What's on in Grimsby and Cleethorpes Saturday May 4 - May 10

It's bank holiday weekend, the weather is getting warmer, and there are plenty of exciting new hobbies to pick up or nights out to be planned.

People living in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the surrounding villages can look forward to a week of live entertainment, shows, and cultural events. Even better, many of these activities are absolutely free.

From regular fixtures to one-off events, there is plenty to stick in your calendar. As usual, please be aware that some of these events need to be booked in advance and tickets could sell out.


Here are our picks for the weekend and into next week:

"May the Fourth Be With You" - Freshney Place, Saturday May 4

Any Star Wars fans will be excited to see Storm Troopers invading Freshney Place between 11am and 3pm on Saturday. As part of the celebration of Star Wars Day, you will have the chance to meet the iconic soldiers of the galactic empire right here in Grimsby.

Observance of Star Wars Day or "May the Fourth Be With You" has spread quickly since the first grassroots celebrations began shortly after George Lucas created the franchise in 1977. It's a pun on the popular Jedi greeting, "May the force be with you".

Boozy Bingo at Docks Beers, Sunday May 5

Docks Beers in King Edward Street, Grimsby, is hosting another "Boozy Bingo" after the success of its last event. In the page for the event, it says: "You loved our first ever Boozy Bingo, so we've brought it back for the next Bank Holiday weekend, the 5th May!

"From 7pm, Dan will be hosting bingo in the taproom with plenty of drinks and prizes to be won. Book your table now and be quick as this got booked up in just one day last time."

P*ssed Up Panto – Grimsby Auditorium, Sunday May 5

P*ssed Up Panto is currently touring the UK and is coming to Grimsby Auditorium on May 5. The organisers say its theatre group has been "causing hilarious havoc around the UK since 2021".

It promises its latest panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, will result in "tears of laughter and soaked-through theatre seats nationwide". Explaining how it works, the organisers said: "Along with all the usual adult panto fun, the audience vote each night for the one performer who must complete savage drinking challenges throughout the show.

"As the victim gets slowly more and more sozzled, they must, along with the rest of the cast, keep the show rolling on to its happy climax…!" Tickets can be purchased from Grimsby Auditorium.

Neverends: Judith Tucker’s Fitties at Cleethorpes Library on Monday, May 6

On Bank holiday Monday, you can visit a special memorial art show of Judith Tucker’s paintings of The Humberston Fitties. It comes six months after Judith was tragically killed in a car accident on November 13 last year.

The event page on Facebook says: "The Fitties, one of the few remaining plotlands left in the UK, lies just two a half miles from Cleethorpes, a ramshackle and individualistic collection of seaside chalets creating a unique community since between the wars.

"A unique selection of Judith’s work, from her earliest paintings of the site to the Night Fitties series and most recent Hideaway archival paintings, alongside works that highlight the natural environment and represent her collaboration with poet Harriet Tarlo, will be shown for local people to engage again with her practice and remember her."

Abba Dabba Two - The Grosvenor, Monday May 6

The Grosvenor in Humberston Road, Cleethorpes is hosting ABBA tribute band Abba Dabba Two for bank holiday Monday. On its Fcebook page it says: "Grab those dancing shoes as this will be one to remember! As always our live entertainment is absolutely free - why go anywhere else?"

ReIMAGINE free art classes for adults, Tuesday 7th May - 11th June

Our Big Picture in Bethlehem Street, Grimsby, has organised a six-week free art course for adults of all abilities. Announcing the event on Facebook, it said: "We are absolutely thrilled that our FREE adult art programme is back run by the talented Di Brookes. With over 30 years experience working as a professional artist, her work is inspired by nature and animals in the wild."

The classes will be held every Tuesday between 10am and 12pm. If you’d like to book a free place email obpteam@ourbigpicture or phone 07486 515761.