• Illuminate Bradford
  • Bradford Widescreen Weekend
  • National Science + Media Museum
  • The Hockney Galler

Find out more about our packed events calendar

With a packed year round events calendar it means there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit. There are exhibitions, international events and festivals, to theatre and live music.

Wondering what's on in Bradford? Highlights include the Ilkley Summer Festival in August, the Saltaire Festival and Christmas events in Haworth. Make sure you find out what's on in Bradford and don't miss a thing!

In 2017 there are a series of events in and around Haworth to celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of Branwell Brontë, including exhibitions, talks and special events!

New for 2017 David Hockney gets his own gallery at the Cartwright Hall.  The opening coincides with the legendary British artist's 80th birthday.

 Halloween ghost trails and October half-term adventures in Bradford & district this autumn.


Event Highlights

Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

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Last Night of the Proms

Sat 23 Sep 2017



Sat 15 Jul - Sun 8 Oct 2017

The Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall

The Hockney Gallery

Fri 7 Jul 2017 - Sat 5 Jun 2027

To Walk Invisible

To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production

Fri 17 Feb 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Tim Peake's Spacecraft

SOYUZ TMA-19M: Tim Peake's Spacecraft

Wed 27 Sep - Sun 19 Nov 2017

Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 29 Sep - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Golden Years Film Festival

Golden Years Film Festival

Sat 30 Sep - Thu 5 Oct 2017

Civil War

Civil War

Sun 1 Oct 2017

Widescreen Weekend Bradford

Widescreen Weekend 2017

Thu 12 - Sun 15 Oct 2017


Illuminate Bradford

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Beer & Music Festival

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Yorkshire Games Festival

The Yorkshire Games Festival

Wed 8 - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala

Sun 24 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

WalkingA selection of guided walks away from the hustle and bustle. Explore the diverse countryside that the Bradford District has to offer.
BlogHere is our blog to the best of what's on in and around Bradford. Follow for new gems to visit and experience.
City Park EventsA fun-packed and colourful range of free events will be held in Bradford’s City Park this autumn- winter.
What's On Guide

Wonderful things to do your guide to the best happenings, events and things to do throughout Bradford & district.

Live Music in BradfordMusic & Nightlife, here’s our pick of the best live music on offer in Bradford & District.
Brontë 200 Brontë200 celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of each of the Brontë siblings: Charlotte 2016, Branwell 2017, Emily 2018 & Anne 2020.

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