What's On - Events & Sport


Until Sunday, September 2, 2018

From the team behind THOR’S tipi comes SÓL ÁST – their summer pop-up bar has taken residency in the shade of the medieval cathedral for the next two months as part of York Minster’s Summer in the Park festival, providing locally-sourced food and drink against one of the world’s most spectacular gothic backdrops. A sculpture exhibition will also feature in the bar and gardens, displaying work by renowned Yorkshire sculptor Michael Lyons.

Yorkshire T20 Cricket
Until Friday, August 17, 2018

Get behind the Yorkshire Vikings for a scintillating season of T20 cricket. There’ll be explosive batting displays, breathtaking bowling and energetic fielding – as they take on another eight first-class county cricket teams before (hopefully) progressing to the knockout stages. Win, lose or draw, it’s an unbeatable family atmosphere. 

Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Crime Writing Festival
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival (now in its 15th year) returns to the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate to celebrate the best in crime fiction – with a programme of literary talks, workshops and events presided over by novelist (and creator of the world-famous Jack Reacher series) Lee Child.

Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Day Out With Thomas
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

Take to the tracks with Thomas – as well as his friends Percy, Toby, Emily and Mavis – in this family fun day. The Fat Controller will be on hand to make sure all the engines are behaving themselves and you may even catch sight of Rusty and Dusty, the trusty platform sweepers.

The Kirklees Light Railway, Huddersfield
Planet Circus
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Monday, August 27, 2018

Planet Circus offers everything you’d expect from a traditional travelling troupe – and then some. With nail-biting stunt action in The Splitting Globe of Death (with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph) and whirlwind knife-throwing routines, you’ll also witness an unbelievable, Wild West-inspired, whip-cracking, gun-toting spectacular.

Filey Road, Scarborough
The Queen's Regiment
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

Watch the pulse-racing action unfold in this reenactment as the Queen’s Regiment prepare for battle against the 1715 Jacobite Rising – all staged within one of the most complete and well-preserved medieval castles in the country.


Pony European Championships
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

With an Olympic-standard arena, a six kilometre hacking track and a cross-country course spread over 80 hectares of parkland, Bishop Burton College offers up one of the best equestrian experiences in the North. Watch as some of Europe’s most promising riders take on dressage, showjumping and eventing.

Bishop Burton College, Beverley
Paw Patrol Live
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

X barks the spot as Paw Patrol’s Ryder and his team of pirate pups head to Adventure Bay, discovering a secret treasure map along the way. This action-packed extravaganza of canine capers is perfect for keeping the kids entertained over the holidays.

FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Stone Carving Festival
Friday, August 17, 2018 - Monday, August 20, 2018

Get ready to rock at this summer festival… although maybe not in the way you first imagined. York Minster’s Dean’s Park will be transformed into a tented village dedicated to the unique art of stonemasonry and carving, as experts from across Europe unite for a weekend-long celebration of their ancient craft.  

Scarborough Cricket Festival
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scarborough Cricket Club has hosted some of the sport’s best players since 1876 and their annual Cricket Festival is the jewel in their crown – not to mention one of the most historic sporting events in the world. 

Scarborough Cricket Club
Thunder Day
Sunday, August 19, 2018

See, hear and even smell the engines of a De Havilland Devon, a C47 Douglas Dakota (the original parachute aircraft) a Blackburn Buccaneer (with its folding wings) a Nimrod jet and the mighty Victor XL231 during this exhibition day.

Walking with Dinosaurs
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tyrannical Tyrannosaurus Rex, stomping Stegosaurus and roaring, raging raptors – see the world’s prehistoric creatures come back to life in this arena spectacular. Countryfile’s Michaela Strachan will tell the full story of the dinosaurs’ 200-year reign on earth as palaeontologist (and narrator) Professor Huxley.

Cirque du Soleil
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

Creeping, crawling, flying and teeming with dazzling acrobatics, the sensational Cirque du Soleil touches down in Yorkshire with a five-day run at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena. With a cast of 50 performing artists embodying a plethora of different insects, they will work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and motion.

FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Moscow State Circus
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The magic of the Big Top unites with the glitz and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood in this brand new show from the Moscow State Circus. It’s not quite like the movies though – no-one’s using CGI here, so the nerve-tingling, death-defying spectacle is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

Marathon du Malton
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Run, walk or stagger through the spectacular Yorkshire countryside in Britain’s tastiest 10k. Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in the French wine region, this new food and wineathlon offers 10 pitstops around its course – so participants are encouraged to take their time and enjoy the party atmosphere. Now here’s a run we can get behind. 

Market Place, Malton
Kilnsey Show
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

From cakes to combines – there’s everything here! With some of the finest livestock in the country, sheepdog trials, arts, flower arranging, photography, dry stone walling and bake offs, this family-friendly farming show culminates in the famous fell races – which include the punishing ascent and descent of famous Kilnsey Crag.

Kilnsey, Wharfedale
Ladies Team Open
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Test your mettle against some of the best amateur golfers in Brighouse as Willow Valley’s open competitions return with greens and tees guaranteed to please. With a masterpiece of an 18-hole championship course to sink your teeth into (not literally) as well as a popular 9-hole option, it’s the perfect time to dig out your clubs. 

Willow Valley Golf, Brighouse


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Explore the inimitable dark skies above the Yorkshire Dales with astronomer Richard Darn, as he guides you through the stars. Weather permitting, you should be able to spot Jupiter and Venus, as well as sparkling star clusters and distant galaxies. Destined to put a twinkle in your eye. 

Cirque Beserk
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018

Direct from the West End, this show-stopping spectacular celebrates 250 years since the ‘invention’ of the circus – combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action to make an evening at the theatre that you’ll never forget.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Harrogate Flower Show
Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

One of the most prestigious horticultural shows in the country is back. Welcoming more than 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the Harrogate Flower Show also features intricate displays by established and emerging designers. Amateur gardeners will get an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their work in the new community category for Show Gardens and, as ever, there are a whole host of offerings from specialist societies: with everything from dahlias to daffodils and bonsai to bee-keeping. 

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
1940s Weekend
Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Take yourself back in time to when Britain was at war – with military vehicles performing live displays, trade stands selling vintage wares, thrilling battle reenactments and even the chance to meet ‘Winston Churchill’ at this immersive town festival. 

Town Centre, Grassington


Cycle Expo Yorkshire
Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Bike lovers rejoice – Yorkshire’s biggest cycling show is coming to Harroagte in October, covering every inch of the cycling world with a proverbial peloton of experts, exhibitors, sports brands and professional cyclists. And that’s not everything. This year’s event will also incorporate the UK World Flatland championships, the Yorkshire CX Race and the Road Circuit Race – as well as hosting some unrivalled test tracks and demonstration zones. And with official backing from reigning Commonwealth champion Lizzie Deignan, you can be sure of a stellar weekend of cycling in store. Yes, wheelie. 

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
Pete Firman
Thursday, October 18, 2018

One of the UK’s most celebrated magicians and comedians is set to bring an astonishing show to the Stephen Joseph Theatre this October – promising to mesmerise audiences with his acclaimed blend of laugh-out-loud stand up and jaw-dropping magic in a truly unique live theatre experience. You should always prepare to be enchanted whenever Pete works his magic.

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