Halifax is absolutely packed full of culture and this is represented in two of their main events:
Halifax Festival - each year around June/July time
Halifax Festival is an annual 9-day programme of theatre, music, dance, art and interesting things to do and see in Halifax and the beautiful Calder Valley. It hosts events in a whole range of interesting and unusual venues across the town, including historic and rarely opened heritage buildings, arts venues and outdoor spaces.
If you already know Halifax well, the festival is an opportunity to see it in a new light or try something new. If you're a visitor to the region, the festival is a great way to explore the town, our rich cultural scene and the wonderful landscape and heritage of the Calder Valley.
Hebden Food and Drink Festival - each year around June
Once a year, Halifax town centre transforms into one gigantic celebration of everything that's delicious - a thrilling outdoor banquet where food, glorious food is the star of the show. You'll be able to feast your senses on award-winning local produce such as pork pies, chorizo and ice cream, try out authentically prepared dishes from all corners of the globe, and indulge in artisan coffees, ciders, ales, chocolates and cheeses.
The event has been designed to showcase both local and global cuisine at its best and most vibrant. Expect a fascinating display of diverse dishes, cultures, cooking styles and traditions - with passionate artisans and producers rubbing shoulders with everyone from renowned chefs and devoted foodies to the gastronomically curious. All ages, all tastes, all welcome.