Things to do

It's three months into 2019 already! Why not make this month the month that you march around the county and experience some fantastic festivals and events?

Ryedale Festival

Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire - an area full of history and natural beauty. 

The festival enjoys a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, the warm support of the local community and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. 

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Join HLF this March for their annual celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance. Major authors and multi-arts events, comedy and creative writing, and performance poetry – whatever you enjoy, you’ll find it here at the Huddersfield Literature Festival. This award-winning festival takes place over 10 days in venues across Huddersfield, with community, accessibility and inclusivity at its heart.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has a well earned reputation for being a friendly festival, welcoming everyone whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or an armchair adventurer who just loves a good story.

As well as watching films, you can share a ShAFF beer with adventure sports athletes and filmmakers in the bar, check out the exhibitors area in the Outpost, take inspiration from our free ShED Talks or get involved in a range of outdoor activities. And that's just ShAFF.

Leeds Lit Fest

The first ever Leeds Lit Fest will take place at venues across the city this month. The Festival programme will celebrate the vibrant and thriving literature scene that exists in Leeds with local writers, performers and artists showcasing their talents alongside those from across the UK and internationally. There will be author talks, workshops, performance, poetry and spoken word events including a Storytelling Takeover at Carriageworks Theatre.

The Yorkshire Brass Band Championships

Over the weekend of the 2-3 March 2019 more than fifty bands will be competing across all sections seeking the honour of representing Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

With some of the finest Bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, Rothwell and many others all competing in the Championship Section, few contests are so fiercely competitive.

York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival has been proudly going since 2008 and this year’s festival has a wide range of events (including author talks, poetry performances, storytelling, walking tours, panels and debates) covering anything from the history of York to dystopian futures and everything in between.

This is YLF's biggest ever Festival and 2019 will truly have something for everyone and the team are incredibly proud of the variety of this year’s events.

Harrogate Springtime Live

The event is hosted by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and is held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

Join them for a fun packed day for all the family – once inside all events are free!.

Around every corner you’ll find free activities for children of all ages based around Spring, new life, food and farming and the countryside. All activities at Springtime Live are FREE, you just need to buy a ticket to get in!