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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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Crafty Vintage
Skipton Town Hall Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May 2016 10.00am to 5.00pm Entry: £1.00, under 16 years free Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like minded folk can meet,…

Skipton Waterways Festival
Skipton Canal Basin and around Skipton 30th April to 2nd May 2016 The first event of the 2016 season will be held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, when Skipton's annual Waterway Festival takes…

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park May Fun-day
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Sunday 1st May 2016 Open from 10am. May Fun-day Join us at the farm for comedy, clown skills & a barn full of Family Fun. Not forgetting pony rides too! Normal…

Skipton and the Leeds Liverpool Canal
Skipton Library Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 2.00pm Tickets: £3.00 A talk by Mike Clarke, Leeds Liverpool Canal historian. Part of Local and Community History Month - May 2016 photo shows New Bridge…

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…

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. …

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…

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 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…

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…

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 …

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 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.…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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