• Christmas at the Broadway Bradford
  • Cinderella at the Alhambra
  • National Science + Media Museum
  • The Hockney Galler

Find out more about our packed events calendar

With a packed year round events calendar it means there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit. There are exhibitions, international events and festivals, to theatre and live music.

Wondering what's on in Bradford? Highlights include the Ilkley Summer Festival in August, the Saltaire Festival and Christmas events in Haworth. Make sure you find out what's on in Bradford and don't miss a thing!

In 2017 there are a series of events in and around Haworth to celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of Branwell Brontë, including exhibitions, talks and special events!

New for 2017 David Hockney gets his own gallery at the Cartwright Hall.  The opening coincides with the legendary British artist's 80th birthday.


Event Highlights

The Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall

The Hockney Gallery

Fri 7 Jul 2017 - Sat 5 Jun 2027

To Walk Invisible

To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production

Fri 17 Feb 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018



Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

Haworth 1940s

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala

Sun 24 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

Haworth 1960s

Haworth 1960s Weekend

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live

Fri 31 Aug - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 28 Sep - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Steampunk Weekend


Fri 23 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Christmas in Bradford
Get ahead and read our guide to Christmas 2017 in Bradford & District. Keep checking back to find out about the latest festive fun.
WalkingA selection of guided walks away from the hustle and bustle. Explore the diverse countryside of the Bradford District.
BlogHere is our blog to the best of what's on in and around Bradford. Follow for new gems to visit and experience.
Bradford TheatresLooking for shows and events at Bradfrod Theatres? View the full "What's on" list of events.
What's On Guide

Wonderful things to do your guide to the best happenings, events and things to do throughout Bradford & district.

Live Music in BradfordMusic & Nightlife, here’s our pick of the best live music on offer in Bradford & District.
Brontë 200 Brontë200 celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of each of the Brontë siblings: Charlotte 2016, Branwell 2017, Emily 2018 & Anne 2020.

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