August 2024 Events in Yorkshire

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

Underneath The Stars Music Festival

Underneath The Stars Festival

4th to 6th August 2023
This year sees another eclectic, high quality line-up in the beautiful setting of Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley. Returning for its ninth year, the arts and music festival boasts spectacular live performances in a host of musical styles ranging from pop to folk and all genres in between, celebrity interviews, fantastic family workshop activities, wonderful crafts, boutique caterers and great camping.
Underneath the Stars features covered stages within big top tents and award winning production, so festival goers are guaranteed to enjoy performances without need for an umbrella.

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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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Summer at Castle Howard

Enjoy a day out like no other at Castle Howard this summer – the perfect setting for a relaxing walk, a fun filled family adventure, and everything in between.
There will be children's activities, self-guided and guided tours of the House, as well as a range of events to enjoy throughout the summer. And don't forget to browse our cafes and shops whilst you're here for a refreshing bite to eat or a souvenir to take home.

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29th July to 4th August

Underneath The Stars Festival

2nd to 4th August 2024
This year sees another eclectic, high quality line-up in the beautiful setting of Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley. Returning for its tenth year, the arts and music festival boasts spectacular live performances in a host of musical styles ranging from pop to folk.

Humber Street Sesh

3rd August 2024
Humber Street Sesh returns in 2023 and it's our 10th anniversary, so come party! A festival for the people, by the people. Providing a platform for emerging musicians, artists and creatives from across the region and beyond.

Comedy of Errors at Wentworth Castle Garden

1st August 2024
Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Settleflower Pot Festival

13th July to 1st September 2024
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.

Leeds Ska and Mod Festival

4th August 2024
The popular Leeds Ska & Mod Festival is set to return to Millennium Square on Sunday 4 August 2024 as part of the venue’s annual Summer Series.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

2nd to 4th August 2024
A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.

Emley Show

3rd August 2024
Emley Show is one of the best attended and respected agricultural days out in Yorkshire, and a great day out for all the family.

Horrible Histories: Rotten Royals in Skipton

2nd and 3rd August 2024
Horrible Histories is back in 2024 with revolting rulers and mad monarchs from Britain’s barmy past! Would you be wooed by Richard the Lionheart? Are you ready for a date with King Edward I?

Self Made: Derek Santini

18th May to 1st September 2024
Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini.
At Scarborough Art Gallery.

A Taste of Yorkshire Food and Drink Festival

3rd and 4th August 2024
the Middleton Railway plays host to its first ever Food and Drink festival ‘A Taste of Yorkshire’. This 2 day event will celebrate the very best regional favourites and local produce.

York Georgian Festival

1st to 4th August 2024
the return of fabulous fashion, food and… fans… this summer! York Georgian Festival will return on Thursday 1 August until Sunday 4th August 2024.

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5th to 11th August

Live in the Yard

8th to 11th August 2024
A new live music weekend coming to Hull. Hosted in Zebedee’s Yard. With first class production, premium local food and drinks this will be one of the events of the summer in Hull.

Doncaster Pride

10th August 2024
Doncaster Pride has been selected to host the UK Pride event for 2024.

Yorkshire Wartime Experience

9th to 11th August 2024
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.

Saltburn Folk Festival

9th to 11th August 2024
Saltburn Folk Festival is a friendly, multivenue festival, set in a historic seaside town on the stunning North Yorkshire coast. We are here to champion creativity, tradition and opportunity across the folk arts.

Driffield Steam Fair

10th and 11th August 2024
A family fun weekend filled with nostalgia of steam.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!

Settleflower Pot Festival

13th July to 1st September 2024
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.

VW Festival 2024

9th to 11th August 2024
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.

Self Made: Derek Santini

18th May to 1st September 2024
Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini.
At Scarborough Art Gallery.

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12th to 18th August

Mirfield Show

18th August 2024
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.

Great British Food Festival at Wentworth Woodhouse

17th and 18th August 2024
Combining the nation's love of great food and drink with some of the country's most treasured locations. GBFF offers a chance to enjoy some very special time together.

Tribfest

16th to 18th August 2024
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.

Whitby Folk Week

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17th to 23rd August 2024
A week of folk in Whitby, with a wide range of local and National performers, childrens events and a craft fair at venues across Whitby.

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

16th to 18th August 2024
Come along to annual fundraising weekend. From dressing in your finest nightie, building rafts to cheering on yellow ducks racing down the beck!

Settleflower Pot Festival

13th July to 1st September 2024
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.

Whitby Regatta

17th to 19th August 2024
The Whitby Regatta presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

Rosedale Show

17th August 2024
Founded in 1871, this annual show is held in Milburn Arms Field at Rosedale Abbey. attractions include: Foxhound & Terrier Shows, Gundog Shows, Terrier Races and Hound Trails, Gymkhana,Railroad Hobos

Whitby Folk Week

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17th to 23rd August 2024
A week of folk in Whitby, with a wide range of local and National performers, childrens events and a craft fair at venues across Whitby.

Paddington at Whistlestop Valley

17th and 18th August 2024
An exciting weekend filled with trainloads of Whistlestop fun, including appearances from Paddington at intervals on each day.

Hamlet at Newby Hall

16th August 2024
Come and see William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ in an outdoor theatre performance by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

Summer Tean Train with Wensleydale Railway

18th August 2024
Relax and enjoy a scrumptious Summer afternoon tea served on delicate vintage china. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales whilst being served delicious food at your table in one of our heritage carriages!

Hull Street Food Night

15th August 2024
Held at Zebedee's Yard from 4pm to 9pm, come along and enjoy a rnage of hot food, drinks and snacks from around the global in a outdoor convivial atmosphere.

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

10th to 18th August 2024
same wacky and wonderful scarecrows, same beautiful scenery and views, same gorgeous cakes and soup, and same great value. We aim to give you a wonderful family day out that really won't break the bank.

Self Made: Derek Santini

18th May to 1st September 2024
Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini.
At Scarborough Art Gallery.

19th to 25th August

The Hatchling

23rd to 25th August 2024
This ground-breaking outdoor theatrical performance will unfold over a weekend of events and culminates in an extraordinary finale of spectacle and flight. Wakefield 24

Sheffield Fayre 2024

26th August 2024
Celebrating its 21st year! A fantastic day out for all of the family in one of Sheffield’s most wonderful parks.

F irework Championship

24th August 2024
A sensational night of fireworks at Newby Hall next year. Three teams create a stunning displays choreographed to music and the audience votes for a winner

Malham Show

24th August 2024
There is plenty to see at Malham Show, from sheep & cattle, horses & working dogs to music and even axemen displays!

Wensleydale Show

24th August 2024
Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a great day out. A traditional Dales show located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale.

Malham Show

24th August 2024
There is plenty to see at Malham Show, from sheep & cattle, horses & working dogs to music and even axemen displays!

Whitby Folk Week

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17th to 23rd August 2024
A week of folk in Whitby, with a wide range of local and National performers, childrens events and a craft fair at venues across Whitby.

Harrogate Food Festival at Ripley Castle

24th to 26th August 2024
Set in the beautiful grounds of Ripley Castle is a foodie extravaganza. Expect chef demos, tasty street food, produce and craft market, live music and plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Pretty Woman at Sewerby Hall

22nd August 2024
Watch a classic movie under the stars! Pack a picnic and join us for an outdoor cinema experience like no other with a showing of the fantastic Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, on a HUGE open-air screen.

Greatest Showman Singalong at Sewerby Hall

24th August 2024
Get ready for some pure entertainment as you watch and singalong with The Greatest Showman on a huge open-air screen. The incredible movie musical that has sold cinemas out across the world.

Self Made: Derek Santini

18th May to 1st September 2024
Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini.
At Scarborough Art Gallery.

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26th August to 1st September

Rock N Roll Circus

29th to 31st August 2024
Set to take place over the weekend of 29 - 31 August, the Rock N Roll Circus is where the best in musical talent meets the weird and wonderful world of the circus.

Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally

31st August to 1st Sept 2024
The Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally, organised by Outdoor Shows, will be held at Scampston Hall.

Settleflower Pot Festival

13th July to 1st September 2024
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.

Freedom Festival

28th August to 1st September 2024
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.

Kilnsey Show

27th August 2024
As the Yorkshire Dales’ premier agricultural show, Kilnsey Show has been marking the end of summer in the Dales since 1897. Diverse selection of trade stands, demonstrations and amusements on the field ensures there’s something for everyone.

Malton Food Lovers Festival

25th to 27th August 2024
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.

Freedom Festival

28th August to 1st September 2024
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.

Gin Train with Wensleydale Railway

31st August 2024
All aboard The Gin Train Experience! Enjoy a full range of their award winning Gin & Tonics by Taplin & Mageean from the comfort of a private carriage travelling through the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery on our Railway!

Self Made: Derek Santini

18th May to 1st September 2024
Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini.
At Scarborough Art Gallery.

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