It may only be January but there’s lots to look forward to this year, from music festivals to tasting mouth-watering food and drink. There is no excuse for being bored in 2019 as Nottingham has plenty of unmissable events to attend, here are just 12 of them to get you started…
Beat The Streets
One of city’s favourite music festivals is back to help improve the lives of homeless people in Nottingham. Featuring over 80 bands across more than 10 stages, including Ben Haynes, January Moonlight, Ava Saint and Don’t Forget Rupert. So bring your friends along and make it a day to remember!
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Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory
(9th – 17th Feb)
A true winter haven is to be found at Hodsock Priory this February. With speckled white gardens and beautiful scenery, it’s the perfect place to go walking with the family.
County Championship Cricket
(5th – 8th April)
On 5th April Nottingham will begin their Specsavers County Championship campaign with a heavyweight clash against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.
This season’s opener will see the 2005 and 2010 champions play host to the club that secured the trophy in 2014 and 2015.
Nottingham Fake Festival
Nottingham welcomes its first ever Fake Fest, a live music event where high standard ‘Fake Bands’ perform – you won’t know the difference! Dance away the night with loved one util late and embrace the vibrant atmosphere.
The Gate to Southwell Festival
(6th – 9th June)
Another of Nottingham’s favourite music festivals is The Gate to Southwell, leading international roots and acoustic music. Enjoy four days of great tunes from over 50 different artists together with on-site camping, kids activities and more – a great event for all the family.
Nature Valley Open
(8th – 16th June)
An unmissable event with both women’s and men’s tournaments competing for the grass court crown.
Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography
(11th – 14th July)
Calling all creatives! Here’s is your chance to meet over 250 artists, photographers, raft makers and designers. Situated in 60 acres of gorgeous Nottinghamshire countryside with hands-on workshops and art material offers.
Back again for it’s 11th year is Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park. With the likes of Manic Street Preachers and The Specials headlining this years festival, it’s not one to be missed!
Robin Hood Festival
(5th – 11th August)
Returning for its 35th year is the infamous Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest. With plenty to keep the kids entertained whilst being surrounded by the beautiful outdoors – family fun for all!
Hosted at Colwick Country Park is the Detonate Festival, home of all that is great electronic music. Keep your eyes peeled for their line-up!
Festival of Food & Drink
(14th – 15th September)
Back again this September is the infamous Festival of Food & Drink at Clumber Park. With special guest TV chefs, gifts, crafts, homeware and of course, award-winning food and drink!
Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
(9th – 12th October)
Coming to the Motorpoint Arena this October is the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. Featuring over 1000 real ales and over 200 ciders and perries, there will be plenty to try. New to the festival this year will be the Key Keg Bar – see it for yourself!
Bramley Apple Festival
Southwell’s fruity festival is coming back in autumn, to celebrate the origins of the Bramley Apple. Not just an event showcasing stand-alone apples but there will also be a range of fruit specialists, artisan producers and cookery demonstrations. Of course, we can’t forget about the morris dancers who’ll be there too!