Bank Holiday in Bradford & District

Make the most of the long weekend with our guide to the August bank holiday.

Bank Holiday

Brilliant bank holiday events

Saturday 26 August Diesel & Ale Day at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  Diesel Hauled service ALL DAY in addition to the steam hauled service.  The diesel hauled train is sponsored by Bradford based ‘Salamander Brewing Company’.

Hop onboard the ‘Summer Explorer’ Vintage Bus Tours will operate between Oxenhope, Haworth Village and Haworth Station with discounted entry to the Brontë Parsonage Museum when you travel as a family on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.


ROARING Harley Davidsons will arrive in their hundreds for the Bank Holiday Weekend rally in Baildon.

Infest returns, a three day music festival held at the University of Bradford Union, featuring alternative electronic music acts from genres including industrial, EBM, futurepop, synthpop and power noise.

From 26th to 28th August, Sunbridgewells underground complex will be staging a special Food & Music Showcase with some of the best local food  & upcoming local musical talent.

sunbridgewells bank holiday

Saturday 26th August Butterfly Puppets Week Time to get crafty and turn old wooden spoons into beautiful colorful butterfly puppets and put on a show in the puppet theatre at the Broadway Shopping Centre.

The fun continues at the Burley Summer Festival over the bank holiday weekend.  For the seventh consecutive year, there will be a Scarecrow Trail as part of the Festival.  The theme for this year’s Scarecrow Competition and Trail is Back to the 80s.

Get a culture fix over the August bank holiday

Explore Bradford’s Museums & Galleries this bank holiday and discover the rich history of our district.

Bradford District is home to some of the most exciting museums and galleries in Yorkshire. From the Baroque splendour of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery to the spectacular building of Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum, there is always something new to do or see, and admission is free!

Get out and about this bank holiday

Go outside and experience beautiful countryside, rolling hills and open moorland.  Bradford & District is the perfect destination to pull on your walking boots or get on your bike! If you are stuck for ideas to get out walking this weekend then look no further.

If you’re looking to have good time in Bradford & District, check out our events guide!