Yorkshire in July 2024 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.

Flying Legends Airshow

The Flying Legends Airshow

15th and 16th July 2023
An iconic airshow filled with the sights and sounds of those bygone days of Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mustangs to name just a few. Over 50 aircraft take to the sky above the old wartime base of ex RAF Church Fenton, once home to the very first Eagle Squadron pilots in WW2, commemorating those legendary aircraft and people who sacrificed so much. Over 3 hours of superb choreographed display scenarios, including a mass Spitfire Scramble, and other imaginative sequences culminating in the world famous Balbo finale flypast
Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS24 9SE

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Medieval sword fighting demonstrations at Hull Medieval Mayhem

Medieval Mayhem Museums Quarter, Hull

Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2023
Head to Hull Musuem Quarter for a weekend of medieval merriment and mayhem for all the family, as the Museums Quarter is transformed into a medieval encampment. Come face-to-face with knights in armour, a unit of archers, medieval residents, craftspeople and musicians.
Join in with life in the past and find out whether you’d have made a brilliant knight, a first-class archer, or a master potter.
The weekend will include: Combat displays from knights in armour, Wandering medieval characters. Musical performances, Medieval pottery demonstrations, ‘Have a go’ archery*, Craft and pottery activities, Cookery displays, and lots more! Free, drop-in* *There will be a small £2 charge for the have a go archery

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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.

1st and 7th July 2024

Brid Pride

6th July 2024
Bridlington Pride is back on Saturday the 1 July with another incredible day full of spectacular acts, family fun and entertainment for everyone.

Duncombe Park Steam Rally

6th and 7th July 2024
The annual Steam and vintage Rally held on the 1st weekend in July each year has something for all the family. The fantastic two-day event plays host to steam engines, tractors, cars, vintages lorries, crafts, fun fair and much, much more!

Staxtonbury Music Festival

5th to 7th July 2024
A weekend of camping and glamping, cocktails and mocktails, rides and slides, hay bales and real ales, live bands and wristbands all delivered to you in the family friendly home we now proudly call Staxtonbury.

Ingleton 1940's Weekend

6th and 7th July 2023
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.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

5th to 7th July 2024
Cleckheaton Folk Festival celebrates folk music and traditional folk dance, with events for all ages over the weekend.

Bradford Literature Festival

28th June to 7th July 2024
With over 500 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, The festival celebrates the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. World-renowned authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists to visit.

Ripon Theatre Festival

2nd to 7th July 2024
Four days and five nights of drama, street entertainment, circus, dance, puppetry, storytelling and more. More than 50 lively events and activities for all ages, both indoors and open-air.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Ruby Wax at City Varities

1st July
After a complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax‘s rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet comes to City Varieties in 2024, thanks to enormous demand.

Holmfirth Art Week

7th to 13th July 2024
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.

Richard III Festival at Middleham Castle

7th July
Living History Day to transport you back to the life and times of King Richard III who lived at the Castle.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

5th to 7h July 2024
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!

York Early Music Festival

6th to 13th July 2024
Celebrating reinvention, recreation and song Something old, Something new, Something borrowed …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Sewerby Hall

4th May to 14th July 2024
Experience the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural 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.

Leeds Summer Steampunk Market

6th and 7th July 2024
Not just Steampunk.. Victorian, Historical, LARP, Gothic, Fantasy, SciFi, Geek, Military – all are welcome! Held at Middleton Railway, trains will be running.

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8th to 14th July 2024

Beverley Puppet Festival

12th to 14th July 2024
Held every two years the Beverley Puppet Festival brings giant, fantastical creatures to roam Beverley’s historic streets. Tiny, magical worlds are revealed to unsuspecting audiences in the Friary Gardens.

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.

Great Yorkshire Show

9th to 12th July 2024
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.

Askhern Music Festival

13th July 2024
Askern Music Festival is returning with a bang in 2024! Brace yourself for another incredible lineup packed with stars and immense talent.

York Early Music Festival

6th to 13th July 2024
Celebrating reinvention, recreation and song Something old, Something new, Something borrowed …

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

14th July 2024
Get ready for sweet-themed fun celebrating Pontefract’s historic link with liquorice. Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone to enjoy including the return of the famous food and drink market!

Holmfirth Art Week

7th to 14th July 2024
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.

Keppel's Column Tour

14th July 2024
Keppel’s Column was built between 1773 and 1781. This 115 ft (35 metre) grade II* listed building is situated in Scholes Coppice, an area of ancient woodland.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Sewerby Hall

4th May to 14th July 2024
Experience the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Ageless Festival

12th and 13th July 2024
Yorkshire Dance’s AGELESS festival is back! From 12-13 July this 2 day festival features a wide range of artists, film-makers and speakers who are reimagining age through dance.

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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Hull Street Food Night

11th July 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.

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15th to 21st July 2024

Scarborough Seafest

19th to 21st July 2024
A maritime weekend extravaganza featuring some of the region’s best culinary talent and a host of live music is back in Scarborough.

Gin Train with Wensleydale Railway

20th July 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!

Bassfest Summer Festival

20th and 21st July 2024
Bassfest is an electronic music festival in Sheffield, which brings together some of the biggest names in bass, for one weekend of high-octane partying.

Sheffield Grand Prix

17th July 2024
he event will once again be part of the British Cycling National Circuit Race Series. The event takes place in the heart of the city centre, with early evening activity focused on the Peace Gardens and surrounding area.

Historic Vehicle Rally

21st July 2024
Newby Hall will be surrounded by vintage and classic cars, for the North’s biggest one-day car show – the annual Historic Vehicle Rally.

Leeds Pride

21st July 2024
One of Yorkshire largest Pride events,

Hornsea Carnival

19th to 21st July 2024
Hornsea Carnival is the largest and longest running FREE carnival in East Yorkshire. Hornsea Carnival is known to mark the start of summer.

Crime Writing Festival

18th to 21st July 2024
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.

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.

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.

Big Sky Beer Festival Festival

19th and 20th July 2024
Wold Top Brewery's annual Big Sky Beer Festival a weekend of selected ales, food, live music in the brewery and camping on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Driffield Show

17th July 2024
An action packed family entertainment show, hosted y Driffield agricultural society at the Driffield Showground.

Masham Steam Rally

20th and 21st July 2024
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!

Malton Roman Festival

21st July 2024
The third Roman Festival will include live action demonstrations from the Roman Cavalry by Equistry, marching and battle sequences from Magister Militum, Roma Antiqua and Legio VI Victrix.

Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

19th to 21st July 2024
The UK’s biggest food and drink festival takes place at Funkirk Farm with a fabulous line up celebrity chefs! Hairy Bikers are confirmed to attend the event.

Doncaster Balloon Festival

Entertainment awaits with tethered balloon displays, trade tents, delicious treats, and thrilling performances by the Jump Dogs Parachute Display Team, Jamie Squibb Freestyle FMX, The American Civil War Society, and The Vikings!

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22nd to 28th July 2024

Riverside Food Festival, Wetherby

27th and 28th July 2024
A celebration of International Influence and Local Talent, expressed through International Food, Independent Drink, Music and Arts.

Deer Shed

26th to 29th July 2024
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.

Meadowfest, Malton

27th July 2024
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.

Borrowby Show

27th July 2024
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.

Ryedale Show

30th July 2024
Ryedale Show is a traditional Agricultural Show providing a showcase of British farming and associated rural activities. Established in 1855.

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.

York Proms

28th July 2024
A great night of live entertainment featuring live orchestra, opera soloists, a stunning fireworks finale and local talent on our warm up stage.

Tramlines

26th to 28th July 2024
Tramlines three day music festival in Sheffield. Music Comedy and so much more. A great value local festival with some big names.

Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show

28th July
Newby Hall, nr. Ripon. The prestigious show, to be held on Sunday July 28th includes entry into the award winning gardens and legendary adventure playground, complete with pedalo boats, zip wire and miniature railway!

The Big Stitch

27th and 28th July 2024
Floss Friends UK, The Sampler Guild, Haystack Stitching and Kindred Spirit Stitchers will be bringing stitchers from all over the UK (and beyond) together in one place for a weekend of stitching, fun, laughter and some education.

Keppel's Column Tour

25th April 2024
Keppel’s Column was built between 1773 and 1781. This 115 ft (35 metre) grade II* listed building is situated in Scholes Coppice, an area of ancient woodland.

Farmtrax

27th July 2024
Tribute Band music festival held at Farmer Copelys.

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.

Romeo and Juliet at Bolton Abbey

27th July 2024
Shakespeare states in the opening lines of this play that we are going to see an explosive swash-buckling romance. But the surprise he has in store for us is that it’s extremely funny too!