We’re famous for festivals, large and small. Year round, we host a packed calendar of celebrations stretching from music and food, to film, dance and theatre. Small community groups, and huge international events. All easily accessible, and easy to love. Wharves and docks connected by Leeds Waterfront Festival, or a city illuminated for Leeds Light Night. Annual icons like Leeds Festival, where the biggest bands around strut their stuff. Leeds International Film Festival, bringing the best of world cinema, and Leeds International Festival marking the intersection of tech and culture. And that’s just a taster.


As a consequence of the Coronavirus and following Government advice, events over the upcoming months have been cancelled. You can look for inspiration for when you’re next visiting Leeds throughout this website and we will update our events as and when restrictions are lifted. If you would like to keep up-to-date with all things Leeds, please sign up to receive our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

LS6 Beer Festival 2020

10th July 2020 - 12th July 2020

Left Bank Leeds

Millennium Square Summer Series

17th July 2020 - 9th August 2020

Millennium Square

Leeds LGBT+ Virtual Literature Festival 2020

31st July 2020 - 2nd August 2020

Online Event

Yorkshire Festival of Story

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Online Event

The North Leeds Food Festival: Summer Edition

1st August 2020 - 2nd August 2020

Roundhay Park

Black Music Festival

30th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Potternewton Park

Slam Dunk

5th September 2020 - 5th September 2020

Temple Newsam House and Farm