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Events in Skipton and the immediate area
This section includes details of forthcoming events in Skipton and the surrounding area.

Further information on most events is available from Skipton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, tel: 01756 792809

Events organised by Skipton BID levy payers, Community groups and Charities are listed free of charge.

Non-BID levy payers are charged either a small one-off fee for a single event or a (slightly larger) fee to cover several events over a year, whichever is appropriate.


To advertise your event here, please contact admin@welcometoskipton.com


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Venue: Reach Residents Take Over
Venue Sports and Music Bar Saturday 7th May 2016, 8.00pm Reach are back in town and us at Venue will be hosting the pre party to get you started early. Join us from 8pm where all the Reach…

The Three Links Club: Paisley Rehab
Three Links Club Saturday 7th May 2016, 8.00pm Paisley Rehab Join us for rocking night with music from a very popular local band.…

The Mart Theatre: The Singing Farmers
The Mart Theatre 8th May 2016, 2.30pm Tickets £14.00 Join us one last time to wave farewell to the hugley popular Singing Farmers. Tickets for this show can not be bought online. Book your tickets…

Venue: Indie Night
Venue: Indie Night Friday 13th May 2016 The Jukebox is switched back on as Jodes takes to the decks to bring us a night full of all the best indie, mod, rock and Brit pop anthems. Always a good hit…

The Mart Theatre: The Big O & The Wilbury's Tribute Show
The Mart Theatre Friday 13th May 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £20.00 adult, £18.00 concession The Big O & The Wilbury's Tribute Show Grab your tickets now for the UK's top travelling Wilbury's Tribute. …

Venue: Voltage.
Venue Sports & Music Bar Saturday 14th May 2016, From 10.00pm Free entry Voltage return with its monthly infusion of classic and underground house music. Renowned now for being the most visual party…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Lawn Mower Racing
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 Open from 10am. Lawn Mower Racing Join us at the farm for 2 days of fast, family fun! NEW Lawn Mower Racing event. As well…

The Mart Theatre: Desperado: Freeze Over Eden
The Mart Theatre 14th May 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £16.00 Desperado: Freeze over Eden "They sing like angels and party like demons" such an iconic quote that pretty well sums up the Eagles, the…

Venue: Stig of the Dub
The Venue Sports and Music Bar Friday 20th May 2016 From 10.00pm Free entry Local band STIG OF THE DUB will be performing live from 10pm. Describing themselves as the friendly neighbourhood outlet…

The Three Links Club: Blankety Blank
The Three Links Club Saturday 21st May 2016, 8.00pm Blankety Blank Great fun, great company - come along and join in the fun.…

The Three Links Club: Country and Western Afternoon - Dave Bryan
The Three Links Club: Country and Western Afternoon Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2.00 pm doors open at 1.00pm for a 2.00pm start Entry £3.00 Dave Bryan Join us for a great afternoon of line entertainment…

Christ Church: From Loch Lomond to Skipton
Christ Church Sunday 22nd May 2016, 2.30pm Tickets; £5.00 (under 16 free) available from KVU choir members, on the door or telephone 01515 637425 / 653917 War - Ken Johnston: I Landed with Seven…

Venue: 3 elements B-boy presents Return of the Elements
Venue Sports and Music bar Friday 27th May 2016 The crew from 3 elements B-boy are back! Something totally different from anything else we host, this night is not to be missed as we bring you a…

The Mart Theatre: Juke Box Sixties
The Mart Theatre Saturday 28th May 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £15.00 "They held the audience in the palm of their hands from start to finish" Warner Hotels …

Skipton Castle: The Red Wyvern Society
Skipton Castle 28th, 29th & 30th May 2016 Saturday and Monday, 10am - 5pm Sunday, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars of the Roses A recreation of…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Pony World
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May 2016 Open from 10am. Pony World Join us for a 'Pony Mad' May Bank Holiday at the farm. We'll be joined by Leopald Equestrian - a…

Skipton in Bloom: 2016 Competition
The 2016 competition is open to all residents, schools, businesses and allotment holders within the parish of Skipton. Full details and the entry form are available on the Skipton in Bloom website.…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Circus Skills Workshops & Face Painting
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Tuesday 31st May 2016 Open from 10am. Circus Skills Workshops & Face Painting Join us at the farm for some family fun, rain or shine! As well as all the farm…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Birds of Prey
Thornton Hall Country Park Wednesday 1st June 2016 Open from 10.00am Birds of Prey Join us at the farm for some family fun, rain or shine! As well as all the farm activities (lamb feeding, egg…

The Mart Theatre: Gary Delaney
The Mart Theatre Thursday 2nd June 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £14.00 There's Something About Gary... ... and that something is he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. Gary thinks a good joke…

Skipton Beer Festival
Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton. Thursday 2nd June 2016 3pm - 10pm Friday 3rd June 2016 11am - 10pm Saturday 4th June 2016 11am - 10pm Details will be published nearer the time.…

10th Skipton Beer Festival
The Refectory, Ermysted's Grammar School, (12 minutes' walk from Skipton railway station.) Thursday 2nd June 2016 3pm - 10pm Friday 3rd June 2016 11am - 10pm Saturday 4th June 2016 11am - 10pm…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Critters 2 You
Thornton Hall Country Park Thursday 2nd June 2016 Open from 10.00am Critters 2 You Join us at the farm for some family fun, rain or shine! As well as all the farm activities (lamb feeding, egg…

The Three Links Club: Frank's Music Night
The Three Links Club Saturday 4th June 2016, 8.00pm Frank's Music Night. Our popular monthly light hearted quiz with Frank and Marjorie. If you know the answer sing along to give others a clue.…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park:Tractor Ted Madness
Thornton Hall Farm Park Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2016 Open from 10.00am Tractor Ted Madness Join us at our tractor Ted Little Farm for some family fun, rain or shine! As well as all the farm…

Skipton Car Show
Skipton High Street 5th June 2016 Retro, Classic, Hot Rod, Vintage, & American Cars in a free Car Show for all the family. Spend the day in Skipton with its fantastic local places to eat & drink.…

Le Petit Depart
Sunday 5th June 2016 Entry details and prices are available on the website The route starts at the Auction Mart and offers two routes to cater for all abilities. Photo from Welcome to Yorkshire…

The Three Links Club: Catch 22
The Three Links Club Saturday 11th June 2016, 8.00pm Catch 22 Join us for a great night of musical entertainment. …

Skipton Charities Gala
11th June 2016, procession starts at 1.00pm from Westmorland Street. For over a century Skipton Gala has been supporting the community by raising money for local organisations and charities and is…

Skipton Little Theatre: John Godber's Bouncers & Jane Thornton's Shakers
Skipton Little Theatre 14th to 18th June 2016, 7.30pm John Godber's Bouncers & Jane Thornton's Shakers Bouncers: John Godber Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men in black as they…

The Three Links Club: Horse Race Night
The Three Links Club Saturday 18th June 2016, 8.00pm Horse Race Night Our ever popular horse racing night - enjoy all the fun of the races in comfort! …

Skipton Castle: The Feudals
Skipton Castle Sat 18th June 2016, 10am-5pm Sun 19th June 2016, 11am-5pm Normal entry prices apply Feudal Archers are a living history group based on the period 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns of…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park: Dougie Lampkin & Son
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Sunday 19th June 2016 Open from 10am. Dougie Lampkin & Son Ticket Required for this event. Join us at the farm this Father's Day to see some amazing displays from…

The Three Links Club: Country and Western Afternoon - Amy Morgan
Three Links Club: Country and Western Afternoon Sunday 19th June 2016, doors open 1.00pm for 2.00pm start Entry £3.00 Amy Morgan Join us for a great afternoon of live entertainment. …

Skipton Castle: Stone Carving Association
Skipton Castle Saturday 25th June 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 26th June 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply An amateur association made up of a diverse range of members from all backgrounds, who…

The Three Links Club: New Rendition
Three Links Club Saturday 25th June 2016, 8.00pm New Rendition Live music, great company and a thoroughly enjoyable night out. …

Armed Forces Day
High Street, Skipton 26th June 2016, 10.00am to 4.00pm Skipton's Armed Forces Day warmly welcomes The Yorkshire Regiment who are bringing a Firing Range, their Corps of Drums display together with a…

The Three Links Club: Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am to 4.00pm Skipton is hosting an event on the High Street and this will be attended by the Yorkshire Regiment and the Lancashire Militia. The Three…

Sheep Day
Sunday 3rd July 2016 will see Sheep Day on Skipton's famous High Street between 10am and 4pm. A day of fun for all the family. The festival celebrates Skipton's heritage, its Anglo Saxon name…

The Mart Theatre: Ever After Part Four: A Broken Heart
The Mart Theatre Sunday 3rd July 2016, 5.00pm Tickets: £7.50 adult, £5.50 concessions Ever After Part Four: A Broken Heart The Mart Theatre is pleased to welcome back students of Bad Wolf Theatre…

Skipton Clogfest
Skipton Clogfest. Venue: Canal Basin, High Street, Skipton Castle(normal castle entry fee applies.) Date:9th to 10th July 2016. Clog dancers from all over England gather in Skipton, North Yorkshire,…

Skipton Building Society Camerata: First Sparks
Skipton Town Hall Friday 15th July 2016, 6.00pm Tickets £4.00 to £20.00 First Sparks (family concert) Britten: Simple Symphony Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony Evan Jolly: New commission Narrator to…

Skipton Castle: Buckingham's Retinue.
Skipton Castle Saturday 16th July 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 17th July 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Life in the 15th Century Buckingham Retinue are re-creating life as it may have been…

Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2016
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival Skipton Auction Mart Saturday 30th July 2016 - 9am to 5.30pm - with The Hairy Bikers Sunday 31st July 2016 - 9am to 4.30pm - with James Martin Tickets…

Skipton Castle: The Queen's Regiment
Skipton Castle Saturday 6th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sun 7th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Skipton Castle and the 1715 Jacobite Rising Preston was the focus of the Jacobite army…

Skipton Castle: John Nevison, the Yorkshire Highwayman
Skipton Castle Saturday13th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 14th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply John Nevison was a famous late 17th century Yorkshire highwayman who robbed the…

Art in the Pen
Skipton Auction Mart Saturday 13th August to Sunday 14th August 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm Admission £3.00 Art in the Pen is a contemporary art fair that takes place each year in Skipton and Carlisle.…

Skipton Castle: Historia Normannis
Skipton Castle Saturday 20th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 21st August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Bringing History to life in the 12th Century The walls of Skipton castle will…

Skipton Castle: The Governor of Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle Saturday 27th August 2016, 10am - 5pm Sunday 28th August 2016, 11am - 5pm Normal entry prices apply Come and meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English…

Battle of Britain parade
11th September 2016 High Street An early evening parade which forms up near Chapel Hill and runs to the Cenotaph for a short ceremony. After the ceremony at the cenotaph there will be a church…

Yarndale
Skipton Auction Mart 24th and 25th September 2016 Described as a "creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful", Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and…

Rendezvous Hotel: 80's Tribute Show Night
Rendezvous Hotel: 80's Tribute Show Night Friday 30th September 2016 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £25.00 each Join us at the Rendezvous for fun, food and entertainment! Included: three course meal,…

Rendezvous Hotel: Abba Tribute Night
Rendezvous Hotel: Abba Tribute Night Friday 4th November 2016 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets: £25.00 each Join us for fun, food and entertainment! Included: three course meal, live tribute act…

The Mart Theatre: An Unforgettable Afternoon With Edwina Currie
The Mart Theatre: An Unforgettable Afternoon With Edwina Currie Saturday 12th November 2016, 2.00pm Tickets: £16.50 adult, £15.00 concession Join Edwina on an entertaining journey from BBC1's…

Skipton Building Society Camerata: A Nation Sings
Skipton Town Hall Saturday 12th November 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: £4.00 - £20.00 Janácek: Suite for Strings Finzi: Clarinet Concerto Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence Emma Johnson clarinet Skipton…

Remembrance Sunday
Annual parade from Bunkers Hill to Holy Trinity Church, High Street…

Crafts in the Pen
The Mart Theatre Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm This event in Skipton Auction Mart will see artists' and craft makers' work on display in miniature galleries and…

The Mart Theatre: Chris Connor's Elvis
The Mart Theatre Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016, 7.30pm, Tickets: £17.50 Chris Conner's Elvis Voted 'The Best Elvis Tribute Act in the World' and by a worldwide Elvis fan poll in 2014…

Skipton Christmas Market
Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th of December 2016 Starts at 10am Come to Skipton for Christmas and buy all your gifts from our famous market and range of independent and high street brand shops. The…

Skipton Building Society Camerata: Handel's Messiah
Christ Church Keighley Road 9th December 2016, 7.30pm Tickets: Handel: Messiah Conductor: Ben Crick Choir and soloists: To be announced Mulled wine and mince pies included…

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