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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


May Half-Term

Lots of ideas for days out in Bradford this half-term

Keep the kids busy this half-term holiday with these fun family activities in Bradford District. Take advantage of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations for a unique experience, or join in fun crafts at Bradford Cathedral or water fun at Doe Park in Denholme.  Escape to adventures in Bradford for more family-friendly activity days out .

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Make the most of the long weekend in West Yorkshire this Bank Holiday.
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Bradford district activities and events to commemorate this Platinum Jubilee.
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Bradford Museums has jubilee displays and a photo archive.
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Join the Platinum Jubilee story on social media using #PlatinumJubilee and #BDCelebrates

Cultural Highlights

David Hockney: A Year In Normandie

Wed 4 May - Sun 18 Sep 2022

Bradford Literature Festival

Fri 24 Jun - Sun 3 Jul 2022

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2022

Bingley Weekender '22

Fri 5 - Sun 7 Aug 2022

Saltaire Festival

Fri 9 - Sun 18 Sep 2022

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 7 - Sun 23 Oct 2022

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Oct 2022

Widescreen Weekend

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Oct 2022

Spring Back 2022

We hope everyone had a great time at all of the popular events which took place as part of Spring Back 2022. The event has now ended but you can still check out the incredible street art which is now on display around the district.

You can also take a look back at all the fun from the amazing events this March with these brilliant photos and relive all of the fun.