Things to do in Yorkshire in July: Best July Yorkshire Events 2022

Last Updated on 31/05/2022

Yorkshire is making the most of the sunshine this July with a whole host of festivals and outdoor events! This calendar of events shares the best things to do in Yorkshire in July, including unmissable July Yorkshire events. Keep reading to fill your July calendar!

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Things to do in Yorkshire in July

Summer fun is ramping up in Yorkshire this July!

Warmer, sunny days are bringing a host of festivals to the region that you don’t want to miss! Including literature festivals, food, festivals, music festivals and more, there are a lot of things to do in Yorkshire in July!

Keep reading to discover the best things to do in Yorkshire in July and to ensure you don’t miss these limited time events!

Please note, the information provided about these events may be subject to change. For the most up to date information, always check event website prior to booking.

Things to do in North Yorkshire in July

There is a little bit of everything happening in North Yorkshire in July! With events dedicated to food, farming, photography, music, and killer writing, you’re going to have a packed calendar to plan!

North Yorkshire Events in July

Here is a roundup of the best events in North Yorkshire in July 2022.

Settle Flowerpot Festival

This Flowerpot Festival is bringing some fun to the streets of Settle this summer! Stroll around the village and admire the creative and entertaining flowerpot displays. From cute to crazy, hunting for these creative characters is a really unique way to spend a day.

There are three trails of flowerpot displays that make up the festival. Each trail costs £2 and can be purchased from one of the five supporting stores in the village. Click the button below for details of where to purchase your trail. Each trail takes around two hours to complete.

Dates: 11th July – 4th September 2022

Ticket Prices: £2/trail

Address: Multiple locations throughout Settle, click button below for full details

Great Yorkshire Show

In 2022, the Great Yorkshire Show is a spectacular four-day event. This annual festival is a celebration of all things agriculture throughout the Yorkshire region. Many celebrity farmers will take to the stage to talk about their farming experiences.

This event is the perfect celebration of one of Yorkshire’s oldest industries. As well as the celebrity speakers, there are animal and produce competitions, stalls, food hall and more.

Dates: 12th – 15th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £29/adult, £13/child

Address: Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Road, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

Things to do in Yorkshire in July - The Great Yorkshire Show

Showtime Photo Walk

The Great Yorkshire Show is a bustling and vibrant event. So, what better way to experience it that with a photographer’s eye?

This fun, guided photography walk will take you around the fair as you capture the colourful scenes as they unfold. You will learn about documentary photography techniques and how to best capture the action.

Please note, your entry ticket to the Great Yorkshire Show will need to be purchased separately.

Dates: 15th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £32/person (entry ticket for the Great Yorkshire Show also required)

Address: Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Road, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

For the final show of their season, the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra are holding a belated birthday celebration. Last season the 70th anniversary show to mark an impressive 70 years since the orchestra was established was cancelled due to Covid.

Although the party may have been delayed, the orchestra plan to celebrate in style! They are honoured to be joined by internationally respected musician Tai Murray, who will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, among many other esteemed musicians.

Dates: 16th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £12/person

Address: Queen Street Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ

Cinderella Outdoor Theatre

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company in an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land for this open-air performance of Cinderella. This rags to riches tale is a timeless classic and a wonderful story for all ages.

Performed in the beautiful Valley Gardens in Harrogate, this picturesque setting is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the magic of the performance.

Dates: 17th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £18/adult, £11/child

Address: Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

Anyone who loves getting lost in a good whodunnit needs to visit the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival. Across the weekend, world-renowned crime and thriller writers will descend on Harrogate for this prestigious literary event.

The 2022 line-up features authors such as Mo Hayder, Sophie Hannah, Tess Gerritsen, Lynda La Plante, and Kathy Reichs, author of the Bones series. Just to name a few! It certainly is a killer line up!

Dates: 21st – 24th July 2022

Ticket Prices: Multiple events, prices vary. Click the button below for full details.

Address: The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SR

Things to do in Yorkshire in July - Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms

Music lovers are in for a treat! This year’s special guest set to perform at The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms, live at Aireville Park, is Lesley Garrett CBE. She is Britain’s best-known soprano and is sure to put on a wonderful show!

Lesley will be joined by other incredible musicians including West End star Sophie Evans and hosting the evening is Wynne Evans, better known as the Go Compare man!

Dates: 22nd July 2022

Ticket Prices: From £42.90/adult, from £11.00/child

Address: Aireville Park, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD

Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival is a huge celebration of local and national food. Over the two-day event this huge food festival shares cookery stages, live music from local artists plus over 250 exhibitors selling artisan produce, beauty, crafts, fashion and more.

The 2022 event features celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers plus James Martin on the agenda. They will be showcasing their skills alongside many other fantastic workshops and masterclasses. There will also be a vintage funfair, craft workshops and of course, plenty of delicious street food!

Dates: 23rd-24th July 2022

Ticket Prices: Day entry from £12/adult, £6/child, demonstrations and car parking priced separately

Address: Funkirk Farm, Carleton, Skipton, BD23 3AB

Deer Shed Festival

Deer Shed Festival is the ultimate celebration of the arts. This three-day festival appeals to all ages and generations. There are events dedicated to music, comedy, live performance shows, science, sports, spoken word, literature, theatre arts, cinema and more!

The festival is keen to cater for all guest with special events running for families and children. They even have a line-up specifically dedicated to wellbeing! This versatile festival really does have something for everyone!

Dates: 29th – 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices: Weekend tickets from £180/adult, £60/child, parking priced separately

Address: Baldersby Park, Park Road, Thirsk YO7, UK

Things to do in West Yorkshire in July

July is bringing a whole host of open-air events to West Yorkshire to make the most of that summer sun! From festivals to arts performances, this is your excuse to get outside and soak up that summer spirit!

West Yorkshire Events in July

Here is a roundup of the best events in West Yorkshire in July 2022.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Yorkshire has a rich heritage of folk music and folk dance. The Cleckheaton Folk Festival celebrates that heritage every year in a lively display of song and dance throughout the town.

2022 sees a huge line-up of folk artists performing at the festival, which is taking place for the first time since 2019. You can guarantee they will be coming back with a bang!

Dates: 1st – 3rd July 2022

Ticket Prices: Pricing based on individual concerts, day tickets or full weekend tickets. Click the button below for full details.

Address: Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH

Things to do in Yorkshire in July - Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Newsam Park Festival

This one-day open air festival is set in the scenic Temple Newsam Park. Artists including Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Mall Grab, Chris Stussy and Jayda G will take to the stage in 2022 for an unforgettable experience.

Against the backdrop of this Leeds Tudor Jacobean estate, Newsam Park Festival is becoming a firm favourite event in the local calendar.

Dates: 9th July 2022

Ticket Prices: From £60.50/person

Address: Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE

Leeds Health & Healing Festival

Leeds Health & Healing Festival gives visitors the opportunity to see what is currently available in the world of holistic living. 

The festival offers complementary therapies and healing products. There are also stalls selling a range of products including nutrition, healthcare and personal care products, gemstones, jewellery, aromatherapy oils, essences, books, crafts, gifts, fair trade, clothing.

If you wish to try it, you can also speak to psychic readers, mediums, and counsellors. You will also see performers, guest speakers, demonstrations, and workshops.

Dates: 16th – 17th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £6/adult, £5/concession

Address: The John Charles Centre for Spot, Athletics Hall, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ

Pride and Prejudice Outdoor Theatre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice. Meet Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters as they pursue a quest in finding true love.

Get lost in this timeless love story beneath the beautiful summer sky and against the magnificent backdrop of Harewood House. Is there any better location to fall in love?

Dates: 20th July 2022

Ticket Prices: £18/adult, £11/child

Address: Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG

Leeds Ska & Mod Festival

At this outdoor event in Millennium Square, Leeds, you will enjoy live music performances and DJ sets. Alongside delicious street food stalls and the festival bar, you’re sure to experience a lively atmosphere!

Dates: 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices: £35/person, £17.50/under 16s

Address: Millennium Square, Leeds

Things to do in East Yorkshire in July

One of Hull’s biggest and most extravagant parties returns to the city streets this month! Will we see you there?

East Yorkshire Events in July

Here is a roundup of the best events in East Yorkshire in July 2022.

Hull Pride

Hull Pride has been an extravagant and eagerly anticipated occasion in the city’s events calendar each year since it was established in the early 2000s. Each year a lively display of music and colour transforms the city into an unforgettable party.

Born from a desperate need for LGBT+ representation in the city, Hull Pride has grown year on year, welcoming a record 50,000 people to the party in 2019. This year they hope to make it even bigger! The landmark event is celebrating 50 years of Pride and the 21st anniversary of Pride in Hull.

The event kicks off with a technicolour parade throughout the city to the final destination in West Park. You can enjoy music, street food and entertainment before a ticketed evening celebration, Pride Party in the Park. Will you join the party?

Dates: 30th July 2022

Ticket Prices: Free

Address: West Park, Hull, HU3 6JA

Things to do in Yorkshire in July - Hull Pride

Things to do in South Yorkshire in July

This month, South Yorkshire is throwing some of its most celebrated music events. You’ll find the annual favourites are returning this year, even bigger and better than ever! Grab your best festival outfit and get ready for these lively weekend events!

South Yorkshire Events in July

Here is a roundup of the best events in South Yorkshire in July 2022.

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines Festival is an eagerly anticipated music festival in Sheffield each year. The line-up consists of national and local artists, curated by a panel of local businesses and volunteers.

This year you will find a diverse calendar of musicians, comedy acts and family entertainers across five stages over three days. The festival is accompanied by a fantastic selection of handpicked food vendors and craft drinks suppliers.

Dates: 22nd – 24th July 2022

Ticket Prices: SOLD OUT

Address: Hillsborough Park, Parkside Road, Sheffield S6 2AB

Things to do in Yorkshire in July - Sheffield Tramlines Festival

Underneath the Stars Fest

Underneath the Stars is a festival designed for the family audience. It embraces music and the arts, with the goal of bringing together festival-lovers of all ages.

Hosted in Barnsley, the festival shines a spotlight on established and emerging artists. The festival’s mission is driven by sustainability and community. Underneath the Stars is a fun weekend event where you can celebrate and unwind across the three days.

Dates: 29th – 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices: Adult weekend tickets £148/person, 7-17 year olds £46/person, under 7s free. Day tickets from £57/adult and £25/7-17 year olds

Address: Cinder Hill Farm, Darton Road, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4JA

The Best Things to do in Yorkshire in July

So, here is a roundup of the best things to do in Yorkshire in July. Which one will you be visiting first?

Have I missed your favourite July Yorkshire event off the list? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to add the details!

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