Market Rasen springs into action with a spectacular lineup of events

Image with save the dates written on it for Market Rasen events 2024

Get ready to mark your calendars, as Market Rasen gears up for an unforgettable year packed with festivities and celebrations. 

From delightful culinary experiences to family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant community.

Market Rasen Town Council is inviting people to join them for the Food and Drink Extravaganza, where local flavours will tantalize your taste buds, followed by a captivating Family Easter Trail to delight the little ones. Or you can embrace the spirit of spring at the bustling Spring Market and Gardeners Market and Craft Fair, where you’ll find an array of treasures and treats for your home and garden.

West Lindsey District and town councillor for Market Rasen, Cllr Stephen Bunney said: 

“Market Rasen’s vibrant line up of events this year showcases the heart and soul of our community, offering something for everyone to enjoy. 

“From commemorating important milestones including the 80th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June to celebrating the joys of the seasons. These events bring us together, fostering a sense of unity and belonging that makes Market Rasen truly special.”

Visitors can explore the wonders of nature at the ‘Nature in My Backyard’ event, where you can discover the beauty of the local environment firsthand. Literature lovers will not want to miss WordFest, a celebration of words, stories, and creativity that promises to ignite your imagination. 

As the year draws to a close, Market Rasen will shine bright with the magical glow of Christmas lights and the festive cheer of the Christmas Market. Join the town as they come together to celebrate the joy of the holiday season and spread goodwill to all.

Cllr Bunney added: 

“Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Market Rasen invites you to be part of these unforgettable experiences. Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendars for a year filled with excitement, community, and cherished memories.”

Market Rasen is a quaint market town sitting on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds Natural Landscape, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Whilst you are planning to attend one of the many events featured why not explore the numerous walking routes and heritage trails starting in the heart of the town. The nearby Willingham Woods is also a great stop off which has walks and trails for all ages and abilities. 

If you love shopping, the High Street is home to a wealth of independent shops and businesses. You will find traditional and long-standing family run shops including ironmongers, butchers, confectionery, haberdashery, giftware and cards. The town also boasts high-quality and award-winning places to eat for a range of budgets.

Did you know? 

Market Rasen is also home to one of the largest high ropes courses in the UK, Wild Pines Park, and a challenging picturesque golf course

The town is also famous for the county’s only racecourse, Market Rasen Racecourse, which celebrates its centenary year this year. 

Key dates for your calendars

Date Event
Saturday 30 March  Food and Drink Fair and Family Easter Trail (Market Place) – partnership with the Advocate and Heneage Arms
Sunday 31 March Easter Sunday and Centenary Celebration at Market Rasen Racecourse
Saturday 4 May  Spring Market (Market Place)
Saturday 1 June Gardeners Market and Craft Fair (Market Place) – organised by Market Rasen Lions
Thursday 6 June D’Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration (Market Rasen Town Centre)
Saturday 8 June Wildlife in my Backyard (Bell Park) – partnership with Market Rasen Environment Group
Saturday 6 July Word Fest (Market Rasen Town Centre)
Saturday 6 July  Peter Pan – organised by Trinity Arts Centre
Saturday 31 August Food and Drink along with an Artisan Market (Market Place and Festival Hall) partnership with the Advocate and Heneage Arms
Wednesday 4 December Christmas Light Switch On (Market Place)
Saturday 7 December Christmas Market (Festival Hall)

For more information please visit Love Market Rasen's website.

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