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Illuminating York

31/10/2012 – 3/05/2012

Illuminating York is a digital arts and lighting festival held every year in York. The Digial displays are held on a number of York’s most prestigious buildings and attracted more than 60,000 visitors last year.



Ilkley Literature Festival

28/09/2012 – 14/10/2012
Various Venues
Ilkley, North Yorkshire

The Ilkely Literature Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind and most prestigious. The event is held for 17 consecutive days and includes ; workshops, literary walks, poetry and much more.



Boot and Beer Walking Festival

7/09/2012 – 9/09/2012
Various locations across the Yorkshire Dales

The Boot and Beer Walking Festival is brought to you by the Black Sheep Brewery. Over the course of the weekend you will enjoy a number of walks in the area prepared by the author of the Inn Way books, Mark Reid and of course a number of fantastic Yorkshire ales brewed by the Black Sheep in Masham.



The Magic Laungeabout

27/07/2012 – 29/07/2012
Broughton Hall
Skipton, North Yorkshire

The Magic Loungeabout is a fantastic boutique festival that is held in the grounds of the prestigious Broughton Hall on the outskirts of Skipton. This year acts include; CHIC, The Charlatans, Inner City, Summer Camp, Stuart Maconie, Jon Ronson, Back2Basics and many more.



Harrogate International Summer Festival

Various times
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Harrogate international Summer Festival takes place throughout July in a number of venues around Harrogate. The acts a vast, catering for all kinds of tastes and include musicians and bands to comedians and children’s entertainment. Some of the acts are using this festival as a warm up to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival later in the summer. The cost for each performance varies and can be bought in advance online.



Grassington Festival

14/06/2013 – 29/06/2013
Grassington, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire

The Grassington Festival is an annual event and this year’s acts include Billy Ocean, the South, Alan Davies, Animals & Friends, The move and Hugh Masekela and much more.



Swaledale Festival

25/5/2013 - 8/5/2013
Various Venues
Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Swaledale Festival is an annual event that is held in a number of venues around Swaledale such as St Andrew’s Church, The Buck Hotel, CB Inn, the Bridge Inn, St Matthews Church and many others and the final night is held in Richmond Castle. The events are an assortment of music, poetry, readings and theatre productions.

2013 Preliminary programme >



Dales Festival of Food and Drink

5/05/2012 – 6/05/2012
Open 10am to 5pm
Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is a great 3 day event in the heart of Wensleydale. It is very popular with both tourists and locals who can travel quite a distance to sample some of Yorkshire’s finest foods and drinks all produced locally in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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