Stuck for things to do this summer? Lincolnshire Reporter has compiled a list of events throughout summer, perfect for the whole family!
VW Camper Van Day, Lincoln
When: August 7, 10am – 4pm
Where: Brayford Waterfront
Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts will gather on Brayford Waterfront in Lincoln for an amazing display of VW Campers.
Lincoln Steampunk Festival
When: August 26 – August 29, all day
Where: Lincoln Castle
See Lincoln’s cobbled streets transformed as Victorian Steampunk fans take to the Castle and Steep Hill in top hats, goggles, corsets and more.
Interactive Play, Stamford
When: September 2, 7pm
Where: St John’s Church
If you want to take Cluedo to the next level, this is perfect for you. The interactive play has references to Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie.
East Kirkby Airshow
When: August 6
Where: East Kirkby Airfield
Lincolnshire’s biggest airshow will have re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles and much more to give you an excellent family day out.
Lincoln Folk Festival
When: July 31, 2pm – 10pm
Where: Drill Hall
Acts will include: Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm and Steve Daggett, legends in the folk music world.
When: July 30, all day
Where: Mablethorpe town
The annual event celebrates the beginning of the summer holidays with a market, games and fireworks to end the day.
When: Throughout summer, 7.15am-8pm
Visit Lincoln’s Cathedral and try to find the legendary imp.
Battle for the Castle, Tattersall
When: August 13 – August 14, 11am – 4pm
Where: Sleaford Road, Tattershall
Experience seventeenth century life as the Royalists attack the castle. Witness what the Civil War was like with weapons drills, a living history encampment and a battle re-enactment both days.
1940s Day, Lincoln
When: August 21, all day
Where: Brayford Waterfront
Everyone is invited to the city’s Brayford Waterfront, where there will be something for all the family. Browsers and buyers can go bargain-hunting for memorabilia, arts and crafts and vintage clothing.
Poppies:Wave, Lincoln Castle
When: Throughout summer until September 4, 10am – 5.30pm
Where: Lincoln Castle
Thousands of ceramic poppies, seen previously in a famous Tower of London installation, have formed a wave of scarlet reaching for the walls of the castle as part of the UK-wide tour. Open until September 4.
Gainsborough Beach Party
When: August 6 – August 7 10am – 4pm
Where: Gainsborough Marketplace
The event will have stalls, rides, and fun and games on offer alongside a ‘beach’ and don’t forget to pick up some Gainsborough Rock!
Classic Car Show, Barton
When: August 28, 10am – 4pm
Where: Water’s Edge Visitor Centre
Join the North Lincolnshire Morris Minor Owners Club and step back in time to see classic motor cars from around the world. See Morris Minor, MG, Triumph, Wolseley marques and more.
When: July 30 – July 31
Heckington Show is Britain’s largest village show and attracts thousands of visitors with a range of stands, activities, exhibits and attractions spread over 30 acres of land.
When: Throughout summer
Spend a relaxing day at the beach in Skegness, surrounded by amusements, fish and chips and ice cream, what more could you ask for?
When: August 14, 12pm – 5pm
The carnival will see people in an array of costumes parade through the streets of Skegness.
Pedal Car Grand Prix, Gainsborough
When: August 9, all day
Where: Queen Elizabeths High School
Watch a variety of pedal cars race on a track in Gainsborough’s annual event.
Kustom Kulture Blastoff 7, Lincoln
When: September 3 – September 4, 9.30am – 6.30pm
Where: Lincolnshire Showground
The very best in live music, kustom art , burlesque, rockabilly, steampunk and Tiki vendors will gather at Lincolnshire Showground. Tons of traditional and custom painted vehicles from across the country will take over the grounds.
Independent Car Show, Lincoln
When: August 14, 10am – 5pm
Where: Brayfrod Waterfront
Hundreds of beautiful vehicles will line the Brayford Waterfront for a spectacular display of the motor industry.
Skydiving World Championships, Brigg
When: August 20 – August 22, 10am – 5pm
Where: Skydive Hibaldstow, Brigg
Head to the annual four-way Formation Skydive National Championships and watch skydivers from around the country perform for the top spot.
Have a heart day, Lincoln
When: September 4, 11am
Where: The Pride of Lincoln
C&C training team and Singleton Associates warmly invites people to join us in raising money for STRUT, St Barnabas Hospice and local charities. Come and Learn how to do CPR, what to do if someone is choking, and how to use a defibrillator. There will be an ambulance and a fire engine to explore,
cake stalls, ice cream van, face painting, childrens entertainer, raffle, music and more
Children’s Festival, Brigg
When: August 29, 11am – 5pm
Where: Elsham Hall
With a background in theatre, circus & pantomime, Feet First Entertainment’s Adrian Ley will be performing and teaching circus skills. The event is inclusive to all abilities.
Picnic in the park, Barton
When: August 6, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Baysgarth Park
Events include children’s races, football tournament, musical entertainment, magic shows and children’s workshops.
‘On Your Jollies’ Summer Show, Lincoln
When: August 13, 3pm – 11pm
Where: Jolly Brewer
A family friendly afternoon with some great musicial talent to sit and enjoy with a cool refreshment in hand.
When: July 31, all day
Where: Sutton on Sea
See an array of floats and people in costumes parade through the streets of Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea.
Dance Group Performance, Lincoln
When: September 3, 11am
Where: Waterside Shopping Centre
Waterside Shopping welcomes Lincoln’s Lilac Theatre and Dance Group to the centre for an early afternoon of dance and performing.
Mablethorpe Music Weekender
When: August 27 – August 28, 1pm – 10pm
A weekend of live acts and bands of different genres from across the UK performing in different locations in central Mablethorpe
Wildlife Day, Barton
When: July 31, 10am – 6pm
Where: Waters’ Edge Country Park & Visitor Centre
A fun, educational and free family day out, with displays, exhibitions and craft workshops.
Friday Family Fun Club – Creepy Crawlies
When: August 5, 10am – 4pm
Where: Gainsborough Old Hall
Craft event making ‘creep crawlies’ from arts materials.
Food and Vintage Festival, Boston
When: August 13, 10am
Where: Bells Nursery Outlet
The event has a little taste of Lincolnshire for everyone from cooking demonstrations, to local hot and cold food stalls displaying the finest cheese, local meats, jams and preserves.
Food and Fitness Festival, Woodhall Spa
When: September 4, 10am – 4pm
Where: Jubilee Park
The Festival celebrates artisan foods produced in the county and combines this with fitness, exercise and games – something for all the family to come along and participate in.