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Builders Merchants Nottingham


We are pleased to thank John A Stephens as

our main sponsor for the 2018 Duck Race.


Our charity duck race is part of the The Riverside Festival Weekend.

Nottingham's biggest free festival weekend!

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

The Festival features both old and new attractions; from steam engines and organs to a large street fun fair. 

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. A series of smaller venues also provide street performers and other entertainment. 

The festival offers a children's zone which includes children's entertainment, arts, crafts and participatory activities along with a permanent paddling pool and play area

A craft Fair, and lots of other stalls, plus information and promotional stands including Motor manufacturers Major Brand promotions and a diverse range of food outlets and bars are on offer.

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.