January 2017

  • Burgess Premier Small Animal Show - Harrogate (21-22 January)
    Largest and longest running small animal show in the UK, staged at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. See hundreds small animals in this amazing annual competition.

February 2017

March 2017

  • York Spooksfest - York.
  • York Literature Festival - York.
    Features a wide range of literature events such as poetry readings, talks and workshops, including advice from literary agents on how to submit new work. Various venues in York.

April 2017

  • Sheffield Adventure Film Festival - Sheffield (early April)
  • Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival - Marsden, West Yorkshire (end April)
    Enjoy artistic workshops, craft fair, banner-making, village procession plus Maypole and Morris dancing.

May 2017

  • Holmfirth Festival of Folk - Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (mid May)
  • Holmfirth Film Festival - Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (end May)

June 2017

  • DocFest - Sheffield (early June)
  • Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival - Yorkshire
    Music, dance, comedy, spoken word and events for all ages, plus craft stalls, workshops, real ale bars and camping.
  • Holmfirth Arts Festival - Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (mid June)

July 2017

  • Ryedale Festival - Yorkshire
  • Harrogate (International) Festival - Yorkshire
  • Sunderland International Airshow - Sunderland
    Thousands of spectators flock each year to this free event, featuring daring aerial displays.
  • Great Yorkshire Show
    Famous agricultural show featuring cattle parades, show jumping and rural crafts.
  • Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair - Durham (TBA)
    Three day craft fair: Over 70 unique craft stalls. Held at Brancepeth Castle, 4 miles from Durham City.

August 2017

  • Leeds Flower Vegetable and Craft Show - Leeds (TBA)
    St Chad's Parish Centre, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5JT
    Run by Leeds Horticultural Society, hosts a variety of classes and trade stands.
  • Shadwell Flower Show - Leeds (19th August)
    Shadwell Primary School, Main Street, Leeds, LS17 8JF.
    Hundreds of exhibits and displays. Trade stalls selling plants, homemade produce, cards, etc. Tombola and musical entertainment throughout.

  • The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival - York Racecourse.
    Yorkshire's oldest, richest, fastest and most famous horse racing event is a highlight on the summer sporting calendar. Expect some very stylish race-goers.

September 2017

  • Great Autumn Flower Show Harrogate - Yorkshire (3rd weekend in September).
  • World Firework Championships - Blackpool
    See Blackpool illuminated with fantastical firework displays as the best pyrotechnic teams compete from across the world.
  • Great North Run - Newcastle (10 September)
    The Bupa Great North Run with over 50,000 runners taking part in the event. The half
    marathon course goes from Newcastle to South Shields.

  • York Festival of Food and Drink - York
    A food spectacular showcasing local produce with markets, themed dinners, tutored tastings, cookery classes and restaurant meal deals.

October 2017

  • Last Laugh Comedy Festival - Sheffield (all month)
  • Juice Festival - region-wide
    This series of exhilarating events celebrates children and young people with free performances of music, song and dance, plus poetry and art.
  • Marsden Jazz Festival - Marsden, West Yorkshire (mid October)
  • Fright Night - (Halloween)
    Britain's biggest Halloween party attracts 30,000 people. Attractions include street theatre, ghost tours and thousands of people in fancy dress.

November 2017

  • Victorian Christmas - Belsay Hall
    Meet Father Christmas in the glorious surroundings of Belsay Hall and enjoy traditional yuletide stories, songs and poems.
  • Leeds International Film Festival - Leeds
    Innovative feature and short films reflect the cutting edge nature of Leeds and highlights the best film-making from around the globe.
  • Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair (TBA)
    Three day craft fair: Over 75 unique UK craft stalls. Held at Brancepeth Castle, 4 miles from Durham City.

December 2017






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