Friday 3 – Sunday 6 August 2017

Nottingham’s biggest and most popular free festival weekend!

The Riverside Festival is Nottingham’s biggest free festival weekend offering three days of family entertainment. It is a unique and fun festival covering one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to Trent Bridge.


Both old and new attractions; from steam engines and organs to a large street fun fair and craft fair, plus a variety of food and drink stalls

Four music stages offer a range of music styles throughout the weekend including jazz, folk, world music and a showcase of the best of local talent

Street theatre and entertainment from a host of silly and entertaining characters

Children’s zone, featuring FREE activities for kids. Children can also play in the permanent paddling pool and play area

River activities on the Sunday include Dragon Boat racing with around 20 teams taking part and a charity Duck Race

On Saturday evening at around 10:30pm there is a spectacular firework display, which is the highlight of the weekend festivities

Opening Times

Friday: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Saturday 12pm to 11:30pm

Sunday 12pm to 6:30pm



Location: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 5FB