We’ve rounded up our top 5 things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this weekend.

Take your pick of unique events and activities including a market in Nottingham City Centre, live music, Easter events and more!

And while you’re out and about, don’t forget - if you are out having a great time in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, you can use #LoveNotts to share the love, or tag us using @visitnotts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’re also on TikTok under @visitnottinghamshire!

There are many more things to do and explore on our full What’s On calendar such as interesting exhibitions, tours, and fun outdoor activities. Have a browse today and find the perfect activity or experience to enjoy this weekend.

Nottingham International Market

1. Nottingham International Market

Wednesday 3 - Sunday 7 April | Old Market Square | Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm | Free

 Experience the award-winning Nottingham International Market once again!

Stalls will include fresh food, treats and quirky crafts from a selection of different countries across Europe and beyond, including Spain, Lithuania, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Ecuador and France. Plus, there will be sweet treats such as crepes, waffles, galettes, and homemade New York cheesecake.

You'll find a fantastic selection of crafts and unique gifts: thuya wood, bonsai trees, handmade signs, unique amber trees and candles plus a great range of high-end fashion and accessories in silk and leather, Spanish handbags, health bracelets, handmade jewellery and more! You can even spoil your pets with treats and air-dried dog food.

Easter Family Saturday

2. Easter Family Saturday

Saturday 6th April | National Civil War Centre | 10am | Free (admission fees may apply)

Hop into Easter at the National Civil War Centre's Family Saturday on April 6th. Enjoy crafting activities like weaving paper bags and moulding playdough hot cross buns. Join artist Tory Hayward for a Pysanky egg decorating workshop, celebrating Ukrainian Easter traditions.

Entry is free for Newark and Sherwood residents, and there's plenty of fun for everyone!

Dennis Rollins' FUNKY-FUNK!

3. Dennis Rollins' FUNKY-FUNK!

Friday 5th April | Peggy's Skylight | 7pm and 10pm | Tickets: £13 - £23

Experience the electrifying sounds of Dennis Rollins' FUNKY-FUNK! This 6-piece band explores funky grooves, fat bass-lines, and sumptuous melodies. Join them for a dining show or a later performance. Don't miss out on this seriously funky experience that'll get you grooving all night long!

Rollins joins an elite lineage of trombone players responsible for changing its perceptions. From The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, to Maceo Parker and PeeWee Ellis, Rollins has lent his 'bone skills' to an array of jazz, funk and groove personalities.

Pierce The Veil

4. Pierce The Veil
 Friday 5th April | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham | 6pm - 10pm | Tickets: From £40.61

Get ready for Pierce The Veil's biggest ever UK/EU headline Arena tour!

Following their sold-out December tour, the Platinum-selling band returns with a monumental celebration for their fans. Don't miss this opportunity to experience their electrifying performance in Nottingham.

And why not make it a night to remember by taking advantage of the new Bar 1946 offer? Enjoy your drinks away from the crowds in Bar 1946 - exclusive to customers on this package. Then on to fantastic views of the event in seats close to the stage. This hospitality package includes an event ticket (Block 16), three drinks vouchers per person, and access to Bar 1946 from doors.

The Society of Authors Presents... Ian C Douglas

5. The Society of Authors Presents... Ian C Douglas

Saturday 6th April | Nottingham Central Library | 10am | Price: £5.50

Join BBC presenter John Holmes and other authors at Nottingham Central Library for a series of talks, workshops, readings, and courses presented by the East Midlands Society of Authors.

Explore topics ranging from poetry and crime to wellbeing and worldbuilding for fiction. Don't miss out on this enriching literary experience!

This week, you can expect to hear from Ian C Douglas. But if you can’t make it this week, why not join them another weekend? They host events on selected Saturdays throughout 2024.

This blog was written by Katherine Taylor, Marketing Executive at Visit Nottinghamshire.


Nottingham International Market
Food & Drink
Nottingham International Market

Enjoy arts, crafts, unique gifts and food at the International Market. Shoppers can explore all kinds across Old Market Square

Easter Family Saturday
Easter Events
Photo of children playing with easter eggs in baskets.

Bounce, hop, and chirp into this Easter themed Family Saturday on April 6, weave your own paper bag, mould a playdough hot cross bun and make some Easter bunny ears.

Dennis Rollins' FUNKY-FUNK!
General Event
Dennis Rollins' FUNKY-FUNK!

FUNKY-FUNK! is a seriously funky band with an infectious sound… you can't help but 'get your groove on' when you hear it!

Pierce The Veil
Live Music
Pierce The Veil

Off the back of their sold out tour in December, the Platinum-selling powerhouse Pierce The Veil have announced their biggest ever UK/EU headline Arena tour for Spring 2024. The tour will see them play 11 shows and finish in the prestigious Alexandra Palace, London.

The Society of Authors Presents...
Society of Authors logo

BBC presenter John Holmes is one of the authors who will be joining other authors at Nottingham Central Library as they host a seven-month series of talks, workshops, readings, and courses presented by the East Midlands Society of Authors.



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