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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.

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Visiting – Go explore!  HODs returns: 10-19 September 2021 - find an event taking place near you using the online event directory.

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Heritage Open Days celebrates Edible England.  What we eat and drink is at the heart of much of our culture, our history, our communities, and our lives.

Discover Great Events in and Around Bradford


Cultural Highlights

Dragon Boat Festival

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Sep 2021

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 1 - Sun 17 Oct 2021

Widescreen Weekend

Thu 7 - Sun 10 Oct 2021

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 14 - Sun 17 Oct 2021

Bradford Science Festival

Sat 23 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Jurassic Specials

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Oct 2021