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What's on

Join in with Yorkshire Dales life in the wonderful collection of events and festivals that take place throughout the year. 

From local agricultural shows to walking festivals, legendary arts and music in Dales villages, to the warmth and atmosphere of the Christmas Markets, there’s always something to see and do whatever the time of year.

Shire horse at Kilnsey show

2019 Local events calendar

Date Event
6th - 28th April Easter Trail at Bolton Abbey
30th April - 6th May Ride 2 Stride Walking Festival
2nd - 5th May Tour de Yorkshire
4th May Skipton Races
11th May Malhamdale Trail Challenge
19th May The Etape du Dales
2nd June Le Petit Depart - Cyclo Sportive, Skipton
21st - 29th June Grassington Festival
29th & 20th June Skipton Horse Trials
7th July Skipton Sheep Day
20th & 21st July Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival
27th & 28th July Tough Mudder, Broughton Hall
3rd & 4th August Skipton Horse Trials
4th August Manorlands Bolton Abbey 10k and 5k
10th & 11th August Art in the Pen
17th August Gargrave Show
21st & 22nd August Bolton Abbey Open Air Cinema
24th August Malham Show
27th August Kilnsey Show
28th & 29th September Yarndale Festival
4th - 6th October Skipton Puppet Festival
19th October - 3rd November Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey
10th November Sue Ryder - Run Bolton Abbey
16th & 17th November Crafts in the Pen
30th November & 1st December
7th & 8th December
Grassington Dickensian Festival
1st & 8th December Skipton Christmas Market

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Latest event news

Don't miss out on the Dark Skies Festival this February

The Yorkshire Dales is hosting a wide variety of events as part of the Dark Skies Festival, which runs from 14th February until 1st March 2020. We highly recommend taking a look at the programme which Read more.

Fountains Abbey - My happy place

Fountains Abbey - if you haven't been before, go! Located near Ripon and cared for by the National Trust, it is an awe-inspiring place and somewhere that I simply love to go. I never tire of visits there, Read more.

What's on in November and December

November and December, the time of year when the preparations for the festive season are well upon us and the calendar is packed full of local events every weekend in the run up to Christmas - from festive Read more.

Discover five canal bridges on a 4 mile circular walk to East Marton

Discovering what's on our doorstep is a joy. I took the chance this morning to go for a run and compile the descriptions below, so that you can follow it too. Here is a 4+ mile route that you can enjoy Read more.

Kilnsey Show - A great family day out

Kilnsey Show was a great fun-filled day on Tuesday. The setting of the showfield in Upper Wharfedale never ceases to impress and the landscape is as inspiring as it is beautiful. The day was action-packed Read more.

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