May - June Events


There is always so much going on in May and June. With two Bank Holidays and a half term there are festivals and events for all the family to enjoy. Festivals include the Waterways Festival in Skipton and the Festival of Music in Filey. Local artists and craft-makers invite you to see them at work in the Open Studios programme across North Yorkshire and the first regatta of the year is held at Filey. For details of events see below…


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Festival of Speed Bike Hill Climb, Oliver's Mount Road Racing, Scarborough - 2nd May 2018

Held over two days, this action packed motor festival includes racing between motorbikes to sidecars, cars to single seaters and everything in between. 

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Tour de Yorkshire - 3rd to 6th May 2018

This international cycle race highlights some of the best destinations in Yorkshire. Stage one begins in Bridlington, finishing in Scarborough. Stage two starts in Tadcaster, traveling towards Harrogate. Stage three runs from Bradford to Sheffield. This is an event not to be missed!

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Filey Folk Festival - 5th to 7th May 2018

This year's Filey Folk Festival will see more than 150 acts take to the streets and various other venues around the town to perform. This weekend-long festival should not be missed!

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P1 Grand Prix of The Sea, Scarborough - Dates TBC

Opening round of the P1 Superstock and P1 Aquax National Championships will take place in Scarborough this year. If in the area, why not come along and view some of these spectacular powerboats in action!

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Skipton Waterway Festival - 5th to 7th May 2018

With great success in previous years, the Skipton Waterways Festival attracts visitors from across the country. With live music, crafts, morris dancing and the illuminated boat cruise there is plenty to do for all the family. 

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Malton Food Lovers Festival - 26th & 27th May 2018

Again this year, Malton will play host to around 160 tasty food and drink stalls as part of its annual Food Lovers Festival. There will be local produce on sale as well as there being tasting events, celebrity chef demonstrations, children's entertainment, book signings, music and much more. 


Swaledale Festival, Reeth - 26th May to 9th June 2018

This popular two week festival celebrates the best of Swaledale with a variety of music, arts and walking to be enjoyed. 

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North Yorkshire Open Studios - Dates TBC

Over certain days in June, artists across North Yorkshire open up their studios to display and sell their crafts to visitors. With venues on the North Yorkshire Moors as well as the Yorkshire Coast and into the Dales you will be able to see all kinds of creations ranging from glass work and painting to sculpture and ceramics. These original works are definitely worth seeing. 

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Duncombe Park Country Fair, Helmsley - 28th May 2018

A great day out for all the family with displays, exhibitions and farmer's market. Come and see some of the many attractions taking place which include 'Have a go Clay Pigeon,' bucking bronco, fun dog showing and new for this year, mini Grand National Races. This event has been running for more than 30 years and is a great day out! Location: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB.

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Overground, Underground Festival, Ingleton - Dates TBC

With walks and talks, cave explorations and quirky demonstrations, the Overground, Underground Festival is perfect for those looking for outdoor adventure!

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Dales Festival of Food and Drink, Leyburn - 16th to 17th June 2018

Supported by Welcome to Yorkshire, this annual festival takes place in Leyburn each year. Being in the heart of Wensleydale, there is no better place to come and sample some of the best authentic Yorkshire delicacies. With homemade scones, gourmet pies and local butchers selling the finest meats you may well need a drink so it's just as well that there'll be the Real Ale Festival at the bar! You really will be spoiled for choice at this event. 

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North Yorkshire County Show: Otterington Hall, (near Northallerton) - 17th June 2018

In its 39th year, the North Yorkshire County Show will be hosting many activities as always including Main Ring attractions, traction engines and classic cars, local produce, cattle, livestock and children's entertainment besides much more. Location: Otterington Hall, South Otterington, Northallterton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9HW.

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Grassington Festival - 15th to 30th June 2018

Founded in 1981, The Grassington Festival is a 15 day long music festival. Featuring top performances from both local artists and some who will be visiting the region, there will be a varied programme to enjoy. Incorporating visual arts, workshops and guided walks there will be plenty to keep you occupied whilst staying in Grassington.

Filey Regatta

Filey Regatta - 23rd to 24th June 2018

The Filey Regatta attracts up to 150 sailing dinghies from all around the country with its races taking place over two days. During this time there is a real atmosphere within the pretty coastal town and is something which sailing enthusiasts would be sure to enjoy.