Ely Eel Festival Weekend
3rd - 6th May 2019
The Eel Festival every May in Ely

Organisation for this year's festival is now well underway and we have yet another great four day programme lined up for you. Keep checking our socials for further updates.


The Visit Ely Team

Starts 3rd May 2019
1 week 3 days to go!

Eel Day

Ellie the Eel has always taken pride of place by leading our carnival inspired parade. However, after many years of use, Ellie is looking a little tired and desparately needs funds to revitalise her and her friends. In order to ensure she is able to attend our parade in 2019 please click here and find out how you can get involved.

Food & Drink Festival

We are delighted to announce that joining us in our Cookery Theatre this year will be award-winning celbrity chef Aldo Zilli who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine. Aldo will be our feature chef on Monday and Hala El-Shafie, the edgy nutrionist from Channel's 4 "How to Loose Weight" will be giving our festival a health spin this year.

Eel Food Safari

Our programme has been finalised and we can't wait for this year's safari to begin! Once again, you will be able to dine in some of our best loved eateries and taste the fabulous combinations that our local chefs have created. This is truly a culinary experience not to be missed. 

"In Conversation With...."

Our In Conversation With programme, which gives a select number of people the opportunity to personally meet and greet our celebrity chefs and hear a little more about their lives and careers, has become a popular part of our festival weekend. Tickets now available to book by clicking this box.