What's On! Holmfirth & Huddersfield Events Diary 2016



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Date  Holmfirth Markets - Next Farmers' Market...
Event

Holmfirth Market and Farmers' Market

Take a trip to the farmers' market and you can buy fresh, nutritious, good quality food direct from the person who produces it.

Thursday General Market, 9am to 5pm.
A busy local market bursting with fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, local meats, cheese, eggs, breads, cakes, plants, plus a huge selection of essential household items.

Saturday Craft and Food Market, 9am to 5pm
A wonderful combination of essential fresh foods and superb hand-made crafts which varies through the year but includes basketry, jewellery, cards and stationery, embroidery, clothing, glassware and photography, flowers, soaps, paintings, sculpture and much more.

Holmfirth Farmers' Market - held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 9am to 2pm.
One of the oldest farmers' markets in the country and runner-up for Farmers' Market of the Year 2010, this nationally accredited farmers market is full of the hustle and bustle of local farmers and local shoppers filling their bags with the very best of local produce.

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall)  
Tel 01484 225930
Web www.kirkleesmarkets.co.uk
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Date  2nd Sunday of Each Month
Event Upmarket Sundays Open Market

Sited at the open market on Brook Street the market takes place on the second Sunday of each month.

The market offers something for everyone with handmade crafts, locally produced food, antiques, collectibles, fashion and lots more. The market opens at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm every month.

Market and Car Boot Sale
Spend a relaxing bank holiday browsing for bargains at the giant car boot and Monday market, or why not clear out your clutter and sell all your unwanted items.

The building opens for set-up at 7am, and we operate a first come queuing system for sellers to unload from their vehicles onto the next available market stall. All goods in the car boot must be second-hand, no new items.

The cost per stall is £8 for the day.
Parking in the town centre is free of charge on bank holidays.

Location Huddersfield Open Market  
Tel 01484 225930
Web www.huddersfieldmarket.co.uk 
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Date  Various Dates 2016 (check out their facebook page below)
Event The Alternative Market

The Alternative Market is made up of young stallholders selling handmade fashions, photography, arts and crafts, jewellery, home baking, flavoured vodkas, hampers, gifts and toys.

The Alternative Market was a set up so that young entrepreneurs aged 13-29 could showcase the their talent, and the people of Kirklees could take advantage of an enhanced the shopping experience in the town centre.
Location New Street
Web https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeHudd
 

Packhorse Shopping Centre

Date  Packhorse Art Gallery - open daily - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Event Art Gallery and Exhibition Space

Visit this stylised art space to exhibit, view and buy art work including paintings, textiles, pottery and jewellery - all by local artists and enthusiasts.
The Gallery is a welcoming space with comfy sofas and free WiFi coming soon.
Run by Support to Recovery (S2R) a local Well Being Charity, the idea for the Gallery is to help promote recovery through therapeutic art.
The Gallery is located on the first floor of The Packhorse Centre and can be accessed via the entrance stairwell inside the Market Place Mall.

Location The Packhorse Centre
Contact For more information or to pledge support please contact Sian Smith on packhorse.gallery@gmail.com 
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

Date   Various throughout the year - Vintage and Craft Fairs
Event Byram Arcade - Shopping Arcade Huddersfield 

Byram Arcade is a great place to visit throughout the year, but at certain times it’s extra special, with events and live performances taking place.
Art & Craft Fair – On the 4th Saturday of EVERY month.
No two months will be alike, each month there will be a good selection of Art, Jewellery, Textiles, Cards and other items!

VINTAGE @ THE BYRAM

Clothing stalls, re-worked, vintage inspired, antiques, craft, gifts, jewellery, accessories!


Live music – most Saturdays
Vintage Fairs
Festival of Light

Check the website for further details

Location Byram Arcade
Web www.byramarcade.com

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

 
 
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Independently run by the Marsden family since opening in 1999, the Lodge has built up a reputation for friendliness and excellent accommodation at sensible prices.

Full Award winning English Breakfast, Secure Onsite Parking, Free Wi-Fi and Central Huddersfield Location.

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July


Date  29th July 2016 - Starts 10.00am
Event

IET Engineering Open House Day

The University of Huddersfield is joining forces with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to give parents and their children an insight into what it’s like to be an engineer.

Activities are suitable for young people aged 8+ accompanied by adults, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Refreshments are available from our cafe.
A variety of fun and educational experiences will take place throughout the day, including:
• Drop-in ‘make and take’ workshops – make a miniature robot, build a balloon race car and experiment with augmented reality
• A rare opportunity to take a sneak peek behind the scenes with our ‘back of house’ tour
• Workshops on 3D sound, supercomputing and video games development
• A demonstration of our small railway locomotive on our very own track
• The chance to meet real-life engineers and ask them all about their work

Location Canalside West Building - University of Huddersfield Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Book www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iet-engineering-open-house-day-29th-july-2016-registration-26281084431
 


 Family Fun at the Paizza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Date  30th July - 10.30am  - 3.30pm
Event Free Family Fun Days at the Piazza Shopping Centre

and Saturday 27th August - Live Magic Shows & Interactive Magic All Day.

Hundreds of £££ worth of discount vouchers to be given away on the dates whilst stocks last! 

FREE Candy Floss & Face Painting with this voucher (subject to availability)

Print Off Voucher Here
Location Piazza Shopping Centre  
Tel 01484 534594
Web  
 www.piazzacentre.co.uk
August


Date  4th - 7th August 2016
Event Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

(Hudds Food Fest) 2016 will run over four days, to promote Huddersfield as a vibrant town and raise the profile of local and regional businesses.

(Hudds Food Fest) is the largest Festival of its kind in Yorkshire and last year attracted over 100,000 people over four days. Last year’s festival celebrated its 15th anniversary and was considered the best year ever, with individuals and families travelling from across the region and as far as Liverpool, Cornwall and New York to join us.

With a colossal following, the event grows from strength to strength. Ever thankful to our previous sponsors, including John Smiths Stadium/Heineken, Santander, Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Heart Radio, Saltaire Brewery and First Transpennine Express (to name a few).

We are proud that over 90% of the food and drink businesses who exhibit at the festival are from Huddersfield & Yorkshire.
  St. George's Square Go there
Tel 01484 480890
Web www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk
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Date  Shop Sundays - 2nd Sunday of every Month - 11.00 - 4.00
Event Welcome to Huddersfield on Sundays

Every month on the Second Sunday, Huddersfield is hosting a Sunday shopping event in the town centre.
Lots of town centre shops are open as well as Queensgate Market.
It's Upmarket Sundays at Brook Street Market and the Alternative Youth Market on New Street, plus FREE parking all day in the multi-storey Market Hall car park.
Location Queensgate Market  
Tel 01484 225930
Web https://www.facebook.com/events/164751937241774/
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Date  10th & 24th August 2016 - 1.50 - 3.45pm & 4.45 - 7.25
Event
NHS Blood and Transplant blood donor sessions

You’ll be welcomed in and asked to complete a few simple questions about your medical history and lifestyle to make sure it is safe for you to donate and safe for a recipient to receive your blood. If anything is of question to you or our team, the nurse will be on hand to talk to you further, all in the strictest confidence. From there you’ll have your iron levels tested by a simple finger prick test; this is to make sure you have enough iron in your blood to donate. You'll then be called to a donation bed where you’ll sit back and relax to give your donation using new, sterile, high tech equipment.

In a short period of time after donation you'll have yourself a drink and a biscuit safe in the knowledge you have just helped to save or improve someone’s life.

Donors can attend this session with or without an appointment.
 
To register as a donor, and to book an appointment should you wish, please contact 0300 123 2323 or alternatively visit www.blood.co.uk
Location
The Masonic Hall, 26 Greanhead Park Rd, HD1 4EN  
Tel   0300 123 2323
Web See all Huddersfield Dates:www.blood.co.uk
 

 

 

 

Hands Off our HRI

Date  14th August 2016 - Starts at 10.00am
Event Hands Off HRI Family Fun Run

A fun family event to raise funds and awareness for the Hands Off HRI campaign.

An opportunity for all the family to join in, the event includes a timed 5k run for adults, an untimed 5k run for families and the day will finish with two 2.5k timed runs for juniors aged 8-11 and 12-15 years old.

Tickets (which are strictly limited) will be on sale from Friday 24 June priced at £10 for adults and £6 for juniors (under 16). There will also be two family tickets available at £28 for two adults and two juniors (saving £4) and £34 for two adults and three juniors (saving £4).

Whether you choose to jog or just walk around the course you'll raising funds and awareness for this important local cause.
Location The Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall Student Village, Storthes Hall Lane
Tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/events-live
 


 Family Fun at the Paizza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Date  27th August - 10.30am  - 3.30pm
Event Free Family Fun Days at the Piazza Shopping Centre


Hundreds of £££ worth of discount vouchers to be given away on the dates whilst stocks last! 

FREE Candy Floss & Face Painting with this voucher (subject to availability)

Print Off Voucher Here
Location Piazza Shopping Centre  
Tel 01484 534594
Web  
 www.piazzacentre.co.uk
September

Hands Off our HRI

Date  4th September 2016
Event #HandsOffHRI Hudderbaloo Festival

A fundraising event for the Hands Off HRI campaign.

Performances from tribute bands Take That Live, Rock Band Storm, Superfly, Vital Statistix and Days of Riot, Linthwaite Brass Band, Deadbeat Brass and Pennine Jazz swing band.

Food and craft stalls also available.
Location Greenhead Park
Web http://handsoffhri.org/
 
 

Date  24th and 25th September 2016
Event Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival, Holmfirth Town Centre

Visit the Holmfirth food and drink festival and be prepared to take your taste buds on a tantalising journey. Food stalls offering the very best of local, European and international foods will fill the streets of this idyllic town centre. Cookery demonstrations will take place over the weekend including chefs' master classes, celebrity ready steady cook and much more. Watch the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival video below.
Location Holmfirth
Web www.holmfirthfoodanddrinkfestival.com
Video/
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Date  24th September 2016
Event Annual Town Crier Competition

Pop down to the Piazza Shopping Centre to hear Town Criers from all around the UK including Huddersfield's very own Vic Watson.


Location Piazza Centre, Nelson Mandela Corner
Contact Vic Watson on 01484 315494
October

Date  TBC October 2016, 6 - 9.00pm
Event Kingsgate Shopping Centre Student Lockin

The Student Lock-In is coming to Huddersfield once again! Get down to Kingsgate shopping centre for a night of entertainment, giveaways and exclusive student discounts at the UK's best and biggest student shopping event!

For one night only: The Student Lock In comes to KINGSGATE, HUDDERSFIELD offering exclusive deals, offers, freebies, entertainment and more! An event not to be missed!
Registration required.

Location
Kingsgate Shopping Centre  
  Register: http://studentlockin.com/index.php/event/city/huddersfield
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
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  Watch the Lock In at Kingsgate.
 

 

 

Date  7 - 9th October 2016
Event Marsden Jazz Festival
A programme of over 80 events and a stunning variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.
Location various venues in Marsden
Tel 01484 846969
Web www.marsdenjazzfestival.com
 
 

Date  TBC October 2016 7.30pm - gate opens 5.30pm
Event Huddersfield Town Firework Spectacular

The annual Huddersfield Town Firework Spectacular, held in association with club partner Standard Fireworks, will return to PPG Canalside on

Gates will open at 5pm, with club partner Pulse 1 starting the evening’s live music and entertainment off with its roadshow.

There will also be fun fair rides for all ages, whilst West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue will also be in attendance to add some fun to the night!

Other activities for children will come courtesy of the Club’s ‘Football in the Community’ team. Everyone’s favorite mascot ‘Terry the Terrier’ and Huddersfield Town First Team stars will also be on hand to say hello to young Town fans in attendance.
The firework display will commence at approximately 7.30pm.
The event is pay on the day with admission priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions (over 60s and under-18s).

Alternatively, you can avoid the queues on the night and buy online or over the phone.
Location PPG Canalside
Tel 01484 484 123
Web www.htafc.com/news/article/huddersfield-town-standard-fireworks-firework-night-2702320.aspx
 
 


 

Date  TBC October 2016
Event Spooktacular at Queensgate Market


Spooky crafts, free face painting, balloons and spooky trick or treat trail.

10:00am - 2:00pm, Free of charge - all welcome
Location Queensgate Market
Tel 01484 223730
Web www.queensgatemarket.co.uk
November

round table

 

Date  TBC November 2016 - 5.30 - 8.30pm
Event Annual Pendragon Round Table Bonfire

This local community event has been attracting people from Huddersfield and the surrounding areas for years and is a permanent fixture on the Bonfire Calendar

Based at Crosland Hill near the Sands House Public House and just above the World Famous Standard Fireworks factory, the event attracts many thousands of people each year. The Bonfire and Firework Display raises thousands of pounds with all proceeds going back into the local community.

Tickets: £4 adults, £1 kids,
Parking £2

Gates and Fun Fair open at 5.30pm (including food and drink outlets)
Bonfire lights up at 6.30pm
Fireworks at 7.15pm

Location Opposite the Sands House, Crosland Moor
Web http://www.charitybonfire.co.uk/
 
 




Date  19th November 2016 - starts 4.30pm, switch on at 6.30pm
Event Huddersfield Christmas Lights Switch On at The Piazza Shopping Centre

There will also be performances from Kirklees College and Pulse radio will be there. The switch on will take place around 6:30pm and hope to bring many families into the town. 

Sponsored by Kirklees College and the Piazza Centre.
Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield     
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
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 Click to Watch VideoWatch past Video here!!
 
 

 

Holmfirth Christmas Lights Switch On

 

Date  TBC November 2016
Event Lights switch on in Holmfirth

Come and join the mayor of Kirklees at this thoroughly festive event Activities including bands/music, sing-a-long carols and a mini fair ground, refreshments, stalls and Santa's grotto.The lights will be switched on by celebrity Matthew Corbett.

Festive Fun & Music, Santa's Grotto,
Festive Food & Drink!
Parade with Celebrities
Switch On!
Fireworks
And closing events

Location Holmfirth
Web www.facebook.com/HolmfirthChristmasLightsSwitchOn
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth
 
 

Date  18 - 27th November 2016
Event Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, over 10 days consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film, with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

Location various venues in Huddersfield
Tel 01484 425082
Web www.hcmf.co.uk
 
 

Date  TBC November 2016
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public...

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk
December

Small Business Saturday

Date  3rd December 2016
Event Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday promotes the benefits of buying local and encourages the public to shop with smaller businesses.
The initiative has backing from organisations and high-profile figures such as David Cameron and former Dragons' Den star James Caan.
Small businesses can get involved by requesting a starter pack and promoting their businesses using the #SmallBizSatUK Twitter hashtag.

Show your Support and Shop Local in Huddersfield!

Click & Collect from you Local Huddersfield Shops this Christmas at:

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

Web www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturdayUK
 



Date  TBC DECEMBER 2016 - 1.00pm
Event THE HUDDERSFIELD and DISTRICT SOCIETY OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

INVITE YOU TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE



FREE OF CHARGE
EVERYONE WELCOME 
Location HUDDERSFIELD PARISH CHURCH ST PETER’S
Web www.huddersfieldparishchurch.org
 

 

 

Date  TBC December 2016
Event Visit Santa in his Candy Cottage at Kingsgate Shopping Centre & Enoy Late Night Shopping too!

Monday - Friday  -12.00 - 5.00
Saturday - 10.00 - 5.00
Sunday - 11.00 - 4.00

£5.00 per child

Late Night Shopping every Thursday until 9.00pm before Christmas.

You can park for free in any council managed car park and street parking from 2.00pm on the 3rd Dec, 10th Dec, 17th and 24th Dec.
Location Kingsgate Shopping Centre Huddersfield
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

 

 

Date  TBC December 2016
Event Visit Santa for FREE at The Piazza Shopping Centre & Enoy Late Night Shopping too!

Free Candy Cane for every child (whilst stocks last)
Optional photo & gift for £4.00

Every Saturday in December between 11.00 - 4.00pm


Late Night Thursday's at the Piazza - Starting Thursday the 26th November

Late night shopping begins in the Piazza on Thursday the 26th November and will run every Thursday until Christmas, please check individual store closing times as these may vary.

You can park for free in any council managed car park and street parking from 2.00pm on the 3rd Dec, 10th Dec, 17th and 24th Dec.

Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
 

Date  TBC December 2016
Event Enoy Late Night Shopping at Queensgate Market 2017

Thurday 3rd, 10th & 17th December - open until 8.00pm
Sundays 6th, 13th & 20th December - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve - 9.00am - 4.00pm

You can park for free in any council managed car park and street parking from 2.00pm on the 3rd Dec, 10th Dec, 17th and 24th Dec.

Location Queensgate Market
Web www.queensgatemarket.co.uk
February

 

Date  TBC February 2017 - 7.00pm
Event The Annual Imbolc Celtic Fire Festival

An extravaganza celebrating the end of Winter and start of Spring. Includes pyrotechnics, fire sculptures, theatre performances and torchlight parades.

Location Standedge Tunnel Visitors' Centre, Marsden
Tel 01484 845595
Web www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/28897413498/

March



Date  TBC 2017 - 1.00pm
Event Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through the Town Centre.

The Parade will consist of floats, pipe band, Ceili group, Celtic Rock band, samba bands, Brass Band, Majorette Troupe, Morris Dancers, themed characters and various organisations representing the spectrum of the Irish Community within Huddersfield and other associated groups.

Pulsating drums and sweet ceilidh, Molly Malone and the auld shillelagh; it can only mean one thing - The Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade!

The parade, supported by the Government of Ireland and Kirklees Council, will be led by the Tulla Pipe and Drum band, of County Clare, and Sligo Ceili group who will perform a brief riverdance set in the first ever parade day show at St George's Square.

Local acts will include Giants Causeway Rock band, Frumptarn Guggenband, Marsden Brass band and debutants Slubbing Billys Morris Dance Team, The Rogues and The Huddersfield Giants Cheerleaders

Location Town Centre
Tel 01484 315729
Web www.theparadeonline.org
Video/
Webcam
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Date  TBC March 2017
Event
Huddersfield Literature Festival.

Since its inception in 2006, the aim of the Huddersfield Literature Festival has been to provide innovative and distinct events to support and showcase new, emerging and established writers/artists, offering a platform to promote new work as well as the opportunity to attend intensive writing workshops and master classes.

Location University of Huddersfield and others
Tel 01484 471895
Web www.litfest.org.uk
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Date  TBC March 2017 - opens at 1.00pm
Event Emley’s Annual Real Ale Festival

3 Day Real Ale Festival over Easter Weekend
10 Hand Pulled Ales, 2 Real Ciders, Soft Drinks, Food & Snacks
Free entry & only £2.50 a pint
Location Emley Bandroom, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 9RN
Tel 07738 536165
Web www.emleybrassband.co.uk/realale
 

Easter at The Packhorse Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Date  TBC  March 2017
Event Easter Fun at the Packhorse Shopping Centre

There's plenty of fun activities in the food court! Get creative with our free egg decorating and you might catch the Easter Bunny whilst you're there!

Plus: Live entertainment, special guests, competitions, shopping and lots of fun!

Location
Packhorse Shopping Centre  
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
May

 

Date  TBC May 2017
Event Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Holmfirth Festival of Folk grew from the ashes of Holmfirth Folk Festival in 2005 and has become an excellent community based festival which draws in a large local audience in addition to the usual 'folkies' who travel around the country visiting the many folk festivals that take place throughout the year.
Location Holmfirth
Web www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth
 

Date  TBC May 2017
Event Holmfirth Film Festival

This year’s Film Festival builds on the success of the last four years with an exciting programme of 80 films and documentaries from around the world and the UK, screened in the historic Picturedrome and a dozen different venues throughout the Holme Valley, plus a range of innovative events.
Festival Director Stephen Dorril said: ‘This year sees a major expansion in the number of films were are screening. We are catering for lots of different interests and groups. We want people to share our enthusiasm for film and to give them the opportunity to see films they simply would not have to opportunity to view otherwise.’
Dorril said: ‘We are known for interesting events and quirky venues. Last year it was the Yurt. This year’s new venue is The Cinema Truck, a truck that has been converted into a wonderful mobile cinema. It was kindly loaned to us by Craig Morrison and transported to Sands Recreational Park by Turner Brothers.’
Location Holmfirth
Web http://holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk
June

Date  TBC June 2017
Event Honley Show

Honley Show is one of the most prestigious, best attended and well respected rural shows in the country. Now in its 79th year, the Show's Farnley Tyas showground remains one of the region's best venues to showcase a stunning range of activities, agricultural events, stands and displays.

It provides a fun day out for all the family whether you live in Kirklees, West Yorkshire or the North of England.

Location The Show Field, Honley (free bus from Honley village)
Tel 01484 661 072
Web www.honleyshow.co.uk
Video  Click to Watch Video Watch our Video here!
 

Holmfirth Arts Festival

Date  TBC June 2017
Event HOLMFIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL

BRINGS ELEVEN DAYS OF MUSIC, COMEDY, THEATRE AND FUN THINGS TO DO FROM

Holmfirth Arts Festival is eleven days of music, art, comedy, theatre, literature and inspiring things to do in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. We celebrate the landscape of this beautiful part of Yorkshire, inviting audiences to enjoy events in picturesque village halls and churches, cafes and teashops, Holmfirth’s atmospheric Picturedrome, up on the hills overlooking the town and in surrounding woodland.

If you already know Holmfirth and the Valley, the festival is an opportunity to see it a little differently. If you’ve not yet discovered this lovely part of Yorkshire then June is the perfect time to visit!
Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 222444
Web www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth  
 

Date  TBC June 2017
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public.

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk
 

Date   TBC June 2017
Event Lindley Carnival

This year will be the 8th year of the Lindley Carnival and we hope that it will be the best yet. As in the past there will be games, rides, food stalls and much more. There is also a musical treat this year with the two Lindley Junior School choir performing as well as the famous Lindley Band. We have usually been very lucky with the weather and lots of ice cream has been consumed on the day!

Location Lindley
Web www.lindleygroup.org.uk
 



Date  TBC July 2017
Event Annual open air Concert on the Hill

Concert on the Hill, has been staged at the Laund Hill Sports ground for the last 15 years, it is an outdoor event where the great traditions of Yorkshire are brought together an award winning brass band, Lindley Brass Band and two great male voice choirs, Honley and Colne Valley. The format is similar to the last night of the proms, complete with a firework spectacular finale.

This year the Concert will have a French theme, it may even be called Le Concert.

Every year families from all over Huddersfield and Yorkshire converge on this idyllic sports arena to watch top quality local musicians perform the true British classics of years past, Land of hope and glory, Rule Britannia, God save the Queen and of course this year La Marseillaise. They bring picnics, tables and chairs, gazeboes, even candelabra. The atmosphere is informal and epitomises Yorkshire friendliness, every one wandering about marvelling at the efforts that people have gone to for an evening of classical entertainment.

The spectacle is finished with a dazzling firework display in time to the 1812 overture. After which many spectators and performers retire to the sports club house for yet more refreshment.

Tickets: £10.00 in advance/£12.00 at the gate

RAISING FUNDS FOR HUDDERSFIELD YMCA R.U.F.C AND OTHER LOCAL CHARITIES

Location YMCA Sports Centre, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield
Tel YMCA Clubhouse : 01484 654052  
Web www.huddersfieldymca.co.uk/concert-on-the-hill
Video/
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Click to Watch Video Watch video highlighting the music on offer.
 

 

 

 

Date  TBC July 2017
Event Annual Great Pendragon Duck Race & Gala

Since 1983, Holmfirth Duck Race has raised almost £300,000 for a wide variety of local good causes and charities.

Organised by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table, the Duck Race is a family-oriented day out that takes over the famous Yorkshire town of Holmfirth on the first Sunday of July every year.

And this year, it’s even bigger, with the Duck Stock musical festival, where a variety of great bands will provide a full day’s family-friendly entertainment.

First Prize: £2000
Second Prize: £750
Third Prize: £250
Location Holmfirth  
Web www.theduckrace.org.uk

www.facebook.com/HolmfirthDuckRace
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Date  TBC July 2017
Event Meltham Memories

Annual 1940's Weekend
We make the village of Meltham go back in time, with themed entertainment and attractions in and around the village centre.

Location Meltham
Web http://melthammemories.co.uk
 


Date  Saturday TBC July 2017 - 1.00pm
Event Huddersfield Carnival

The Carnival is celebrated over two days with the Carnival Royale Show, where contestants compete for the Crown and the opportunity to lead the Carnival Procession.

The Mas Band Parade takes place from the Hudawi Centre and winding its way through the streets of Huddersfield. Bands will display an array of flamboyant costumes and will parade around the town centre to St George’s Square where, each band will have the opportunity to take to the stage
Location St George's Square  
Tel 01484 536542
Web www.huddersfieldcarnival.com
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Date  TBC July 2017 - 12.30
Event Cancer Research UK's Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is an amazing women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer - helping men, women and children across Yorkshire survive.

Race for Life is non-competitive. Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes can choose whether to walk, jog or run the 5k route. Most are able to walk 5k in an hour. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

Last year, 2,742 women took part in Race for Life in Huddersfield and raised a fantastic £137,088. This year, organisers want 3,400 women and girls to put their best foot forward and help raise £145,500 for vital research.

By uniting - and enlisting the support of the men and boys in their lives - women across Huddersfield can make a stand against cancer - a disease which affects 26,700 people in Yorkshire and the Humber every year.
Location Leeds Road Playing Fields
Tel 0871 641 1111
Web raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org
 


Date  TBC July, 2017
Event Holmfirth Art Week

artWEEK is a local event with a national reputation – most of the exhibitors are from this area but visitors come from all over the country to view and to buy. It is astounding how much artistic talent there is locally – it is this that makes the event such a success . . . and brings so many visitors to Holmfirth every year.

Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 689464
Web www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk/


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