19 Of The Best Things To Do In Yorkshire This June

19 Of The Best Things To Do In Yorkshire This June

We were treated to some warmer weather this bank holiday weekend – hinting that summer is on its way. We’ve put together some of the best Yorkshire events this June so you can make the most of the sunnier months.

Check out our things to do in Yorkshire in June, which range from nostalgic throwback events to the 40s, 50s and 60s to the start of the food festivals across Yorkshire there is plenty to do this June.

1. Tractor Fest 2023

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The UK’s largest vintage tractor & engine show in the UK is coming to Yorkshire this June. Attracting over 1600 exhibits and around 12,000 visitors.

Located in the Newby Hall & Gardens country estate, an award-winning garden. The event is held over 120 acres with over 1,000 tractors on display.

It’s been held at Newby Hall in 2007 and has grown year after year. 10th & 11th June, Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

2. Ancient Egyptians Exhibit

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The two free Ancient Egyptian exhibitions are heading to Ferens Art Gallery in Hull for the spring and summer seasons. You can explore the beauty and mystery of the era through the two greatest Egyptian discoveries of the last 200 years.

You can journey into Ancient Egypt through the incredible artefacts on show learning about the decoding of the Rosetta Stone in 1822, which helped our understanding of the Egyptian world and 1922 discovery of the famous tomb of Tutankhamun.

The British Museum tour exhibition Egyptian HieroglyphsUnlock the Mystery which charts the beauty and language is taking place at the same time is one of the best things to do in Yorkshire in June. The event runs until Sunday 18 June, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA

3. Yorkshire Fossil Festival

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The UK’s most exciting fossil event is coming to Whitby, the UK’s northern fossil capital, for the first time. Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023 lets you explore the extraordinary with art, science and heritage events along with live music.

Running since 2014, this year’s event has direct support from Arts Council England. There will be talks, and fun immersive events including ‘a night at the musuem’ where you can experience Whitby Museum like never before;

It will be fun for each family this June in Yorkshire. Whitby, Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 June, Scarborough, United Kingdom, YO11

4. Scarborough Armed Forces Day

The North Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough is set for an exciting weekend full of adrenaline-fueled action as it welcomes all those involved with the armed forces to celebrate all they do for us putting their lives on the line.

The Armed Forces Day is being hosted in Scarborough this year, and we look forward to saying thank you to all the men and women that make up the Armed Forces including serving troops, their families, veterans and cadets.

This year’s event will be held on both the north and south bay along Scarborough seafront. The 24th of June.

5. Comic-Con Yorkshire

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If you’ve ever wanted to see your favourite comic, TV, and film stars in one place in Yorkshire, you’re in luck. Brand new this year is Comic Con Yorkshire, based in Harrogate on the 3rd and 4th of June and packed with guest appearances, Q&As, and insider insights into the pop culture moments you love.

Based in Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre, the Monopoly Events team will present this Yorkshire-based Comic Con event that’s perfect for newbies and Comic Con veterans alike.

Special guests include Donald Glover from Lethal Weapon, Monty Python’s John Cleese, and Gabriel Luna from Ghost Rider. From the 3-4 June 2023, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

6. Nostalic 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s Weekenders

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Love a bit of nostalgia? Then don’t miss out on these events in Yorkshire this June. The range of throwback festivals across Yorkshire include Brighouse 1940s weekend takes place on 3rd & 4th June, and Lothertons 1940s festival takes place on 17 – 18 June 2023.

Bridlington’s 1940s and 50s weekend takes place on Sunday 11th June 2023, and Whitby’s 60s festival takes place on Sunday, 11 June 2023.

This June in Yorkshire is a time when you can jump back in time and enjoy the style and fun of bygone eras. Dea

7. Big Tent Ideas Festival

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Bringing together people from a range of backgrounds and political affiliations for a day of political and cultural debate – the Radix Big Tent Festival is a new way of doing politics.

It’s become an annual non-partisan for people and communities to engage with political leaders and people of influence. 17 June 2023, Dean’s Park, York

8. Dinosaur Rangers at Whistlestop Valley

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Whistlestop Valley is a scenic spot in the Pennine foothills with steam-train rides plus a play area, shop, cafe & tea room. And, if you’ve ever wanted to meet a dinosaur, their unique event gives you the chance to meet a real-life Jurassic expert to teach you all you need.

The event includes a 25-minute steam train (each way), a velociraptor encounter show, brontosaurus meet and greet sessions, an amazing adventure playground, face painting and more. Whistlestop Valley, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ

9. York Pride

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Set to take place this weekend across York, North Yorkshire’s biggest LGBT+ celebration will celebrate across York with a range of events.

Head over to the website to find everything you need to know about this year’s big event on Saturday 3 June 2023.

10. Swaledale Festival

Taking place over 15 days, this Yorkshire event runs for 15 days and started back in 1972. It takes place across the three most northerly Yorkshire Dales areas – Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale an area of outstanding beauty.

Expect a range of events including musical concerts, poetry, film, dance, drama, comedy, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions, children’s events, talks and themed guided walks and more.

11. Explore some of Yorkshire’s Food Festivals

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This month sees a range of food festivals taking place across Yorkshire including the Filey International Food Festival, which is running this weekend from 10 June 2023 to 11 June 2023.

Next is Ilkley Food Festival, which runs the same weekend and then Harrogate Food and Drink festival, which runs from 24th to 25th June to see the month out.

The events include cookery shows, a range of independent artisan food and drink stalls, street food and much much more.

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12. Scalby Fair

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Scalby Fair is one of the few remaining village fairs in the North of England. It is a week long festival with lots of entertainment including a large street fair with over 50 stalls, music, dancing and plenty for the kids. to get involved in.

Its aim is to foster community spirit and encourages people to participate in a range of activities and events across the week. Join in one or all of our events from Saturday, 10 June to Sunday, 18 June 2023.

13. York Festival of Ideas

Spread out across the historic city of York, the festival is to “educate, entertain and inspire”. It runs for two weeks in June each year, in venues across the city centre and at the University of York.

This year’s festival invites visitors to Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild with an exciting programme of over 150 free in-person and online events.

You get the opportunity to meet world-class speakers, experience incredible performances, join entertaining family activities, explore York on guided tours, and more! With topics ranging from archaeology to art, history to health and politics to psychology, the Festival promises something for all ages and interests. 2 to 15 June

14. Castle Howard the Howard Family Mausoleum Tour

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Enjoy a rare opportunity to be guided around the 18th-century Mausoleum, described as one of the finest buildings of its kind in northern Europe.

You can enjoy a visit around the private areas of the estate walking through 300 years of history enjoying the 18th-century landscape. Tours will take place on Wednesday 14th June.

15. The Great Knaresborough Bed Race

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The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is something different: it is part fancy dress pageant and part gruelling time trial over a 2.4-mile course, ending with a swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd.

First staged in 1966, Bed Race has spawned other similar events in the USA, Germany, New Zealand and elsewhere in the UK.

It is great fun, an amazing spectacle and, being held in Yorkshire, a truly serious competitive effort, pitting teams against their fiercest rivals, their erstwhile friends or even against themselves. Sunday 10 June

16. Let’s Rock Leeds

Let’s Rock Leeds is coming to Temple Newsham in Leeds on the 17th of June 2023, the BIGGEST retro acts are live, make sure you keep checking back for the lineup!

Acts playing this year include: Soft Cell known for their hit cover Tainted Love, The Real Thing known for hit You to Me Are Everything, Hue and Cry and many many more nostalgic acts. Not to be missed.

18. Bradford Literary Festival

The Bradford Literature Festival is a spoken and written word event that promotes literature and is held for ten days annually over June and July in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

The festival which s the largest in the North offers talks, live music and more taking place across Bradford with Irvine Welsh doing a DJ set, and more. 23 June – 2 July 2023

19. Vanlove Fest

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Taking place at Elvington Airfield in York, this year’s event will be the second of its kind after last year’s success with over 500 vans including everyone from micro-campers to overlanders.

Expect a range of entertainment including a 90s rave from DJ legends K-Klass, live music from Rozalla including hits like ‘Everybody’s Free’

There will also be a silent disco, stand-up comedy, and acoustic folk from Skinny Living who will headline Vanstonbury – a tribute to the famous Glastonbury with a lovely van pun.From June 23 – 25

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