As we’re so heavily involved with the plethora of incredible events that take place in Yorkshire every year we feel almost duty bound to break down some of the biggest and most popular ones happening in 2022, from family fun to mouth watering food fests to hair raising music, there’s an event for everyone coming to Yorkshire this year, you’ll be sure to see a few of our marquees popping up amongst them as well!

Otley Show

Where: Otley

When: 21 May 2022

The oldest one day agricultural show in the country, with approx 15000 visitors. Classes are held in Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Dogs, Poultry, Pigeons, Waterfowl, Produce, Handicraft and Floral. Attractions include Trials display team, Birds of Prey display, The Sheep Show, Gun Dog display and many attractions for children.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Where: Sewerby Hall & Gardens Near Bridlington

When: 7 May 2022 - 17 July 2022

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

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Festival of Dogs

Where: Castle Howard

When: 21 May - 22 May 2022

Festival of Dogs is back at Castle Howard! We will once again be hosting a celebration of all things canine with plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our four legged visitors too!

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Jorvik Viking Festival

Where: York

When: 28 May - June 1 2022

One for the kids! The Big Malarkey returns for its 5th year as Hull’s biggest children’s literature festival. Open up whole new worlds of imagination from books to drawing and more at this wonderful gathering of literature, a brilliant way to get them into reading or to discover their new favourite page turner.

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Live At Leeds

Where: Temple Newsam

When: 4 June 2022

Live at Leeds in the Park is a brand new, one day festival held at Temple Newsam, Leeds. Organised by the same team who have created and brought you Live at Leeds in the City for the last 15 years.

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Malton Food Festival

Where: Central Malton

When: 3-5 June 2022

Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music & much, much more! Malton’s 3 day family foodie extravaganza is a festival like no other. A giant celebration, a huge gourmet street party

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York Festival of Ideas

Where: Central Malton

When: 11-24 June 2022

Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – most of them free.

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Harrogate Food & Drink Festival

Where: Central Harrogate

When: 25 - 26 June 2022

A celebration of International street food, local artisans mixed with live chef demos, live music and family entertainment on The Stray at Harrogate.

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Proms at Pontefract Castle

Where: Pontefract Castle

When: 9 July 2022

Pontefract Castle’s biggest musical event returns for 2022! Enjoy an evening of beautiful music from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra in the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle. Eat, drink, and relax with friends and family before watching the spectacular firework finale.

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Great Yorkshire Show

Where: Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate

When: 12 - 15 July 2022

This year the Great Show Yorkshire Show will take place over four days. Returning with plenty of your favourites including cookery demos in the Food Hall, national and regional livestock competitions and an exciting Main Ring attraction.

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Driffield Show

Where: Driffield Showground

When: 20 - 21 July 2022

Two days of action packed family entertainment.

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Where: Sheffield

When: 22 - 24 July 2022

Tramlines three day music festival in Sheffield. Music Comedy and so much more. A great value local festival with some big names, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness confirmed for 2022.

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Bingley Weekender

Where: Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club

When: 5 - 7 August 2022

Bingley Weekender music and comedy festival, with a rock, alternative and indie influence. Headliners this year are Rag and Bone Man, The Libertines and The Pixies.

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Humber Sesh

Where: Hull Central

When: 13 August 2022

Humber Street Sesh, the multi award-winning music festival will return to its spiritual home on Hull Marina

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Whitby Regatta

Where: Whitby Harbour

When: 13 - 15 August 2022

The Whitby Regatta presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

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Super Soapbox Challenge Leeds

Where: Leeds Central

When: 14 August 2022

A great day out for all the family with continual commentary and all the action visible on large format screens. As well as the excitement on the course itself, there’ll be a funfair, live music and lots of local food and drink outlets to choose from.

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Where: Sledmere House

When: 19 -21 August 2022

Tribfest, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 6 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

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Malham Show

Where: Malham Cave

When: 27 August 2022

There is plenty to see at Malham Show, from sheep & cattle, horses & working dogs to music and even axemen displays!

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