Events

Music in Leeds

Leeds Festival

The August Bank Holiday (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 four stages, it…
Art in Grassington

Grassington Festival

Highlight of the cultural year in the Yorkshire Dales is the Grassington Festival, a two-week arts extravaganza held in June that attracts many big names in music, theatre and comedy, and also includes offbeat event…
Agriculture in Harrogate

Great Yorkshire Show

Staged over three days in mid-July by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Expect all manner of primped and prettified farm animals competing for prizes, and entertainment ranging from show jumping and falconry to co…
Cultural in Whitby

Whitby Goth Weekends

Goth and steampunk heaven, 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 early May and late October or early …
Cultural in Bradford

Bradford Festival

This colourful Bradford Festival in July is a high point of the year: a multicultural celebration of music, dance, arts, crafts and food, with most events happening around City Park in the town centre.
Horticulture in Harrogate

Spring Flower Show

The year's main event, held in late April. A colourful three-day extravaganza of blooms and blossoms, flower competitions, gardening demonstrations, market stalls, crafts and gardening shops.
Cultural in York

Jorvik Viking Festival

For a week in mid-February, York is invaded by Vikings as part of this festival, which features battle re-enactments, themed walks, markets and other bits of Viking-related fun.
Christmas in York

York Christmas

Kicking off with St Nicholas Fayre market in late November, the run-up to Christmas is an extravaganza of street decorations, market stalls, carol singers and mulled wine.
Food & Drink in York

York Food Festival

For 10 days in September/October, discover all that's good to eat and drink in Yorkshire, with food stalls, tastings, a beer tent, cookery demonstrations and more.
Horticulture in Harrogate

Autumn Flower Show

Held in late September, this show has vegetable- and fruit-growing championships, a heaviest-onion competition, cookery demonstrations and children's events.