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Events in Bradford & District

There’s no shortage of high quality events and festivals happening in the Bradford district. Whatever time of year you visit there will be something to inspire, entertain and excite.

The moment you set foot in Bradford & district you’ll discover inspirational things to see and do. There’s a flourishing arts scene... fascinating exhibitions... energetic theatres... compelling events... plus stacks of live music to keep you enthralled.

Haworth plays host a a wide range of themed events throughout the season, from the Haworth 1940s to the quirky Steampunk Weekend and magical Christmas in Haworth.

If literature is your passion, walk in the footsteps of the Brontë family at the historic Brontë Parsonage Museum. Booklovers will be spoilt for choice at Bradford Literature Festival & Ilkley Literature Festival.

Saltaire Festival takes place annually in September, a feast of music, theatre, comedy, heritage, art, sculpture, food and drink, and so much more. There are numerous arts events during the year brought to you by Saltaire Inspired -  Makers Fair, and the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar .

You’ll find the hottest creative talent around showcased in our many galleries too. Be sure not to miss popular festivals at the National Science + Media Museum - Yorkshire Games Festival, the Bradford Science Festival, and Widescreen Weekend.

Discover Great Events in and Around Bradford


A Fantastic Half-Term!

There's fun for all the family in Bradford & district this half-term.  You can try out the huge printing press at the Peoples Powered Press in UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire and ride the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Haworth.  Alternatively, go to the theatre and get whisked away on incredible adventures with classics such as Dick Whittington at the Bradford Playhouse, as well as meet great new characters such as Jabala and the Jinn at Kala Sangam in Bradford.

Take a look at the full list of half-term events and start planning all the fun you're going to have!

Cultural Highlights

Yorkshire Games Festival

Sat 12 - Fri 18 Feb 2022

The Mills Are Alive

Thu 3 - Sat 5 Mar 2022

Steam Gala

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Mar 2022

Bradford Literature Festival 2022

Fri 24 Jun - Sun 3 Jul 2022

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2022

Saltaire Festival

Fri 9 - Sun 18 Sep 2022

Widescreen Weekend

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Oct 2022