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13 Truly Awesome August Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire 2019

The last bank holiday is finally upon us and we have everything crossed for a good few days of glorious sunshine. We’ve hand-picked some of the best August Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire for you to discover things to do, places to visit and great food and drink to enjoy throughout the region.

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival | 24th – 26th August 2019

Brand new to the August Bank holiday events line-up in Yorkshire – Ripley Castle plays host to Harrogate Food and Drink Festival, showcasing the region’s best talent in food, drink, chef demo’s, performing arts and music. Join them for mouth-watering International Cuisines, Street Food, Fine Artisan Produce, Superb Live Music, Live Chef Demo’s & Live Entertainment.

Adult Tickets from £6.98
Children’s Tickets from £1.98
Under 5’s go Free 

Chapel Flats, Ripley Castle, Harrogate HG3 3AX

Afternoon Tea at The Grand York

Cannon Hall Food Festival August Bank Holiday event Yorkshire

Cannon Hall Food Festival | 23rd – 26th August 2019 

Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival returns for 2019 with a packed agenda of gastronomic delights sure to tickle your taste-buds. The four-day event takes place August 23rd – 26th from 10 am – 6 pm and will showcase some of the finest foods the region has to offer alongside food demos, cooks offs, craft traders, live music, plus a funfair and pop-up beach for the kids.

Free Entry – £5 parking fee

Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4AT

Eat North Leeds Crowd

Eat North, Leeds | 24th & 25th August 2019

From the team behind the epic Leeds Indie Food, together with one of the cities best-loved breweries, North Brewing Co. Expect a stellar line-up of street food traders, craft beers, and DJ’s all with an 80’s twist at Eat North.

Free Entry

Unit 6, Taverners Walk Industrial Estate, Sheepscar Grove, Leeds LS7 1AH

£50 Shears Yard Leeds Restaurant Voucher

Chow Down, Halifax | 23rd – 26th August 2019

Chow Down, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Halifax’s iconic Piece Hall this August Bank Holiday. Expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets – from the very best independent street food traders in the UK.

£3 per person
Under 14s go Free

The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE

Blue Caribou Magic Rock August Bank Holiday Event in Yorkshire

Magic Rock Street Food Weekends, Huddersfield | 24th – 25th August 

Join Blue Caribou down at the Magic Rock Tap this August bank holiday for some authentic Québec-style poutine (Squeaky cheese curds, gravy and fries in case you were wondering) together with local rock heroes, Knuckle playing live.

Free Entry

Magic Rock Brewing Tap, Willow Park Business Centre, Willow Lane, Huddersfield HD1 5EB

Craft and Dough Sheffield Bottomless Brunch for Two

Yoga & Brunch at Kommune, Sheffield | 25th August 2019

Kommune have teamed up with the wonderful Cotton Yoga to bring you YOGA + BRUNCH every last Sunday of the month. An intimate hour-long session of vinyasa yoga suitable for any level. Once you’ve been to yoga you can grab a coffee from Tamper Coffee and brunch from Pom Kitchen or The Depot Bakery where you can choose from a limited brunch menu they’ve put together especially for a post-yoga treat. 10: 30 am (Yoga), 11:30 pm (brunch + coffee).

£20 per ticket

Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS

LIVIN Italy Dough House Leeds Pizzas

Italian Summer Festa at Livin’ Italy Dough House, Leeds | 25th August 2019

New to the bank holiday events in Yorkshire line-up this year. The cocktail hideout and gourmet pizzeria has partnered with premium Italian spirit brand, VII Hills to offer world-class cocktails and masterclasses, alongside a live DJ and unlimited pizza for the very first time, on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th August, from 4 pm. Find out more.

£20pp (inc. bottomless pizza and two cocktails) + optional £5 for Cocktail Masterclass (5 pm or 7 pm, limited spaces available)

Dough House, 2 Cloth Hall St, Leeds LS1 2HD

The Cookery School at The Grand York Half or Full Day Classes

Marathon Du Malton August Bank Holiday weekend in Yorkshire

Marathon Du Malton | 25th August 2019

Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton, will be holding ‘Britain’s Tastiest 10K’ for the second year running this August Bank Holiday weekend. Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in France’s wine region, this gourmet food and wineathlon goes through an area of Yorkshire famous for its award-winning local produce and beautiful countryside.

Anyone not participating in the ‘Marathon Du Malton’ can enjoy the Street Food Sunday event which will be running from 10am to 4pm. The event is the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere, cheer on the participants and try some mouth-watering dishes and drinks. Find out more.

Street Food Sunday and the additional activities in Malton’s Market Place are free to enter. Tickets to take part in the Marathon cost £25, plus booking fee.

Malton, North Yorkshire

3-Course York Sunday Lunch for Two at The Refectory Kitchen

Keg Fest 2019 at Brew York | 23rd – 25th August 2019 

Featuring a huge selection of kegged beer, including some exclusive pours, plus ‘Meet the Brewer’ events with breweries around the globe. Live music and a whole host of street food vendors round it off this August bank holiday weekend. Find out more.

Tickets only £3 in advance (£4 on the door)

Brew York Craft Brewery & Tap Room, Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT

Water Lane August Bank Holiday Boat House Festival

Water Lane Bank Holiday Boathouse Feast, Leeds | 24th & 25th August 2019

Featuring the best street food in the North, live music, DJ’s, tap takeovers, gin and Aperol bar, face painting and kids activities. Taking place from 11 am – 11 pm.

Free entry | Find out more

Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Leeds LS11 5PS 

Froconut by Elly Joy Cutlery Works Sheffield

Etsy Pop-Up at The Cutlery Works, Sheffield | 24th & 25th August 2019

Visit the UK’s largest independent food hall, The Cutlery Works in Sheffield as they host two of Etsy’s popular artisan craft traders. Browse their work whilst tucking into mouth-watering food, craft beers and cocktails.

Free Entry
Craft traders open 11am – 4pm

£30 INC Sheffield Voucher

The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge, York | 26th August 2019

One of the most popular August Bank Holiday events in Yorkshire – The Countdown is on to York’s Wackiest Race. Join them from 10 am when the race begins, with up to 40 teams competing to be crowned The York Bid, Micklegate Soapbox Champions 2019. Teams will be representing & raising money for their chosen charities by hurtling down the 6-meter ramp based near to the Micklegate Bar & rattling their way down the ancient cobbles towards Ouse Bridge.

Minster FM will be broadcasting live on the day, with live music from local band Sisters & Brothers. A fantastic Food Court & outdoor eating area from Micklegate businesses is reason enough to visit. But if you need more there will be a Fun Fair, Children’s Rides & Super Car Display.

Free Entry

Micklegate, York

Mixed Dim Sum Tattu Leeds

Dim Sum and Chills, Tattu Leeds | Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019

Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu’s hugely popular movie screening event is coming back this August. This bank holiday, Monday 26th August, will see a day of dim sum and chills, with a host of classic films and decadent dishes, come rain or shine.

Screening Times
1pm – Grease
4pm – Dirty Dancing
7pm – American Pie

Tickets priced £40 per person and must be booked in advance. Includes a 3-course feast from their a la carte menu. Call 0113 245 1080 to book.

Find out more


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