Summer in Lincolnshire

Lincoln 1940s Weekend

Jul 20
20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024


Get ready to experience the spirit of 1940s Britain with two days of vintage performances, activities and classic vehicle displays in Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter and across the city. The event has become a popular, free, regular attraction in the city's summer events calendar and is not to be missed!


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Lincoln 1940s Weekend: What to expect

With a packed schedule of entertainment on throughout the weekend, including live music, singing and dancing, local craft markets. Lincoln will be full of atmosphere and tastefully decorated with our patriotic bunting for our biggest 1940s celebration yet.

Visitors and locals alike are invited to step back in time with what’s promising to be two days of fabulous fun.

A range of exciting events located all around Lincoln is due to take place, such as live 1940s music and dance, food and drink in the local businesses, craft markets, classic vehicle displays, family activities and pop-up street theatre, vintage Fairground (including a carousel and children’s swing boats!), and traditional games.

A fantastic addition this year is a confirmed Lancaster bomber flyover which will take place (weather permitting) on Sunday 23rd July, everyone is encouraged to keep their eyes on the sky and listen out for this impressive historical plane!

The main hub of the event will take place in the historic Bailgate and Uphill area of Lincoln, but make sure to look out for other pop-up activities across the city to complement the weekend – visitors can even get their hair styled to be a classic 1940’s hairdo! This year we are pleased to announce that some of the event activities will also be taking place within the impressive castle grounds.

Some of the acts set to perform include the ever-popular Lincolnshire Lindy Hop Clubs, Johnny Victory, Miss Lily Lovejoy, May Blossom and many more. This year will also see the return of the well-loved Winston Churchill, portrayed by Derek Herbert.

opening times

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st July
10:00 - 17:00

entry & prices

Free event

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Castle Hill

At the centre of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Explore the quaint and historic cobbled streets with an array of independent retailers.