Things to do

Yorkshire is alive with events, festivals and shows - to list them all here would be an impressive but equally impossible feat! Instead, here’s some of our favourites we’d recommend visiting.

Cliffords Tower in the Historic City of York - Wayside Park & Lakes

January: Sheriff Hutton Point-to-Point, see Yorkshire’s strong horse racing heritage in action

February: Jorvik Viking Festival, York’s world famous museum holds its annual festival

March: The Bradford International Film Festival begins, Bradford is UNESCO’s first City of Film

April: Harrogate Spring Flower Show, the perfect place to get inspiration for the garden this summer

May: Malton Food Lovers Festival, this market town is fast becoming the food capital of Yorkshire

June: Grassington Festival, take a trip to the Yorkshire Dales to discover music and arts

July: Great Yorkshire Show, this is the jewel in Yorkshire’s events crown

August: Whitby Folk Week, combine seaside sounds with fantastic traditional music

September: Masham Sheep fair, live demonstrations and over 70,000 sheep

October: Combine the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway with Pickering’s Wartime Weekend

November: St Nicholas Fair, York is home to one of the UK’s biggest Christmas Markets

December: Book early for Carols by Candlelight at York Minster