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50 Years of Children's Books

May 4; 2019 to July 7; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The National Centre for Craft and Design
50 Years of Children’s Books

FREE

An exhibition celebrating illustrator Quentin Blake’s 50-year partnership with author John Yeoman, at the National Centre for Craft & Design.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

September 21; 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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Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

September 29; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

FREE

A fun-filled day out for the whole family including riding demonstrations and parades, a dog show, retail stalls, and a BBQ with Pimms and Prosecco on offer.

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Guided Walk of Lincoln's Industrial Area

September 29; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

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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Lincoln Makers' Market

October 5; 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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Bailgate Wedding Fayre

October 6; 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
Bailgate
Bailgate Wedding Fayre October 2019

FREE

Experience five stunning wedding venues and meet dozens of local suppliers to discover how Lincoln can make your big day extra special.

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Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival

October 10; 2019 to October 12; 2019
12:00pm to 10:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival 2019

FREE

The annual three-day CAMRA beer festival in the Great Hall of a the unique 15th century manor house, north of Lincoln.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

October 12; 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 Antiques Market​

October 13; 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

October 19; 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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Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2019

October 24; 2019 to October 27; 2019
All Day
Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2019

FREE

Artists, creative technologists and visitors from across the city, the UK and the globe, to come together for an extraordinary, four-day showcase of digital creativity and energetic debate on digital culture.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

October 27; 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 Makers' Market

November 2; 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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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

November 9; 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

November 16; 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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Christmas Lights Switch On

November 22; 2019
4:45pm to 7:30pm
High Street
Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

FREE

Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

November 24; 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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Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

December 5; 2019 to December 8; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

FREE

Stalls, performers, and festive cheer take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for four days of festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.

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Reindeer Display

December 12; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Display 2019

FREE

Before the evening's parade, festive reindeer will be relaxing at St Marks Shopping Centre - ideal for some Christmas photo opportunities.

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Reindeer Parade

December 12; 2019
2:00pm to 8:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Parade 2019

FREE

A parade of festive reindeer led by Santa Claus and his sleigh from St Marks Shopping Centre to rest in the Lincoln City Square.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

December 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

December 14; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Visit the Makers' Market, nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, to pick up gifts for your loved ones this Christmastime.

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

December 21; 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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Things To Do


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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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