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Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!
There is a fun packed programme for both local residents and visitors this summer including Gate to Southwell, Southwell Fun Day, a Plant Hunter's Fair at Southwell Minster, events at the Workhouse, Southwell Poetry Festival in the library and Southwell Music Festival.
Southwell Traders Present
A Summer Shopping Celebrationto commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday!
Join in this special occasion with businesses throughout the town
We look forward to seeing you!
14 August 2016, Starting at 10am
The Newark Half Marathon is back as a new, faster and more scenic summer race. It is limited to 1,000 entrants with a fun run and entertainment for all the family.
The 13.1 mile race starts at Sconce and Devon Park, passes the Ice Age Journey dig, skirts East Stoke, through Elston and then back to Sconce and Devon Park.
£23 (UKAA affiliated) £25 (non-affiliated) plus registration fee
To sign up visit www.newarkhalfmarathon.co.uk
During school holidays the centre comes alive with special craft events and activities for children. There is a small charge for each activity. Join us for some Wednesday fun 11am to 3pm.
17 to 25 June
This is the 17th year of the festival and as usual there is a lovely mix of big names and local authors including Joanna Trollope, The Duchess of Rutland talking about the gardens of Belvoir Castle, Simon Armitage, Di Slaney from Bilsthorpe, Alastair Watson and many more.
Some great acts are lined up to perform at Sherwood Pines in 2016
Jake Bugg will perform on Thursday 23 June, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott play on Friday 24 June and Guy Garvey is on Saturday 25 June.
Tickets cost £38.50 and can be bought from Rufford Abbey Tourist Information Centre by calling 01623 824545.
A ceramics fair with over 30 leading regional and national artists.
Sunday 28 August 10am to 4.30pm
Market Square, Southwell, NG25 0FS
The event will take place in the market square of the lovely minster town of Southwell and will include workshops and demonstrations in the nearby public library.
There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:
Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.
For friendly specialist information on all local attractions and up and coming events visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Rufford and Southwell.
If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.
Are you organising a large event within the district?
You need to tell us about the event as it may require consideration by the district's Safety Advisory Group (SAG)
Rufford Country Park
Southwell Tourist Information Centre
The Minster Centre