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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 including Bingley Music Live

Bradford Festival brings a vibrant, colourful and multicultural programme in Bradford's multi-award winning public space, City Park.

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

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 & Ilkley Literature Festivals.  

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  - Open Houses Trail, 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.

Find the best things to do in Bradford & district this week with our guide to what's on and what to do, including the best theatre, attractions and shows.

This spring, why not explore the best of English tourism that Bradford & District has to offer. Join us to celebrate English Tourism Week (30 March - 7 April 2019)

Spoil mum this Mother's Day with lots of Bradford treats!  From days out to the perfect gift, here are some ideas to inspire you this Mother's Day 2019.

Easter is simply a lovely time, keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with our roundup of the best things to do during Easter 2019 in Bradford & district.

Event Highlights

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

Tue 19 Feb - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Ceilidh barn dance

Ceilidh barn dance

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Dressed in Time

Dressed in Time: On Stage

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Day of Dance

Day of Dance

Sat 13 Apr 2019

World Heritage Day 2019

World Heritage Day

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Bingley Walking Festival

Bingley Walking Festival

Mon 6 May 2019

A Grand Day Out!

A Grand Day Out!

Mon 6 May 2019

Haworth 1940s

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019

Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem

Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem

Sat 18 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

DIVERSE Festival

DIVERSE Festival

Tue 21 May 2019

Saltaire Arts Trail

Saltaire Arts Trail

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

1960s Weekend

Haworth 1960s Weekend

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival

Fri 28 Jun - Sun 7 Jul 2019

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience

Fri 5 - Sun 7 Jul 2019

Bradford Festival

Bradford Festival

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Bradford Science Festival

Bradford Science Festival

Thu 18 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

Bingley Show

Bingley Show

Sat 20 Jul 2019