Events in Nottingham

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Nottingham What's On Guide

 Read the Oct-Jan Nottingham What's On guide online. Copies are also available at Nottingham Tourism Centre and venues around the city.

Upcoming events

Saturday 21 January: FREE Chinese New Year celebration in Old Market Square, including traditional lion dancing

28 January - 12 March: The Wheel of Nottingham returns to the Old Market Square

Friday 10 February: Light Night

Nottingham celebrates the 10th Light Night with an evening of discovery, community and light!

13 - 17 February: Nottingham half-term, with lots of great activities for everyone

17 March: FREE St Patrick's Day celebration in Old Market Square

24 - 25 March: FREE Nottingham in Fashion at Nottingham Council House

31 March: 17 April: Nottingham schools Easter holidays

23 April: FREE St George's Day celebration in Old Market Square

1 May: 1940s Knees Up at Nottingham Castle

27 - 29 May: Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle

28 May: Dot to Dot Festival

4 June: Autokarna at Wollaton Park

12 - 18 June: Aegon Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre

24 - 25 June: Cycle Live at the Victoria Embankment

1 - 9 July: Wollaton Arts Festival in Wollaton


July - September: Outdoor Theatre at Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Park

1 July - 1 October: Dinosaurs of China Exhibition at Wollaton Hall

Early July: Lord Mayor's Parade in Old Market Square/Nottingham Castle

14 - 18 July: England V South Africa at Trent Bridge

22 July: Spendour Festival at Wollaton Park

29 July: Nottinghamshire Pride 

End July - Early September: Nottingham Beach in Old Market Square

4 - 6 August: Riverside Festival at the Victoria Embankment

26 - 28 August: Great Food and Drink Festival at Newstead Abbey

9 - 10 September: Heritage Open Days at Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey (no entry fee)

21 September: One Day International England V West Indies at Trent Bridge

23 September: Great Notts Show in Old Market Square

24 September: Ikano Robin Hood Marathon & Half Marathon

4 - 8 October: Goose Fair at Forest Recreation Ground

8 October: Hockley Hustle Music Festival in Hockley

11 - 14 October: Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle

Late October: Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle

5 November: Bonfire Night celebration at Forest Recreation Ground

Mid November - early January: Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square

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