Ely Eel Festival Weekend
7th - 10th May 2020
The Eel Festival every May in Ely

Due to the announcement by the government to move the early May bank holiday in 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, our Eel Festival Weekend will change for 2020. For one year only, we will be celebrating a week later and so the confirmed dates for 2020 are Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May 2020.



Starts 7th May 2020
2 months 2 weeks 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 next year with some good old patriotic British fun! Get your bunting ready for the VE Day 75, inspired Eel Day Parade! 

Food & Drink Festival

We all just loved our 2019 line up! Roll on 2020 when we will have a completely new line-up for you and all being well, some good 'old fashioned' recipies to celebrate 75th VE Day 2020.

Eel Food Safari

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 festival 2020!


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 all year to practice to see if you can be named World Eel Throwing Champion 2020!