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What's On August 2017

Great Yorkshire Fringe

21st July to 13th August
The Parliament Street Family Feastival will present a summer season of family shows and live music, while retaining the street food stalls, each now with their own “garden space” on the Parliament Street village green. 

VW Festival

11th to 13th August
A full weekend of live entertainment, live music, VW’s galore and a great venue with a laid back atmosphere. 21,000 attendance at the 2016 show. Started in 2005. Something for everyone. This year's fancy dress theme is the MOVIESl at Harewood House.


11th to 20th August
Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts. A wonderful array of shows and events, from street theatre and open air concerts, to live music and the art trail. 

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

12th to 20tht August
Follow the theme of the trail to take you round our idyllic Yorkshire village. Solve the riddles of the trail to find the mystery word – with prizes to be won every day!


17th to 20th August
The biggest tribute band festival in the UK, spread over 4 days at Sledmere House. Featuring Badness, Totally Tina, Kazabian and many more.

Whitby Regatta

18th to 21st August
The Whitby Regatta 2017, 18thm 19th, 20th, 21st August,  presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

Leeds Festival

25th to 27th August
One of the iconic festivals of the UK festival season, held at Bramham Park. Headliners for 2016 include Kasabian and Muse.