August 2023 Events in Yorkshire

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

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Summer Holidays in Yorkshire

Entertain your family this school summer holiday in Yorkshire. Great ideas to keep everyone entertained, many are free. From outdoor theatre and cinema, to summer trails, water time fun, beaches and great family fun events.

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Salute to Reggae

5th August 2022
Salute to Reggae, organised by BHI and supported by Leeds City Council is a vibrant annual live music concert showcasing the varying genres of Reggae, from Dancehall to Lovers rock and everything in between, from yesteryear to tomorrow!

Children's Festival Millenium Square Leeds

Children's Festival Leeds

3rd August 2022
The biggest children’s festival in Yorkshire featuring popular children’s characters, performers, music and entertainment on National Play Day 3rd August. Tickets are now on sale from for Breeze Presents Child Friendly Leeds Live 2022, hosted by Faye Kenny from Boom-chikka-boom and featuring characters such as Peter Rabbit, Encanto and Frozen.

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Emley Show

6th August 2022
Emley Show is one of the best attended and respected agricultural days out in Yorkshire, and a great day out for all the family. It is a true agricultural show, and is held against a picturesque backdrop across Huddersfield and beyond.

Crowds at Tockwith Show

Tockwith Show

7th August 2022
Tockwith Show has progressed from being a purely Horticultural Show to becoming a full Agricultural and Horticultural Show. The attendance in 2007 was estimated to be more than 11,000. This makes it one of the largest one day community events in the area.

Bingley Weekender 2022

Bingley Weekender

5th to 7th August 2022
Bingley Weekender music and comedy festival, with a rock, alternative and indie influence. Headliners this year are Rag and Bone Man, The Libertines and The Pixies.

Piece Hall Makers Market

Summer Makers Market at The Piece Hall

6th to 8th August 2022
Over 40 unique stalls across the weekend, on offer will be everything from personalised gifts, blankets, sweets, cheese, jewellery and prints, besides an assortment of pop-up street food, tasty tipples, live music and entertainment.

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Leeds Poetry Festival

1st to 7th August 2022
Bringing together poets, artists, spoken word performers, dancers and musicians for a week of celebrating poetry and the spoken word. Collaborations, open mic sessions, workshops and much more.

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Riverside Food Festival, Wetherby

6th and 7th August 2022
A celebration of International Influence and Local Talent, expressed through International Food, Independent Drink, Music and Arts.

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VW Festival 2022

12th to 14th August 2022
Bring the family for a great day out at VW Festival @ Harewood House in Leeds. It's a full weekend of live entertainment, live music, kids rides, bird garden, and lots of VWs with a laid back atmosphere.

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FEVA

12th to 21st August 2022
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.

Sangam Festival

Sangam Festival

18th July to 17th August 2022
Sangam Festival is a community festival celebrating South Asian arts, culture and heritage. Our aim is to bring people together to enjoy heritage and multi-arts events in a spirit of celebration, positivity and harmony. Events across Kirklees.

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Settleflower Pot Festival

16th July to 4th September 2022
The Settle Flowerpot Festival takes place throughout July & August during which time the town is awash with amazing, fantastical Flowerpot Creations that are guaranteed to make you smile. Trail maps £2 each, three trails available.

Minion scarecrows at Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

13th to 21st August 2022
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival is back in business and will return this August 13th-21st. We'll have amazing scarecrows, amazing cakes and amazing weather (!)

Big Screen at Bradford Family Film

Bradford Family Film Festival Festival

throughout August 2022
From the Bradford Big Screen in City Park, to the pop up cinema space in the Oastler market, to a range of community cinemas we have some amazing titles for all tastes. Blockbuster ‘feel good’ films such as Encanto through to the classic retro of Back to the Future to the hilarious Sing 2 and Kung Fu Panda.

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National Gardens Scheme in Yorkshire

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Ripley Show

Ripley Show

14th August 2022
With competitive events, demonstrations, competitions, country activities and trade stands, there really is something for everybody at the Ripley Show. The Show takes place in the shadow of Ripley Castle near Harrogate and is a traditional country show in a beautiful location.

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Whitby Regatta

12th to 14th August 2023
The Whitby Regatta 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.

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Halifax Show

13th August 2022
The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations.

Driffield Steam fair

Drifield Steam Fair

13th to 14th August 2022
A family fun weekend filled with nostalgia of steam. There is plenty for all the family to enjoy, from the large range of steam engines to the fairground there’s something for everyone, whatever your age!

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Yorkshire Wartime Experience

12th to 14th August 2022
The Yorkshire Wartime Experiece has some of the most respected Living History Groups presenting their magnificent displays from the 1st and 2nd world war. Over 50 re-enactment groups from all over the U.K. can be seen demonstrating uniforms , weapons and equipment in fantastic detail.

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Super Soapbox Challenge Leeds

14th August 2022
a great day out for all the family with continual commentary and all the action visible on large format screens. As well as the excitement on the course itself, there’ll be a funfair, live music and lots of local food and drink outlets to choose from.

Stoceld Rox

Stockeld Rox

19th and 20th August 2022
Feel the magic of the music at Stockled Park’s fun filled family tribute festival, Stockeld Rox! There’s something for all the family and with the brand new Stockeld Bopz entertainment and the amazing tribute act line up, you won’t be able to stop singing and dancing the whole evening long!

Stage at Tribfest, tribute band festival

Tribfest

19th to 21st August 2022
Tribfest, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 6 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

BD Festival

BD Festival

19th to 20th August 2022
BD: Festival a series of events including home grown performances and an aerial acrobatics show. The weekend will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of City Park, and feature performances by arts group Dream Engine – who performed at the grand opening in 2012.

Proms at Castle Howard

Castle Howard Proms

20th August 2022
Set in the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard, our spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family. Guest soloists Wynne Evans and Marisha Wallace will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell.

Stage at Tribfest, tribute band festival

Tribfest

19th to 21st August 2022
Tribfest, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 6 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

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Nidd Arts Trail

19th to 29th August 2022
The NiddArt Trail is a showcase of art and creative work by the local artists, crafts people and makers of Nidderdale and surrounding areas

Proms at Castle Howard

Castle Howard Proms

20th August 2022
Set in the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard, our spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family. Guest soloists Wynne Evans and Marisha Wallace will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell.

Dancers at Mirfield Country Show

Mirfield Show

21st August 2022
Mirfield Show is an annual agricultural country show and family fun day, it is held at the Showground Huddersfield Road, Mirfield on the third Sunday in August. It is organised and run by the Mirfield Agricultural Show Society as a not-for-profit event, and regularly attracts over 10,000 people.

Gargrave Agricultural Show

Gargrave Show

20th August 2022
Gargrave Show is a long-established and highly popular Agricultural and Horticultural Show. It is a fantastic all-round family event showcasing the very best of rural skills, crafts and much more.

The Tetley

The Tetley Maker's Market

20th & 21st August 2022
A weekend of art, food, activities and more at our sustainable summer edition of The Tetley Makers’ Market! Range of fantastic independent, local artists and makers to shop from, family activities and great food and drink. Plus, enjoy a range of workshops promoting sustainability, from upcycling crafts to reducing food waste.

Driffield Game and Country Show

Driffield Game and Country Show

27th & 28th August 2022
With an action packed timetable of activities and entertainment throughout both days and well into the evening in the bar, we are confident that the fair will have something to please all ages and interests.

giant sculpture at Hull freedom festival

Freedom Festival

26th August to 4th September 2022
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.

Railway Children

Railway Children Celebrations

27th to 29th August 2022
Celebrating the 1970s film “The Railway Children” which shot the KWVR to international stardom and won the hearts of millions and “The Railway Children Return”, a brand new feature film set for release in the summer of 2022. Across the bank holiday weekend, see re-enactments and locomotives featured in both films & visit Oakworth Station, the home of the “Railway Children”.

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Malton Food Lovers Festival

27th to 29th August 2022
Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music & much, much more! Malton’s 3 day family foodie extravaganza is a festival like no other. A giant celebration, a huge gourmet street party

Malham show

Malham Show

27th August 2022
There is plenty to see at Malham Show, from sheep & cattle, horses & working dogs to music and even axemen displays!

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Wensleydale Show

28th August 2022
Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a great day out. A traditional Dales show located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale.

Stage at Tribfest, tribute band festival

Tribfest

19th to 21st August 2022
Tribfest, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 6 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

three people made from flowerpots sitting on a bench

Settleflower Pot Festival

16th July to 4th September 2022
The Settle Flowerpot Festival takes place throughout July & August during which time the town is awash with amazing, fantastical Flowerpot Creations that are guaranteed to make you smile. Trail maps £2 each, three trails available.

Driffield Game and Country Show

Driffield Game and Country Show

27th & 28th August 2022
With an action packed timetable of activities and entertainment throughout both days and well into the evening in the bar, we are confident that the fair will have something to please all ages and interests.

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VW Festival 2022

12th to 14th August 2022
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.