Is there really a better way to spend a summer’s day than taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of a festival?
Festivals are also the perfect place to meet new people. Whether you get lost and find a cool group of people, or a lost soul stumbles upon your group, they are a great place to meet incredible people.
Here is a round-up of events that you won’t want to miss over the next few weeks:
Lightest Night 2019 – Friday 21st June 2019
To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham will host its first-ever Lightest Night on Friday 21 June. Making the most of an expected 17 hours of daylight, the City will come to life from 5pm; offering all kinds of FREE entertainment. Sample tasty treats from across the continent at the European Market in Old Market Square (until 10.30pm) and enjoy a few summery songs from the Nottingham City Tuneless Choir on the Council House steps (7pm). Throughout the evening, you can catch Can Samba doing their thing across the City Centre in a colourful carnival of tropical rhythms, then dance the night away with DJ Steve Cutz in Trinity Square.
You can find out more about Nottingham’s Lightest Night here.
The Great British Gin Festival – Saturday 13th July 2019
The UK’s biggest gin festival arrives in town. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world! You can enjoy cocktail demonstrates and sample the many gins whilst enjoying live entertainment.
You can find out more about The Great British Gin Festival here.
Rum & Reggae Festival – Saturday 13th July 2019
Take a Rum journey around the world. Enjoy tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States. There will be Carnival Dancers and Performances and traditional Jamaican food served such as jerk chicken and peas.
You can find out more about the Rum & Reggae Festival here.
Splendour Festival – Saturday 20th July 2019
Nottingham’s favourite festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.
Headliners, Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, as well as Rag’n’Bone Man, All Saints and a whole host of artists, comedians and entertainers, will perform at the huge outdoor music event. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a fun fair, entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer.
You can find out more about the Splendour Festival here.
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