5 of The Best - 7-8th July

Anything happening Saturday afternoon...? Need some suggestions that don't involve the football?

Here are our '5 of The Best' events taking place across Doncaster this weekend (no football - promise...well, may one small reference)

1. Dragon Boat Challenge 2018

Visit Doncaster and Rotary Club of St George’s Dragon Boat Challenge takes place, this Saturday the 7th July on the lake at Lakeside, Doncaster.

Dragon Boat Racing caters for all adult ages in one crew, male and female, mixed abilities and people with disabilities. It requires no previous experience and above all is great fun, consisting of 10 paddlers and 1 drummer, competing in 30 foot Dragon Boats.

The first race is scheduled for 10:30am with our nail-biting final at 2:30pm. Come down and cheer on your favourite teams as they battle it out in this contest of rowing prowess, strength, timing and most importantly teamwork.

With the weather set to be another scorcher it's a great way to spend some time outside and raising money for worthy causes. See you there!

2. Conisbrough Music Festival 2018

Conisbrough Music Festival was formed in 2015 in order to create a platform for young and upcoming artists.  One of the main aims was to create an affordable, exciting community event to help raise the profile of the town.
On Saturday 7th July 2018 organisers aim to bring the people of Conisbrough and the surrounding area together to celebrate the village's musical culture and its artists. 
With six stages, each with their own unique line-ups  (50 bands and DJs), more food vendors, more market stalls and a Kids Zone there's plenty for all ages and all musical persuasions.
There's also a giant TV screen for the football, showing in the afternoon should that be your thing!
Tickets available online here: www.conisbroughmf.com
3. Town Field Gala 2018

Town Field is transformed this Sunday from 12 noon as the Town Field Gala returns for 2018!

This always-popular and really well attended event gets bigger and better every year.The Gala is a fun-filled community afternoon of entertainment, attracting over 2000 visitors.

As well as having a great time, you're helping out this non-profit event, all pitch fees raised will go directly to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association to help and support local kidney patient and their families.

Fairground rides, stalls, live entertainment, emergency vehicles and much more.

4. Flourish Summer Fayre

Head over to the Walled Gardens at Woodfield Park for their fantastic Summer Fayre.

Sunday 8th July from 11am - 4pm, off Tickhill Road, Doncaster, DN4 8QP.

FREE entry and FREE parking

  • Kids' face painting
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Treasure Trail
  • Children's Crafts
  • NHS 70 Marquee - celebrating the NHS' 70th Birthday
  • Fairground Rides
  • Games
  • Yoga and Wellbeing sessions
  • Entertainment and Music
  • Catering and Refreshments 

5. Cusworth Hall Woof, Walk and Walk Show

Come and join in the fun this Sunday at 11:00am as Cusworth Hall launch their first ever Dog Show at Cusworth Park. Enter your four-legged friend in one of our light-hearted categories listed below:

  • Scruffiest dog
  • Waggiest tail
  • Best dressed dog
  • Cutest puppy
  • Smallest dog
  • Biggest dog
  • Most talented dog
  • Best young owner

There will also be a selection of doggy-related stalls, activities and entertainment. A fun day out not to be missed!

Whatever you're up to this week and beyond, have a great one and don't forget to keep us up to date with how you're spending your time in Doncaster, by uploading your pics and using @VisitDoncaster, #youradventureawaits and #doncasterisgreat.

If you represent a venue or are organising an event that you'd like us to include in future guides, please contact the TIC by telephone on 01302 734309, on email tourist.information@doncaster.gov.uk or via our social email accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @VisitDoncaster)