Things to do in June | Visit Bradford

Find out what events and festivals are taking place in June.We’ve picked top events to help you plan your next day out in June.

This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë, and the celebrations will start in Thornton. South Square gallery will mark the occasion with exhibition ‘Of Real Worlds’ which features multi sensory work by local artists as well as pupils from Thornton’s schools.

The only known surviving portrait of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë together painted by their 17-year-old brother Branwell in 1834 will be on display at the Brontë Parsonage until the end of August before returning to the National Portrait Gallery.

The Five Rise Beer Festival will be taking place June 1 & 2 at Bingley Arts Centre. More than 70 beers, ciders and perries will be available at the festival, including some from local breweries.

Winner of six Tony Awards including best musical, Throughly Modern Millie is coming to the Alhambra Theatre, June 7-9.

Sunday June 10, come and explore historic displays and buy beautiful modern craft and artworks all in the magnificent setting of Cliffe Castle Museum. Stalls will include textiles, fashion, ceramics, photography and jewellery.  Then head outside where you can enjoy music in the newly restored Cliffe Castle Park. There will be live music featuring Hurricane Blue and 2 Rivers Swing Band.

Be sure to check out the Denso Marston Reserve, June 9 for the annual ‘Celebration Day‘ a fun day filled with activities, pond dipping, walks, games, refreshments and more…

Experience a rare opportunity to hear the magical, ancient sound of the Santoor at Kala Sangam, June 16. Kala Sangam welcomes Ustad Kiranpal Singh, one of the leading masters of the Santoor in the UK and Europe, to Bradford for a rare performance.

Steam, diesel, big, small, old and new! It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 24 June – 1 July.

Our Hotpick! Bradford Dragon Boat Festival Adrenalin fuelled dragon boat racing on the river Aire, and land side attractions for the whole family to enjoy. 22-24 Roberts Park, Saltaire.

Shipley Street Arts Festival returns this summer (June 29 -July 1) at Shipley’s market square with a day of circus attractions.  A wide range of entertainment will additionally be on offer at the Rae Gala, held at Northcliffe Woods on July 1, including donkey rides, ferret racing, face painting, and the Bradford Model Engineering Society will be offering rides on the miniature railway.

Bradford Literature Festival celebrates the written and spoken word. This year’s festival takes place between 30 June  – 8 July. Hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. With over 500 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days.

If mods, rockers, Lambrettas and the Beatles evoke fond memories, then Haworth is the place to be 30 June – 1 July. Come along get dressed up and have a fun weekend at Haworth 1960s Weekend!

Bradford stands together to remember the courage and bravery of our armed forces at a special drumhead service, June 30 on Armed Forces Day.

Be inspired!