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May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire

May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire

You’re spoilt for bank holidays in May! Kick off the summer season right and make the most of the long weekend at any of these intriguing events across Yorkshire that’s ideal to enjoy with your family, friends or partner. From bustling food festivals to live music sessions at Yorkshire’s finest destination, you’re sure to find something you love with these May Bank Holiday events.

May Spring Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire

Trinity Live Hull - May Bank Holiday Events

Trinity Live | Trinity Market, Hull | Thursday 23rd May

All throughout the Spring season, Trinity Market in Hull has been hosting their very own live music festival to celebrate the region’s best musical talent. Their May bank holiday special features a variety of live acts including some indie pop tunes from All Gone South and some lovely vocals from local singer Matt Crossland.

You can also visit some of Trinity Market’s famous food and drink vendors and bring the whole family for a fun day out. It’s a great way to welcome in the bank holiday at this May bank holiday event.

Trinity House Ln, Hull HU1 2JH – 01482 300300

Sheffield Food Festival city centre

Sheffield Food Festival | Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May

Sheffield Food Festival will be returning to the Steel City on the May Bank Holiday, bringing an exciting blend of great local produce, mouthwatering street food, talented chefs and outstanding brewers and distillers. Expect to see a spectacular selection of ready-to-eat delicious food cooked live for diners.

 This year, there’ll be whole sections dedicated to different cuisines such as a Street Food section, Artisan Market, Info Village and of course the Main Stage and bar showcasing the best live music. This is set to be one of Yorkshire’s most exciting May Bank Holiday events!

Swaledale Festival live music - May Bank Holiday Events

Swaledale Festival | Saturday 25th May – Saturday 8th June

Celebrating the very best of all things music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales, Swaledale Festival is back for 2024. Taking place across two weeks, there’s an action-packed programme of events to choose from.

Join a guided countryside walk through the dales followed by a live performance from a live sax quartet or Irish folk group. There are also plenty of workshops on offer including a live foraging session and poetry workshop amongst many others.

Grantley Hall Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions | Grantley Hall, Ripon | 26th May

Grantley Hall recently re-launched their ‘Sunday Sessions’ in The Orchard for the spring and summer months.⁠Expect a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and outstanding food at Yorkshire’s renowned five-star hotel.⁠

Sessions are hosted each Sunday, so make the most of the longer evenings and enjoy acoustic sounds by a variety of local artists. Their new food and drink menus boast light and refreshing options including Whitby Lobster, Chargrilled Seabass and other delectable dishes. This Bank Holiday weekend, sip on a glass of Champagne or a Chandon Garden Spritz and bask in beautiful countryside views at sunset.

Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET ⁠- 01765 620070

Three's a Crowd Leeds - exterior

Sunday Sessions | Three’s A Crowd, Leeds | 26th May

Some more live music this bank holiday weekend for you! Three’s A Crowd in Leeds is also hosting their version of Sunday Sessions, featuring indie-folk singer Lucy Robinson. Enjoy a spot of live music while tucking into one of Three’s A Crowds’ famous Sunday roasts or while enjoying a drink or two. For a more laid-back May bank holiday event, this is definitely the place to be.

76-78 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN – 0113 295 6060

Great British Food Festival Harewood House selfie stand

Great British Food Festival | Harewood House, Leeds | Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May

The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House is the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out where the whole family can get together. For three days over the Bank Holiday weekend, you can see fabulous artisan producers, street food, celebrity chef demos, live music, kid’s activities and men vs food.

The Great British Food Festival is also dog-friendly, so it’s perfect for the whole family. It’s not too late to join in these May Bank Holiday events!

Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE

Meadowfest Malton - Yorkshire food festivals

Malton Food Lovers Festival | Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May

Known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton’s streets are once again set to host the ultimate ‘Food Fest of the North’. There’s all sorts to get up to at this festival, including plenty of stalls, street food, celebrity chefs, tastings, live demos and more!

This year there’s even a festival bar so you can treat yourself to a drink or two whilst enjoying lots of live music taking place throughout the weekend. It’s the ultimate foodie festival as one of the best May bank holiday events in Yorkshire.

Gin Train carriage - May bank holiday events

Gin Train Experience | Wensleydale Railway, Leyburn | Saturday 25th May

For something different this late May bank holiday, how does a Gin Train Experience sound? Departing from Leyburn, sample a few Taplin & Mageean gins and tonics while taking in the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Upon arrival back at Leyburn, you also have the chance to visit the Taplin & Mageean distillery to discover even more about how they make their gins.

 Tickets start at £60 including 4 splendid G&Ts, your very own branded Taplin & Mageean glass, a return train journey and a distillery tour. Why not give this a go for one of the more unique May bank holiday events?


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Georgia Suggitt

16/04/2024

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