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March - April Events

Things really “spring” (forgive the pun) into action at this time of year. The festival season gets going and many of the major attractions hold Easter events to keep everyone entertained. See a selection of these events below…

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Wensleydale Tournament of Song, Leyburn - 12th March to 23rd March 2018

This is a local festival celebrating speech and music. With recitals being judged by an adjudicator, it is an opportunity to take to the stage in front of an audience. Location: Methodist Church School Rooms, Leyburn and Tennants Auction House.

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York Literature Festival - 15th to 26th March 2018

A festival promoting the arts in York emphasizing on poetry, spoken word and literature. With a varied programme of events including music, cinema, theatre and comedy this event is not to be missed! The events will be hosted across many locations in York including the York Grand Opera House and Waterstones bookshop.

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The Great Studfold Easter egg hunt - 8th April to 23rd April 2018

The Great Studfold Easter egg hunt returns for 2018, bring the whole family along and hunt for the brightly coloured eggs, enjoy easter crafts such as making easter cards and badges. Bring a picnic!

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Drystone Walling Demonstration, Dales Countryside Museum - 3rd April 2017

See how this historic craft is done at the Dales Countryside Museum.

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Sci-Fi Scarborough - 21st to 22nd April 2018

Returning for its fourth year, Sci-Fi Scarborough is one convention not to be missed, with confirmed guests such as Clem So, Richard Oldfield and Andrew-Lee Potts. The event also includes live music, world-renowned comic book artists and trading.

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Scarborough Book Festival - 11th to 15th April 2018

Celebrating the best in new fiction, humour, politics and autobiographies, Books on the Beach includes guests such as Ann Cleaves and Four Mums in a Boat.

Skipton Beer Festival

Skipton Beer Festival - 12th to 14th April 2018

Over 600 Prize winning ales, cider and perry are available to try at the Skipton Beer Festival as well as hot and cold food to enjoy. Skipton Beer Festival is not to be missed!

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Spring Flower Show, Harrogate - 26th to 29th April 2018

Being one of the UK's biggest horticultural shows, visit the Spring Flower Show in Harrogate to enjoy the vast array of colours on display. Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ.

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Whitby Goth Weekend - 27th to 29th April 2018

This infamous event takes place in Whitby twice per year. For those who enjoy the alternative music scene and flamboyant Gothic costumes, be sure to attend this festival. Whether it's to take part or just enjoy the quirky atmosphere which takes hold of the town throughout the week, it is always a success. With accommodation always booking well in advance you will not want to miss out!

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70s Big Weekend - TBC

Bringing some of the best 70s tribute artists to Whitby, this weekender is sure to amaze with acts such as Too Rex, bc Sweet, Slade UK and Bees Gees Staying Alive.