Be part of the 2016 Yorkshire Festival

yorksfestThis year’s Yorkshire Festival will be more colourful and varied than ever in Calderdale, with songs, music, theatre and even an attempt to create the world’s biggest disco!

The Yorkshire Festival will take place from Thursday 16 June to Sunday 3 July 2016 and has a programme of cultural events which celebrate the county’s artistic richness for residents and visitors alike.

To find out more about what’s happening in Calderdale pick up a festival brochure from your local tourist information office or go to

You can get more information about all the Yorkshire Festival from the dedicated website, by ‘liking’ the Yorkshire Festival page on Facebook or by following on Twitter

Yorkshire Festival 2014

As the Yorkshire Festival 2014 draws to a close there is still time to catch some of the FREE events in Calderdale.

On Saturday 28 June in Hebden Bridge and Sunday 29 June in Halifax you can watch Bicycle with Barefoot, an original Asian dance theatre.

Also in Hebden Bridge on Sunday are trick cycling specialists Stumble Dance Circus performing Cart Before Horse and Bike Story performing outdoor theatre in Calder Holmes Park.

Or why not join the virtual peloton with Le Grand Voyage on Saturday in Hebden Bridge.

For details of locations and times check out the Yorkshire Festival website and be part of it.

Yorkshire Festival 2014

There’s lots of Yorkshire Festival events happening across Calderdale this week.

On Saturday 21 June watch as 350 children from 12 Calderdale schools perform specially composed songs about the Tour de France at the Woolshop, Halifax.

There’s more musical mayhem with Leeds band Hope & Social on Sunday 22 June from 11am at West Vale Car Park, Rochdale Road  Elland where you can hear the official festival song and sing along with the band that anyone can join. Free tickets are available here.

Or why not visit the new cycling exhibition at Bankfield Museum showcasing A Century of Cycling.

We have also heard rumours of a super secret treasure hunt taking place in Calderdale.

There’s loads of events taking place across Yorkshire so why not check out the Yorkshire Festival website and be part of it.