What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this June

What's on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in June.

Hello and welcome to your invaluable guide to what's on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this June.

In line with the government’s four-step roadmap to remove lockdown restrictions, much of our hospitality and cultural venues have reopened, and this is reflected in the significant increase in the things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this June that are listed in our calendar.

Despite this, some major events in Oxfordshire that normally take place in June have been cancelled or rescheduled. Most notable are Nocturne Live 2021 at Blenheim Palace (rescheduled to 2020) and Henley Royal Regatta 2021 (planned rescheduled to August).

This is a curated list of the top things to do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this June. Do be sure to visit our ‘What's on’ section, where you’ll find a longer list of events in Oxford and across Oxfordshire as well as unmissable events beyond the county that would make for a great day out.

And as always, if there's an event that should be on the list, do let our editors know using the contact form.

Expressions of Nature Exhibition at Blenheim Palace

Expressions of Nature Exhibition at Blenheim Palace

Until 12 September
This new programme of art exhibitions for the Gardens Gallery Café at Blenheim Palace, launching with ‘Expressions of Nature’ Exhibition from 17 May to 12 September 2021.
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Cecil Beaton, Celebrating Celebrity Exhibition at Blenheim Palace

Cecil Beaton, Celebrating Celebrity Exhibition at Blenheim Palace

Until 04 July
Blenheim Palace is hosting a range of iconic photographs by British fashion and portrait photographer Cecil Beaton best known for his elegant photographs of high society. The exhibition is displayed in the Palace State Rooms.
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The Pre-Raphaelites - Drawings & Watercolours at The Ashmolean. Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Day Dream (Study), 1878, Chalk Drawing, 104.8 x 76.8cm (cropped)

The Pre-Raphaelites – Drawings & Watercolours Exhibition at The Ashmolean

18 May to 20 June
Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.
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About Brave New World at Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock

Brave New World at Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock

19 May to 14 June
Brave New World is a solo exhibition of new works by Stuart Hartley at Zuleika Gallery in Woodstock from 19 May to 14 June 2021.
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Samson Kambalu: New Liberia installation at Modern Art Oxford

Samson Kambalu: New Liberia at Modern Art Oxford

Until 05 September
For his largest solo exhibition, Samson Kambalu will create a powerful installation centred on his search for a more enchanted world beyond the limitations of everyday life.
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Nocturne Live 2021 at Blenheim Palace

Nocturne Live 2021 at Blenheim Palace (Cancelled)

17 to 20 June (Cancelled)
A series of summer concerts at The Great Court in Blenheim Palace with world-class acts and 7,000 seats.
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The Tempest at Laurence Hall Gardens, Cholsey, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

The Tempest at Laurence Hall Gardens, Cholsey

19 June
The show will see classical language combined with live music and choral sea shanties to bring what is thought to be the bard’s final play to life.
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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this June - Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2021

Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2021

25 to 27 June
A riot of colour, fragrance and weird and wonderful plants, the 20,000 square foot Grand Floral Pavilion will form the centrepiece of the show.
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Henley SummerFest 2021

Henley SummerFest 2021

26 June
Bring a picnic and Pimms to the stunning Culden Faw Estate, enjoy talented tribute acts on stage with a backdrop of stunning hot air balloons before a fabulous fireworks finale.
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Oxford Town and Gown 2019 10k Run

Oxford Town and Gown 2021 10k race

27 June
The annual 10k run along a Oxford City Centre closed-road route, and finishing in the University Parks, with all profits going to Muscular Dystrophy UK.
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Henley Royal Regatta 2021

Henley Royal Regatta 2021

29 June to 04 July (To be rescheduled)
Established in March 1839, this is undoubtedly one of the best-known regattas in the world; and a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the English social season.
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