Yorkshire in July 2022 Great Days Out in Yorkshire

Summer is here! Find out all the great events to enjoy in Yorkshire in July, a host of festivals, fetes and more.

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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.

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.

Harrogate music Festival

Harrogate Music Festival

28th June to 28th July 2022
Harrogate International Festivals certainly looks very different to how it did over 50 years ago, the classical and chamber music programme remains at the heart of the Festival. From the Young Musician series to showcasing the work of globally acclaimed artists.

Driffield Show

Driffield Show

20th and 21st July 2022
Two days of action packed family entertainment.

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Boroughbridge Show

24th July 2022
Boroughbridge Show takes place at Newby Hall. The small agricultural show with the big personality! A great family day out just outside Boroughbridge.

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Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

23rd and 24th July 2022
The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival is back. Once again, we are taking over Funkirk Farm, Skipton to bring you a foodie fun filled weekend you will never forget. Special guests: The Hairy Bikers and James Martin.

Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writing Festival

21st to 24th July 2022
The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival offers a line-up of the biggest names and new talent in crime fiction, appearing as part of a programme which features creative workshops, unique author talks and enlightening panels.

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The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms

Postponed to 2023
The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms is proud to host an evening of Opera, West End hits and classical favourites set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside.

Tramlines Stage


22nd to 24th July 2022
Tramlines three day music festival in Sheffield. Music Comedy and so much more. A great value local festival with some big names, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness confirmed for 2022.

Leyburn 1940's weekend

Leyburn 1940's Weekend

22nd to 24th July 2022
For the whole weekend the Dales Town of Leyburn and it's Historic Market Place in the centre of town will become an arena for all things 1940s - with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles: including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars...

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Scarborough Seafest

22nd to 24th July 2022
A brilliant event every summer on Scarborough Pier, with over 40 different real ales at our beer festival, great music from local bands and stalls from your favourite Yorkshire Suppliers.

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Platform Festival

22nd to 27th July 2022
Platform Festival is music and comedy Festival run by Pocklington ArtsCentre and hosted at The Old Station. Featuring a wide and eclectic range of performers including internationally renowned names.

Malton Museum Roman Festival

Roman Festival

24th July 2022
Malton Museum Roman Festival will include live action Roman Cavalry displays by Equistry, Roman Legionary re-enactment by Magister Militum , activities such as painting a Roman Scutum (Sheild), making a mosaic, dressing up as Roman soldier, archaeology mini dig and handling of real artefacts and more!

Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Festival

23rd and 24th July 2022
After an incredilble launch in August 2021, Gateways Festival returns for another spectacular weekend of live music featuring the best in contemporary artists across 3 stages. Held in Skipton.

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Honley Show

23rd July 2022
Honley Show back at a new venue in Wilshaw. We are ringing the changes in this our hundredth year by putting on a celebration of all things Honley Show right back in the centre of the village where it all started.

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Ryedale Show

26th July 2022
Ryedale Show is a traditional Agricultural Show providing a showcase of British farming and associated rural activities. Established in 1855.

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Legendary Joust at Scarborough Castle

26th to 28th July 2022
Jousting goes back to its roots in this no-holds-barred tournament of strength, skill and horsemanship. Charging at each other at full speed with only mail for protection, it’s every knight for themselves in this thrillingly authentic 13th-century tournament, inspired by the brutal early days of jousting. Choose your champion and cheer them on to victory – or console them in defeat.

Borrowby show

Borrowby Show

30th July 2022
From humble beginnings back in 1947 Borrowby Show has grown into a successful feature in the show calendar of Yorkshire. It has remained true to the founders original aim of show casing agricultural, horticultural and equestrian best practises.

Carnival Dancer

Harrogate Carnival

30th July 2022
Street Parade | World Music | Dance Stage | DJs | Workshops | Family Fun | Street Food


Meadowfest, Malton

30th July 2022
MeadowFest is Malton’s brilliant boutique music festival, set within the lovely riverside meadows & gardens of The Talbot Hotel. Expect a relaxed festival of uplifting sunshine bands, all day feasting & dancing like no one’s watching.

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Meanwood Festival

29th July and 1st August 2022
Arts, crafts, photography, music, family fun, kids events and much more.

Deer Shed family friendly music festival

Deer Shed

29th to 31st July 2022
Deer Shed is a family-friendly festival with music, comedy, cinema, food. art, workshops, theatre, literature, sports and so much more for all the family members to enjoy.

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Underneath The Stars Festival


29th to 31st July 2022
Underneath the Stars has been developed to support and provide a platform for both emerging and established artists, create pioneering schemes for our volunteers, and to deliver new experiences and adventures for all ages.

Leeds ska and mod festival

Leeds Ska and Mod Festival

31st July 2022
Millennium Square, Leeds will play host to a live outdoor performance by The Selecter, from The Specials “ Original rude boy” Neville Staple band, The Chords UK, Secret Affair, The Pyramids (Symarip) & Death of Guitar Pop as part of the annual Summer Series.

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Music In The Gardens


1st to 3rd July 2022
Set in the beautiful Botanical gardens, Music in the Gardens is three evening of top class musical entertainment in aid of local charities.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

1st to 3rd July 2022
Cleckheaton Folk Festival celebrates folk music and traditional folk dance, with events for all ages over the weekend.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

1st to 3rd July 2022
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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Brid Pride

2nd July 2022
Bridlington's first ever Pride is being held on 2 July from 12pm to 7pm. A family-friendly event that is free for everyone. Join Bridlington Pride for a day full of live entertainment in the Royal Hall, a Health & Wellbeing Room, Family Room and an Art Exhibition showcasing what Pride means to the people of Bridlington and the surrounding areas.

Re-enactors in 1940's soldiers uniform

Ingleton 1940's Weekend

1st to 3rd July 2022
Step back in time and join us for a weekend full of nostalgic entertainment. Learn the history of World War 2, enjoy the music & fashions of the era and take part in our act of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Agesless Festival Yorkshire Dance

Ageless Festival with Yorkshire Dance

1st and 2nd July 2022
Over two days Ageless festival features an eclectic mix of bold new performances, inspirational talks, exhilarating workshops and classes from both local and international dance artists. The festival features a wide range of artists, film-makers and speakers who are reimagining age through dance.

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Bradford Dragonboat Festival


1st to 3rd July 2022
The 2022 Bradford Dragon Boat Festival will once again be a weekend of fun and competition organised by the community for the community. Stalls,food and drink, family fun and of course dragon boat racing.

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Our Biennale

2nd July 2022
Our Biennale is a festival of arts and culture made with children and young people in Kirklees. Throughout the festival musicians, artists, theatre-makers, and choreographers work with schools, colleges, and communities to enable children and young people to make their very own remarkable pieces of music, art, poetry, drama, and dance.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

1st to 3rd July 2022
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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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.

Wakefield Armed Forces Day

Wakefield Armed Forces Day

3rd July 2022
Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Pontefract Park and Race Course. The day includes a flypast from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, an exciting free fall parachute display, military bands, children’s entertainment and lots of family fun, a tasty food court, historic military vehicles and our well-attended Veterans Parade.

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Skipton Pride

2nd July 2022
Skipton is so excited to be celebrating its first ever Pride event this summer! Join the fun at Pride in the Park on Saturday 2nd July 2022. Fabulous live entertainment on stage from 12pm- 8pm. There will be food and drink, trading stalls, along with a fun fair.

Todmorden Country Fair

Todmorden Game and Country Fair


2nd July 2022
Todmorden Game and Country Fair is sure to entertain the whole family with a wide selection of Trade Stalls, Food & Drink Stands, Entertainment Shows, Animal Events and Children Attractions.

Smiley sun drawn in sand

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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Holmfirth Art Week

3rd to 9th July 2022
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.


Life's A Beach

Push yourself to try something new and adventurous this summer, take all the family and create memorable moments to savour.

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Pontefract Liquorice Festival

9th and 10th July 2022
Stretching over a whole weekend, it’s two days of sweet-themed fun celebrating Pontefract’s historic link with liquorice. Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks over Pontefract Castle

Proms At Pontefract Castle

9th July 2022
Pontefract Castle’s biggest musical event returns for 2022! Enjoy an evening of beautiful music from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra in the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle. Eat, drink, and relax with friends and family before watching the spectacular firework finale.

York Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival

8th to 16th July 2022
The 2022 festival opens with the acclaimed viol specialists Paolo Pandolfo and Amelie Chemin making a welcome return to York, and will close with the International Young Artists Competition. Guest artists include The Sixteen, Gonzaga Band, Tallis Scholars, Profeti della Quinta (winners of the 2011 competition), Gabrieli Consort & Players, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and vocalists Voces Suaves.


Spiegeltent Harrogate

30th June to 9th July 2022
Harrogate International Festivals’ most flamboyant event returns as the magical Spiegeltent is resurrected in Crescent Gardens. The bohemian mirrored walls, wooden floors, stained glass, red velvet booths, and lamped lighting form the perfect backdrop for a carefully curated programme of jazz, funk, burlesque, and much more.

Orchestra in Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Festival

10th July 2021
Community led event celebrating Kirkstall Abbey and the vibrant community in the area, music, food, market, family fun and more.

York proms stage in Museum Gardens

York Proms

10th July 2022
A rousing picnic concert in the heart of medieval York! Guest singers,the Yorkshire Festival orchestra, fireworks and a picnic in beautiful museum gardens.

Polar Bear Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition

Wildlife Photogrpaher of The Year Exhibition

7th May to 17th July 2022
At Sewerby Hall

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Mad Hatters train adventure

Mad Hatters Tea Party

9th and 10th July 2022
Wensleydale Railway hosts an exciting new adventure. On your journey Alice and friends will delight and immerse you with their tales of Wonderland. You may even be asked to help as the beloved characters grow ‘curiouser and curiouser’ in finding their way back home from wonderland.

Cow on Show

Great Yorkshire Show

12th to 15th July 2022
This year the Great Show Yorkshire Show will take place over four days. Returning with plenty of your favourites including cookery demos in the Food Hall, national and regional livestock competitions and an exciting Main Ring attraction.

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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.

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Big Sky Beer Festival Festival

15th and 16th July 2022
Wold Top Brewery's annual Big Sky Beer Festival is not only an opportunity to taste a range of Wold Top's award-winning beers, but also to try out 18 guest beers on draught! Join us for a weekend of selected ales, food, live music in the brewery and camping on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Thomas at Whistlestop

Day Out With Thomas

16th and 17th July 2022
Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement at Whistlestop Valley.

Steam Engine at Masham Rally

Masham Steam Rally

16th and 17th July 2022
This year see famous Dancing Diggers, a fly past from a Lancaster Bomber, as well as live music and children's entertainment. There will be hundreds of rare heritage vehicles including steam engines, tractors, motorcycles, cars, lorries and stationary engines. We also have food stalls, craft stalls and local ale!

Beverley Puppet Festival

Beverley Puppet Festival

15th to 17th July 2022
Beverley Puppet Festival, which takes place once every two years across a weekend in July. Giant, fantastical creatures roam Beverley’s historic streets. Tiny, magical worlds are revealed to unsuspecting audiences in the Friary Gardens.

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