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Forthcoming Events

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Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!

Summer in Southwell 2017

Find out what's happening this summer at Southwell Minster, The Workhouse, Southwell Archbishop's Palace, Southwell Music Festival, the BHI Museum and Southwell Racecourse.

The Nottingham Beach – 13th July – 3rd September

The seaside will once again arrive in the city as the Nottingham Beach lands in the Old Market Square once more. Enjoy a trip to the seaside in the Old Market Square. Lounge on the sandy beach, paddle in the pool or go on a ride. Plus, try delicious food and drink at the Beach bar. With a padding pool, funfair rides, the ever popular beach bar and special events planned throughout the summer, this year's beach is set to be bigger than ever.

Glow worm festival, Clumber Park – 19th -20th August, 10am – 7pm

The Gloworm festival is aimed at families with children of all ages. It’s a festival that will inspire your imaginations and invite you to play in a warm, friendly and creative environment. There are a host of activities, games and workshops along with a miniature petting farm. There are a host of activities, games and workshops along with a miniature petting farm.

1940’s weekend, Newark Air Museum, 12th – 13th August

Throughout the two days there will be a host of World War II related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum. Activites include:

  • 1940s food & cake tasting sessions
  • -Wartime sweet rations
  • Spiv ‘selling’ sweet ration books
  • Gas mask box decorating for the children
  • Shove 'a penny board & 1940s games
  • Period aircraft model displays
  • Jules & Jim’s bacon butties

Clumber Festival for food and drink, 16th -17th September

Offers great food, the fabulous producers behind the brands, award winners, special guests, exciting traders, delicious dishes to try from fantastic Street Food, Pop Up’s, cafés, bars, cocktails and much more!
Our Clumber Park Festival attracts mouthwatering fayre from amazing food hubs from around the UK and Europe. 


Palace Theatre Summer 2017

  • Summer Camp 2017 - Wicked, July 30 to August 4, 10am - 4pm - A great opportunity for young performers aged between 6 and 14 years to work towards a mini-production in 5 days.
  • Milkshake! Live, September 16, 12pm and 4pm - Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine and Pip from Pip Ahoy!

Newark and Sherwood Festival of Cycling

We are so excited that the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is coming to the district on Wednesday 6 September. In support of the tour we are hosting a festival of cycling at the end of the summer which includes a packed programme of events across the district.

Tour of Britain Bunch SprintOVO Energy Tour of Britain

Nottinghamshire is hosting Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017.

This is the UK’s premier road cycling race that takes place in September.

Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark.

The tour of our district includes Blidworth, Farnsfield, Edingley, Halam, Southwell, Kirklington, Bilsthorpe, Edwinstowe, Budby, North and South Clifton, Girton, Collingham, Coddington and Newark.

Southwell Events 2017

The Southwell tourism team have been extra busy this year planning a programme of big community events for the town including Southwell Music Festival and fringe, Southwell Yarn bomb, the Bramley festival and the traditional Christmas lantern walk. Take a look at the Southwell events list to save some dates in your diary.

Clown JugglingVicar Water Fun Day

Sunday 3 September from lunchtime

Our annual fun day in the park with music, stalls, refreshments and free activities for children.

Join Newark and Sherwood Play Support team for children's play and craft activities and have fun with Lynn and Max for circus skills. Not forgetting Rumbles Cafe for the best scones in the district!

All year round attractions

There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:

Local towns

Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.

Tourist Information Centres

For friendly specialist information on all local attractions and up and coming events visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Rufford and Southwell.

Local weather

If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.

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