This summer there's been such a smashing range of events over the past few weekends, and topped off by the fantastic weather we've been treated to we've had a wonderful summer so far in Nottinghamshire. To make no exception, there's some more fabulous things to do coming up this weekend. Outdoor cinema and theatre season continues at heritage sites across the county - click here to see a list of what's on. Across the city centre there's still much fun to be had with Hoodwinked and at the Nottingham Beach, while over on our Twitter page we're sharing summer inspiration everyday with #SummerInNotts, click here to find more!

We've chosen five of the best events happening this weekend throughout Nottinghamshire below, but don't forget to browse our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ideas. 

Finally, we love to see and hear what you have been up to in Nottinghamshire so don’t forget you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Outdoor theatre Creswell Crags
Friday 10th August | Creswell Crags

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the enchanting location of Creswell Crags. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland. With a whole host of colourful characters, from the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure.

For more information, please click here.

1940s Weekend

1940s Weekend Newark Air Museum
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 August | Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum is getting into the 40s spirit this weekend as it presents two days of nostalgic celebrations. Set against the backdrop of their fantastic range of vintage aircrafts, alongside the famous Anderson Shelter and Dig for Victory Garden, there will be a host of 1940s related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum site. Enjoy re-enactments, military displays, wartime trade stalls, plus regular performances by Fiona Harrison, “A Voice in a Million”. Don’t forget to attend in period costume and register in advance for free entry, or at a discounted admission rate on the door!

For more information, please click here.

Nottingham Food Festival 2018

Food Festival Visit Nottinghamshire
Saturday 11 -  Sunday 12 August | Wollaton Park

Eat, drink and be merry in the spectacular Wollaton Park this weekend! The Nottingham Food & Drink Festival is now in its 5th year and promises to be a fantastic day out for families, foodies and anyone looking to be inspired in their culinary adventures. Along with lots of delicious food, expect live music, wine tasting, bush-tucker trials, crafts corners, fairground rides, children’s entertainment and workshops, plus demonstrations from celebrity chefs.

For more information, please click here.

Nottingham Carnival 2018

Nottingham Carnival | Visit Nottinghamshire
Sunday 12 August | Victoria Embankment

Party down by the river Trent this weekend as the Nottingham Carnival returns for a vibrant day of showstopping carnival carousing! The community led carnival organisers have been busy creating a brilliant show of colourful costumes and curating fabulous performances from the city’s samba bands, dance troupes, circus acts and more. The parade begins at 2pm, after which you can shimmy along to the ever popular Carnival Village to enjoy international food, music stages, workshops, stalls and funfair rides.

For more information, please click here.

Specialist Plant Fair

Plant Fair Visit Nottinghamshire
Sunday 12 August | Archbishop's Palace & Southwell Minster

The top specialist nurseries of Plant Hunter’s Fairs return to the romantic location of the Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minster this weekend. The fair will be a burst of brilliant colour and feature a unique range of lovingly grown plants to browse. It's the perfect opportunity to give your garden a boost with some summer flowering plants, and get expert advice from knowledgeable traders. Don’t forget to explore more of this picturesque town and the Minster afterwards!

For more information, please click here.

This blog was written by Sophie Gargett, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire.


1940s Weekend at Newark Air Museum
Participatory Event
Newark Air Museum 1940s Weekend | Nottinghamshire

A follow-up event from the successful 2015 Victory Days weekend, with an American focus to reflect their operations from RAF Balderton.

Specialist Plant Fair at Southwell Minster
Specialist Plant Fair at Southwell Minster

Plant Hunters' Fair is coming to Southwell Minster on Sunday 11 August 2019. The specialist nurseries will have 1000s of plants to tempt you.

Nottingham Food Festival 2019
Food Festival | Visit Nottinghamshire

The Nottingham Food Festival at Wollaton Hall brings a touch of summertime, al fresco dining, Masterchefs, artisan food and drink, music, fun and hopefully laughter. Come along to enjoy yourselves, eat, drink and be merry.

Nottingham Carnival 2018
Family Fun
Nottingham Carnival 2018

The Nottingham Carnival is set to return for what will be a vibrant event boasting high quality showstopping carnival costumes and first class entertainment for all. The action packed one-day event will include a community-led carnival parade featuring hundreds of colourful costumes and energetic dancing along the riverside of the Meadows Embankment. It will also feature the ever popular Carnival Village where you will find music stages, workshops, stalls and even a large funfair.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Creswell Crags
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Creswell Crags

Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will delight the entire family.



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