To December Settle. The Folly. ‘Curiosity’ Explore curious treasures.

To September Saltaire. Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery. Sun, Sea & Sand jewellery exhibition.

To August Ilkley. The Vine Restaurant. Exhibition of watercolour paintings.

3 York. Ampleforth Abbey. Apple Orchard Tour. 2.30pm. Booking required. Continues to October. 01439 766000.

4 Burley in Wharfedale. Salem Church. Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society Research Evening. 7.30pm.

4–7 Scarborough. Staxtonbury Music Festival.

5–7 Ingleton. 1940s Weekend.

5–7 Hunsworth nr Bradford. The Yorkshire Wartime Experience.

5–7 Cleckheaton. Folk Festival.

5–17 Scarborough. Spa. Quilt Show. 10am–4pm.

5–13 York. Early Music Festival.

6 Heptonstall. Festival. Family-friendly event.

6–7 Helmsley. Duncombe Park. Steam Rally.

7 Pontefract. Liquorice Festival.

7 Oxenhope. Straw Race.

7 Skipton. Sheep Day. Educational fun show for all the family.

7 Leyburn. Constable Burton. Summer Plant Fair. 11am-4pm.

7 Brough. Pet Fair Dog show.

7 Gargrave. Annual Duck Race. Noon.

7 Halifax. Manor Heath Park. K9 Party in the Park. Dog-themed activities for all the family.

7–13 Holmfirth. Art Week. In aid of Macmillan Cancer.

9–10 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Outdoor theatre production. 6.45pm.

11–13 Settle. Victoria Hall. Beer Festival.

11–14 Gargrave. Village Hall. Art Exhibition.

12 Carlton in Coverdale. Memorial Hall. Talk by Edgar Jenkins exploring church choral music. 7.30pm. £10 includes glass of wine with cheese and biscuits. 01969 640415.

12–14 Bradford. City Park. Festival of music, art and dance.

12–14 Wetherby. Food Festival.

12–14 Boston Spa. Festival. Events for all the family.

12–14 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens. Jazz and Blues Festival.

12–28 Ryedale. Festival. Various Venues.

13 Halifax. Book Corner, the Piece Hall. Q&A and book signing with Gentleman Jack’s Helena Whitbread. 7pm. £7.50, booking essential.

13 Carlton. Gin & Jazz Festival. 1.30pm.

13–14 North Yorkshire Moors Railway. ‘60s Fest. Events taking place at Pickering, Levisham and Goathland stations.

13–14 Hebden Bridge. Steampunk Weekend.

14 Whitby. Pavilion. Grimethorpe Colliery Band. 3pm.

14 Otley. Food and Drink Festival.

14 Pateley Bridge. Artisan Market. Over 40 traders. 10am-3pm.

18–21 Harrogate. Old Swan Hotel. Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

19–20 Bedale. Camp Hill Estate. Sausage and Beer Festival.

19–21 Hornsea Carnival.

20 Halifax. Indoor Market. Record and CD Fair. 10am.

20 Ripon. Newby Hall. Firework Championships.

20–21 Skipton. Castle. Fifteenth Century Castle Life.

20–21 Whitby. The Great Seaside Vintage Fair.

20–21 Masham. Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally.

20–21 Leyburn. 1940s Weekend.

20–21 Skipton. Funkirk Farm. Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival. Featuring Mary Berry and The Hairy Bikers.

20–21 Ackworth. Steam Rally.

20 to 1 September Wakefield. The Hepworth. Summer Holidays. Free family fun. 01924 247360.

21 Elvington. Yorkshire Air Museum. One Giant Leap – celebrating the Apollo Moon Landing.

21 Ripon. Newby Hall. Historic Vehicle Rally.

21–28 Hinderwell and Port Mulgrave. Scarecrow Festival.

21 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Holistic Health Fair.

23 Golcar. Colne Valley Museum. Children’s Craft Activity Day.  Continues to August.

26 Hubberholme. St Michael’s Church. Buckden Singers Summer Concert. 7.30pm. Also St Margaret’s Church, Threshfield near Grassington 27 July. Tickets £8, includes refreshments. 01756 761320.

26–28 Scarborough. SeaFest Maritime Festival.

26–28 Redcar, Saltburn and Guisborough. The Mighty Weekend. Magnificent events taking place over the weekend.

27 Doncaster. Museum and Art Gallery. Festival of Archaeology.

27 to 4 August. RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Whale and Watch Week.

27–28 Bridlington. Harbour. Sailing Coble Festival. Various stalls and display of traditional fishermen’s ganseys.

27–28 Sheffield. City Centre. By the Seaside.  Huge sandpit, Helter Skelter, mini golf and much more.

28 Kirkby Stephen. Westmorland Dales Day.

28 Guisborough. Priory. Proms in the Priory. 6pm.

28 Thirsk. Auction Mart. Guitar Fair. 10am.

28 Saltburn. Food Festival.

28 Leeds. Millennium Square. Jurassic Park. Experience this epic film with groundbreaking special effects and full symphony orchestra. 5pm.

28 Ilkley. The Yorkshire Pudding Run. 165 cars from all over the country will assemble before setting off on another adventure around the Yorkshire Dales. Starts and finishes at The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. Further details from Charles Lister on 0113 2671123

30 to 24 August. Barnoldswick. Town square will be transformed into a beach with lots of family fun.


2 Wetwang. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am, Wetwang Church.

6 Brighouse Circular.

6 Dent Dales Way. Moderate 10 miles.

7 Gunnerside Gill. Moderate to strenuous 9 miles.

7 Barden to Grassington. Moderate 7 miles.

7 Discover Aisgill Force. Moderate 4 miles. Meet 1.30pm, Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. Booking advisable.

7 Nidderdale Way. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 9.30am, High Cleugh, Ripon.

17 The Craven Limeworks. 3-mile stroll. Meet 2pm, YDNPA car park, Stainforth. Booking advisable.

18 Harlow Carr & Birk Crag, Harrogate. Leisurely 4 miles. Meet 7.30pm, entrance to Valley Gardens.

21 Great Clowder and Parson’s Pulpit Circular. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am, Arncliffe.

21 Clapham Circular. Moderate 5 miles. Meet 11.49am, Clapham.

28 Fountains Fell Again. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am, Malham Tarn Nature Reserve Car Park.

28 Scar House to Kettlewell. Moderate to strenuous 9 miles.

31 Amble near Otley, Wharfedale. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.30am, Otley Chevin Forest car park.


6–7 Hebden Bridge. Refreshments available. 11am–5pm.

7 Shelley nr Huddersfield. Plant sales and refreshments 11am–5pm. £5, children free.

7 Carperby. Refreshments in village hall. 11am–5pm.

7 Bellerby. Scarecrow trail. 10.30am–4pm. £4, children free.

14 Sessay, nr Thirsk. Plant sales and delicious teas. 1.30pm–5pm.

For details of other open gardens in Yorkshire see and


9–11 Great Yorkshire Show.

17 Driffield Show.

20 Bingley Show.

20 Bishop Wilton Show.

21 Crowle Show.

28 Weeton Show.

27 Cleveland Show.

28 Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show.

30 Ryedale Show.

31 Borrowby Show.

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