Upcoming Events in Nailsea

What’s on in Nailsea!

Cider Festivals, Music Festivals and Motorcycle Shows… Just to name a few!

Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.

Please scroll down to see some of the upcoming events in our town. Furthermore, check out our shops, restaurants and pubs, our markets and our clubs!

If you have an event you would like to add, please contact us.

Grove Pre-school Taster Session

Pre-school Taster Session

19th March 2019

Grove Sports Centre, St Mary’s Grove, BS48 4NQ


07749 240004

Grove Pre-school is rated Outstanding by Ofsted – come along for a taster session on Tuesday 19th March, 1pm – 2:30pm. For further information please call 07749 240004 or email info@grovepreschoolnailsea.co.uk.

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Mer-Made Tidal Gathering

Mermaiding for Adults

23rd March & 1st June 2019

Backwell Leisure Centre, Farleigh Road, Backwell, BS48 3PB

Mer-Made are back in Backwell for the Bristol Tidal! Train your freediving skills with experienced freedive coaches from NoTanx and find your fins in the mermaid world!

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Lions Brass 4 Youth Concert


29th March 2019

Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, BS48 2HN


01275 464240

Rotary Nailsea & Backwell are proud to present a concert by Lions Brass 4 Youth. Proceeds to be shared by the local youth brass band and other local charities. Tickets £7.50 (£4 under 17’s) from John Brown’s, Music Shop or PS Travel.

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Nailsea Concert Orchestra Present ‘Appalachian Spring’ by Aaron Copland


30th March 2019

St Francis of Assisi Church

This year Nailsea Concert Orchestra will be presenting a New World Concert series, taking the audience through spring, summer and finally autumn/winter with a sumptuous mix of classics from Mendelssohn and Copeland, Bernstein to Gershwin and to a finale of Mozart and Dvorak to name just a few.

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Nailsea Choral Society Spring Concert – Mozart Requiem


30th March 2019

Nailsea Methodist Church

Nailsea Choral Society will be performing Mozart Requiem on the 30th March 7.30pm at Nailsea Methodist Church. It is a wonderful programme of music and a concert not to be missed!


Annual Town Meeting

Town Meeting

3rd April 2019

Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4NG

Notice is hereby given that Local Government electors for the Town will be entitled to vote at the meeting which will be open to the public.

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Westend Weekend

Beer & Cider Fesitval

5th April 2019 – 7th April 2019

Grove Sports Centre & Social Club

The Grove Sports Centre & Social Club and Nailsea United FC are hosting a beer and cider festival in support of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) on the first weekend of April 2019!

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Café Create Presents Vervain

Live Performance

6th April 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Nailsea

Live performances at Holy Trinity Church from local success story, Vervain. Tickets are available to purchase here.

A Night of Jake Thackray

John Watterson Performs Jake Thackray

6th April 2019

Nailsea Tithe Barn, Church Lane, BS48 4NG

Jake Thackray was a singer-songwriter, hugely popular in the 60s and 70s. His songs were funny, sad, tragic, rude. In short – unique.

Jake sadly dies in 2002 but his songs live on through John Watterson; the UK’s foremost interpreter of the wonderful wordsmithery of Jake Thackray.

Doors and bar open from 7:15pm, for an 8pm start on Saturday 6th April.

Tickets are £10 on the door, or can be bought in advance here.

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Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean

Litter Pick & Clean-up

13th April 2019

A local group, Better Nailsea, is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean with a litter pick on Saturday 13th April, 10:00 – 12:00.

More details can be found here, and any individuals or children’s/social groups who would like to take part should please contact Lisa at betternailsea@gmail.com.

North Somerset’s Strongest Man

Strength Competition

6th May 2019

North Somerset Showground, Wraxall, BS48 1NE

The first ever North Somerset’s Strongest Man will be held at the North Somerset Show on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019.

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Café Create

Open Mic Night

Bimonthly Event – Next Event on 17th May 2019

The Trinity Centre (next to Holy Trinity Church), Church Lane, Nailsea


01275 543332

Café Create is a bimonthly performance and open mic evening set-up to promote local talent! Whether you’re an aspiring singer, comedian, entertainer or simply want to get up and perform a poem or tell a story, a variety of acts are welcome.

The event is free to attend and takes place on the 3rd Friday of every other month at The Trinity Centre, with doors opening at 7:30pm. There is also a fair trade bar café, serving a wide range of refreshments. Come along for a great evening that brings together local talent, music and entertainment!

Anyone interested in performing should phone 01275 543332 or email steve.tilley@htnailsea.org.uk to book a slot. Please note that acts must pre-book.

May Fair

Fair, Car Boot Sale

2019 Date TBC

Nailsea Skate Park, Scotch Horn, Brockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

Organised by 2nd Nailsea Scouts. Each year starting on the 1st of May, The Millennium Park (opposite Tesco) is transformed into a lively fun fair perfect for family days out. As well as a large amount of fair ground rides, the event provides up to 150 car boot stalls and culinary options for everyone.


Community Music Event

25th May 2019

Fryth Way, BS48 2AS


Nailsea and Tickenham FC’s summer festival returns on Saturday 25th May 2019! Plenty of live music to enjoy and a wide selection of drinks available.

For more details or ticket reservation, please contact frythtival@hotmail.com.

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Nailsea Skatepark Festival

Skate Competition

8th June 2019

Nailsea Skate Park, Scotch Horn, Brockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

The Nailsea Skatepark Festival is an annual community festival that provides an opportunity for the young skaters and riders of Nailsea to showcase their talents.

Nailsea Carnival


6th July 2019


1st Nailsea Scout Group Activity and Training Centre, Clevedon Road, Nailsea, BS48 1EH

Every Summer, the community of Nailsea comes together to watch the colourful spectacle of the Nailsea Carnival. With floats and walkers taking to the streets of Nailsea, it’s a great opportunity to see what Nailsea has to offer. The carnival finishes at Millennium Park, where there is an afternoon fete, including dance, children’s rides, a car boot and more. It is a great day for the community of Nailsea to get together!

Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Fesitval

Beer & Cider Fesitval

12 July 2019 – 14 July 2019


01275 810818

West End Park, West End, Nailsea, BS48 4BY

Nailsea and Backwell Beer & Cider Festival is held every summer at Nailsea & Backwell R.F.C. Sample the wide range of beers and ciders, enjoy the live music, and soak in the community spirit!

Nailsea “International” Bike Show

Motorcycle Event

14th September 2019 – 15th September 2019



Ring O’Bells, 4 St Mary’s Grove, BS48 4NQ

A free two day family event that features a static motorcycle display in the back garden of the Ring O’Bells pub, motorcycle related trade stands, live music at the front and children’s entertainment (including bouncy castle and face painting). The event is completely non-profit and every penny raised goes to the Children’s Hospice South West.

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Eat Nailsea 2019

Food and Drink Festival

5th October 2019

Town Centre, Crown Glass Shopping Centre, BS48 1RD

A free to attend food and drink festival is coming to Nailsea for the first time in 2019. Hosted by eat:Festivals, organisers of multi award-winning food and drink festivals in Somerset, the non-profit event aims to showcase the quality of locally produced goods and products.

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Nailsea Festival of Music

Music, Singing and Drama Event

23rd November 2019


01275 855572

A one-day event of competitive classes in creative writing, music composition, piano, singing and speech and drama.

Fireworks on Bonfire Night

Firework Display

2019 Date TBC

Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club, West End Park, West End, Nailsea BS48 4BY

An impressive bonfire and firework display, suitable for all ages. Hot food and a wide range of beers from the beer tent is also available.

Christmas Craft Fair

Festive Fun for the Whole Family

2019 Date TBC

Nailsea Tithe Barn & Holy Trinity Church

A fabulous Christmas event that includes carol singing, festive food and drink, Santa’s Grotto and more for the whole family at Nailsea Tithe Barn & Holy Trinity Church. Entry is free. More info is available by viewing the flyer.

Nailsea Christmas Fair & Light Switch On

Community Christmas Event

2019 Date TBC

Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea

Come and enjoy the festive fair! There’s plenty of entertainment and stalls for all ages throughout Crown Glass Shopping Centre.

Trendlewood Community Festival


29th August 2020

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07565 191726

Golden Valley, Nailsea

A biannual festival of sport, dance, music and food held at Golden Valley fields.

The Dig for Victory Show


2020 Date TBC


01275 873 107

North Somerset Showground, BS48 1NE

A fantastic 1940’s family festival held on the North Somerset Showground each year. The event aims to bring history alive and the generations together to learn, remember and have fun.

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