7 events worth travelling for in Leeds this summer

Friday 07th June 2024

Leeds is a city that loves to entertain. With a jam-packed programme of events and entertainment every night of the week. We’ve rounded up 7 unmissable events happening in Leeds this summer.

Millennium Square Summer Series

Millennium Square, 3 July –4 August
You can’t beat Millennium Square Summer Series; live music, good times and happy crowds of revellers. Bringing big names like Anne-Marie and Paloma Faith, plus the return of unmissable favourites: The Magic of Motown, 80s Classical and Brutus Gold’s Love Train – Summer Disco.

Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival

Kirkstall Abbey, 28 July
The historic setting of Kirkstall Abbey welcomes a brand new outdoor, comedy experience – Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival. Expect side-splitting laughs and famous faces including Katherine Ryan, Ross Noble, Reginald D Hunter and more.

Leeds Pride

Leeds City Centre, 21 July
Leeds Pride is the UK’s friendliest and biggest free pride! 2024 is going to bigger and bolder than ever, and promises to be the city’s best pride celebration to date.

VW Festival

Harewood House, 9 – 11 August
VW Festival is the UK's largest, family-friendly VW show. Enjoy a full weekend of live entertainment, live music, VW’s galore and amazing family fun all in the gorgeous grounds of Harewood House.

Magic Weekend

Elland Road, 17 & 18 August
At Magic Weekend, Twelve teams play across two days and visitors get to experience a full round of Betfred Super League fixtures, in-bowl games and competitions.

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Potternewton Park, 26 August
Europe’s Oldest Authentic Caribbean Carnival, Leeds West Indian Carnival, is a true celebration of Caribbean culture. With colourful costumes, tropical music, and mouth-watering food, it’s a spectacle that sees people travelling from all over the city and beyond to enjoy.

Leeds International Beer Festival

Kirkstall Abbey, 5 – 8 September
Leeds International Beer Festival is an annual 4-day festival, celebrating craft beer brewed in the UK and overseas. There’s also a street food market, live music and all sorts of lovely beer related things.


Leeds is the perfect city break destination. Extend your visit to Leeds with a stay in one of the stylish hotels? For more ideas and inspiration, have a look at the Visit Leeds website.

Ready to book your train ticket to Leeds? You can book train tickets for the whole family in advance, either here on our website or the TPExpress app.

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