What's on in East Yorkshire

From international and national sporting events and vibrant festivals to food events that shine a spotlight on the tastes of our region and bustling Christmas markets, there's always something special to see, hear, taste and be part of in East Yorkshire.

Musical events in our Minster, literature festivals in our market towns, racing on our beaches and artful exhibitions across our galleries, museums and stately homes, are you ready to discover what's on?

A year-round destination

Much like the weather, spring is when East Yorkshire's events season starts to warm up and there's a wonderful eclectic mixture of events and festivals to look forward to. Race the Waves and the Bridlington Kite Festival are just a couple of the main highlights. 

Summer fun abounds with a myriad of events happening right across the region as the sun shines, the beaches are at their best and we can all enjoy the great outdoors. This is also the time of year for delicious food fairs and thrilling sporting events.

Autumn sees our wonderful landscapes change colour and fresher weather that is perfect for a countryside stroll.  The Walking East Yorkshire Festival is a great way to explore our paths and trails and attracts thousands every year. Then in October, half-term is a great time to take part in one of the many Halloween themed events including spooky woodland walks, fun ghost hunts, fancy dress and pumpkin carving.

Winter sees the days shorten and the nights draw in and this means Christmas is in the air, the log fires are burning, the coast is bracing and cosy winter breaks are the perfect way to bring friends and family together. The Made in East Yorkshire Christmas Market celebrates local makers and producers, whilst the Beverley’s Festival of Christmas is one of the biggest events in the region with delicious produce, unique handmade gifts, carol singers and the scent of mulled wine and roast chestnuts in the air. This is the perfect place to kick off your festive season in style. 

This is a truly a year-round destination, so whenever you choose to visit East Yorkshire and whatever you’re interested in doing, you’ll always find something special to do and new experiences to enjoy. 


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