Early May Bank Holiday | Visit Bradford

Make the most of the first May bank holiday – it’s all happening in Bradford & District.

arts trail 1 Saltaire Arts Trail 2018

Sat 5 – Mon 7 May 2018 (May Day Bank Holiday weekend)

Saltaire Arts Trail bringing the UK’s finest artists, makers and designers to unique spaces of Saltaire.

Get involved with workshops, taster sessions and free family activities.


20th Century Boy bolan

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, visits the Alhambra Theatre.  Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. (1 – 5 May)

Pedals, Passion and Glory

Lucy Pittaway is the official Tour de Yorkshire artist for a third successful year. See her five new soft pastel drawings at Cartwright Hall.  The Tour de Yorkshire route includes Ilkley & Haworth (4 – 6 May)

img_8086Gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire

Four days of world class road cycling across Yorkshire. The Tour will be passing through the Bradford District on Friday 4 May, with a Summit Finish at the Cow & Calf Rocks ~ and Sunday 6 May returning to the Main Street Cobbles in Haworth.

steampunkmarketMay Day Steampunk Market 

A Steampunk market is taking place at Bradford Industrial Museum this weekend.  There will be family indoor and outdoor entertainment, a reading of the Time Machine, film screening of H.G. Wells First Men in the Moon, food stalls and much more. (5 – 7 May)

ilkleyIlkley Carnival

Whether you’re mad for The Muppets, bonkers about Bake Off or enjoy watching the Woolpack, it’s time to ditch the remote and celebrate the 2018 Ilkley Carnival theme, TV programmes.  Join in the fun on 7 May 2018!

bingley-walking-festival-2018Bingley Walking Festival

Monday 7 May 2018 sees the second Bingley Walking Festival, proudly hosted by Bingley Walkers are Welcome.

The free event is bigger and better this year, offering a choice of five walks for ramblers of all abilities, all led by experience walkers.

For a full listing of things to do visitBradford for the May Day bank holiday weekend – with all this variety, you will be spoilt for choice!