Events

Food & Drink in Leeds

Leeds Indie Food

This home-grown festival, launched in 2015, takes over Leeds’ food scene for two weeks each May and has become one of the UK’s most inventive celebrations of independent local producers, restaurants, cafes and booze…
Music in Leeds

Leeds Festival

The August bank holiday weekend (the weekend preceding the last Monday in August) sees 50,000-plus music fans converge on Bramham Park, 10 miles outside the city centre, for the Leeds Festival. Spread across several…
Cultural in Whitby

Whitby Goth Weekends

Goth heaven attracting more than 8000 visitors biannually, with live-music gigs, events and the Bizarre Bazaar – dozens of traders selling Goth gear, jewellery, art and music. Held twice yearly in late April or earl…
Art in Grassington

Grassington Festival

Highlight of the cultural year in the Yorkshire Dales is the Grassington Festival, a two-week arts extravaganza that attracts many big names in music, theatre and comedy, and also includes offbeat events like drysto…
Beer in Leeds

Leeds Beer Week

Tap takeovers, food and beer pairing evenings, new beer launches, beer cocktail menus – expect Leeds' city bars to be raining craft beer during this annual week of events, spread across independent venues all over t…
Cultural in Whitby

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Science fiction meets Victoriana fantasy in Whitby on the last weekend in July, when fans of the steampunk genre descend for balls, costumed promenading, entertainment and shopping at the Steampunk Emporium. A littl…
Agriculture in Harrogate

Great Yorkshire Show

Staged over three days by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Expect all manner of primped and prettified farm animals competing for prizes, and entertainment ranging from showjumping and falconry to cookery demonst…
Sports in Sheffield

World Snooker Championship

Sheffield's Crucible Theatre is home to the annual World Snooker Championship, which is a very big deal if you're into snooker, attracting players from all over the world. Tickets sell out months in advance, and acc…
Food & Drink in York

York Food Festival

A 10-day celebration of all that's good to eat and drink in Yorkshire, with food stalls, tastings, a beer tent, cookery demonstrations and more. The main event is in late September, but there's a small taster festiv…
Horticulture in Harrogate

Spring Flower Show

The year's main event, held at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground. A colourful three-day extravaganza of blooms and blossoms, flower competitions, gardening demonstrations, market stalls, crafts and gardening shops.