Events & Days Out in May in Yorkshire

Spring is turning to summer, it's a great time to experience Yorkshire indoors and outdoors. Experience delicious Yorkshire food, wonderful county shows and celebrations of local art, music and dance.

Sheffield Food Festival

Sheffield Food Festival

Returning in 2022
Sheffield Food Festival is a celebration of the city’s vibrant food scene, showcasing our great local produce, talented chefs, mouthwatering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers.

Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Hull New Theatre

14th to 15th May 2021
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos at Hull New Theatre.

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.

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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.

Morris Dancers in Holmfirth

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

8th May 2021
Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2021 will be live streaming 3 fantastic concerts on May 8th Exciting news - O'Hooley and Tidow, Bob Fox, The Magpies, Harp and a Monkey, The Hayes Sisters and PlumHall will be there !

Harrogate Spring Essentials Flower Festival

Harrogate Flower Festival

20th to 23rd May 2021
This special, one-off, outdoor event will offer favourite features like show gardens, plant nurseries and live theatres, plus all the essentials you need for the new growing season. Spring Essentials will make use of the fantastic green open spaces at the Great Yorkshire Showground to help ensure that we can all stay safe and still enjoy a great day out!

Malham Safari animals

Malham Safari

Returning in 2022
A great family day out in a beautiful Yorkshire Dales village, solve the clues as you explore and discover the animals, this years theme is Mythical Creatures and Fantstical Beasts.

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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.

Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Hull New Theatre

14th to 15th May 2021
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos at Hull New Theatre.

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.