Local Events

Friday 26th May & Saturday 27th May

Wetherby Lions Beer Festival


Preparations are now well underway for this year’s event.  Held in St James Church Rooms and field within the heart of Wetherby, it is the perfect location to welcome families, ‘Real Ale’ enthusiasts, social and non-drinkers alike.

We are very excited to announce that, for the first time, we will be serving from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Friday 26th and from 12.00 Noon to 8.00 pm on Saturday 27th May.    On Friday between 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm we are offering a special ‘VIP’ event to our supporters.  This includes meeting two of the ‘Master Brewers’ whose beer you will be sampling.

Please contact John on 07843384125 or Chris on 07764160231 if you would like to use the event as a corporate or hospitality opportunity.

We are only able to develop this event as a result of the generous support of the Wetherby community and other local Lions Clubs; we thank them all.

20 different drinks to choose from:
3 – Real Yorkshire Ales
9 – traditional ales including Collingham, Stoffolds, and more
3 – Isaac Poad brews from down the road
5 – highly acclaimed brand new beers from a special guest brewer in Leeds !
Cider Bar from local Yorkshire producers
Quality Wines / Prosecco

Our ever-popular BBQ with burgers and ‘special sausages’
Pie and peas or vegetarian option

12 Noon – Welcome by Lion President Martin Doxey
12.10 pm – Official opening by Town Major, Councillor Norma Harrington and Wetherby Townsperson of the Year, Dean Buckle
12.30 pm – Karuna Tribal Belly Dance Group
1.00 pm – Toriamclean singer/song writer
2.00 pm – Karuna Tribal Belly Dance Group
2.30 pm – Steph Baker Solo Singer
3.00 pm – Toriamclean
3.30 pm – Steph Baker
4.00 pm – Karuna Tribal Belly Dance Group
5.00 pm – Steph Baker


Saturday 27th May

A charity event is being held at the Fenton Flyer pub in Church Fenton in aid of the Children’s Transplant Team in Leeds.   Further information from Ashleigh by email: daltrydaltry@yahoo.co.uk   or phone: 01977 279250.

We are still looking for stall holders, kids entertainers and face painter and also looking for businesses to get behind us and help with raffle/ tombola prizes.

Sunday 28th May

A Charity Car Show is being held by Harrogate Car Enthusiasts for all car lovers.  It will be held at Harrogate railway football ground from 11am until 3pm in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  Donations would be most welcome.

If anyone has any vehicle of interest they would like to show then please call 07785 355 307 or like their page Harrogate Car Enthusiasts on Facebook.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Friday 2nd June

An ABBA Sensation Tribute Show will be held at the Boston Spa Village Hall on Friday 2nd June performing their sensational hits.  There will also be a licensed bar and snacks available. Doors open 7:00pm until Midnight.

Tickets are £12.50 and available from Douglas Yeadon hardware, High St. Boston Spa or buy online at www.tributetickets.co.uk

Saturday 3rd June

The 7th Collingham Real Ale Festival takes place on the 3rd June 2017 between Midday and 11pm at the Collingham Memorial Hall, Main Street in Collingham.  The festival is raising awareness and funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.  So far the six previous events have raised over £30,000 for the charity and other local good causes.

This year’s beer festival showcases at least 30 cask ales and keg beers mainly from Yorkshire, real cider, wine, Pimms and Prosecco.   Street food stalls from Jamaican Street Food and Sir Dukes.   Quality live music from Chelsea, Steph Baker, Tandem, Matt Gouland and Reggie & the Screamers.   £5 entry tickets including festival glass, program and tasting notes.   £10 drinks tokens.   Tickets at the door or on-line

Sunday 4th June


The Annual Wetherby Cycle Ride – Don’t miss this year’s now famous cycle ride as a fun family day out and raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK.

Choice of easy relatively flat 20 or 30 mile routes down quite roads or off-road tracks.

Apply online at wetherbycycleride.eventbrite.co.uk or just pay on the day.






Friday 9th June

The next Lunchtime Concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church  will be on Friday, June 9th at 1pm

Light lunches will be served from noon . Concert admission is £5

James Gaughan , baritone , will sing accompanied on the piano by Koki Imada. These young men work  at York University.

Saturday 10th June

A fundraising event in support of Cancer Research will be held at Maustin Park in Kearby with Netherby, near Wetherby in their stables bar and restaurant on Saturday 10th June.

There will be an evening of Magic, Live singing, raffles and much more.

For more information and to make a donation of cash or prizes please contact Laura on 07764 510354 or email laurahartley74@gmail.com

Saturday 10th June

Boston Spa Gala – The annual gala for Boston Spa is to take place on Stables Lane from 1:00pm on Saturday 10th June promising yet another exciting family day out. Entry is £2 for adults and under 16’s allow in for free.

Saturday 17th June

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride – Come and join us this year for the 34th annual event.   The GYBR is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey.  The ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.  Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event.

On the ride you will be supported by extensive, professional  back up and medical support plus we have 4 refreshment stops and lunch provided and a tea tent at the finish.

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities every year. Some are permanent recipients and some are ‘rotating guests’ that we support for a year or two.  We also make smaller donations to some local sports clubs, youth groups & charity groups for their help with the ride on the day.  Most of our recipient charities are Yorkshire based.

Main Charities for 2017:

Yorkshire Cancer Research – www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk
Ryedale & District MENCAP  –  www.mencap.org.uk
Heart Research UK  –  www.heartresearch.org.uk
The Candlelighters Trust  –  www.candlelighters.org.uk
Hollybank Trust – www.hollybanktrust.com
Wetherby Lions  –  www.wetherbylions.org
Phys Cap – www.physcap.org
Epilepsy Research UK – www.eruk.org.uk

Associate Charities for 2017:

Jennyruth Workshops  –   www.jennyruth.co.uk
St John Ambulance  –  www.sja.org.uk

Enter at:   www.gybr.co.uk

Sunday 18th June

The 6th Big Lunch Event is being held by the Friends of Sandringham Park on Sunday the 18th of June, from 12:00 till 3pm.
An annual get together of the community, bring a picnic or bring and share food from the community table.
With birds of prey, a ride on miniature train, Face-painter, bouncy castle, Tombola and raffle, tea/coffee and cakes and a nature quiz by the Royal Horticultural society for the children.

Sunday 18th June

dansing for Shine at Harrogate Theatre. BBC “Let It Shine” finalist, Bradley Johnson will be performing at this year’s dansing for shine alongside Cannon and Ball in support of Shine Charity UK! – tickets on sale online or at the Harrogate Theatre box office 01423 502116

Friday 23rd June

Boston Spa Methodist Church concert.  There will be a very special concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church on Friday, June 23rd at 7.30pm. Admission is £10 to include light refreshments at the interval.

We are to have a Showtunes Singalong hosted by Tim and Barbara from Sing Yourself Happy (otherwise known as 2 Shades of Grey)

We shall sing together some of the most popular songs from famous musicals all with lyrics on the Big Screen.

Audience participation is what it is all about.  Tim and Barbara, in full evening dress, will lead/support the singing but it is down to the audience to sing lustily. So come on all you Methodists and friends. Let’s raise the roof with our singing and raise much-needed money for our Church Funds. Please practise singing Jerusalem with gusto !

This will be wonderful evening with song and laughter. Come in Evening Dress, a costume from a musical or your every day wear- but COME !!!

Tickets are available from Judith England Wetherby 844376

For up to date events at St Mary’s Church Boston Spa please click on the following link

Saturday 24th June

Clifford Champion Beer Festival in Clifford Village Hall from 12 midday until 11pm.  Over 30 Beers including Champion and Festival Ales.  Live music throughout the day and into the evening.  Plus food, cider, wine and soft drinks.  Entrance fee £5 includes Programme, glass and free half pint.  For more information go to www.cliffordbeerfestival.co.uk




Sunday 25th June

Boston Spa Circus at the Playing Fields, St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Westwood Way, Boston Spa, 12.00 to 16.30