy’ show that colourful art of Maypole Dancing is alive and well.

Meet the mAy team and find out about their plans for the Maypole at COAM.

  • Watch displays of Maypole Dancing in a “live rehearsal” setting.
  • Learn about the different dance traditions that the ‘mAy’ team use in their shows.
  • Discover more about the ‘mAy’ team’s exploits including Countryfile Live!

Standard Admission Ticket Prices Apply

Visit the website for more information & tickets – www.coam.org.uk

For more information on local events, please check the www.mywycombe.com website for updated listings or follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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