From the celebration of rhubarb, liquorice and beer to kiteflying and live music, Wakefield is fast becoming known as a destination for unique festivals.
Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb - celebrating the district's historic link with the growing of rhubarb each February
Long Division - Wakefield's urban music festival, see over 70 acts play at 30 city venues each June
Clarence Park Festival - Yorkshire's longest running free music event, at the restored Clarence Park Bandstand each July
Pontefract Liquorice Festival - celebrating the town's association with the famous plant each July
Wakefield Lit Fest - a 9-day celebration of reading and writing each September
Wakefield Kite Festival - modern kiteflying festival just outside the city each September
CAMRA Beer Festival - promoting Real Ale and Real Cider from local breweries each November
Experience live music up close and personal throughout the district. From jazz and brass to urban and opera, Wakefield's vibrant music scene is growing every year.
Wakefield Jazz - colourful Friday night entertainment, recently shortlisted for the Jazz Yorkshire Award
Jazz on the Lawn at National Trust Nostell Priory - a regal setting for jazz fans each summer
Opera North at Yorkshire Sculpture Park - a series of sublime musical experiences in a unique and beautiful setting
Wakefield Cathedral Concerts - a range of music and performances in a stunning setting, held throughout the year
Wakefield Music Collective - presents a full programme of events held at Clarence Park Bandstand throughout the year, including the ever-popular free Clarence Park Festival each July
Yorkshire Live Music Project - presents national and international professional musicians in some of Yorkshires most weird and wonderful spaces, recently shortlisted for the Jazz Yorkshire Award