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Nottingham Riverside Festival 2016

Victoria Embankment
Nottingham
NG2 5FB

Tel: +44(0)8444 775678

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Friday 5 - Sunday 7 August

Nottingham's biggest and most popular free festival weekend!

The Riverside Festival is Nottingham's biggest free festival weekend offering three days of family entertainment. It is a unique and fun festival covering one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to Trent Bridge.

Featuring:

Both old and new attractions; from steam engines and organs to a large street fun fair and craft fair, plus a variety of food and drink stalls

Four music stages offer a range of music styles throughout the weekend including jazz, folk, world music and a showcase of the best of local talent

Street theatre and entertainment from a host of silly and entertaining characters

Children's zone, featuring FREE activities for kids. Children can also play in the permanent paddling pool and play area

River activities on the Sunday include Dragon Boat racing with around 20 teams taking part and a charity Duck Race

On Saturday evening at around 10:30pm there is a spectacular firework display, which is the highlight of the weekend festivities

Opening Times

Friday: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Saturday 12pm to 11:30pm

Sunday 12pm to 6:30pm

Boat racing

Gable Events has joined with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People to bring you the seventh dragon boat challenge to be staged as part of the Nottingham Riverside Festival. The Dragon Boat Challenge takes place on Sunday 7 August 2016 and up to 50 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course on the River Trent at the Victoria Embankment watched by thousands of spectators.

Races will take place every 10 minutes between 11am to 4pm.

Interested in taking part by entering a team?

Planning your journey

Car parking is available, at a cost of £6 per car per day for all cars. Disabled parking for blue badge holders is also available close to the festival site, also at a cost of £6 per day. Out of courtesy for local residents, please do not park in the surrounding streets.

The entrance for public parking is via Riverside Way off Queens Drive.

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