Discover Gainsborough Markets this summer

Photograph of a performer demonstrating circus skills with a hoola hoop

With the school holidays in full swing, Discover Gainsborough Markets has an exciting line up of free events planned for children, families and friends.

Summer activities include a circus skills workshop, an 8ft climbing wall, our very own literature village and talented musicians are all booked in.

All activities will take place in Gainsborough Market Place supporting our regular market traders, who will be offering a range of fresh and local produce, summer fashion bargains and traditional retail.

West Lindsey District Councillor Jeanette McGhee, who represents the Gainsborough South West ward is looking forward to seeing the market place filled with people supporting the local market.

She said: “We are incredibly excited to be holding such an exciting range of events this summer in the heart of Gainsborough. We know the Market Place is important to the community and their continued support on the regeneration is greatly appreciated. This is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to get involved in something fun this summer, and most importantly the events are free.”

Tuesday 8 August 2023 – Circus Skills Workshop

Earthbound Misfits will be leading a FREE circus skills workshop on the Market Place. Learn how to juggle, spin a plate, unicycle and more!

Saturday 12 August 2023 – YMCA Climbing Wall

Scale the heights of Gainsborough Market Place! Our monthly Farmers and Craft Market will be host to a climbing wall, between 9am and 2pm. This 8-metre-high professional climbing wall will be FREE on Saturday 12 August in Gainsborough Market Place.

Saturday 9 September 2023 – Literature Village

Brought to us by the Newark Book Festival on Tour, the Market Place will host a Literature Village with market stalls dedicated to all things book related. We will have authors and poets promoting their work; readings and storytelling; and publishers, booksellers, book illustrators, craft makers and book themed products.

Earthbound Misfits’ fantastical Crab and Crumb will be joining our market traders and the Literature Village, trading their weird and wonderful wares.

Zeph the multi-talented musician and one-man band extraordinaire will be coming back to his hometown of Gainsborough to perform catchy tales of his adventures over the years. He will be playing Gainsborough Markets on:

  • Saturday 12 August.
  • Tuesday 22 August.

Entertainment will finish by 2pm at the latest. PLEASE NOTE, all events are outdoors and may not take place in bad weather. You can visit our events page  for exact times to avoid disappointment.

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