Unmissable June Events | 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.

A show-stopping spectacular gala weekend of music and entertainment is being staged in June to celebrate the re-opening of St George’s Hall in Bradford after a major refurbishment.  The extravaganza opens on Saturday 1 June with A Night of Variety starring one of Britain’s greatest-ever soul singers Beverley Knight. Also on stage will be top comedian Sarah Millican, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, and Escala the ground-breaking electric string quartet.

The ever fascinating Undercliffe Cemetery hosts a tour based on the writings of William Cudworth (Saturday 1 June) contemporary expert on Victorian Bradford. The  tour will highlight some of the fascinating people who made Bradford such a powerhouse in the Industrial Revolution.

Bingley Market is back! on Saturday 1 June (9am – 1pm)  The open-air market celebrates the rich variety of locally produced food and drink. 

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be  (3-8 June) at the Alhambra theatre, a spectacular new concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

Raise your glass to the Five Rise Beer Fest (7-8 June) at Bingley Arts Centre.  The beer festival will offer around 70 different real ales, ciders and perries from all over the UK.  Enjoy live music, and most importantly the beer!

Join the Steam & Spice (8 June) special train on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to enjoy a superb curry from one of Keighley’s leading Indian restaurants and have a drink in the Award winning real ale buffet car.  Then dance the evening away to live entertainment on Keighley station.

Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, classic cars, or if you just want to dress up for a day, enjoy The ‘Jumping in the Aire’ (7-9 June) Vintage Festival at Bradford & Bingley Sports Club.

Celebrate 100 years of Bradford Cathedral (15 June) get in the 1919 mood by getting your photo taken by the vintage photographer.  Explore the Cathedral and discover exciting facts about the 100 years.

The Ilkley Trophy tennis tournament is set to be a big hit, welcoming a host of international tennis players, who will stake their claim on the pristine grass courts of the Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.  17-23 June, don’t miss your chance to be front row at this exciting tournament.

The road to happiness is a bumpy ride! Little Miss Sunshine, a touching and hilarious musical comedy comes to Bradford. This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.  Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine.

Our Hotpick! Bradford Dragon Boat Festival Adrenalin fuelled dragon boat racing on the river Aire, and landside attractions for the whole family to enjoy. 21-23 June at Roberts Park, Saltaire.

If mods, rockers, Lambrettas, and the Beatles evoke fond memories, then Haworth 1960s weekend is the place to be 22 & 23 June.  Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s. Visitors are encouraged to dress up!

Hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. Bradford Literature Festival returns with over 300 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days.  World-renowned authors, poets, musicians, and artists share their expertise and passions with you, the audience.  Bradford really is the place to be from 28 June – July.

Applause Theatre School presents a musical adaptation of the classic story, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at Kala Sangam (27 – 29 June.) When Lucy stumbles across the gateway to a magical land adventure begins. Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch and Lucy and her siblings Susan, Peter, and Edmund, find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.  Adapted from C.S Lewis’ much-loved tale by Adrian Mitchell, for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Ilkley’s Art Trail runs from 28 – 30 June and will showcase the work of over 50 contemporary artists exhibiting in their own homes as well as more unusual venues across the town. The Trail features work by some of the best Yorkshire and northern-based painters, print-makers, sculptors, textile and glass-makers, jewellers, ceramicists, and photographers.

On Saturday 29 June, Bingley Bantams will be hosting their second Beer & Gin Bash at Valley Parade, the home of Bradford City, from 1pm until midnight.  There will be plenty of choice of craft and keg beers from local brewers Saltaire Brewery alongside a range of different gins.

Ilkley Food & Drink Festival is arriving in East Holmes Field, Ilkey on 29 – 30 June.  Set in the stunning location in the middle of the Wharfe Valley, East Holmes Field will be transformed into a Foodie Paradise.  Expect mouth-watering Street Food, fine Artisan Produce, superb Live Music & Live Entertainment. 

Check out what’s on in Bradford & district this June with our low-down on the best events, exhibitions, taking place in June 2019.