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!
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.
Learn more: https://www.otleyshow.org.uk
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.
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!
Learn more: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk
Jorvik Viking Festival
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.
Learn more: https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk
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.
Learn more: https://www.liveatleeds.com/parkhome
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
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.
Learn more: https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2022/
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.
Learn more: https://harrogatefoodfestival.com
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.
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.
Learn more: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
Where: Driffield Showground
When: 20 - 21 July 2022
Two days of action packed family entertainment.
Learn more: https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk
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.
Learn more: https://tramlines.org.uk
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.
Learn more: https://bingleyweekender.co.uk
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
Learn more: https://www.humberstreetsesh.co.uk
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.
Learn more: https://www.whitbyregatta.co.uk
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.
Learn more: https://supersoapboxchallenge.co.uk/leeds/
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!
Learn more: https://tribfest.co.uk
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!
Learn more: https://www.malhamshow.co.uk