We Love Yorkshire!

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

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 Whitby. 

Whitby, the jewel of the Yorkshire Coast, famous for its Abbey, 199 Steps, Captain Cook, delicious seafood, Dracula and Whitby Jet is to be the setting for the Annual Yorkshire Day Celebrations on Thursday 1st August 2019. The Yorkshire Day Civic Procession has taken place every year from 1985. The event is hosted by a different Council each year. Whitby Town Council is greatly privileged to be chosen by the Yorkshire Society to host this prestigious celebration of our beautiful Town. Mayors from the three Ridings of Yorkshire will be processing through the town to celebrate the wonders of everything Yorkshire.

The procession is a most colourful spectacle with Lord Mayors, Mayors, Chairmen of Councils and Town Mayors all in their ceremonial robes, Mace Bearers, local and national dignitaries and members of the Yorkshire Society taking part.

For further information about the official civic celebrations, click here.

Yorkshire Day Events, Offers and Activities

Welcome to Yorkshire celebrates Yorkshire Day

To join in with this year’s Yorkshire Day celebrations, we are helping to bring a slice of God’s Own County to the capital where a Yorkshire market will open specially at London Kings Cross station.

The pop-up market will be unveiled on the concourse at midday - with produce from a variety of proud Yorkshire brands, including: Black Sheep Brewery, Weetons, Tipple Tails, and Slingsby Gin, who will each be offering food and drink samples and talking to people about why they should come and see Yorkshire for themselves.


York is proud to be hosting the regional final of the Young Traders Market on Yorkshire Day. All along Parliament Street, you'll be able to browse and shop at stalls of Yorkshire's top young retail entrepreneurs. Find out more about this and everything else York has planned here.

Provenance Inns celebrate Yorkshire Day

Provenance Inns & Hotels celebrate Yorkshire every day with amazing locally sourced produce from local Yorkshire suppliers.

Throughout August to celebrate Yorkshire Day, they will be serving a Yorkshire sharing board, celebrating and showcasing some of the finest Yorkshire ingredients from many local Yorkshire suppliers. These include Shepherds Purse Cheese from Thirsk, Mackenzie’s Yorkshire Smokehouse Smoked Chicken and Doreen’s Black Pudding from Dalton, Thirsk.


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 & Instagram pages too. Find us at and

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!