Arts Festivals 2021 in Yorkshire

Saltaire Festival

Saltaire Festival

September
Saltaire Festival takes place annually in September. The festival is a celebration of the arts, community and the village’s unique history, the makers fair is huge and rgular attraction, events, workshops and children's fun take place throughout the festival.

Saltaire Arts Trail

Saltaire Arts Trail

29th May to 6th June 2021
In 2021, the Open Houses trail will be replaced by a NEW Window Gallery Trail. As you explore the streets of Saltaire, you will find some of the UK's best contemporary Visual Artists' work displayed in the windows of the village's Grade II Listed homes.

Morley Arts Festival

Morley Arts Festival

October
The Festival encompass a wide range of events including music, dance, art, literature, history, poetry, comedy, science, cooking, travel, adventure, childrens entertainment, workshops and school programmes.

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Compass Festival

Join Compass Festival for six thought provoking, moving and playful projects, starting in March 2021, and throughout the year. Taking you on a journey around Leeds, the festival largely takes place outside and can be explored alone, in small groups or from home.

giant sculpture at Hull freedom festival

Freedom Festival

Dates TBC
Freedom is an international arts festival where the city is our stage, our aim is to continue to delight, entertain and surprise audiences, as we do justice to the incredible appetite for culture that Hull has.

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FEVA

August 2021
FEVA - Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts is a 10 day annual event in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The event compromises a mixture of paid and free events.

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Holmfirth Art Week

Returning in 2021
One of the UK’s Largest Open Art Exhibitions, Featuring over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks, plus dozens of fringe venues across the local area with thousands more works of art and craft.

Grassington Festival street parade

Grassington Festival

Returning in 2022
Grassington Festival is an annual multi arts and music Festival. For the last two weeks of June each year, Grassington comes alive in a myriad of colours and creativity as artists, bands, art enthusiasts and local people collaborate to entertain and inspire with unusual and unique live performances.

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Holmfirth arts Festival

17th to 19th September 2021
Holmfirth Arts Festival encourages local people and visitors to get creative and explore Holmfirth's unique location with installations over three days.

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Swaledale Festival

Summer 2021
spreading our annual offering of arts and culture over a six-month period, scaling back on the number of events, not scaling back on quality. Explore music in unique and historic venues, family fun days and art exhibitions.

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York Festival of Ideas

8th to 20th June 2021
Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – most of them free.

artwork on Nidd Art Trail

Nidd Arts Trail

20th to 30th August 2021
The NiddArt Trail is a showcase of art and creative work by the local artists, crafts people and makers of Nidderdale and surrounding areas

Lights Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

October 2021
Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover free arts events across the city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances, there is always something for everyone!

Brighouse Arts

Brighouse Arts Festival

October 2021
Brighouse Arts Festival 2020 will enable arts to be a vital role in enabling Brighouse to become a culturally active place to live and visit.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

9th to 11 July and 1st to 3rd October 2021
Hebden Bridge stands out as a vibrant, happening little town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. We are famous for our art scene! Every year the artists and makers open their studios and workshops and invite the public in.

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York Open Studios

10th / 11th & 17th / 18th July 2021
York Open Studios is moving to July. Artists and Makers will be able to throw open their doors and windows to welcome visitors, and mpossibly run more outdoor events. Discover art in the artists studios.

giant sculpture at Hull freedom festival

Freedom Festival

Dates TBC
Freedom is an international arts festival where the city is our stage, our aim is to continue to delight, entertain and surprise audiences, as we do justice to the incredible appetite for culture that Hull has.