The coronation of King Charles III is just around the corner, and for many people of Nottinghamshire it will be the first they have ever witnessed.
There is a swathe of events lined up that locals can take part in.
Varying from ticketed to free, sit down dinners to picnics, concerts to screenings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
So take a look below for a list of the best events to attend over the coronation festivities:
Coronation Weekend at Bustler (Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7)
Bustler is taking the long weekend to another level with their coronation celebrations.
Located just off of Sneinton Market, on Freckingham Street, there will be food from Pablos, Goodtimes Tacos and Taste of Korea.
On the drinks front, there will be happy hour cocktails as well as some royal cocktails especially for the occasion.
Bustler will be providing a live DJ and showing the coronation on big screens.
Their boozy bottomless brunch will also be available over the weekend, running from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
God Save The King – A Coronation Concert (Friday, May 5)
Being held at the Nottingham Cathedral, the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham are hosting this concert the night before the coronation.
Hosted by Bishop Patrick McKinney, civic dignitaries from across the city, county and diocese will be present.
'God Save The King' A concert in honour of His Majesty King Charles III on the eve of his coronation.
Friday May 5th 7PM in Nottingham Cathedral
— Diocese of Nottingham (@NottsDiocese) April 25, 2023
There will be music by Handel and the Cathedral Choir will perform Stanford’s Coronation Gloria in B flat.
Alongside this, there will also be songs everyone can join in with, including Parry’s Jerusalem.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite and the VisitNottingham website.
King’s Coronation Party at Southwell Minster (Saturday, May 6)
From 11am to 4pm, the Minster will be open to all, free of charge, for an indoor street party.
Livestreaming the coronation on their giant cinema screen, there will also be performances from the Lowes Wong Infants Maypole and Country Dance team, with a colourful mix of maypole and traditional dances.
👑🇬🇧Who's coming to our #coronation Party next w/e (Sat 6 May)?
Bring your friends +picnic & watch the Coronation on our giant screen @ 11am followed by an indoor party incl dancing, brass band, games +more
— Southwell Minster (@SouthwMinster) April 25, 2023
Harp teacher Cat Alexander will also be running free ‘have-a-go’ sessions for children.
Light refreshments will be available and the Southwell Lions will be running a few games and stalls.
Great Music Weekend at the Heights of Abraham (Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8)
Three days of live music to be enjoyed at Matlock’s amazing Heights of Abraham.
Normal admission fees will apply over the weekend.
There will be performances on the Ampitheatre, Pergola Stages and Rutland Cavern, from 10am to 5pm each day.
With a wide range of different musicians and styles, coming from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, there is plenty for all to enjoy.
See the Heights of Abraham website for more.
Coronation Weekend at Colwick Hall (Saturday, May 6 to Monday, May 8)
A slightly different event on offer, Colwick Hall will be hosting sit down meals for those who would prefer a more formal affair.
At Byron’s Brasserie, both lunch and afternoon tea services will be running from 12pm until 2:30pm.
The lunch menu will cost £25pp for two courses, whilst three courses is £30pp.
Afternoon tea is £23.95pp.
Booking are being taken directly by Colwick Hall.
Coronation Celebration – The Big Lunch (Sunday, May 7)
Moving towards Mansfield, Berry Hill Park will play host to a large scale picnic from 12pm to 4pm, organised by Mansfield District Council in combination with Nottinghamshire Music Education Hub.
There will be an afternoon of brass bands, knitting and family entertainment.
We invite the community to the Coronation Big Lunch at the King’s Coronation celebration event at Berry Hill Park, Sunday 7 May, 12noon to 4pm.
— Mansfield District Council (@MDC_News) April 24, 2023
The music will come from Top Tier Brass, Pleasley Colliery Brass band and a range of local music talent.
A family treasure hunt will also be on offer, as well as Punch and Judy shows throughout the day.
Coronation Screenings at Nottingham Castle (Sunday, 7 May)
Whilst tickets have unfortunately sold out for the Castle’s screening of the coronation itself, there are still tickets available for their screening of the coronation concert the next day.
A picnic style event, the gates of the castle will be open from 6pm on the Sunday, for its first weekend open since it was forced to shut in November.
Councillors have today given the go-ahead for Nottingham Castle to reopen its gates to the public in June. And it's been announced a weekend marking the King’s Coronation will kick off a series of preview events in May https://t.co/OC1QUXlub7 pic.twitter.com/oarboUGPRb
— 🏹 My Nottingham (@MyNottingham) March 21, 2023
The concert is scheduled to have performances from the likes of Take That, Andrea Bocelli, Freya Ridings and Katy Perry amongst others.
Tickets cost £1 and can be purchased on the VisitNottingham website.
Food and drink will also be available to buy on site.