Please note due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) events may be cancelled or postponed.

Please contact the organiser before attending.

Halloween 2020

Find out how you can celebrate safely at local events this Halloween.

Newark Half Marathon announcement made by The Newark Half Marathon Committee:

With deep concerns continuing to grow around the spread of COVID-19, it is with regret that The Newark Half Marathon Committee, in consultation with our sponsors and charities, have taken advice to postpone the 2020 Newark Half Marathon. It has been a hard decision to make, however, our ultimate priority is your health and wellbeing and that of your families, our team and our community.

The good news is we have a new date which has been set for Sunday, 8 August 2021.

While we understand you may be disappointed, we value your patience at this time. In explanation, there is a lot involved with organising the race (traffic management, entries, sponsors, vendors etc) and we need to ensure that we are making the right decisions to reduce the impact to everyone, runners, sponsors and organisers alike. We know that there will be questions from runners and others and we ask you to please bear with us as we work through this process of providing refunds, deferments, swaps, or donating to our charities.

Please look out for updates on our website 

Featured events

Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events

Newark Palace Theatre and National Civil War Centre 

All Newark Palace Theatre events can be found here.

All National Civil War Centre events can be found here. 

Earth Hour

Saturday 28 March, 8.30pm

Earth Hour is the moment millions of people come together to celebrate our natural world. On Saturday 28 March at 8.30pm the lights will go out on the world’s most famous landmarks and in homes and businesses across the world.

This international event started by the World Wildlife Fund helps raise awareness of the need to think green and protect the world’s natural biodiversity.

In light of our climate emergency declaration members of council staff will be switching off on Saturday 28 March.

We hope you will too.

Film Fridays in Lowdham

The very brilliant Lowdham Village Hall committee organise regular rural film shows in the village hall on the last Friday of the month.

Films start at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 or £5 for concessions.

There is a licensed bar at all the screenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home-made cakes.

Live and Local Nottinghamshire

NOTE: Live and Local have cancelled all upcoming events 

For many years the brilliant Village Ventures scheme has toured the district providing drama, music, comedy and dance within our rural village halls and community centres.

The scheme has recently rebranded to Live and Local Nottinghamshire and the spring programme is out!

Villages in this year’s scheme include Gunthorpe, Maplebeck, Caunton, North Muskham, Norwell, South Clifton, South Scarle, Winthorpe, Coddington, Barnby in the Willows, Blidworth and Oxton.

The local programme includes comedy with spiltmilk dance, heart-warming drama with old herbaceous, and live music with Kelly Oliver. There really is nothing like a live show!

Find out what’s on this autumn near you…

Newark Farmer's Market

The best place to find excellent food is at a farmer’s market. This is where growers, bakers and all kinds of food and drink makers sell their produce direct to you.

And the good news is the NEW Newark Farmer’s Market is coming to the market place on the first Saturday of each month.

Visit the avenues outside the Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the best seasonal produce that the region has to offer.

Products on offer will include locally sourced meats, sausages and bacons, award winning pastries and pies, renowned cheeses from Cropwell Bishop Creamery and Lincolnshire Poacher, delicious brownies and confectionary, international food and specialist coffees.

#LoveYourMarket #KeepingItLocal


NOTE: Parkrun events will be cancelled until further notice. 

Everyone is welcome on this free to enter 5k timed run.

There is a friendly atmosphere and loads of support so join us at your local parkrun Saturdays at 9am.

We have some brilliant parkrun venues in or around the district including Newark, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines.


All year round attractions

There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:

Local towns

Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.

Tourist Information Centres

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 and Southwell.

Local weather

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.

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