Retford Charter Day 2024

by | 27 April 2024 | Community Event, Retford

Don’t forget to head into town and support Retford Charter Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. The organisers have been working very hard to ensure there is something for everyone, from. Also, the Fire Station will be open for visitors with demonstrations and the Majestic Theatre will be opening its doors.

There will also be lots of static stalls, food stalls and much more There is still some limited availability for stalls and plots. For more information or any queries please contact

Programme of events

Main arena – Kings Park

  • 11.00am: Dangerous Steve
  • 12.00pm: Crazy K9 Fun Dog Show
  • 2.00pm: Dangerous Steve
  • 2.30pm: Spitfire flyover
  • 2.45pm: Duck Race red
  • 3.00pm: Duck Race yellow
  • 3.15pm: Dangerous Steve
  • Throughout the day: Army Cadets Demonstrations

Performance area – Kings Park

  • 10.15am: River Hopkins – singer and guitarist
  • 11.00am: Glewy the Alien Show
  • 12.30pm: LCSD Dance Academy
  • 2.00pm: Makaton Choir

Performance Hub Dance Studio

  • 2.30pm: Retford Musical Theatre Company
  • 3.00pm: Glewy the Alien Show
  • 3.30pm: Singer and guitarist

Rose Gardens Lawn Area – Kings Park

  • 12.00pm: Lynx Academy

Town Hall

  • 10.00am: Ukulele band
  • 11.00am: Staples Dance Academy
  • 12.30pm: The MOB
  • 1.45pm: Idle Recorder Band
  • 2.45pm: deBurnays Dance Centre
  • All Day: Craft fair and Mayflower Cafe in Buttermarket

Marketplace – all day

  • Funfair
  • Stalls and market in Carolgate / Exchange Street
  • Classic Car Clubs

Get your Retford Lions Charter Day ducks!

Any mention of Charter Day immediately brings to mind The Lions Duck Race. Since its inception, the race has been a highlight of the day and this year will be no exception.

Lions will be in Kings Park initially selling yellow ducks. There will be two races as usual: Race one for the red ducks sponsored by local businesses, followed soon after by the traditional yellow duck race. You can buy your ducks before the race and on the day from the Lions’ stalls in town and sup-port the vital work of the Lions.