We Love Yorkshire!

Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we think that Yorkshire Day should be celebrated 365 days a year.

However we'll just have to settle for 1st August and make it an extra special day!

Celebrate all things Yorkshire when the UK's largest county comes together to indulge in vast quantities of regional pride. With so much on offer to do, we hope you gain some inspiration from the options suggested below.

Official Civic Celebrations

This year’s official Yorkshire Day (1st August) celebrations will be taking place in the north of the county, Ripon.

Mayors and other dignitaries will parade through the market place to the cathedral where a celebratory service will take place followed by a civic lunch. There will be a huge Wilfra Tart festival, children’s activities, a family party in the evening, music and dance all backed up by massive national and regional media coverage.

Yorkshire Day Events, Offers and Activities

Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds

Hold onto your hats- a sporting spectacle with a difference is heading to Leeds this Yorkshire Day. Leeds Industrial Museum will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships. The exciting day of flat cap flinging will give museum visitors a chance to throw their hat into the ring and take part in a contest which began almost a decade ago on the edge of the iconic Ilkley Moor.

Rudding Park, Harrogate

Between 31 July and 2 August 2018, Rudding Park is offering a 'Best of Harrogate' package. This experience includes a two night stay at the luxury hotel, named Best Hotel in England, a Yorkshire inspired course at Bettys Cookery School and the Ultimate Gin Experience at The Spirit of Harrogate.  

The Grange Hotel, York

Yorkshire Day 'Eey By Gin'. To celebrate 'Yorkshire Day' in all it's glory The Grange Hotel will be serving a special menu with the very best produce from local suppliers. Priced at 36.50 per person and includes: gin cocktail on arrival, 3 course dinner infused with Yorkshire gin and tea.

Black Sheep Brewery, Masham

Black Sheep is Yorkshire born and bred. Their beer was born from the pioneering spirit of Paul Theakston who, in 1992, followed his heart and dared to start a new brewery. Each beer from then on has been a culmination of brewing expertise spanning six family generations and this Yorkshire day they intend to celebrate their heritage and champion the Yorkshire region. They will be launching a selection of Yorkshire merchandise including t-shirts (image left), drip mats, pump toppers and bunting.

Yorkshire Day Social Media

As always we will be on spreading the news of all that is going on during Yorkshire Day on social media.

To join in follow us on @Welcome2Yorks. Tell us what you are up to, how you are making the most of the day and don't forget to add #YorkshireDay to your tweet.

Make sure to share your Yorkshire Day images with us on our Facebook page too. Find us at

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!