What’s on in July

We’re looking forward to the long summer evenings and enjoying all the wonderful events that are on offer throughout North Yorkshire this July. There are some fantastic things happening all over the county for you to take part in.

Settle Flowerpot Festival

Throughout the summer, you can be amazed by the wonderful flowerpot displays all over town. Wander through the streets and enjoy all the fantastic flowerpot designs from the locals.

Date: 1st July – 8th September
Time: All day
Location: Settle town, BD24 9QJ
Link: https://www.visitsettle.co.uk/settle-flowerpot-festival.html


Come along to the 11th year of Staxtonbury, the family friendly music festival. There are fantastic live bands performing all weekend, and this year, there’s more entertainment, new stages and more opportunities to camp.

Date: 4th – 7th July
Time: All weekend
Location: Manor Farm, Staxton, near Scarborough, YO25 3QH
Link: http://www.staxtonbury.com/

crowd and band at a on of the music events in Yorkshire in July

Thirsk Picnic in the Park

Enjoy the wonderful artists and headline artist Beyond Madness at this year’s Thirsk Picnic in the Park. Full of wonderful music, delicious foods, this is a real musical highlight for all the family.

Date: 6th July
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Thirsk Hall, Newsham Road (near Lidl supermarket), Thirsk
Link: https://thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk/

Puffin and Gannet Cruises

The RSPB at Bempton Cliffs are running all through July. Get up close to Yorkshire’s seabirds and experience them in their natural habitat. Make sure you book your place in advance.

Location: Bridlington Harbour, West End, YO15 3AN
Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rspb-puffin-gannet-seabird-cruises-bempton-cliffs-2019-tickets-52303265475

Ingleton 1940s Weekend

Take a journey back in time to the 1940s for a weekend in Ingleton full of nostalgic entertainment. See the fashions, enjoy the music, marvel at vehicles and uniforms, and dance to 40s music.

Date: 5th – 7th July
Time: Starting 6pm on Friday, closing 5pm Sunday
Location: Main Street, Ingleton, LA6 3EB
Link: http://www.ingleton40s.co.uk/

 Ingleton 1940s WeekendImage Credit:  Ingleton 1940s Weekend

Discover Aisgill Force

Come along on a guided walk of one of the Yorkshire Dales’ waterfalls. You’ll enjoy a 4 mile walk past the Wensleydale Creamery and into a narrow wooded gorge to see the spectacular falls.

Date: 7th July
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Meet at the Dales Countryside Museum
Link: https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/event/discover-aisgill-force/

Jazz and Blues Festival

Enjoy some music at the Jazz and Blues Festival at Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens. Listen to a wide range of jazz, blues, soul, funk, and acoustic performers in the stunning grounds.

Date: 12th – 14th July
Time: All weekend
Location: Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Link: https://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Tickets_and_Prices.html

60s Fest

Music is great in Yorkshire this month! Come along to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s 60s fest and relive some of the swinging 60s! Rail stations up and down the line are putting on a spectacular show. All aboard!

Date: 13th – 14th July
Time: All weekend
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway stations: Pickering, Levisham, Newtondales, Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby
Link: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/60s-fest

people looking at stalls at the Malton Harvest Food Festival

Malton Monthly Food Market

Don’t miss out on the chance to get stuck in to some of the best tasty treats in North Yorkshire this month.

Date: 13th July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: In and around the Milton Rooms and Malton Market Place, YO17 7EG
Link: https://www.visitmalton.com/food-market-yorkshire

Firework Champions

Visit Newby Hall for a night you won’t soon forget. Watch as firework companies compete for the number 1 spot in this of spectacular firework competition. Music, food and children’s entertainment are available throughout the evening.

Date: 20th July
Time: Gates open at 5pm, firework events start at 9pm
Location: Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE (Sat Nav: HG4 5AJ)
Link: http://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk/our-events/newby-hall/

Musical Shakespeare

The Three Inch Fools company are hosting performances all over the UK of their wonderful musical adaptations of well-loved Shakespeare plays. Look out for them in Leyburn, Burton Constable Hall, Malton, Stokesley, and Middleton Tyas.

Date: Depending on the show
Time: Depending on the show
Location: Depending on the show
Link: http://www.threeinchfools.com/upcomingperformances/

Act performing at Meadowfest music festival in Malton


Malton is hosting a brand new music festival that you won’t want to miss. Join us in the town for this uplifting festival full of incredible bands, all day feasting and dancing under the stars. Free parking, amazing food, and family activities are also available onsite.

Date: 20th July
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: Riverside Meadows below The Talbot, Malton, YO17 7AJ

Link: https://www.visitmalton.com/meadowfest

15th Century Castle Life

Come along to Skipton Castle and learn what life would have been like living and working in the castle in the 15th century during the Wars of the Roses.

Date: 20th – 21st July
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Skipton Castle
Link: https://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/events.asp?page=7

Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

We love a food and drink festival here in Yorkshire. Come along to try some of the very best the area has to offer, and see special guests: Brian Turner, The Hairy Bikers, Mary Berry, and Lisa Faulkner.

Date: 20th – 21st July
Time: 9am – 9:30pm
Location: Funkirk farm, Skipton, BD23 3AB
Link: https://www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com/

image of Castle Howard as a venue for an event as part of stuff to do in Yorkshire in May

Castle Howard Triathlon

Put yourself to the test or come along and support the contestants in this year’s Castle Howard Triathlon. Swim through their lake, cycle through the Howardian Hills, and run through the stunning countryside. The race finishes in style in front of the main doors to the house.

Date: 20th – 21st July
Time: Dependent on event
Location: Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA
Link: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/DB/whats-on-view/castle-howard-triathlon-4

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

The popup Shakespearian theatre is back in York for another summer with 4 magnificent plays. This year, you can see Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night as well as the fantastic Shakespearian village, food and drink stalls, and wagon entertainment.

Date: 25th June – 1st September
Time: Events all day, shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Location: Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD
Link: http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com/york/

Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival

Now in its 21st year, you can tuck into a fest of maritime delights at Scarborough’s Seafest. Watch free cookery demonstrations, taste delicious treats, and sample the real ale and beers from the Great Yorkshire Brewery.

Date: 26th – 28th July
Time: All weekend
Location: Scarborough sea front
Link: http://www.scarboroughseafest.com

ropes on a sailing vessel in Scarborough

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Join the Steampunkers in Whitby for a weekend of splendid fun, costumes, and events. There will be over 80 stalls selling artisan Steampunk items.

Date: 26th – 28th July
Time: All weekend
Location: Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
Link: https://www.wswofficial.com/

Vintage Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum

Come and spend a day celebrating all things vintage at the Yorkshire Air Museum. Enjoy the Golden Era vintage motorcycle run with bikes that are over 100 years old. The aircraft fleet will be on display and vintage dancers and singers will keep the whole family entertained.

Date: 28th July
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU
Link: http://yorkshireairmuseum.org/event/vintage-day-at-the-museum/

Ryedale Show

Come and enjoy a traditional agricultural show full of varied family entertainments and the chance for some retail therapy. See amazing horses, livestock, dogs, rabbits, ducks, and more, as well as vintage farm equipment, trade stands, and food and craft stalls.

Date: 30th July
Time: Open from 8am
Location: Reagarth Farm, Helmsley, York, YO62 5HX
Link: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk/

There’s lots of exciting things happening all over North Yorkshire this July. Tweet us your pics at @HelloYorkshire or send us a message on Facebook.