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 2018 events
Ripon Kicking off the celebrations at 10am with a parade of nearly 200 mayors and dignitaries starting from the Ripon Spa hotel, the market square in Ripon is the place to be this Yorkshire Day with stalls, entertainment and a children’s funfair between 10am and 4pm. A special commemorative Yorkshire Day service will take place in Ripon Cathedral between 11am and 12pm.
Lotherton Hall near Leeds will be hosting a community gala day with live performances including a miners march with banners and brass bands.
They’ll be celebrating all things Yorkshire at York Maze on 1st August with round bale racing, Yorkshire pud eating and Yorkshire pud throwing – ey up!!
Halifax Piece Hall celebrates it’s first birthday since reopening in a grand style for Yorkshire day 2017. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations. There’ll be plenty for everyone to enjoy including family fun activities including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.
There are celebrations on the 1st of August all around Yorkshire with music, entertainment, food and family fun. Check twitter and facebook for events near you.
Yorkshire lad Ben Davis will set off for the run of his life on Yorkshire day (1st August) next week. He’ll be doing a lap of Yorkshire which works out at 470 miles and incorporates over 41,000 ft of elevation, which is more that Mount Everest!
He’s undertaking this mammoth task to raise money for CALM (campaign against living miserably – a charity leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK) and you can track his progress with the hashtag #runningyorkshire on social media.