What’s so special about 1st August? It’s Yorkshire Day no less – an annual celebration of the amazing, historic, English county of Yorkshire. Towns, cities and villages around the region will be flying the Yorkshire rose flag proudly and organising events to mark the day.
Take a peek at our guide for what’s going on near you and join in the celebrations!
Yorkshire Day 2017 events
The official re-opening of the Piece Hall will take place on Yorkshire Day in Halifax. This Grade I listed building is a rare and precious thing, an architectural and cultural phenomenon which is absolutely unique. It is the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls so is packed with charm and historic character.
On 1st August, there will be free entry offering family friendly fun!
The Civic ceremony (The Official Yorkshire Day celebrations), will take place at The Bankfield Museum in Halifax between 10:30am – 12:30pm. There will also be kids activities throughout the day.
Ilkley will open their annual Summer Festival on Yorkshire Day with the Town Crier and chairman of the Parish Council starting the celebrations at 11:30am. There will be music and entertainment to follow.
Combine a trip to the coast with a Yorkshire Day chocolate workshop at Amelia’s Chocolate in Scarborough. This delightful chocolate shop is where you will have the opportunity to make a proper Yorkshire Teacup, and a Yorkshire Rose – completely out of chocolate!
The beautiful RHS Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate are celebrating Yorkshire Day with a fun-filled day for the whole family. There will be ‘Adventure Games’ including Yorkshire-themed challenges such as flat cap throwing, Yorkshire pudding & spoon race and a Yorkshire Tea relay race from 1pm. Bring a picnic and stay all day!
There are family fun days on the 1st of August all around Yorkshire with music, entertainment, food and the odd town crier in. Check twitter and facebook for events near you.