Local Events


Tuesday 26th June

Book stalls to raise money for Arthritis Research UK – Horsefair Centre, Wetherby 8:30am to 4:00pm

Donations of books always welcome on the day or collection can be arranged by ringing Sheila Clayton on Wetherby 842954 

Saturday 30th June

Bardsey Bowling Club annual Open Day with the theme “Wellbeing”

There will be lots of fun and games on the green for all the family with lots of prizes to be won – dare you take on the Target Mat Challenge? 

Table top sales, Pauline’s Preserves, a special Treasure Hunt with a prize for every child who enters and refreshments [bacon butties and home made cakes on the menu].

Our Raffle following the theme ‘wellbeing’ includes a  £70  Wetherby Gymophobics,  voucher,  £40 Reflexology3 sixty voucher and a free Cut and Finish with Sheenagh  at Elysium Hair Design. 

There will  be information about Bardsey’s  Fit n Fun group for people of all ages which meets every Wednesday evening to walk,  jog or run a 3k or 5k route  as well as our bowling club.

It is all about keeping fit at a leisurely pace at any age.

Please come and support us to help keep this local amenity alive and well!

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

There but not There:St Helen’s Church, Bilton-in-Ainsty with Bickerton 11am – 4pm.

An Art installation to commemorate the Centenary ending of WW1. 

Life-sized representations of soldier figures will be in church for this extended Armistice Period. Copies of artwork created by famous WW1 artists will also be on show; some of these paintings capture moments of despair whilst others display that ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ seen so often on the western and home fronts.

It is hoped the installation will provide a moving experience with the silhouettes representing someone’s, father, husband, son or brother making this act of remembrance a visual, poignant experience. 

Admission free with light refreshments available.

Saturday 30th June

Tockwith Festival – Tockwith Village Hall 1:00pm

Ticket prices £7.50 per adult, £2.50 for children aged 6 to 17 years and children under the age of 5 are free.

Includes a souvenir pint glass for adults to take home.

There will be a fabulous line-up of local entertainment –

Open Mic musicians from the local area, winners of the annual Chance to Shine talent competition plus some of the previous winners. 

Festival bands are Loki and The Raisers, and then keeping us on the dance-floor to the end of the night – Stockyard Crossing, Motor City Blues and Black Ice.

Fantastic selection of local beers to sample; a range of cider, wine, soft drinks and popular gin bar.

Includes a great range of children’s activities this year – the theme is ”Oh the Places You Will Go” by Dr Seuss.

Tickets available on the door or can be purchased in advance at website – www.tockwithfestivals.co.uk

Volunteers would be welcome to help on the day – possibly working behind the bar for a couple of hours or helping with the children’s entertainment. Please get in touch via our festival facebook page or the website.

Saturday 30th June

Clifford Beer Festival – 12:00 Noon to 11:00pm Clifford Village Hall

Entry £5 includes and programme and commemrative glass. Proceeds to Village Hall supporters and Clifford Football Club

Thirty craft or cask beers are pulled by beer engine to give you best possible beer with a good head featuring beers from Wetherby, Ellend, Roosters, Timothy Taylore, Tiny Rebel, Leeds, Hawkshead and many others. There will also be a selection of lagers, cider, prosecco and wine.

There will be a dedicated children’s marquee with all usual drinks and snacks plus a range of activities.

World Cup Football will be displayed on large screen and there will be musical entertainment from the Boston Spa Guitar Group, Ryan Smith, Ukelele Fusiliers, The Doctors and the 88’s with Rock, Pop, and Blues.

For more informatio visit http://www.cliffordbeerfestival.co.uk


Saturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July


A Flower Festival celebrating the life of Collingham at

Collingham Methodist Church, Harewood Road.

Saturday 30th June 10am-4pm. Sunday 1st July 12noon-4pm.

There is a special Festival Service on Sunday morning 1st July at 10am. Refreshments will be available.

The proceeds are in aid of the: 

“Raise the Roof Fund.”

Sunday 1st July

Marston Moor March: Starting 2.30pm outside the Boot and Shoe pub, Tockwith
Sir Thomas Glemham’s Regiment invite you to the annual Arthur Strike Marston Moor March.

The original battle of Marston Moor took place on the 2nd of July 1644 and this is an anniversary event to remember the fallen on both sides.

The Parade will begin from outside the Boot and Shoe in Tockwith at 2.30pm and march to the obelisk on the battlefield, where a short service will be held ending with a volley of musket and cannon fire. The march then continues on to Long Marston ending at the village hall.

Sunday 8th July

Wetherby Lions Duck Race – Details to follow

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July

Boston Spa Festival

Scarecrow trail – Theme Musical Legends

entry details below: 

The favourites are repeated which includes the Scarecrow Trail which has a musical theme, street music on both Saturday and Sunday with local restaurants providing street food.
Download your Scarecrow Entry form here Closing date 16th June!
Thanks to the Stew and Oyster Church Fields will again be the venue for the screening of the Wimbledon Men’s Final with refreshments and a bar available.
For our younger residents we have build and fly your own model glider on Church Fields and produce your own street art (shades of Banksy) in the grounds of St Mary’s.
We have more music events this year varying from the Elysian Singers to the Saltmarsh Duo to the local rock cover band- The 88s. Oh! And not forgetting a great line up at Jazz in the Spa and a well known Brass Band in the Millennium Gardens on the Sunday.
For the green fingered we have the experts from Radio York fronting Gardeners Question Time and for the petrol heads a gathering of splendid and much love Classic Cars.
We have art exhibitions at both Deepdale and The Village Hall and shows from the students of local theatre and music groups.
You also must not forget to go to the literary lunch at the Methodist Church when you will be enthralled by the Yorkshire Ladies who rowed the Atlantic; and there is much more.

Want to get involved in the Big Festival Weekend? Please contact Geoff Shaw: geoffatbostonspa1@virginmedia.com Tel 01937 842620

Saturday 14th July

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes 

Wetherby Town Hall 10:00am to 1:00pm

 Hot Bacon Sandwiches, Cakes and home baking, Tombla and table top sale, DVDs.

Free Entry

Sunday 15th July 



Free event including Greyhound and Dog Shows. Catering. Lots of vendors and children’s entertainers.

All proceeds will go towards kennelling, welfare and transport of our Greyhounds.

Contact: 07723 027995 or 07402 732306 http://www:greyhoundtrustwestyorkshire.org.uk

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 

Collingham Open Gardens – 12 noon until 4:00 pm

 With the better part of a dozen being planned to be open you can get your Tickets, priced at £4 per person, and maps on the day from the Collingham Memorial Hall.

Sorry but No dogs allowed in the gardens.  Your Saturday ticket will give you access on the Sunday as well

Money raised to be shared between St Gemma’s hospice in memory of Jackie Ward and a memorial bench in memory of Jane Corkhill

Sunday 5th August

Tockwith District Show

Special pre-show offer – purchase tickets before July 28 via the Tockwith Show website for £8 which is a saving of 20%. www.tockwithshow.org.uk. Schedules are now available for competitors and exhibitors and can be viewed by going to the website. Some of the classes can be entered on line.

Friday 14th September

Book stalls to raise money for Arthritis Research UK – Horsefair Centre, Wetherby 8:30am to 4:00pm

Donations of books always welcome on the day or collection can be arranged by ringing Sheila Clayton on Wetherby 842954

Sunday 30th 



Options of 5km or 10km run

Groups and individuals are being urged to put their best foot forward by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s annual UKA licensed Bramham Park Fun Run.

Entry £12 for adults, £8 for Under 16s and £25 for families (maximum 2 adults 2 children), group discounts are also available. England athletics club affiliated runners are entitled to a £2 discount and people can sign up online or enter on the day for an additional fee.

Every hour, more than three people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire & the Humber* and that’s why Cancer Research UK’s Leeds Fundraising Action Team who organise the event are calling on individuals and teams of families, friends or colleagues in Yorkshire to fight back against this devastating disease by entering the  fun run. 

This year’s event aims to be bigger and better than ever with lots of activities for participants, their family and friends to enjoy such as face painting, bouncy castle, a choice of refreshments and other family activities.

For more information and for entry forms visit www.bramhamparkfunrun.org.uk or contact the organisers onleedsactioncruk@gmail.com

Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November

Dick Whittington – The Panto –  Tockwith Village Hall

More details to follow.

Saturday 3rd November

1918 themed Collingham Real Ale Festival – 12:00 – 11:00 pm Collingham Village Hall

to commemorate 100 years on from end of WW1 as part of the Collingham & Linton Remembers project.

All beers will be in wooden casks.

Festival is being themed as in 1918 so dig out your period clothes.