Eel Day


Our carnival inspired parade is always full of colour and music and is headed up by our Ellie the Eel.

Saturday 4th May

The annual Eel Day Parade departs at 10.30 am from Cross Green (adjacent to Ely Cathedral). Ely’s ‘Ellie the Eel’ will be heading the carnival inspired procession down to the Waterside and into Jubilee Gardens where a whole host of eel related activities will be held. Special highlights include the Town Criers Championships and the World Eel Throwing Competition (no eels will be harmed in this competition, just stuffed toys!). Can you beat the World record of over 17 metres? The full programme of arena events includes music, dancing, a living history encampment and a street food scene (including eels!).