19 Of The Best Things To Do In Yorkshire This August 2023

19 Of The Best Things To Do In Yorkshire This August 2023

As Yorkshire summers go, this one is an absolute scorcher, that’s for sure! And, you wouldn’t want to waste all this beautiful sunshine, would you? No, of course not! So we’ve put together all the best things to do in Yorkshire in August including amazing food festivals, music festivals, fun days out with the kids and so much more.

There are plenty of things to do in Yorkshire this August – let’s just pray the weather stays good so we can get out and enjoy ourselves – yeah?

1. Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2023

Head down to Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park for a family event full of live tunes, cooking demonstrations and of course plenty. of exciting food and drink offerings to enjoy. Get your tickets here.When’s it on? 📅 3-6th August 2023.

2. Bingley Weekender

Bingley Festival is set to welcome some major music megastars and we have all the key info you need about the event.Bingley Festival 2023 will run between Thursday, August 3 and end on Sunday, August 6. Headline acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown, Happy Mondays and Travis with the festivities happening at Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club.

3. Humber Street Sesh

Live music, DJs, dancing and more are set to land at Hull Marina this August, giving a platform to local musicians as part of the Humber Street Sesh.An extension of The Polar Bear pub’s ‘The Sesh’, Hull visitors will be able to soak up the vibes while enjoying all that Humber Street’s businesses have to offer this August, including street food, beer and so much more.

4. Great British Food Festival

On its tour across the UK, the Great British Food Festival is set to land at Harewood House this June, bringing delicious food to the stunning Leeds mansion.The popular foodie festival will also tour a number of other Yorkshire destinations, too, including Rotherham’s Wentworth Woodhouse, with plenty of street food on offer, demonstrations and more. Find out more.When’s it on? 📅 Wentworth Woodhouse – 19-20th August 2023.

5. VW Fest

Harewood House is once again host to the UK’s largest family-friendly VW show. You can enjoy live entertainment, live music, some fantastic VWs and more in a laidback atmosphere.

There is also the option to stay over and camp in a tent or via campers. The event takes place from Saturday the 12th to Sunday 13th August and you can come on the Friday 11th from midday.

6. Skipton Foodie Weekend

Expect a fantastic event full of local and speciality stallholders including some. of the best producers and artisan makers in Yorkshire

Located in the Canal Basin on both Saturday and Sunday with The Real Food Markets on the Sunday on the High Street.

7. Whitby Regatta

The Whitby Regatta is back for 2023 and coming along with them are the Lancaster Bomber and Red Arrows who will be performing flyovers.Along with the iconic planes you can enjoy an array of entertainment such as yacht and rowing races, a spectacular firework display, a fun run, Split and Polish Car Rally, Bird or prey and so much more.

8. Yorkshire Wartime Experience

This family day out is the ultimate celebration of those who have died for their country in the great wars of World War One and World War Two. Set just southwest of Leeds – the Yorkshire Wartime Experience provides an interactive and immersive experience for children and adults to learn about past wars.

The North of England’s largest WWI & WWII Military Vehicle & Living History event has over 500 military vehicles and over 50 battle re-enactments, which aim to celebrate, commemorate and educate people about the past wars.

9. This Feeling By The Sea

This Feeling is headlined by top bands The Lathums and Red Rum Club at Bridlington Spa on August 18th and 19th.

The rock ‘n’ roll club night, record label and tastemakers This Feeling and Bridlington Spa, the largest indoor venue on the Yorkshire coast are proud to announce details of their biggest festival event to date. This Feeling By The Sea will bring an enviable array of leading guitar bands and next wave talents to Bridlington Spa.

10. Freedom Festival

Set in Hull once again the international art festival is set to have artist and performers line the streets this summer on August 30th to September 3rd. 

From buskers to science to immersive sound and light installations, Hull will be celebrating one of its biggest weekends in style.

11. Bricklive at Sewerby Hall

Take a tour around a brick-built adventure like no other. You’ll find these brick built creatons throughout Sewerby Hall zoo, indoor venues and more. The immersive and interactive experience that encourages play, creativity and more.

12. Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta – things to do in yorkshire august

things to do in yorkshire august

The huge annual balloon festival, Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta 2023 has a new location at Castle Howard and is set to return this August bank holiday bigger and better than ever.Castle Howard is a magnificent stately home near Malton, that you may recognise from Channel 4 as it documents its transformation into a wonderful winter wonderland each year.

Set to play at this year’s event is none other than Eurovision silver medalist, Sam Ryder, whose song ‘Spaceman’ gave him a second-place position behind Ukraine at last year’s competition.

13. Whitby Traction Rally

This spectacular traction engine rally is held next to the iconic ruins of the Abbey in the popular tourist resort of Whitby and is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre  and the harbour.Performing in the main arena will be the Jez Avery Stunt Show.  An amazing show on four wheels, two wheels, one wheel and no wheels plus the ROLLOVER QUAD.  The show features wheelies, stoppies, two-wheel driving, drifting, doughnuts and precision driving.

14. Eat Leeds Restaurant Week – things to do in yorkshire august

things to do in yorkshire august

Eat Leeds is back with its incredible Restaurant Week from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th August. You can enjoy some of Leeds’ most outstanding food and drink offerings, with low prices ranging from £5 to £25 for numerous specially crafted menus.

The reasonably priced offers include exclusive menus perfect for all budgets. It’s a great opportunity to try flavours from across the world – from fine dining to creative street food dishes served on sun-soaked terraces throughout the city.

Venues included in the Eat Leeds Restaurant Week include Issho, independent Tapas restaurant Ambiente, Blackhouse Steakhouse, burger joint Meat:Stack, Leeds’ most Instagrammable restaurant Fleur, and Zaap Thai to name a few.

If you’d like to take advantage, just visit the website here and select which restaurant you want to try, you can then download a voucher to present the restaurant, then book your table and enjoy – easy!

15. Ollie Murs @ Yorkshire Wildlife Park

That’s right! Cheeky chappy Olly Murs is back on tour with his Marry Me performance and on 26th August you can enjoy a wild day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park before enjoying an evening of live music with the iconic band.

Sing-a-long to some of their classic hits which include Troublemaker, Dance With Me Tonight, Wrapped Up and Heart Skips a Beat and more from across the decades. Get your tickets here.

16. Tribfest 2023, East Yorkshire – things to do in yorkshire august

things to do in yorkshire august

The world’s biggest tribute band festival takes place in East Yorkshire every single year, and it’s back again at Sledmere for 2023 with over 170 bands playing over six stages.

Taking place from the 10th to the 20th of August, now in its 16th year, the festival will have cover bands spanning every decade, with bands like The Beatles, The Killers, Madness and more covered!

The family Festival has day tickets along with camping for family friendly fun. Find out more here.

17. The Luna Cinema, Various Locations Across Yorkshire

things to do in yorkshire august

Coming to Bolton Abbey from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd August 2023, Luna Cinema is one of the best outdoor cinema experiences. Expect a range of amazing films this summer, such as Top Gun and Mamma Mia.

They are also visiting York Minster at the end of the month at 29th to 31st August and will be showing the Elvis biopic, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Sister Act.

Get your tickets here.

18. Malton Food Lovers Festival 2023

things to do in yorkshire august
Credit: Visit Malton

The food capital of Yorkshire is bringing you artisan stalls, delicious street food, festival bars and more at this three day food festival on the 26th to the 27th August 2023.

It’s not just for foodies (but mostly is) either, the Malton festival will also have live music and other activities to get involved in – alongside plenty of delicious tastings, talks and celebrity chef demos. Find out more here.

19. Leeds Festival 2023, Bramham Park

things to do in yorkshire august
Credit: Leeds Festival

The Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 lineup has been revealed – acts including The Killers, The 1975 & Billie Eilish are set to play at the iconic park.

Other bands set to grace the stage are Becky Hill, Bicep Live, Wet Leg, Central Cee, Declan McKenna, Don Broco, Steve Lacy, MK, Inhaler, Slowthai, Tion Wayne, Trippie Redd and many more. Find out more here.

Read More: 17 Of The Most Fantastic Food Festivals Happening In Yorkshire This Summer

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