Ely Eel Festival Weekend
7th - 10th May 2021
The Eel Festival every May in Ely

Eel Festival 2020 maybe cancelled - but we still have a plan !

As we all know, the quirky little festival Visit Ely brings you once a year is cancelled due to Covid-19. However, with 6 weeks in lockdown, but all working really hard to keep Eel Festival/VE Day memorable, team Visit Ely will be bringing you plenty of virtual activities, arts, crafts and community fun  so we still can commemmorate the day! We've teamed up with Fascinating Fens, Babylon Arts, Ely Museum and Ely Cathedral to bring you some fun ideas to create and share. So without further ado, have a look round our Eel Festival Website, and what we've got planned, and memories of 2019

Starts 7th May 2021
2 months 1 week to go!

Eel Day


Despite various weather conditions our 2019 Eel Parade was the longest ever and our arena acts performed regardless throughout the day. Let's see if we can top it 2021 with the Eel Parade to beat all Parades. With our brand new events team, we are 100% sure we can deliver that to you, so keep your eyes peeled for information!

Food & Drink Festival

We all just loved our 2019 line up! As we sadly had to postpone our 2020 event, keep a look out for our line up for 2021 ! It's going to be bigger and better than ever.

Eel Food Safari - Have a try!

Once again we had some varied, eel related treats for you and our eateries did not let us down with their creativeness. Keep a look out for all our 'Eel' and 'VE Day' inspired dishes to tempt you during our next Festival! 


World Eel Throwing Competition

Well done Shaun for an impressive throw of 14.8m this year. However, Simon still regiens champion with that fantastic throw of 17.7m back in 2013. You now have plenty of time to to practice to see if you can be named World Eel Throwing Champion for our next Festival, date to be advised.