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Outdoor & More Festivals in Leeds

The great outdoors, scintillating science and even vintage vehicles…festivals for all interests!


VW Festival is a family-friendly, entertainment-filled weekend that has something for everyone. As well as looking around some of the best VW's that the UK has to offer. There is an awesome live graffiti display, entertainment shows, live music, a funfair and Harewood's facilities such as the adventure playground, bird garden and food court.

Get your boots ready for Otley Walking Festival; offering a wide choice of events and walks each day and evening. With a choice of over 40 walks and events, there really is something for everyone! Short town-based walks, themed walks, waterside walks, strenuous moorland hikes plus a full evening programme of entertaining themed events.

VW Festival 2014 credit Harewood House Trust

Get out there...

Yorkshire Games Festival at National Science and Media Museum - Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th February 2020

Sounds Like This Festival - 9th - 20th March 2020

Be Curious Festival - 28th March 2020

Leeds International Festival - 30th April - 9th May 2020

Royal Armouries International Jousting Tournament - 23rd - 25th May 2020

Leeds Waterfront Festival - 27th - 28th June 2020

Otley Walking Festival – 27th June - 5th July 2020

Leeds Yoga and Wellness Festival - TBC 2020

Millennium Square Summer Series - Various dates July - August 2020

VW Festival – 7th - 9th August 2020

Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza – 13th September 2020

Otley Science Festival – 9th - 14th November 2020