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Leeds' famous German market extended to Christmas Eve

10 October 2017

The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year staying open right up until Christmas Eve.

MOBO Awards Returns to Leeds in 2017

26 September 2017

The electrifying celebration of the best in urban music will take place on 29 November at first direct arena, Leeds

Visitors will be over the moon with Light Night’s dazzling lunar creation

22 September 2017

A magnificent recreation of a beautiful full moon will hover over the water at Leeds Dock during this October’s spectacular Light Night Leeds.

Harewood House Announces a Victorian Christmas

20 September 2017

Harewood House is pleased to announce a special five week Christmas season.

ITU World Triathlon Leeds confirmed as host of 2018 British Championships

19 September 2017

British Triathlon has confirmed the ITU World Triathlon Leeds will host the 2018 British Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.

The Leeds Cocktail Experience Part Three

15 September 2017

Brush away those post-Summer blues, dust of your dancing shoes and prepare to party like there’s no tomorrow, as The Leeds Cocktail Experience is back!

Stunning spectacle set to light up Leeds

7 September 2017

Tens of thousands of people are set to flock to this October’s incredible Light Night Leeds as the city centre is transformed into a dazzling sea of colour, light and sound.

Action-packed programme announced for Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic art festival

29 August 2017

Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic book festival, has announced a packed programme of events for the week-long event, as it enters its second decade and moves into the heart of Leeds city centre

Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

17 August 2017

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night Leeds returns this October.

Seaside fun returns as City Beach officially opens this weekend

11 August 2017

The great outdoor atmosphere of a visit to the beach will be available right in the heart of the city centre from this Saturday when the annual ‘City Beach’ returns to Leeds.

Heroic programme of events comes to Leeds for Thought Bubble 2017

4 August 2017

Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic book festival which this year enters its second decade, is bringing some of the biggest global names in comic art to Leeds for the annual event.

Double the Deutsch – Oktoberfest is back

27 July 2017

Oktoberfest returns to Leeds for two weekends instead of one - and in a brand new venue!

Summer fun for children of all ages at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties

26 July 2017

Children aged 0 to 17 are invited to participate in a wide range of activities this August at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall (CVMH).

Leeds Pride and VisitLeeds are proud to reveal the new faces of Leeds Pride Family

25 July 2017

After two weeks of searching for the new faces of #LeedsPrideFamily images, the winning photos have been chosen!

New pop-up pavilion transforms Victoria Gardens this Summer

23 July 2017

The pop-up pavilion and playspace marks the countdown to the Leeds Art Gallery re-opening in October 2017 with a 2-week programme of free creative activity

The return of Leeds Rum Festival

14 July 2017

Last year Leeds welcomed its first ever Rum Festival when two of the city’s finest bartenders go together at the Corn Exchange and hosted a world class event.
And they’re back.

Picture Perfect Chance to make Leeds Proud

28 June 2017

Leeds Pride partners with VisitLeeds to find the Leeds Pride Family

Basement Jaxx to headline Back to Basics orchestral extravaganza

12 June 2017

Dance legends Basement Jaxx have been confirmed as the headline special guests for a spectacular meeting of club music and symphony orchestra, The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, which opens the Millennium Square Summer Series on Friday 28 July.

Guinness World Record ‘Largest Paper Boat Race’

2 June 2017

To mark the festival’s 10th anniversary there will be a rather special celebration at this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival, we will be hosting an really exciting event and attempting a brand new world record for the ‘largest ever paper boat race’ in the world!

EatNorth: New Weekly Street Food Market

24 May 2017

Starting on 17 June, the new project will be a weekly food fair located at the North Brewing Co taproom in Sheepscar, just outside the city centre - so that keen foodies can grab a bite of Leeds Indie Food all summer long

Major Golfing Event comes to Yorkshire

24 May 2017

From 30th May – 1st June Leeds Golf Centre, the home of modern golf, will host the Leeds Senior Masters. The event will be the first of it’s kind in Yorkshire for over 30 years and part of the biggest event outside of the European Seniors Tour.

Brighten your summer with music in Leeds Parks

22 May 2017

The Summer Bands series returns to the parks of Leeds, hosting entertainment from the region’s best brass, jazz and concert bands.

Millennium Square going Back to Basics for orchestral extravaganza

22 May 2017

A new live music spectacular will see classic club dancefloor anthems reimagined and performed in a unique and contemporary way on Millennium Square this summer.

The World’s most famous Brass Band returns to Leeds Town Hall

19 May 2017

The renowned Black Dyke Brass Band returns to Leeds Town Hall for a gala concert on Sunday 4 June at 3pm, featuring internationally acclaimed soloist Peter Moore, Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and 2008 winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year

Jonny Brownlee celebrates one month to go until triathlon spectacular with city landmark takeover

15 May 2017

Olympic silver medallist Jonny Brownlee has today unveiled triathlon inspired artwork which transforms the Town Hall, as the city counts down to the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds taking place on 10 and 11 June.

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2017

15 May 2017

10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
24th and 25th June – come and mess about on the water with us!

Announcing 50 Years Of Leeds West Indian Carnival

5 May 2017

Organisers of Leeds West Indian Carnival have announced plans to celebrate 50 years of Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade.

Leeds Indie Food Announces: The Allotment

27 April 2017

Today, Leeds Indie Food reveals “The Allotment”, a green space for creativity and community in Kirkgate Market, Leeds.

Leeds to host HSBC UK City Ride

27 April 2017

British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Leeds will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer.

Greek Street set to sizzle once again this summer

25 April 2017

One of the city’s busiest night spots will be pedestrianised every day this summer following a hugely successful pilot project