What's On

Events to motivate, inspire and engage - held throughout the district.

What's on this week

This week's events

Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Yorkshire
What's on in Wakefield

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Flock to Ossett event, Wakefield Yorkshire
School's Out!
Half term activities & events 24 Oct-2 Nov
Child having fun and learning at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Wakefield Lit Fest

Celebration of books, reading & writing

Wakefield Lit Fest returns to Wakefield city centre September 2014
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Artwalk Wakefield

Experience Wakefield's alternative night out

Putting Art on the Map in Wakefield Artwalk Wakefield
Heath Kite Festival

28 September, Heath Common

Kite Flying at Heath Common this September, near Wakefield
Spooktastic Fun
Events to celebrate Halloween
Spooky family fun to celebrate Halloween across the Wakefield district, October 2014


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

More Festivals

Live Music

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

More Live Music
Pontefract Castle Medieval Event, Wakefield Yorkshire