Upcoming Local Events Diary
Family Sports Day
MAY / JUNE. Get active this half term with our fun family sports challenges – back by popular demand!
MONTHLY. Enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain’s finest Victorian water works on one of their Steaming Days.
Southwell Folk Festival
JUNE. 2016 will be the 10th Southwell folk festival.
Notts Bike Ride
JUNE. The City Ride offers families the chance to take in 2.5, 7.5 and 10.5 mile routes around the canal ways.
Patchings Festival of Art
JUNE. Over 250 photographers, designers, artists and craft makers set in 60 acres of beautiful countryside.
Summer Evening Music
JUNE. Sinfonia Chorale, one of the foremost East Midland chamber choirs welcome all to their summer concert.
Theatre at Castle
Summer Months. Dust off your picnic blanket for Outdoor Theatre at Nottingham Castle.
Open Air Jazz Concert
JULY. A Midsummer Open Air Concert with Burlington Jazz and choir.
Splendour Music Festival
JULY. All-day summer music festival which takes place at Wollaton Park on Saturday 23 July.
Friday night T20 Cricket
Summer Months. Exciting Twenty20 cricket action at Trent Bridge.
Castle Cave Tours
Summer Months. An evening tour to discover the fascinating history of the Castle and explore the hidden caves.
Robin Hood Festival
AUGUST. Jousting tournaments, story tellers, comedy acts and of course, Robin Hood and the Sheriff.
AUGUST. Nottingham’s biggest and most popular free festival weekend!
Southwell Music Festival
AUGUST. Top-quality classical music festival
The Workhouse: Paupers
AUGUST. Meet Workhouse characters and find out what life was like for the Victorian poor.
Baking at Windmill
SUMMER MONTHS. Baking activities for Children at Green’s Windmill.
Heritage Open Days
September. Celebrates England’s fantastic architecture by offering free access to properties normally closed.
Food & Drinks Festival
September. Festival of fabulous Food & Drink at Clumber Park
GB Archery Finals
September: Archery GB is thrilled to be staging their Finals Days in Nottingham.
October. The Spiegel Tent is a beautiful European mirrored tent – as well as an entertainment salon.
The Goose Fair
OCTOBER. Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs that dates back more than 700 years.
Game & Country Show
OCTOBER. The annual 2-day Robin Hood Game & Country Show is the regions largest family event.
Beer & Cider Festival
OCTOBER. CAMRA’s annual festival will once again be held at Nottingham Castle.
Newark Antiques Fair
BI-MONTHLY. The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is the largest Europe event!
Halloween & Butterflies
October. Halloween Spooktacular at The Tropical Butterfly House! Encounter the exotic and the scary!
October. German beer, food and music is so much fun; let´s make the party of the year in Nottingham.
Robin Hood Pageant
October. During October half term weekend, Nottingham Castle will host the annual Robin Hood Pageant.
Music in the Palace
Various Months. Selected Sundays in the Great Hall at Southwell’s Archbishop’s Palace.
Santa at Butterfly House
DECEMBER. Hitch a ride aboard a magical sleigh on your way to meet Santa at the Enchanted Grotto
Jack and the Beanstalk
DECEMBER. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum a Giant panto full of fun!
Christmas at Gulliver’s!
A winter wonderland with selection of Christmas rides, shows and attractions throughout the theme park.