Bradford Festival

Find out more about our packed events calendar

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. 

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 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 & 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.

Take the kids on an adventure the whole family will enjoy during the February half term.  There's a huge variety of family friendly things to do in the Bradford District. 

Check out our hotpick of events taking place through 2020. Start planning your next trip today!

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Event Highlights

Jurassic Specials

Jurassic Specials

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Feb 2020

Victoria Hall ~ Saltaire

Bradford Beer Festival

Thu 20 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Mini Mardi Gras

Mini Mardi Gras

Fri 21 - Tue 25 Feb 2020

Gin & Rum Express

Gin & Rum Express

Sat 29 Feb 2020

The Lion King

The Lion King

Thu 30 Apr - Sat 20 Jun 2020

Haworth 1940s

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020

Saltaire Arts Trail

Saltaire Arts Trail

Sat 23 - Mon 25 May 2020

In Motion

Keighley Transport Festival 2020

Sun 24 - Mon 25 May 2020

Ilkley Trophy

Ilkley Trophy

Sun 14 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival

Fri 26 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2020

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jun 2020

Bingley Show

Bingley Show

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Shuttle Shuffle Festival

Shuttle Shuffle Festival

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Aug 2020

Bradford Classic

Bradford Classic

Sat 15 Aug 2020

The Railway Children

The Railway Children 50th Anniversary

Sat 29 - Mon 31 Aug 2020

Bradford Festival

Bradford Festival

Sat 29 - Mon 31 Aug 2020