From the popular Great Yorkshire Show to music events to Medieval merriment there is plenty to get at this month and we’ve picked the best Yorkshire Events in July for you.
Bah, it’s warm! Guess it’s time to hang up the joggers, get some shorts on and enjoy the summer. And we’ve for the best things to do in Yorkshire in July so you can make the most of your summer.
North Yorkshire, Things To Do In July
One of the greatest Yorkshire Events in July is set to return once more in 2023. The Great Yorkshire Show 2023 will be the 164th and will once again run over four days at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Showground.
There will also be big old bits of farm machinery, food and fun entertainment to make it a celebration of farming, food and Yorkshire’s countryside. 11th – 14th July, Railway Road Great Yorkshire, Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
Found in the Yorkshire Dales, Settle Flowerpot Festival featured on Channel 5 programme ‘Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out’ and is the most wholesome thing ever.
Potter around the idyllic spot through the summer and enjoyed the wonderful flower pot displays across the town. It’s a perfect day out for families. It’s definitely one of our top things to do in Yorkshire this July. 16th July – 4th September, Market Pl, Settle BD24 9EJ
One of the great Yorkshire events in July. Dubbed the biggest food and drink festival in the region, the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2023 is set to be the event of the summer and you’re not going to want to miss it.
Returning to Skipton, the food fest takes place at Funkirk Farm in Skipton over three days from July 22nd to July 23rd. And will see the likes of top celebrity chefs Gino D’Acampo, Hairy Biker‘s Si King and of course Yorkshire legend himself James Martin.
The celebrity chefs will feature in the big top theatre kitchen and will create their favourite dishes teaching you how to make them yourself with entertainment along the way. July 22nd to July 23rd, Funkirk Farm, Carleton, Skipton BD23 3AB
The Whitby Beer Festival is back for 2023 and is a charity event that aims to raise money for Whitby District Lion’s Club. This year’s will be the 13th event and will offer over 30 of the best artisan ales, boutique beers and scrumptious ciders from award-winning local and regional independent brewers and micro-breweries.
The festival takes place at Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate in the town centre. The festival takes place from 12 noon until 10pm from Thursday 27th July until Sunday 30th July with tickets costing just £5. 27th July – 30th July, Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate House, Haggersgate, Whitby, YO21 3PP.
West Yorkshire, Things To Do In July
This three dat festival in North Yorkshire is fun for the whole family with live music, comedy, theatre and science all taking place.
Headliners include British jazz act The Comet Is Coming, the ground-breaking Public Service Broadcasting and legendary Scottish indie band The Delgados along with a whole host of other fantastic bands playing.
In the comedy tent you can enjoy sets from the popular Phil Wang who featured on Channel 4’s Taskmaster, and many more acts. 28th July – 30th July, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe YO7 3BZ
Fancy a day out with the family with a difference? The Flying Legends Show in North Yorkshire is an adrenaline field day full filled with classic planes taking to the skies.
The air show is one of the best Yorkshire events in July for all the senses with the likes of Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs and more taking to the skies above the old wartime base, Church Fenton.
You can experience over three hours of amazing choreographed displays in the sky, which include the mass Spitfire Scramble and over-air shows. 15th -16th July, Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS24 9SE
Taking place in and around Leeds City Centre, Leeds Bear Hunt is a public art trail featuring more than 85 bear sculptures and takes place al summer.
The statues are inspired by Michael Rosen’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, and are dotted across the city streets.
After the trail ends, some of the artwork will be auctioned to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital and aims to showcase the city’s diverse cultural and artistic talent. July 1st – 9th September, Leeds City Centre and surrounding areas
The annual event which was rebranded as BD: Festival last year, features five world premieres and other 20 experiences from local, national and international artist.
There will be an Afrofuturism outdoor performance and aplay following a pair of Italian immigrants who launched an ice cream empire after arriving in Bradford over 150 years ago.
The event is free and spread over Bradford city centre over the weekend and kicks off the school summer holidays. July 28th – July 29th, Bradford City Centre
This is a fun example of Yorkshire events in July, and this one is a little different and it’s celebrating Yorkshire. A great family day out in Yorkshire, Lotherton Yorkshire Festival aims to celebrate all things Yorkshire in time for Yorkshire Day (a lot of Yorkshire’s in that sentence we know).
The day will include a craft market and entertainment for the whole family. We will be marking all things Yorkshire and recognising the incredible diversity of the region, whilst having plenty of fun. 29th July, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
East Yorkshire, Things To Do In July
An East Yorkshire brewery is hosting a beer festival with a flavour of the Wolds this July. You can camp for just £12 for a pitch.
Expect live music and food stalls all weekend with a range of Wold Top Beers and selected guest ales on offer. It costs just £20 for a weekend pass plus two free pints and a tenner for a Friday pass and £12 for. a Saturday pass. Both include a free beer so great value. Hunmanby Rd, Hunmanby, Driffield YO25 3HS
Step back in time for a weekend of Medieval merriment and mayhem in the Museum Quarter and High Street as they are transformed.
You’ll come face-to-face with knights in armour, archers and medieval residents on the streets. Take part in activities such as pottery making, and plenty of other craft things whilst learning about the past in an interactive manner. Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 July, Hull, Musuem Quarter
South Yorkshire, Things To Do In July
A big classic car fan? Then the North’s longest running VW show is for you. Taking part at Wentworth Woodhouse this summer, you can expect an exciting weekend of cars, live music and entertainment.
Tickets cost just £10 and kids get in for free. July 15th – 16th, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ
It’s all kicking off in Barnsley. Three days of free events, activities and culture is set to be stuffed into one weekend. It includes music from around the world, Brassed On! festival, Barnsley Pride, Mayor’s Day and the #WhatsYourMove family-friendly sports day.
It all takes place in Barnsley city centre so don’t miss out. 14th July – 16th July 2023
Sausage and Cider Festival is set return to Sheffield this summer. Head to Norfolk Park and enjoy a HUGE bar running for 50m serving up a range of craft cider from around the UK, beers and cocktails.
Along with the bevvies you can enjoy 12+ types of sausage other street food. With a range of cover bands and local bands taking to the stage, this is one event in Yorkshire this July we don’t want to miss. Saturday 29th July 2023 Norfolk Park, Sheffield, S2 2RB
One of Sheffield’s biggest events. is nearly here. Taking over Hillsborough Park, Tramlines has a huge lineup ready to get your summer started.
Headline acts include Courteeners, Richard Ashcroft and Paul Heaton. Others on the bill include Bloc Party, Blossoms, Sugababes and Kaiser Chiefs. July 21st – Jul 23rd, Parkside Road, Sheffield S6 2AB