August Events in Yorkshire

Enjoy new experiences in August over the summer, head out and be entertained.

Yachts sailing on Whitby harbour

Whitby Regatta

10th to 12th August
The Whitby Regatta 2019 presents 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.

Stage at Tribfest, tribute band festival


15th to 18th August
Tribfest 2019, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 7 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

Gru and Minions scarecrow

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

10th to 18th August
There are plenty of scarecrows to spot in every nook and cranny of this idyllic Yorkshire Dales village. There are two fun themed trails too – one for children and one for the adults – to find the scarecrows that solve the clues for daily prize draws to win £10 (trail sheets cost just £1!).

FEVA - Festival of entertainment and visual arts logo


9th to 18th August 2019
Feva is Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts. Every summer, for ten days a year, the town stages a wonderful array of shows and events.

VW cars at the festival with Harewood House in the background.

VW Festival

9th to 11th August
The UK's largest family friendly VW show. A full weekend of live entertainment, live music, VW’s galore and a great venue with a laid back atmosphere.

Yum Foood Festival logo

Yum! Festival of Food and Drink

9th and 10th August
Two days of tasty street food, fresh local produce, and delicious beverages in Hull city centre. A celebration of food and drink – from traditional dishes to worldwide culinary creations.

Free family attractions in Yorkshire

Wensleydale Agricultural Show

24th August
Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a traditional dales show, located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale. Wensleydale Show features an extensive range of competitive events and lots of main ring family entertainment.