Things to do

This year's Tour de Yorkshire may have been and gone, but the fun doesn't have to end now that the peloton has left the county. There's a whole host of amazing events and festivals that will make sure you have a wheel-y great time!

Leeds International Festival

Leeds International Festival is the UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas and innovation

Launched in April 2017 by Leeds BID, the festival combines an international programme of speakers and performers with the unshakable creative spirit of one of the North’s most vibrant cities. Our mission is to grow LIF into the UK’s largest platform for global thinkers, innovators and pioneers to discuss the world of today and our future.

Swaledale Festival

This year's line-up includes luminaries from classical, folk, jazz, tango and flamenco music, with performers from Australia, Africa, China, Japan, India, the Middle East, mainland Europe and the Americas.

We present the world premiere of a major work commissioned by the Festival from the celebrated composer Alexander Goehr, and we welcome the current BBC Young Musician of the year as well as two former winners and a former BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year. 

Henshaws Beer Festival

Local breweries Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Brewing and Roosters are joining forces with us to create what promises to be a fantastic new event. We offer a unique outdoor setting for the festival in our courtyard which has a large stage area and undercover spaces.

Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is back at Harewood over the late-May bank holiday weekend! The recipe for the weekend?

Well, take a good helping of local and artisan producers, a big serving of tasty hot food vendors, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, a sprinkling of kids cookery lessons, lots of children’s activities and top chef demos, stir in a cake competition and the popular Men V’s Food, with lashings of excellent live music, and mix together to make a lovely foodie family day out!

Eboracum Roman Festival

From 1 - 2 June, Roman Eboracum comes to life in the beautiful York Museum Gardens with a Roman Living History camp, Kids Army, demonstrations, lectures and activities for all ages.

Visit the Yorkshire Museum to discover York’s Roman history through some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures. 

Fish & Ships Festival

This exhibition explores food on Cook's voyages: what stores were taken, how food was preserved, how it was served, and what extra food was caught or gathered during the long voyage. There are many surprises. Imagine Cook using fine china at his table for his fellow officers and distinguished guests!

Imagine the young explorer, Joseph Banks, equipping himself for expeditions on land and sea with a portable cooking apparatus, including a travelling pepperpot and nutmeg grater!

Malton Food Lovers Festival

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of Yorkshire's finest produce and cooking.

The 2019 festival is our 11th and set to be the best yet. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, live music and much, much more!

A family foodie extravaganza. We're not known as Yorkshire's Foodie Glastonbury for nothing!

Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival

Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival is a three day culinary extravaganza featuring celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer and Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown (tickets required).