Events

  • Bradford
  • Haworth Moor
  • Ilkley
  • Saltaire

 

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.

Throughout the summer months there's lots going on including Bradford festivals; the World Curry Festival, the Ilkley Literature Festival, Live Music and Bradford city centre events.

Bradford can certainly put on a show and is well-known for its the Bradford Animation Festival (November) which is organised by the National Media Museum

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!

 

 

What's On!

10 Must See Events

Ilkley Film Festival - February

Saltaire World Heritage Weekend - April

Haworth 1940's Weekend - May

Saltaire Arts Trail - May

Bradford Festival - June

Bingley Music Live - August

Ilkley Summer Festival - August

Saltaire Festival - September

Ilkley Literature Festival - October

Haworth Steam Punk Weekend - November

Christmas Markets

 

Bradford Christmas Market 1 -  6 Dec

Clayton Dickensian Market 6th December

Haworth Victorian Christmas Weekend 6 - 7 December

Shipley Christmas Market  Fri 12 - Sat 13 December

Christmas Lights

Baildon Christmas Light Switch-on

Bradford

Fri 28 Nov 2014

Baildon at Christmas starting at 11.00am with events, stalls and entertainment around the village.

Party Season

Disco Mania

Bradford

Fri 28 Nov 2014

3 Courses of superbly prepared and served food with table entertainment.

Bingley Christmas

Bingley Christmas Fayre & Lights Switch On

Bradford

Sat 29 Nov 2014

There will be a day of activities, including children's rides, tombola, Santa's Grotto and Christmas Fayre, with the lights being switched on at 4.30pm.

Christmas Charity Concert

Christmas Charity Concert

Ilkley

Sat 29 Nov 2014

Local Soprano soloist Elizabeth Frankland is organising and performing in a Christmas concert in aid of Asante Ministries (a charity based in Rwanda that aims to educate children through sponsorship).

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Bradford

Sat 29 Nov - Sat 6 Dec 2014

Why not start off the season of good will with a visit to the Charity Christmas Tree Festival at St James, with free entrance to nearly 40 decorated Christmas Trees.

Party Season

Magical White Christmas

Bradford

Sat 29 Nov 2014

This is no ordinary party, this is a Cedar Court Christmas Party. Red carpet arrival through the fairy lit walls with a gentle fall of snow.

Santa Special

Santa Specials

Haworth

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014

Our popular steam-hauled Santa Specials will be running again in 2014. During the journey Santa visits every child and the grown-ups get a mince pie and a sherry. Book online on www.santaspecials.com or by telephone.

Scroggling

Scroggling the Holly Weekend

Haworth

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014

Scroggling the Holly - the start of Christmas in Haworth Village. Parades take place on both Saturday and Sunday. Musical entertainment both days.

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights Switch On

Bradford

Sun 30 Nov 2014

The Christmas tree lights switch on in Saltaire, at the Victoria Hall with carols by the tree.

Bradford Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Bradford

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Dec 2014

Soak up the festive spirit, enjoy entertaining street theatre and find some great Christmas gifts

SaltaireLAC

Saltaire Living Advent Calendar

Bradford

Mon 1 Dec 2014 - Mon 5 Jan 2015

24 windows in 24 houses dotted around Saltaire village will be illuminated with festive scenes. One scene will be "opened" each day from 1st December 2014 and then until 5th January 2015.

Party Season

Disco Mania

Bradford

Fri 5 Dec 2014

3 Courses of superbly prepared and served food with table entertainment.

Party Season

Magical White Christmas

Bradford

Fri 5 Dec 2014

This is no ordinary party, this is a Cedar Court Christmas Party. Red carpet arrival through the fairy lit walls with a gentle fall of snow.

Party Season

Disco Mania

Bradford

Sat 6 Dec 2014

3 Courses of superbly prepared and served food with table entertainment.

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby at Christmas

Bradford

Sat 6 Dec 2014

Of all the stars in Folk Music's wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire's Kate Rusby

Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band

Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band

Ilkley

Sat 6 Dec 2014

Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember.

Party Season

Magical White Christmas

Bradford

Sat 6 Dec 2014

This is no ordinary party, this is a Cedar Court Christmas Party. Red carpet arrival through the fairy lit walls with a gentle fall of snow.

Santa Special

Santa Specials

Haworth

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Dec 2014

Our popular steam-hauled Santa Specials will be running again in 2014. During the journey Santa visits every child and the grown-ups get a mince pie and a sherry. Book online on www.santaspecials.com or by telephone.

Santa Specials at Shipley Glen

Santa Specials

Bradford

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Dec 2014

Santa Specials in December Details to follow later

Christmas in Shipley

Santa's Extravaganza

Bradford

Sat 6 Dec 2014

Join us for sing-a-longs, dance and plenty of festive fun when Rudolph the Reindeer will help Santa Claus guide his amazing Sleigh into Town.

Christmas in Shipley

Santa's Festive Grotto

Bradford

Sat 6 Dec 2014

Be there, to meet Santa at his wonderfully rosie red best, you will find him in the Grotto in between his Christmas Parades. Don't worry if you miss him, he'll sneak back to see you from 10:30-15:00 on the following dates.

Baildon at Christmas

Baildon at Christmas

Bradford

Sun 7 Dec 2014

Baildon at Christmas starting at 11.00am with events, stalls and entertainment around the village.

Brighouse & Rastrick Christmas Extravaganza

Brighouse & Rastrick Christmas Extravaganza

Ilkley

Sun 7 Dec 2014

The world renowed Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band is back in Ilkley on the 7th December 2014 with their Christmas Extravaganza. This highly entertaining concert, conducted by Paul Lovatt Cooper, is held in the wonderful Kings Hall.

Reindeer Stampede

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede

Saltaire

Sun 7 Dec 2014

There isn't just one reason to run the Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede, there are 600,000! That's the number of people living with epilepsy in the UK right now.