May Day was always rather special in Normanton on Soar. Traditionally villagers gathered together at the Annual May Day event, held on the Bank Holiday Monday.
The day started with a Fancy Dress Parade through the village, followed by judging of the best costumes. Thereafter people just enjoyed themselves, taking the opportunity to participate in Games and Sideshows.
In 2007/8 it was not possible to hold the celebrations because of work on the new Village Hall, but in 2009 and 2010 it was back, thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated villagers. In 2012 May Day was held at The Boat Club.
Since then there have been no events. Maybe one day it will return.