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 the a wartime weekend in Sherwood Forest, lager festival, a new exhibition 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.


Photo of a group of people cheersing with pints of lager

1. This is Lager Festival

Saturday 18th May | Binks Yard, Nottingham | 1pm - 10pm | Tickets: £5

If you’re a lover of the golden stuff, then this one’s for you! This Saturday, join Binks Yard as their terrace is taken over by ALL THINGS LAGER!

Soak up the sunny spring weather and visit stalls from some of our favourite lager brands. The line-up includes: Asahi, Bavaria, Beavertown, Camden Town Brewery, Estaminet, and Freedom Brewery, Hofmeister, and Round Corner Brewing.

With food from the Binks outdoor kitchen, a DJ spinning 80’s, 90’s and 00’s throughout the afternoon, and a schooner of lager with every ticket, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some drinks in the sun.


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2. Little Bop Carnival: Family Mini Fest

Sunday 19th May | Binks Yard, Nottingham​​​| 12.45pm | Tickets: From £14.55

Little Bop Carnival comes to Nottingham this weekend! What to expect?

You can expect to enjoy DJ's & Live entertainers, kids street food, carnival dancers & décor, fire eaters, stilt walkers, vintage games, interactive drums workshops, fun inflatables including a rodeo bull, pillow bash and bunjee run, a glitter, hair braiding & face painting station and loads more!

Located in a convenient City Centre location, you can easily access Binks Yard via train, bus, tram and car. After you’ve enjoyed the mini fest, why not make a day of it by staying at Binks Yard into heading into Nottingham City Centre?


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3. Counter Culture

Until Sunday 21st July I Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday, 12noon-4pm (closed on Monday) | Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts | Free Admission

 175 years ago, John Boot opened a herbalist store on Nottingham’s Goose Gate. To mark this anniversary, Boots has partnered with the University of Nottingham to explore how shopping has evolved since 1849.

Part design show, part social history, Counter Culture explores changing experiences on the high street. From Victorian pharmacies to the superstores of the 1980s and beyond, Boots stores have reflected our shifting social needs, cultural aspirations, and patterns of everyday life.

Using historic objects, images and architecture, Counter Culture looks at the creation of modern shopping, from both sides of the counter.

You can also catch a free Gallery Tour on Saturday 18th May led by Jack Moss, a PhD candidate from the History Department at University of Nottingham. Join the tour from 1pm – 2pm. Please note that advanced booking is recommended.


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4. Frank Cognoscenti sings Sinatra with the Edgar Macías Quartet

Sunday 19th May | Peggy's Skylight | 1pm | Tickets: £16

Frank Cognoscenti (Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Jazz) brings his brand of Sinatra-esque performance with over 20 years of experience performing the Sinatra repertoire worldwide including New Jersey and Palm Springs. Expect a swinging band, perfectly executed vocals mixed with a dry wit for a thoroughly entertaining experience.

The show is the brainchild of jazz pianist, Edgar Macías. The project is inspired by Sinatra's rare recordings with a small band from his Radio Days show, ‘To Be Perfectly Frank’ broadcast in the early fifties where he performed a 15-minute show live –  twice a week – for two years.

Other inspirations for Edgar include Sinatra's collaboration with the Red Norvo Sextet during a tour in Australia in '59, the Paris Concert with Sextet, live in '62, the saloon songs with his pianist Bill Miller, and later on, in '67, the collaboration with the Brazilian composer & singer/guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim, singing Bossa Nova.

Edgar Macías has also adapted some well-known big band arrangements of 'Ol' Blue Eyes' hits by the likes of Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Count Basie, Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, and Don Costa to play in the small band setting.


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

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