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Outdoor events programme returns

Posted onPosted on 28th Mar

A full events programme is returning to Mansfield District Council’s offering — and as well as summer and Christmas festivals, there will be a flower show, street entertainment and the chance to watch brass bands play in town parks.

The first big event of the year is a Cleaner, Greener Festival in the Market Place on Sunday, 15th May. There will be a specialist vegan market with eco-friendly, holistic and spiritual demonstrations, entertainment, activities and tips.
Mansfield Summer Festival will be bigger than before because it will take place over two days for the first time, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August, at Titchfield Park.

There will be live comedy acts and entertainment inside a marquee on the Thursday evening, followed by an all-day family festival with movies and entertainment on the Friday.

The fun continues on Wednesday, 17th August as Carr Lane Park, Warsop, again hosts the festival with entertainment, stalls, live music, arena shows and more.

On Saturday, 3rd September, The Full Shebang Festival — a free, one-day family festival presented by First Art — returns to Mansfield.

The biggest event of the year will be the Christmas Lights Switch On, which is expected to attract thousands of people to Mansfield town centre on Sunday, 27th November. Plans are under way for a stage show.

The Mayor of Mansfield, Andy Abrahams, said: “After everything we’ve missed over the past couple of years with family and friends, we are looking forward to being able to get together again.

“A lot of hard work by council and partners goes into planning a wide range of events suitable for all the family. This year we’re putting the local community, health and wellbeing, and the environment at the heart of our events programme. With the exception of theatre events, they are all free.”

Jay Rowlinson, chief executive of Mansfield BID, said: “There is a vast array of events this year to suit all people and all age groups. These will increase footfall into the town and assist our hospitality, shops, and other businesses.”

Among other planned events are:

Tuesday 29 March to Saturday 9 April – Health and Wellbeing Festival at Mansfield Museum. Free craft activities from 10am to 12noon on Tuesday 5 April to Friday 8 April.

Wednesday 6 April – Four Season’s B:Club Easter egg decorating

Saturday 9 April to Saturday 23 April – Mansfield BID’s Easter bunny trail.

Tuesday 12 April to Thursday 14 April – Easter activities at Mansfield Museum, 10am to 12noon each day.

Wednesday 13 April – Four Season’s B:Club Easter bonnet activity.

Saturday 14 May to 28 May – Giveaways and digital campaign to support Love Your Local Market. Visit

Sunday 15 May – Cleaner Greener Festival in Mansfield Market Place.

Sunday 15 May – Whitwell Brass Band at Yeoman Hill Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 May – Mansfield Flower Show with demonstrations.

Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June – Queen’s Jubilee craft sessions at Mansfield Museum.

Thursday 2 June – Four Seasons Shopping Centre’s B:Club Jubilee Afternoon Tea Party.

Friday 3 June – Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with Proms and Picnic in the Park at Berry Hill Park.

Sunday 12 June – Thoresby Brass Band at Berry Hill Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Saturday 18 June – Mansfield BID’s Jurassic Mansfield dinosaur event.

Monday 20 June to Sunday 26 June – OneFest, celebrating learning disabilities and neurodiversity through culture, conversation and comedy.

Sunday 3 July – Mansfield BID’s Armed Forces Day in Mansfield town centre.

Sunday 3 July, 5pm – outdoor performance of Hamlet in Carr Bank Park. This is a paid-for event. Tickets can be purchased from the Palace Theatre website or box office.

Sunday 10 July – Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band at Carr Bank Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Sunday 31 July – Blidworth Brass Band at Berry Hill Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Thursday 4 August and Friday 5 August – Summer Festival at Titchfield Park, Mansfield.

Wednesday 17 August – Summer Festival, Carr Lane Park, Warsop.

Saturday 20 August – Mansfield BID’s superheroes and pretty princesses day.

Sunday August 21 – Holymoorside Brass Band at Carr Bank Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Thursday 25 August – Mansfield Museum’s Nottinghamshire Day activities with Robin Hood storytelling and crafts.

Saturday 3 September – First Art’s The Full Shebang Festival in Mansfield town centre.

Thursday 8 September – Tour of Britain cycle race returns to Nottinghamshire.

Sunday 11 September – Pleasley Brass Band at Yeoman Hill Park, 2pm to 4pm.

Saturday 8 October – Mansfield BID’s Men in Black featuring Titan the Giant Robot.

Wednesday 9 October to Friday 11 November – Cool Choirs at Mansfield Museum.

Throughout November and December – support local communities by donating gifts to the Secret Santa Appeal.

Sunday 13 November – Remembrance Day parade from Civic Centre.

Saturday 26 November to Wednesday 21 December – BID’s Christmas market on Westgate.

Sunday 27 November – Christmas Lights Switch On in Mansfield town centre.

Friday 2 December to Sunday 4 December – Mansfield Museum’s Christmas market.

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