Events & Festivals

Boats and bicycles set the stage for some summer fun…

Knottingley will become our very own version of Italy as AFLOAT: A Creative Parade of Boats takes to the water. The event draws its inspiration from the Regata Storica which has taken place for hundreds of years in the 'floating city' of Venice.

Over at Pugneys Country Park a unique cinema experience is planned. Less 'drive-in' and more 'cycle-in', Electric Pedals: Bicycle Powered Cinema is all about pedal power - 100% human-powered film screenings.

As Wakefield is located in the heart of the UK, it’s a fair trip to the coast and its beaches. Not to worry, you can still grab your bucket and spade as the seaside comes to our streets. Seaside in the City stopped over in both Castleford and Wakefield in August.