Midsummer Common is a large area of common land, close to the centre of Cambridge.
It is used as a site for fairs, circuses, and similar events, throughout the year. Most prominently, Strawberry Fair is a free annual community-run festival which occurs on the common during early June each year. Along the edge of the common, beside the river, are Fort St George, a public house, and Midsummer House, a high-class restaurant.
Red Poll beef cattle graze the common each summer; they are slaughtered in the autumn. The Red Poll, now rare, is an indigenous East Anglian breed.
The rectangular area of Midsummer Common around the Four Lamps roundabout is known as Butts Green.