2018 Highlights in Yorkshire

Tim Peake's Spacecraft at the Railway Museum

January - Tim Peake's Spacecraft

On the 17th January Tim Peake's spacecraft will be landing at the National Railway Museum in York. Young people aged 13+ can also enjoy a VR experience of Tim's journey back to earth, accompanied by a narrative voiced by Tim Peake himself.

Jorvik Viking Festival

February - Jorvik Viking Festival

The annual return of the vikings to York. The Jorvik Viking Festival sees a host of events for all ages at venues across the city, including the Viking Strongman contest, the Best Beard contest and culminating in the Grand Finale with viking armies once again returning to York.

Shaff Adventure Film Festival

March - Shaff

Shaff, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, is an annual event showcasing the best in adventure, travel and extreme sports films from the around the world.

Whitby Goth Weekend

April - Whitby Goth Weekend

whitby Goth Weeknd is a bi-annual event celebrting the music, style and lifestyle of goths. Highlights are the elive music and bizarre bazaar.

Tour De Yorkshire Peloton 2017

May - Tour De Yorkshire

The Tour returns! This year as a four stage race for the men and two days for the womens race. Take a look at the route and plan your vantage point now.

Grassington Festival logo

June - Grassington Festival

Grassington is the little village packing a huge punch with its arts and music festival. the festival offers an eclectic daily programme of music, comedy and cultural events.

Great Yorkshire Show logo

July - Great Yorkshire Show

The ultimate country show, the Great yorkshire show is the largest event of it's kind in England. Providing a great family day out for all ages.


August - Tribfest

Tribfest is the world's biggest tribute band moosic festival, with over 50 tribute bands playing throughout the weekend. Plus comedy marquee, unsigned marquee, acoustic marquee, under 20s marquee and Kidzone.

Ilkley Literature Festival logo

September - Ilkley Literature Festival

Starting at the end of September the Ilkley Literature Festival features more than 250 events, including readings, events for children and young people and a festival fringe.

Railway in wartime at NYMR

October - Railway in Wartime

A three day festival celebrating the camaraderie of World War II along the stunning line of the NYMR. War themed vehicles, re-enactments and entertainment are based at each station.

Aesthetica film Festival logo

November - Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica is a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

Saltaire living advent calendar window

December - Saltaire Living Advent Calendar

Each year windows in Saltaire homes are illuminated with a festive scene with one scene being ‘opened’ daily from 1st of December until 24th December and then remaining to view until 5th January.