A Festival of Yorkshire - Scarborough (1st-5th August): For the first time ever, to coincide with Yorkshire Day, Scarborough is proud to host ‘A Festival of Yorkshire - Scarborough', a five-day Festival that will celebrate all aspects of life in God's Own County. The Festival will be as diverse as possible to showcase many different aspects of Yorkshire life and talent. With Festival events and activities centring around arts, music, cuisine, industry, literature, history and past times, you name it the festival has it covered. There genuinely is 'something for everyone'.
A full programme can be found here but highlights include a world class David Hockney exhibition, free entry to Scarborough and Filey museums, Yorkshire Day flag raising and flat cap frisbee...see below!
Wentbridge House: Join Wentbridge House to enjoy Yorkshire Day and celebrate everything that is Yorkshire. From the delicious Brasserie Lunch menu and Afternoon Tea to chef demonstrations, talented artisan producers and plenty of activities guaranteeing fun for all the family. Come along and help support our charities, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Full details can be viewed here.
Flat Cap Frisbee Golf - the game goes on!: A new modern-day cult-sport, is spreading its wings and heading towards the Yorkshire Coast this summer, when Scarborough Castle holds its inaugural Flat cap Frisbee Golf day, in celebration of Yorkshire Day. The sport, which many a Yorkshireman had been hoping will feature in the Olympics, takes the traditional Tyke headwear and puts it to an altogether different use, being flung from tee to flag in a bid to complete a nine ‘hole' course in the fewest possible number of throws. First played at Helmsley Castle in 2005, 2012 is the first time that a dedicated flat cap Frisbee golf course will be established at Scarborough Castle - but for one day only!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is running a special lunchtime Pullman service runs in celebration of Yorkshire Day on 1st August, which departs from Grosmont at 1330. It's a great opportunity to celebrate in style aboard their magnificent dining service. Guests should aim to arrive 20-30 minutes before the departure time.
Join Ashley Jackson to celebrate Yorkshire Day August 1st: Ashley Jackson's watercolour paintings have become synonymous with Yorkshire. It is a lifelong love affair that he has captured in watercolour for all to see. As a quote from his sketch book explains; " Yorkshire if not for you I would not be an Artist, You are the one who made my eyes see and my heart feel". Meet the man behind the dramatic and atmospheric watercolour paintings and celebrate the uniqueness of Yorkshire, on August 1st.
In York, The Mansion House will be flying the Yorkshire Day flag on this special day and other events celebrating Yorkshire Day across York include:
York's Chocolate Story selling special Yorkshire chocolates for the day in flavours of Yorkshire blue; white chocolate and rhubarb; tea and fruitcake; and Wensleydale cheese and apple.
Hinchliffe's Farm Shop is celebrating Yorkshire Day with a giant, York Minster shaped pork pie which will be unveiled at 2.30pm on the steps of York Minster
The York Brewery is doing a Real Ale Trail based around Yorkshire beers in their pubs.
Do a spot of shopping! Spend over £50 in the Huddersfield Town Football Club Stadium Superstore or online today and you'll get £5 off your order. If purchasing online at htafcmegastore.com then enter the code htafc0108 at the checkout - offer valid from midnight for 24 hours.