Eclectic is what we do best in Yorkshire. If you’re visiting in 2019, check out one of these fabulous festivals in 2019 – we’ve got everything from ceramics to cycling, gaming to gourmet, not to mention the galloping equestrian dynamo, Lorenzo!

6th – 10th February 2019
Yorkshire Games Festival, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Biggest Games festival celebrating games culture, introducing new generations to science and art of game development.Included are special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.
https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-games-festival

15th February to 3rd March 2019
Yorkshire Dark Skies Festival, Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Festival includes night time cycle rides and lantern walks, rocket and planet making workshops, talks about astronomy, discovering nocturnal creatures, and a fantastic multimedia experience with a pop up planetarium.
http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/visit-the-dales/things-to-see-and-do/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

16 February – 2 June 2019
Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, The Hepworth Wakefield
Exhibition bringing together over 50 of Odundo’s vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects that have inspired her from across the globe. Works by artists inclined Edgar Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin will be displayed.
https://hepworthwakefield.org/

20th – 27th February 2019
Jorvik Viking Festival
experience the impact of the vikings across two weeks in York. Enjoy the Viking Battle spectacular, Strongest Viking competition, best Beard Competition, a Viking Feast and meet the 10th century traders.
https://www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/about/jorvik-viking-festival-2019/

Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July 2019
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
Yorkshire’s largest county fair, animals galore, country shopping, cookery demonstrations and tastings, country pursuits, fashions shows, competitions, forestry and woodworking, children play and don’t miss, ‘Lorenzo – Equestrian dynamo’!
https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/faq-items/2019-dates/

13th – 14th July 2019
60’s Fest at the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway
Head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway with activities and performers at each station.
https://www.nymr.co.uk/

19th – 21st July 2019
Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate
Celebrating the very best in crime fiction, the three day festival has guest speakers, crime writers
https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival/ 

20th – 21st July 2019
Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival
Live demonstrations, workshops, masterclasses, vintage funfair, cocktail hub, hundreds of exhibitors and the best food and drink from around the region.
https://www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com/

26th – 28th July 2019
Deer Shed Festival, Baldersby Park
With 10,000 attendees, 55 music acts on four stages, 18 comedians, 24 theatrical shows, 125 arts and science workshops and an improved site layout, the North’s favourite family festival just got even better.
http://deershedfestival.com/

21st – 29th September 2019
Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships
The world’s best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. The Championships will include a range of men’s and women’s races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.
https://worlds.yorkshire.com/