Mablethorpe and the surrounding areas have a fantastic range of fun and free family-friendly events and festivals throughout the summer. While staying at our beach side holiday park in Mablethorpe, you can enjoy delicious food, even better music, incredible live theatre and memorable times with your friends and family at one of these great events:
Cleethorpes Festival of Music and Words, 15th- 24th June
The Cleethorpes Festival is a showcase of the best young musicians, writers and performers from local schools and groups. The performances and events will be taking place at various venues around Cleethorpes and are free attend.
SO Festival, 27th June – 2nd July
The SO Festival has been running for nine years and provides free, outdoor entertainment for locals and visitors. Activities will be happening at several locations in the East Lindsey district, including Mablethorpe, Skegness, Silsby, Horncastle and Alford. The exciting program includes opera, dance, circus, drama, creative workshops and much more. As the leading arts and culture festival in the area, there really is something to interest everyone as the streets come to life with colour, laughter and an array of events.
Comedy of Errors at Tattershall Castle, 13th July
The Tattershall Castle will provide a fitting and stunning backdrop for the all-male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. They will be performing one of Shakespeare’s plays, The Comedy of Errors. The fast paced and exciting open-air performance is the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Bring blankets to sit on and to wrap yourself in, a flask of something warm and some nibbles, then sit back and enjoy the show.
Woodhall Spa 1940’s Festival, 15th July - 16th July
Take a trip back in time at the Woodhall Spa 1940’s festival. The village is said to be one of the most beautiful in Lincoln. The 18th-century buildings are surrounded by breath-taking countryside, and it is host to a program of exciting events throughout the year. The 1940’s festival celebrates all things from the era, including bands, impersonators, memorial flights, vintage and military vehicles, living history and enactment groups that will give you a whole weekend of fun. Why not get into the 1940’s theme and dress up for the day, or make yourself a typical picnic hamper from that period? Jam Sandwiches anyone?
Mablethorpe Bike Night, 18th July
Over 500 bikes are anticipated to be making an appearance at Mablethorpe, with a cruise and show, so visitors can view the range of two-wheeled machinery. There will also be live music, food, drink and the local shops will be staying open for the evening.
The Bathing Beauties Festival (The Beach Hut Festival), 22nd July – 23rd July
The promenade at Sutton On Sea is host to the Bathing Beauties Festival. The free event attracts thousands of spectators to this stunning piece of coastline. Beach huts and stalls are charmingly decorated for the weekend and will be selling a selection of gifts, craft pieces and locally sourced produce. There will be music, a parade of pirates and mermaids and Punch and Judy shows. Dogs are welcome at the event too, so take a walk with your four-legged friend and then enjoy the entertainment.
Mablethorpe Illuminations, 29th July
The town comes alight with decorations, lightings and a carnival feel. The illuminations are switched on late in the evening and are followed by an incredible firework show on the promenade.
Grainthorpe Festival of Arts, 26th August – 28th August
Join the celebrations of local arts and crafts at the Grainthorpe Festival. The two-day event will include flower presentations and artwork and craft displays – many of which will be for sale. There will be workshops and talks about the crafts, from working with silver to textiles, informing visitors of how to get started and what is involved.
Heritage Lincolnshire Open Days, 7th September – 10th September
The heritage open days take place in over 40 countries around Europe and Lincolnshire is lucky enough to be involved. Offering free entry, tours and activities to some of the greatest historical sites in the area, many of which are not usually open to the public. The celebration of Lincolnshire’s heritage happens at various locations; this year includes the Cogglesford Water Mill, Lincoln Castle and the Navigation House, Sleaford.
Which one will you be attending? Let us know!