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What’s on in and Around Leeds this August Bank Holiday?

Everyone loves a Bank Holiday and at Britannia Turnbull’s Removals we are no different! This weekend presents us with the last bank holiday of the year before… whisper it quietly, Christmas! Therefore, as summer slowly moves towards autumn, the last weekend of August is always a celebration of the last of the best weather. So if we are lucky, these are some of our favourite things to look out for this August bank holiday across Leeds and the surrounding area.

Leeds Festival

For decades, Leeds has been rocked by the Leeds Festival which now calls Bramham Park home. And this year is no different. Despite questions raised over the quality of the line-up the festival, paired with Reading Festival, boasts strong ticket sales. The diverse but strong line up is summed by the three headliners Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy & Kendrick Lamar. With alternate acts across many other stages over the weekend, its bound to be a good one. Weekend and day tickets are still available online until the close of the festival on Sunday night.

Leeds Carnival

The bank holiday marks one of the brightest events of the year in the city. Into its 51st year, Europe’s longest running West Indian Carnival promises to be just as bright and vibrant as ever. Potternewton Park acts as the centre for the event which has some warm-up shows across the weekend. This all before the main carnival that starts bright and early at 6:30am on bank holiday Monday and lasts all day. It’s a great event of colour, dancing, music and food.

Eat Drink, Watch & Listen

For local produce, you cannot go far wrong by visiting Sunday’s Otley Farmers Market which is full of local food, drinks and product all while set in Otley’s picturesque market square. Why not take a stroll up Otley Chevin while you are in town?

Slightly further afield, Grassington also plays host to its own Farmers & Crafts Market which will be equipped with live music.

On Monday, Bolton Abbey will be hosting a BBQ & Bubbles event while, a little further from Leeds, it is the final day of Richmond’s Beer, Cider & Cheese Festival.


Despite Leeds United playing away at Norwich, Saturday marks plenty of football action in the local area with Huddersfield Town in action in the Premier League against Cardiff. In League One, Bradford City also host Wycombe Wanderers. Our local non-league sides Harrogate Town and Guiseley AFC are also at home. Knaresborough Town, Tadcaster Albion, Ossett United & Albion Sports are all at home in the first FA Cup qualifying round.

There is horse racing at Ripon on bank holiday Monday while Saturday marks the final day of the Ebor Festival at York.

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