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The Lincolnshire Show

June 19; 2019 to June 20; 2019
8:00am to 6:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Show 2019

A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food and drink, and aviation, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society in 2019.

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Medieval Mayhem

June 22; 2019 to June 23; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Medieval Mayhem 2019

Join our knights and their horses as they battle for supremacy in a medieval tournament.

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Music in the Garden

June 22; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Music in the Garden

FREE

Relax and enjoy free music performances in the garden at St Marks Shopping Centre.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

June 23; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Outdoor Theatre: The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

June 26; 2019
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Chow Down Festival

June 28; 2019 to June 30; 2019
11:00am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Chow Down Festival - June 2019

A summer weekender of independent street food, drinks, music and family-friendly activities in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

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Knights in Battle

June 29; 2019 to June 30; 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Knights in Battle

Gainsborough Old Hall is brought to life in the War of the Roses period.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

June 30; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the Medieval streets and markets of Lincoln.

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Lincoln Choral Society's Teddy Bear's Picnic

June 30; 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Lawn
Lincoln Choral Society’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic

FREE

Teddies (and their owners) are invited to an outdoor, family concert for children of all ages at the Lawn with the Lincoln Choral Society.

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University of Lincoln Open Day

July 5; 2019 to July 6; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Postgraduate 'Being Brilliant' Brunch

July 6; 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
Isaac Newton Building
Postgraduate ‘Being Brilliant’ Brunch

FREE

Join the University of Lincoln for a Postgraduate 'Being Brilliant' Brunch to find out how you can change your life and start a new adventure in September with a Master’s degree.

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Bailgate Busking Festival

July 6; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bailgate Busking Festival 2019

FREE

Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter reverberates with the sound of local talent for a festival of acoustic music.

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It's a Knockout

July 7; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Washingborough Community Centre
It’s a Knockout

A whirlwind day of fun inspired by the famous TV game show, featuring wacky challenges, giant inflatables and water pools aplenty - raising funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

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Twilight Castle: Falconry

July 10; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Falconry

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with demonstrations from the master falconer and views from the Medieval walls.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

July 13; 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Market Street
Gainsborough Farmers’ and Craft Market

FREE

Offering the best in fresh, local, homemade and handmade produce from a variety of traders at Gainsborough’s monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market taking place every second Saturday of the month on Market Street.

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Scoot to the Waterfront

July 13; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Scoot to the Waterfront 2019

FREE

Scooters from across the country will arrive on the Brayford Waterfront for a day of custom shows, a ride out, and live music.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

July 13; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Located at the newly refurbished Cornhill Quarter, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Dinosaur Encounter

July 13; 2019 to September 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Dinosaur Encounter

Be transported back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land in this thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum, at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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WoofFest

July 13; 2019
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Waddington Village Hall and Playing Fields
WoofFest

FREE

A family fun day and dog show in Waddington, close to Lincoln, including a fun fair, dog classes, and beer tent - raising funds for the RSPCA.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

July 14; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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CATS: the Musical

July 16; 2019 to July 21; 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
CATS: the Musical

The legendary musical phenomenon - one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history - arrives at Lincoln Drill Hall.

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Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival

July 17; 2019 to July 21; 2019
All Day
Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2019

A festival of classical chamber music in unique Lincolnshire venues featuring international artists.

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

July 20; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at Castle Hill Farmers’ Market - nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Cathedral and Castle.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

July 20; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Dragon Boat Race

July 20; 2019
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Dragon Boat Race 2019

FREE

More than 100 people take to the Brayford for a summer's day of spectacular Dragon Boat races to raise money for charity.

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Organ Concert: Hilary Punnet

July 20; 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Hilary Punnet

Come and experience Hilary Punnett in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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Lincoln Beach

July 22; 2019 to August 31; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Beach

FREE

The beach comes to Lincoln city centre, complete with deckchairs, special appearances from Punch and Judy and of course lots of sand!

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Lincoln Castle Victorian Extravaganza

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Extravaganza

Join us as we celebrate the spectacular, the inventive and the extraordinary at Lincoln Castle's Victorian Extravaganza!

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Guided Walk of Lincoln's Industrial Area

July 28; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology that tells the story of the industrial revolution and how it impacted Lincoln.

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Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

July 31; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

August 3; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Grand Medieval Joust

August 3; 2019 to August 4; 2019
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Grand Medieval Joust 2019

Feel the thunder of hooves and hear the clash of lance on steel armour at Lincoln Castle as four brave knights take part in the Sport of Kings.

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Oliver!

August 5; 2019 to August 16; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Oliver!

The popular musical performed in the unique and atmospheric surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral by the ever-popular Starring Lincoln Theatre Company.

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Outdoor Theatre: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

August 7; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first-class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

August 10; 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Market Street
Gainsborough Farmers’ and Craft Market

FREE

Offering the best in fresh, local, homemade and handmade produce from a variety of traders at Gainsborough’s monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market taking place every second Saturday of the month on Market Street.

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Lincoln 1940s Weekend

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend 2019

FREE

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays.

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Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

August 14; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a history talk on Lincoln's Roman heritage and views from the Medieval walls.

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

August 17; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at Castle Hill Farmers’ Market - nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Cathedral and Castle.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

August 17; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Victorian Circus 2019

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Circus

A full weekend of all the fun of the Victorian Circus!

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An Audience with Henry VIII

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
An Audience with Henry VIII

Meet King Henry VIII, a visitor to Gainsborough Old Hall, and learn about his life.

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Asylum Steampunk Festival

August 23; 2019 to August 26; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival 2019

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 11th year.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

August 25; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the Medieval streets and markets of Lincoln.

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Moana - Water of Life

August 30; 2019 to September 1; 2019
All Day
Minerva Building
Moana - Water of Life

A climate change conference, hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln, including keynotes speeches, a sustainable market, a 'footprint' dinner, and candlelight Cathedral tour.

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Bourne CiCLE Festival

August 31; 2019 to September 1; 2019
8:00am to 6:00pm
Bourne
Bourne CiCLE Festival

FREE

A festival of cycling taking place in the heart of Bourne town centre, south of Lincoln, and running across the weekend.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

September 7; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Lincoln Morris Festival

September 7; 2019
10:30am to 4:30pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Morris Festival

FREE

Dance groups from across Lincolnshire will converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of an ancient English tradition.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

September 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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University of Lincoln Graduation

September 9; 2019 to September 13; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
University of Lincoln Graduation 2019

Graduands of the University of Lincoln celebrate their achievements at Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe's finest Medieval buildings.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

September 14; 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Market Street
Gainsborough Farmers’ and Craft Market

FREE

Offering the best in fresh, local, homemade and handmade produce from a variety of traders at Gainsborough’s monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market taking place every second Saturday of the month on Market Street.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

September 14; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Located at the newly refurbished Cornhill Quarter, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Autumn Festival

September 14; 2019 to September 16; 2019
10:00am to 11:30pm
Stourton Estates
Autumn Festival

A celebration of everything good about Lincolnshire, including forestry demonstrations, food & drink, shopping, and live music into the evening, on the Stourton Estates east of Lincoln.

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Lincoln Street Food Festival

September 19; 2019 to October 22; 2019
9:00am to 7:00pm
High Street
Lincoln Street Food Festival

FREE

Street food from around the world will be on offer on Lincoln High Street into the evening, with seating, a bar, and live music on Lincoln Cornhill.

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In Lincoln's Venues

3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

The Lincolnshire Showground is a major national venue, located on the 200 acre showground just outside the historic city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Venue

The Venue

A state-of-the-art digital cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University which shows an eclectic film programme and is also being used for teaching drama and stage theatre productions.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

An elegant, 19th century theatre, found on Clasketgate just a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

A beautiful entertainment venue at The Lawn in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

Situated on the Brayford Waterfront, the ODEON complex includes a cinema, Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop and is adjacent to the Lucy Tower multi-story car park.

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