If you’re looking for some inspiration on which local event to support with family, friends & kids especially during school holidays and busy seasonal times, you will find plenty listed on the calendar below.  Don’t forget there are lots of options on eating & dining on the site too. With Melton Mowbray being the Rural Capital of Food, there’s no shortage of fabulous foodie events to choose from plus a great range of sporting events, live music and dramatic productions.  Don’t forget to check out the accommodation listings if you are planning a longer stay!

< 2019 >
  • 01

    Bottesford Car Boot

    07:00 -14:00

    Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

    Grantham Road, Bottesford

    Traders from £8

    Public 50p, kids go FREE

    For more info call Mick on 07801 895205


  • 01

    Playa Day Club - Nottingham City Centre

    12:00 -13:00
    Market Square, Nottingham
    2 S Parade, Nottingham NG1 2JS, UK

    A brand-new ‘pop up’ day club in Nottingham City Centre that combines elements of sophisticated entertainment, music, dining and drinks in one destination complete with day beds, pool pods and a high-class restaurant ran by 2018 Master Chef winner Laurence Henry.



  • 01

    Space Race Trail

    11:00 -17:00
    Woolsthorpe Manor
    Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5PD, UK


    Experience the Space Race at Woolsthorpe Manor with all the family.

    The intense rivalry between the Soviet Union and the USA for dominance in spaceflight began not long after the end of World War II.

    Weave your way around the site as you explore the key events in the Space Race.

    See how Newtonian physics was central to many missions and learn how the drive to win lead to phenomenal technological advances on both sides.

    Free. Normal admission applies.

    Site opens 11.00am. Last entry 4.30pm.

    Image credit: NASA Images / Johnson Space Centre


  • 01

    Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again

    19:30 -22:48
    Belton House
    Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK


    Summer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer.

    Everyone is back for more ABBA inspired song and dance numbers!

    When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers she is pregnant, she delves into a quest of discovery into her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep and Lily James) past experiencing the fun that she had with her three possible dads (Pierce Brosnan/Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth/Hugh Skinner and Stellan Skarsgard/Josh Dylan). And this time Grandma is visiting as Cher joins the stellar cast as Grandmother.

    Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic event this summer ON the stunning lands of Belton House! Often cited as the quintessential country house estate, Belton sits with quiet but stately confidence in elegant formal gardens with a historic deer park. Spend time with us and see how generations of the Brownlow family secured the very finest designers and craftsmen to create the Belton that we love today.

    For more information on how the festival works, please visit our FAQs page: https://summernightsfilm.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions

  • 01

    The Big Fake Festival - Thoresby Hall

    10:50 -10:51
    Thoresby Hall
    Unnamed Road, Newark NG22 9WH, UK



    A Fake Festival is a fabulous opportunity for families and local communities to enjoy a fun packed music day out together at their local playing field, village green, sports field or college campus. It’s a chance to meet up with friends and to listen to some great live bands. Each Festival makes a mark on the local community and quickly becomes an annual event to look forward to.

    Eddy Anderson from tribute ‘Kazabian’ rocking the crowd

    There are many Fake Festivals throughout the UK every year, see our Tour Dates for the latest dates.


    6 top UK tribute bands perform at each Fake Festivals and are specifically chosen to please a wide audience range, giving the events maximum appeal. Professional touring acts in their own right, they provide the highlight of the days events and bring a true summer music festival experience with songs that everybody loves.


    Outside the marquee is the “Entertainment Zone,” a large fenced area for entertainment stands to keep kids and festival goers amused plus the all-important food stands that are essential for keeping the audience fed in true festival style.

    Toilets and security ensure comfort and piece of mind for each event, making sure that the day is enjoyed by both the young and more senior members of the locality.

    A Fake Festival, but a real festival atmosphere


    The main festival action takes place inside the Fake Festivals purpose built marquee so it creates an atmosphere everyone will want to be part of. Be at the front, middle or at the back, wherever you are you will be warm and dry inside our giant marquee!

    The fully equipped marquee contains the stage, PA and lighting system as well as a quick serve bar, All in all, it’s a fantastic setting for some really great live music action all day and well into the night.


    No question about it, Fake Festivals are family friendly events and that’s why your safety and security is a priority to us. Our Security Team administer a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to any unfriendly behaviour and we enforce a responsible drinking atmosphere. It’s so important to us, we stake our reputation on it!

The Vale of Belvoir is a vibrant and lively area with a wealth of events ranging from brilliantly organised sporting events to food fayres and long-established music festivals.  We spend a lot of time searching for events in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and receive many contributions from the community and event organisers.  If you have an event in Melton Mowbray or the surrounding area that you know about or are involved in running, please let us know and we’ll include it. There’s no charge for this and we are happy to support local events.

Please contact us if you would like to include anything on the events page.

As well as the events happening in Newark, Melton & Grantham, the busier towns of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are also within an easy drive.  Check our Facebook & Twitter pages for the very latest news.

Make sure you also check out the list of the area’s main attractions listed here. From beautiful National Trust properties to the thrill of skydiving centres, there really is something for everyone.  There’s also a wealth of great quality local accommodation if you’re planning a longer stay.