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 happening for the rest of 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?
Eat Leeds is back with its incredible Restaurant Week from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st 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!
2. Steps Live @ Yorkshire Wildlife Park
That’s right! 90s pop superstars Steps are back on tour for their 25th anniversary – and on 27th 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 5, 6, 7, 8, Tragedy, One for Sorrow and more from across the decades. The whole band – Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – are returning to the stage and it would be a tragedy to miss it. Get your tickets here.
3. Bradford Family Film Festival 2022
Taking place throughout August, Bradford Family Film Festival will see loads of activities across the city – including a huge pop-up cinema space in the Oastler market, Bradford Big Screen in City Park, and a range of community cinemas showing some amazing titles.
You can watch feel-good films such as Encanto, alongside retro classics like Back to the Future and hilarious animations like Sing 2 and Kung Fu Panda. Find out more here.
4. Boozy Al Fresco Bottomless Brunch @ Chow Down Leeds
Want a unique, booze-filled brunch this summer? You won’t want to miss the spectacular bottomless brunch experiences that Leeds’ pop-up venue Chow Down is hosting. Choose between Slice Boro, which serves Detroit-style pizza, and Asado Food, which has a mouthwatering steak alternative, among its resident kitchen vendors.
Along with the delicious meal options, you can indulge in some wonderful free-flowing beverage options, such as prosecco (a brunch staple) as well as a range of spritz cocktails and bellinis. For those who don’t care for the fizz, there’s also Asahi lager.
The next bottomless brunch will be on August 28. You can get your tickets for both here.
5. Tribfest 2022
The world’s biggest tribute band festival takes place in East Yorkshire every single year, and it’s back again at Sledmere for 2022 with over 170 bands playing over six stages.
Taking place from the 19th to the 21st of August, now in its 15th 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.
6. The Luna Cinema
Coming to Harewood House from Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th August 2022, Luna Cinema is one of the best outdoor cinema experiences. Expect a range of amazing films this summer, such as Baz Luhrmann’s new epic biopic Elvis, and sing-a-long classics Grease and West Side Story.
The movies are screened against the beautiful backdrop of the Harewood Estate, making it quite a magical experience. Get your tickets here.
7. Malton Food Lovers Festival 2022
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 27th to the 29th August 2022. 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.
8. Leeds Festival 2022
The Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 lineup has been revealed – and two massive Yorkshire bands (Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon) have been included. A pretty exciting year, huh? Confirmed headliners include big names such as Halsey, Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Rage Against The Machine, and takes place at Bramham Park in Leeds this month. Find out more here.
9. Y01 Beach Club & Roller Rink
After the big hit that was Netflix show Stranger Things fourth instalment, things from the 80s are making a massive comeback, and York is taking inspiration.
Launching a new roller rink for the summer months, the YO1 Beach Club brings plenty of roller rink fun and seaside vibes, with a beach area, fun attractions for all the family, and, of course, their 20x12m roller rink.
YO1 Beach Club is open until the 4th September, and you can find out more here.
10. Leeds Jurassic Trail
Need something to do with the kids this month? Leeds Jurassic Trail is one to add to the bucket list. Returning. to the city bigger than ever before, the trail is a great family fun day, with wonderful surprises and plenty of activities to keep those kiddos entertained.
Scattered all over the city centre, the event has proved a popular annual instalment in Leeds’ calendar, and now the event is back more extravagant than ever. Crack on the khakis and hunt down the 12 dinosaurs alongside the kids, with experts on hand to help the young ‘ens learn more about these amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth. Find out more here.