May Day Celebrations - Monday 6th May 2013
Once again the May Day Celebrations organised by the R&DCC will take place on the May Day Bank Holiday on the Pastures, Rothwell. With the market, community stalls and fairground rides opening from 11.00 am, maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen at 12 noon, arena entertainment from 1.00 pm and the Annual Duck Race (organised by Rothwell Lions) at 3.45pm it promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all the family.
Food & Drink Festival - Saturday 22 June 2013
Summer Carnival - Saturday 13th July
Christmas Lights Switch on - Saturday 23 November 2013
Watch this space for further updates......
In 1408, King Henry IV (son of John O'Gaunt of Rothwell) decreed that Rothwell should have two fairs per year, one in the month of July. Almost 600 years later, this still happens. May Day celebrations are held every May Day bank holiday and the Rothwell Carnival always takes place on the second Saturday in July.
In October 2009 the old entertainments committee having stood down there was a hand over of responsibilities to a new reconstituted group called "Rothwell & District Carnival Committee.