Yorkshire Summer Events Guide | Flower of May Holiday Parks

Welcome to your ultimate Yorkshire summer holiday events guide!

Summer is a time for experiencing the great outdoors, heading to the beach and relaxing in the sunshine. But it’s also the time when Yorkshire really comes alive, with an events diary that is jam-packed with festivals, shows and regattas!

We’ve put together the ultimate guide to all the biggest and best summer events taking place close to our Yorkshire holiday parks

If you’re planning to stay with us in July and August then take a look at our guide, below, and plan your next adventure…

ScarboroughScarborough Sea Fest, 21st-23rd July

Ahoy there me ‘arties! Don’t be a scurvy seadog – get on down to the Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival! This event will celebrate the Yorkshire coast’s maritime heritage and takes place on West Pier, South Bay. Alongside street food stalls, showcasing food from around the region and the world, the event will feature the Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre featuring live cookery demonstrations by celebrated Yorkshire chefs, including Debbie Raw from BBC2 Series ‘Further Back in Time for Dinner’, Steph Moon, Seafood Chef of the Year Rob Green and Eat Me Café’s Martin Hyde.

Rydeale Festival, 14th-30th July

This summer festival will bring together great music and great musicians at venues across the region, including Castle Howard, Hovingham, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey and a series of Coffee Concerts in the many beautiful, often remote, country churches of North Yorkshire.


Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival, 22nd – 23rd July

Join celebrity chef James Martin and fellow cook John Tordoe at this fantastic celebration of Yorkshire food and drink. The event takes place at Funkirk Farm, a working farm just outside Skipton. On the site are a vintage funfair, live music, bars, a spirit and cocktail theatre, a kids’ craft area, a beers and bangers tent and an artisan cookery school.

north yorks moors railway60s Fest 2017, North York Moors Railway, 22nd – 23rd July

Get ready to be transported back in time to the swinging 60s with a series of events up and down the North York Moors Railway. You will be transported to Memphis with Levisham becoming LElvisham, Goathland once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame will have a traditional country show and Grosmont will be taken over by 60s transport legends with Minis and Jaguar cars on show. Pickering will also host a pop pirate radio show, hall of legends exhibit and 60s fashion show.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival, 21st July – 6th August

Parliament Street in York will once again be taken over by the festival which has wowed York for the last two years. Get ready for comedy and a variety of family entertainment at even more locations across the city!

Atlas Festival, 29th-30th July

Atlas Festival is a huge celebration of music, food, drinks, and entertainment from around the world. This festival is one for the globetrotters and seasoned travellers out there and is the perfect tonic for those who want to experience a festival showcasing something a little different. There are several countries to explore, and with over 60 different classes, workshops, musicians, performers, inspirational speakers, outdoor activities, films, and secret areas to keep you entertained all weekend.

Yorkshire Day, 1st August

Celebrate all things Yorkshire when the UK’s largest county comes together to indulge in vast quantities of regional pride. There’s more than a dozen events taking place across the county, with food courts, live music and even chocolate-making workshops. Click here for more details

Thornton-le-Dale Show, 9th August

This popular county show returns in to 2017 and promises to be another great family day out. From the competitive animal classes, local produce and the working terrier show to the children’s tug of war, handicrafts and live entertainment.

WhitbyWhitby Regatta, 19th-21st August

Head to this popular fishing town for a weekend of yacht racing, rowing races and great family entertainment. The Whitby Regatta dates back more than 175 years, is probably the oldest sea regatta on the north east coast and draws large crowds into Whitby.

Tribfest, 17th-20th August

If you love live music then Tribfest may well be for you. It is thought to be the biggest tribute band festival in the world aimed at entertaining all the family. This years is its 11th year and it is held in the parkland at Sledmere House.

Whitby Folk Week, 19th – 25th August

Head over to Whitby for Britain’s premier folk festival. Experience seven days and nights in celebration of traditional music song and dance of the British Isles.