May: Out & About Events Guide

To March 2025. Wakefield. National Coal Mining Museum. ҅84/85 The Longest Year.҆ Exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike.
To June 1. Skipton. Town Hall. ҅Soundscapes.’ An immersive audio-video installation showcasing the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Free.
1 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. ҅Guys and Dolls.҆ 7.15pm.
1-31 Wakefield. WordFest.
3-4 Wetherby. Grange Park. Beer Festival.
3-5 Todmorden. Folk Festival.
3-6 Richmond. Various venues. MayFest. Music, dancing and storytelling.
4 Hebden Bridge. Spring Market. Food and drink stalls and family entertainment and brass band.
4 Long Preston. May Day dancing around the maypole plus stalls and entertainment.
4-5 Haworth. Steampunk Weekend. Spectacular attire and entertainment.
4-6 Northallerton. Leeming Bar Station. Model Railway Weekend. 10.00am-5.00pm.

5 York. Moor House Farm. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. Showjumping and family entertainment.
5 Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. Sports Cars in the Park. 10.00am-3.00pm.
5 Skipton. Sandylands Sport Centre. Sport and Community Day. Sport taster sessions and family fun. 10.00am-3.00pm.
5 Doncaster. The Dome. Record Fair. 9.00am-3.00pm.
5 Bradford. Kirkgate. Super Soapbox Challenge.
6 Ilkley. Carnival.
6 Helmsley. Duncombe Park. Country Fair.
8-12 Filey. Various venues. Literature Festival.
10-12 Holmfirth. Festival of Folk.
10-12 Scarborough. Spa. Savour the Yorkshire Coast. Eco Food & Drink Festival.
11 Harrogate. Wesley Chapel. The Yorkshire and N.E. Welsh Hymn Singing Festival. 2.00pm-4.00pm. Refreshments available.

11-12 Leeds. Roundhay Park. The North Leeds Food Festival.
11-12 Cullingworth. Manorlands Fields. Brontë Vintage Gathering. 10.00am-5.00pm. Fun for all the family.
11-12 Rotherham. Magna. HorrorConUK. Festival of Horror.
11-12 Bridlington. Race the Waves. Hear the roar of engines and watch vintage vehicles and motorbikes race along South Beach.
11-12 Menston. Kirklands Community Centre. Menston Arts Club Exhibition. Refreshments available. 10.30am-4.30pm.
12 Nr Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. Vintage Rally.
12 Pontefract. Farmer Copleys. Tractor Run. Charity event for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
12 Queensbury. Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue. Model Railway Exhibition. 10.00am-4.00pm.
15 Settle. Victoria Hall. Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale. 7.00pm.
16-19 Barnsley. The Glass Works Square. Flavours Food Festival.

7 to 31. Scarborough. Various venues. Big Ideas by the Sea Arts Festival.
18 Otley. The Showground. Agricultural Show.
18 Clapham. Cave Rescue Organisation Ingleborough Challenge.
18-19 Malton. Scampston Hall. Yorkshire Game & Country Fair.
18-19 Whitby. Fish and Ships Festival. A lively celebration of Whitby’s rich fishing heritage.
18-19 Bridlington. Sewerby Fields. Kite Festival.
19 Skirlaugh. Burton Constable Hall. Classic Car Show.
19 Skipton. Town Hall. Record Fair. 9.00am-4.00pm.
19 Keighley. Knowle Mill. Keighley Model Railway Club Summer Open Day. Refreshments available. 10.00am-4.00pm.
19 Wetherby. Racecourse. TotFest. Shows and activities for children.
23-25 Skipton. Town Hall. Beer Festival. 11.00am-10.00pm.
23-28 Leeds. Various venues. Jazz Festival.
25 Scarborough. Royal Hotel. Wellbeing Fayre. 10.30am-5.00pm.

25 to June 2. Malton. Eden Camp. Journey back in time to see what life was like during the Second World War. Family activities.

25 to June 8. Various venues. Swaledale Festival. Music, arts and walks.
25-26 York. Sutton Park. Hambleton District Horse Show.
25-26 Skipton. Castle. ҅Meet the Governor.҆ English Civil War Re-enactment. 10.00am-5.00pm.
25-27 Malton. Food Lovers Festival. 10.00am-5.00pm.
25-27 Leeds. Harewood. Great British Food Festival. 10.00am-5.30pm.
25-27 Cononley. Village Institute. Cononley Art Group Exhibition. Refreshments available. Free entry, disabled access. 10.00am-4.00pm.
25-29 Clapham. Village Hall. Clapham Art Group Annual Art Exhibition. Refreshments available. 10.00am-5.00pm.
25 to June 2. Whitby. Abbey. Dracula hands-on activities and family fun. 10.00am-5.00pm.
26 Skirlaugh. Burton Constable Hall. Craft Fair. 10.00am-3.00pm.
26-27 Leyburn. Bolton Castle. Living History Civil War weekend. 10.00am-5.00pm.
27 Ripley, nr Harrogate. Ripley Castle. 40th Classic and Performance Motor Show.

27 Austwick. Street market, cuckoo festival and fell race. 9.30am-4.00pm.
27 Doncaster. Racecourse. Antique and Collectors Fair. 9.00am-4.00pm.
31 Bramhope. Methodist Church. Handel, Morricone and Granados music recital. Refreshments available.
National Open Garden Scheme. See the various gardens open to the public.

This information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. Please note that we cannot accept any responsibility for any changes or errors. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Some events and walks require pre-booking.



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