Things to do in Lincoln this Bank Holiday weekend

A bank holiday is looming this weekend and there is plenty happening in and around the city to keep people entertained, ranging from a jazz festival to the Imps’ title-winning parade.

If anyone is stuck for things to do The Lincolnite has compiled a list of event highlights not to be missed.


Spark! Engineering Festival

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The engineering festival celebrates Lincolnshire’s excellence in engineering. The event will also be open to local schools on Friday, May 3.

When: May 3-5
Where: Lincoln Cathedral
Cost: Free

For more information click here.


Outer Space Lego exhibition

A Lego exhibition was pieced together ready for blast off at Lincoln Castle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The event includes astronauts, rockets, planets and even a friendly alien. There will also be a galactic VR experience inside the prison.

When: May 1-June 2 (10am to 5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle (most of the Lego is in the Victorian Prison within the castle)
Cost: A Lincoln Castle day ticket or Lincoln Castle annual pass is required for entry. Adults tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £11.50 and children £7.50. Under 5s can enter for free. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information click here.


Lincolnshire Jazz week

He was crowned BBC Young Jazz Musician of they Year. Photo: BBC

Eight days of top quality live jazz in venues across Lincoln and Lincolnshire. 74 professional musicians will give 15 performances in 12 different venues, ranging from intimate cafes and dedicated venues to the splendour of Lincoln Cathedral.

When: May 3-10
Where: Various locations
Cost: Some events free, others cost (check individual events for detail.

For more information click here.


Imps’ title-winning coach parade

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln City were promoted into the third tier of English football for the first time in 20 years before winning the League Two title on Easter Monday. A celebratory coach parade has been scheduled so come join in the celebrations.

When: Sunday, May 5
Where: Starting from South Park at 3pm
Cost: Free

For more information click here.

The day before on Saturday, May 4 Lincoln City face Colchester in their final league game of the season at Sincil Bank (3pm kick-off).


Beer & Music Festival

Duke Beer Fest – The Music

May Day Bank Holiday Weekender. https://www.facebook.com/events/2243534302533832/Loads of beer, gin, tunes & a good old knees up.Here's who's performing live…….. who's coming??

Posted by The Duke William on Tuesday, 30 April 2019

There will be a choice of 40 ales and 10 craft lagers on the menu. There will also be a programme of 15 live bands, solo artists, DJs and comedians.

When: May 2 to May 6
Where: Duke of William pub in the Bailgate
Cost: Free

For more information click here.


Rugby – Lincolnshire County Cup Finals Day

Lincoln captain Leigh Dearden in action against his former club Market Rasen. Photo: Brian Penney

There will be three cup finals on County Cup Finals Day on Bank Holiday Monday.

When: Monday, May 6 (first match starting at 11am)
Where: Lincoln Rugby Club, Lodge Lane, Nettleham
Cost: £3

For more information click here.

On Sunday, May 5 the RAF Women’s team take on Leigh Miners Rangers at Lincoln RFC for a chance to be in the hat for the second round of the Women’s Challenge Cup (3pm kick-off).


The Bank Holiday Sunday Festival

Giggs rose to fame with the grime scene. Photo: Instagram

A new Bank Holiday Lincoln club festival will feature some of the biggest and up-and-coming rap and grime artists in the industry.

The Bank Holiday Sunday Festival organised by LoveDough at Circle nightclub features 15 DJs at three events and will be headlined by grime rapper Giggs.

When: Sunday, May 5 (10pm-3.30am)
Where: Circle nightclub
Cost: £25 (plus booking fee) with queue jump and VIP options available for an extra cost – click here to buy tickets

For more information click here.


Victorian Gymkhana

Victorian Gymkhana. Photo: Visit Lincoln

Demonstrations and horseback skills in a Victorian Gymkhana. With exciting displays of Victorian ladies riding side saddle and gentlemen in military uniform competing against each other.

When: Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6 (10am-5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle
Cost: Castle Day ticket includes admission to the event. Adults £14, Child (ages 5-16) £7.50, Under-5s free, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £35.50, annual pass holders – free, carers accompanying visitors with disabilities – free

For more information click here.


Lincoln Makers’ Market

Lincoln Makers’ Market. Photo: Visit Lincoln

The bi-monthly Lincoln Makers’ Market offers a fantastic opportunity to buy bespoke pieces for your home or unique gifts for your loved ones. Showcasing art, craft, ceramics, woodwork, glass art, fabrics and more.

When: Saturday, May 4 (10am-5pm)
Where: Castle Hill
Cost: Free

For more information click here.


Free Dinghy Sailing Open Day

Free Dinghy Sailing Open Day at Hykeham Sailing Club.

Free open day to see the facilities, meet members and discover how easy it can be to take up the pastime of sailing. Short trips on the water with the experienced helms may be possible depending on the weather.

When: Saturday, May 4 at 12pm
Where: Hykeham Sailing Club, Apex Lake, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Cost: Free

For more information about the club click here.


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