It’s a new year, and as normal, Yorkshire is host to loads of amazing events throughout the year, from live music to food festivals, sporting events to beer weekends, there’s something for everyone to look forward to in 2017! This week we’re focusing on what’s coming up in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford.
First up we have Live At Leeds, an award-winning music festival taking place at various venues across the city. This years acts include Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies and The Pigeon Detectives plus over 100 more! Definitely not one to miss. 29 April.
Calling all foodies, Leeds Indie Food is back to celebrate the best of independent food and drink. Nothing is confirmed yet, but keep your eye on their social media! 11-28 May.
Another city favourite, Slam Dunk is even bigger and better in 2017. Enter Shikari are headlining this year, with other acts including Don Broco, Bowling for Soup, The Bronx and We The Kings. 28 May.
Have an indulgent weekend at the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show, with over 100 exhibitors showing the regions finest food and drink, as well as live cookery demonstrations. What’s not to love. There’s also loads more foodie events in Leeds throughout the year. 2-4 June.
For all tattoo enthusiasts, head down to the Leeds International Tattoo Expo this summer for their 4th year, and see amazing artists from all over the world. 8 & 9 July.
If you love electronic music, then Cocoon In The Park is a must for you. Brought to you from the team behind Mint Club and Mint Warehouse, it’s guaranteed to be an amazing day and night. 8 July.
Join in Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of LGBT life at Leeds Pride 2017. They marked their 10th birthday last year, and are planning even bigger things this year. 5 & 6 August.
Four days of beer, food and music. Leeds International Beer Festival is back for it’s 6th year with even more amazing craft beers from the UK and overseas, as well as a street food market and live music. 7-10 September.
Whatever your taste, Leeds International Film Festival always has something for everyone to enjoy with 2 weeks of screenings from all over the world. 2-16 November.
Brush up on your reading for the Huddersfield Literature Festival; 2 weeks of showcasing established and new writers and performers, as well as various workshops and masterclasses. 4-19 March.
One of the largest outdoor festivals in West Yorkshire, the Huddersfield Carnival is set to be even bigger and better in its 33rd year. There will be a glow parade on the Friday, the carnival on the Saturday and a Caribbean music festival on the Sunday. 7-9 July.
You can never have too many food festivals, so why not visit the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival as well! Celebrating food from Huddersfield and around Yorkshire, the festival helps support local and regional businesses. August 2017.
One of the best music festivals in the region, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival runs over 10 days with over 50 events including concerts, dance, music-theatre, multi-media, talks and films. November 2017.
The Tour De Yorkshire starts its stage three from Bradford City Park before heading through the Dales. Don’t miss one of the biggest events in Yorkshire’s calendar! 30 April.
Bradford Literature Festival is renowned for having world famous authors, poets and speakers with a jam packed programme of discussions, debates and performances. 30 June – 9 July.
The city’s biggest event of the year, Bradford Festival, is returning in 2017 with a vibrant multicultural programme of the best theatre, art, music and dance from all over the world. 28-30 July.
The largest of its kind in the region, the Halifax Agricultural Show offers something for everyone, with farm and domestic animal shows, as well as local produce, flowers, fruit & veg, crafts and entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer’s markets, stall and demonstrations. 12 August.