It’s hard to believe it's mid-June with the torrential rain the country’s been experiencing this week, but don’t let it dampen your spirits! The forecast is looking much brighter for the weekend, and after a week spent indoors avoiding the downpours, it’s the perfect time to get out and make the most of it at some of the brilliant events coming up in Nottinghamshire. Have a gander at some of our favourites below or browse our What’s On calendar for much more. 

There’s some amazing free things to do coming up this weekend, like the Wonder day of discovery at University Park and the popular Arnold Carnival bringing three days of live music, arts and crafts activities, fun fair, BMX and skateboarding sessions and more.  

Don’t forget, if you are out and about having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

World Class Sport 

Accenture World Trathlon Nottingham
Don’t miss the chance to see some of the world’s top triathlon teams dive into the River Trent, pound down the embankment and pedal their way to victory at the ITU Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. There’s sure to be a great atmosphere to enjoy as you cheer on the elite athletes. There’s plenty of places to view the action along Victoria Embankment, or for the best seats in the house, book a ticket for the grandstand.

There’s even more amazing sporting action to witness this weekend as tennis fans will be flocking to Nottingham Tennis Centre to see some of the top tennis stars from around the world compete ahead of Wimbledon in the Nature Valley Open, including British star Johanna Konta returning to Nottingham turf. Come the weekend we should have some finalists in our midst, so don’t miss out on booking yourself some tickets!

If you’d prefer to participate in something active rather than spectate this weekend, then check out Bubble Rush - a family-friendly fun run with and incredi-bubble difference. Hop, skip, walk, dance or run around the course and through the bubble stations, where foam canons create a fabulously foamy 4ft bubble bath.

Outdoor Theatre & Cinema

Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey
Rally some friends, grab a picnic blanket and some tasty treats ready for an unmissable season of open-air theatre and cinema screenings under the stars, which starts this weekend at some of Nottinghamshire’s fantastic heritage sites and grand country houses.

Fans of the bard are in for a treat this weekend, with an atmospheric performance of comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Holme Pierrepont Hall on Friday evening. On Sunday Newstead Abbey present Macbeth - but not as you know it. Five talented performers will take to the stage armed with all manner of musical instruments for an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play.

If you’re more into big-screen blockbusters, then the beautiful Belvoir Castle is the place to be this weekend, where each evening you can catch a movie in the stunning surrounds of the Cannondale Lawn. On Friday, get ready for a feelgood fix with Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, on Saturday, see the epic, Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen or save yourself for the heart-warming love story, A Star is Born, staring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, which will be screened on Sunday.   

For more on the outdoor theatre & cinema season in Nottinghamshire, please click here.

Newark Festival

Newark FestivalRiverside Park, Newark | Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June 

Yet another brilliant festival comes to Nottinghamshire this weekend, this time taking place in the historic town of Newark against the backdrop of its striking castle ruins. Three very different days of entertainment are on offer, with some tickets still available for each.

Friday night is party night with a performance from talented singer-songwriter Becky Hill and a full DJ set from chart topping duo Stigma. On Saturday fans of indie-rock are in for a treat with Razorlight performing all their hits during their headline slot and sets from Lightning Seeds and The Feeling. Bring along the kids on Sunday for their ever popular, free Family Fun Day, complete with family activities and entertainment, topped off with a fantastic fireworks spectacular!

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Father’s Day events

Father's Day Events in Nottingham

Various Venues | Sunday 15 June

Father’s Day takes place this Sunday, and if you haven’t got anything special planned then it’s time to hop to it! Across Nottinghamshire there are plenty of ways to surprise the special chap in your life, whether it be your dad, grandad, big bro or father figure. Some of the best restaurants and pubs are offering afternoon teas, delicious set menus and special offers for your pa, while numerous other events are taking place.

For more information, please click here

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival

Sneinton Market Avenues and Plaza | Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June

If you like craft beer there’s only one place to be this weekend. To cap off a weeklong, city-wide celebration of great brews, a brilliant beer festival is coming to Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. On Friday night there’ll be a whole roster of different DJ’s on deck, and throughout Saturday a variety of bands will take to the stage to provide the perfect soundtrack for sipping beer. There’ll be no shortage of tempting food to chose from curtesy of the legendary Nottingham Street Food Club who’ll be bringing along some of their finest vendors. Be sure to book your tickets fast for the chance to sample beer from a huge range of international and local breweries. Tickets for the Saturday daytime session (12.30 – 5pm) have sold out, but there are tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening sessions still available.

This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire. 


Arnold Carnival 2019
Arnold Carnival 2019

Now over three days...The annual Arnold Carnival returns to Arnot Hill Park with a line-up including over 30 live music and dance acts, arts and crafts activities, fun fair, BMX and skateboarding sessions and more.

Wonder 2019
Family Fun
Wonder 2019

Join us for a free, fun day of discovery at University Park and uncover the answers to the questions you’ve always wondered about. See, hear and feel our groundbreaking research and teaching first hand. Try experiments, activities, workshops, games and puzzles delivered by our friendly staff and students.

ITU Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham
Sporting Event
World Triathlon Nottingham | Visit Nottingham

Mixed Relay returns. Are you ready? Featuring the crème de la crème of triathlon talent across the globe, the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham is set to bring the city’s Victoria Embankment to life on Saturday 15 June 2019.

Nature Valley Open - Nottingham
Summer Events
Nature Valley Open - Nottingham

The Nature Valley Open - Nottingham returns in 2020 as men’s and women’s tennis combine once again for an explosive week of on-court action.

Bubble Rush 2019
Participatory Event
Bubble Rush 2019

Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of coloured bubbles! You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath!

Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey
Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey

Enjoy the manicured gardens and beautiful ruins of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Romantic poet Lord Byron, before checking out the open air theatre lined up for the summer.

Much Ado About Nothing at Holme Pierrepont Hall
Holme Pierrepont | Visit Nottinghamshire

Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening, following the success of last year's performance Holme Pierrepont once again present a play by the bard himself, William Shakespeare.

Outdoor Cinema at Belvoir Castle
Cinema / Film
Outdoor Cinema at Belvoir Castle

Join Belvoir for three fantastic films across three summer evenings in June. Belvoir Castle is bringing Luna’s Outdoor Cinema back for a second year running! Enjoy a picnic on the Cannonade Lawn before the film starts.

Nottingham Craft Beer Week 2019
Food & Drink
Nottingham Craft Beer Week 2019

Following on from last year's event Nottingham Craft Beer Week is back!



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