Yorkshire Day – 1st August

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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!

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.

Yorkshire Day Events and Activities from Around the County

Official Civic Celebrations in York

This year’s official Yorkshire Day (1st August) celebrations are due to take place in York, find out more

Filey Town Celebrations

Admire the raising of the Yorkshire flag, acompanied by the Town Crier and singing by The Ramshackle Shanty Men in the Memorial Gardens at 11:00, find out more

Spirit of Yorkshire, Filey

What better way to celebrate Yorkshire Day than with a glass of the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery’s limited edition Filey Bay Yorkshire Day 2021 release.

Peasholm Park, Scarborough

Why not enjoy a traditional Yorkshire soundtrack at Scarborough’s Peasholm Park, where a traditional Brass Band will be playing between 14:30 and 16:00. 


Whitby is the place to be to enjoy a Yorkshire Day of Folk Music, with live acts performing from 11:00 until 16:30 at Whitby Bandstand.


World’s first animatronic dinosaur from God’s Own County will celebrate Yorkshire Day. The world’s first Yorkshiresaurus will be on hand to celebrate Yorkshire Day this Sunday. It will be another first for God’s Own County’s day of celebration as the animatronic dinosaur will move from its usual home in Leeds Kirkgate Market for one day only on Sunday August 1 to a spot in the outdoor market near George Street, before heading back to the market for the rest of the summer. For full event details see www.leedsjurassictrail.co.uk

Tower Gardens and St Sampson’s Square, York

In York you’ll find giant TV screens across the city centre, Tower Gardens and St Sampson’s Square showing archive footage of York from times gone by, as well as a selection of fun family films. Relax in the deckchairs, and enjoy the show.


Get in on the action in York on Yorkshire Day. Spot the selfie points to share your Yorkshire pride on social media. The city will be resplendent for the occasion, with bunting and flags adorning the city streets. 

Milton Rooms, Malton

At the Milton Rooms in Malton enjoy perfromances by White Star and Charity Brass bands and enter brilliant competitions; the best looking Yorkshire pudding, children’s fancy dress, and flat cap throwing. 

Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

Join us at Nunnington Hall for a day celebrating all things Yorkshire. Come, relax and be entertained with performances by Leeds Morris Men and John Greaves – a Yorkshire singer and farmer. The tea garden will be open for garden games, drinks, light bites and ice creams. 

Ryedale vineyard, North Yorkshire

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at Ryedale vineyard. Bring deckchairs or blankets, wander the vines and visit the winery whilst Swinton & District Excelsior Brass Band soundtrack the day. Tickets cost £8 (under 10’s free) and include a glass of wine or soft drink. 

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Join Keelham Farm Shop at their Yorkshire Day celebrations across the whole weekend. Expect a Keelham BBQ, live music, delicious tastings, kids activities, pop up cocktail and pizza bar, an exclusive Yorkshire Day menu in the Keelham Kitchen and more… Plus your chance to win a Yorkshire Day hamper worth £120! 

Keelham Farm Shop, Yorkshire food-lovers paradise is celebrating everything Yorkshire this weekend. The much-loved food hub, which champions the very best of Yorkshire produce and suppliers, will be getting into party mode with a range of activities for the whole family.

With a jam-packed weekend planned to celebrate Yorkshire Day. The team at Keelham love Yorkshire and are proud and passionate about providing customers with great tasting, locally sourced food.

We are delighted to be able to continue to celebrate with our local community and we have another exciting celebration coming up to celebrate Yorkshire Day. Staying true to our brand ethos, our team are passionate about providing locally sourced, great tasting products. To celebrate our suppliers, our ethos and the wonderful region that is Yorkshire we are holding a 3-day family friendly event, with lots of delicious supplier tastings, live music, Yorkshire Day menu in the Keelham Kitchen, kids activity packs and a big Yorkshire Day BBQ using all locally sourced produce.

Keelham Kitchen Menu
Keelham BBQ menu

The event takes place Friday 30th July, Saturday 31st July, Sunday 1st August 12pm onwards.

RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Enjoy the RHS quintessential Yorkshire garden at its summer best. Harlow Carr is a plant-lover’s paradise with live music from Yorkshire Imperial Brass Band and fun for all the family you’re guaranteed a fun Yorkshire Day! Bring your own picnic or enjoy a treat from Bettys Tea House. 

North York Moors National Park

Come and celebrate Yorkshire Day at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. We’re showcasing the vibrant culture of the Anglo-Saxons, with a full day of exciting activities, displays and talks by the English Companions. 

Win the perfect escape at Manor House Lindley for Two.

Unwind, relax and be perfectly looked after for the night with a stay in a stunning bedroom, dinner in The Lantern Room and breakfast the following day in the beautiful surroundings of The Kitchen.

Enter our competition to be in for a chance of winning your perfect stay! Follow @manorhouselindley on Instagram to enter.

Terms and conditions apply. 

Festival of Archaeology, Hull

Uncover Yorkshire’s past this Yorkshire Day. Join us on the last day of the Festival of Archaeology with a celebration of the archaeology in Hull. There will be guided tours, exhibitions, and talks. 

The Deep, Hull

Dine with Sharks this Yorkshire Day at The Deep – one of the world’s most spectacular aquariums with a dining experience like no other. This truly unique experience includes a private tour after hours before a delicious 3-course meal courtesy of the award-winning restaurant; Rupert & Darwin, accompanied by a bottle of Prosecco (or why not upgrade to Champagne)! 

Hull Theatres

Discover Dragons and Mythical Beasts this Yorkshire Day. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Take your place among legendary heroes, don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure live on stage.

Haworth, Bradford

On Yorkshire Day, remember the Brontë sisters, literary greats. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were poets and novelists whose works, such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, have become classics all over the world. Join the Bronte Parsonage for the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2021. 

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Bradford

Steam along the Worth Valley this Yorkshire Day while enjoying a traditional Cream Tea in the comfort of a bygone era aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s two Pullman Parlour Cars. You’ll be seated in one of the magnificently restored 1930s carriages and treated to the best Yorkshire hospitality. 

St George’s Hall, Bradford

Discover more about the fascinating history of St. George’s Hall, a historic Bradford venue, as well as the exciting range of people who have performed and gathered there since 1853. Join the socially distanced, walking tours. 

Leeds Pride Village Fete, Leeds

The Angels are delighted to be hosting their Village Fete again in 2021 to celebrate LGBT+ Pride in Leeds in partnership with Mill Hill Chapel. Gather in a family-friendly accessible space for community groups, families and young people created to spend time celebrate visibility and identities with fun activities, food and refreshments. 

Otley Live, Leeds

Otley Live promises a great weekend of music at the West Yorkshire market town’s fantastic music venues. Over the weekend, there will be live music in eight of Otley’s music venues over three days, including free outdoor concerts, a wide variety of ticketed evening gigs and a buskers programme, bringing music to all! 

Bi-centenary of John Barran, Picnic and walk in Roundhay Park, Leeds

Celebrate the contributions to Leeds of John Barran with a picnic and walk at Roundhay Park. This remarkable, far-sighted businessman, innovator and politician, who lived 1821-1905 brought in ground-breaking machinery to revolutionise clothing production. Learn about the history of the park since Barran initiated its transformation into a public asset. 

Maurice Dobson Museum, Barnsley

Maurice Dobson Museum are holding a 2 day celebration, 31 July – 1 August. On Saturday Ian McMillan is reviving a tradition dating back the 1800s where every household in Darfield flung a Yorkshire pudding from their front door. On 1 August at 10:30am the U3A brass brand will be playing the courtyard. 

Yorkshire Day at Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield

From the ridiculous to the sublime, Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle Park present Wonky Olympics – an interactive performance inspired by the lasting legacy of London 2012 to get Britain playing sports every day. Two hapless PE teachers have decided to recreate the games with some cones, hula hoops… and a tiny megaphone. 

Yorkshire Day at Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield

One of Yorkshire’s finest vintage singers, Huddersfield’s Laura Stimpson developed a love of music from the 1940s after listening to her grandparents’ collection of 78RPM records and since then has been convinced that she was born in the wrong era. Laura will be performing a range of classic songs from the 1920s – 1950s at Ravensknowle Park. 

Yorkshire Day at Farmer Copleys, Wakefield

Without a doubt, Yorkshire is one of the greatest food producers in the UK. Visit Farmer Copleys near Pontefract, an award-winning farm shop and café offering “field to fork” daily specials and an afternoon tea with a Yorkshire twist. While you’re there explore the Corn Maze and try your hand at outdoor crafts.  Booking is essential! 

Summer @ Pit, National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Delve into the past this Yorkshire Day and have a grand day out at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield. Book an underground tour, discover the history of Gala Day, get digging on the beach and uncover how Yorkshire miners spent their summer holidays. Don’t forget your bucket and spade!

Yorkshire Day In Pontefract

Pack a picnic and spend the morning exploring the romantic ruins of Pontefract Castle, known as a once-fearsome fortress that dominated Yorkshire and beyond. Later take a short walk into the historic market town, home to the famous Pontefract cake and host to a speciality market in celebration of Yorkshire Day. 

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!

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