Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend- 10 things to do

Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend- 10 things to do

27 April 2017

Hooray! It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend, which means one less day at work and one more day of fun. It’s just as well, because Sheffield is set for a super busy weekend with a whole heap of events to cram in, including two international sporting events. Here’s our run down of the Top 10…
 

  1. Tour de Yorkshire  Sunday 30 April
    Set to recreate some of the magic Tour de France brought to Sheffield back in 2014, Tour de Yorkshire is set to sweep into Sheffield, as Stage 3 of the prestigious cycling event will see the dramatic finale to the race weekend take place at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge. Sheffield’s gruelling hills will once again take centre stage, as 22km of the finishing circuit will include four categorised climbs at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height  and Midhopestones. Fox Valley are putting on a host of activity to celebrate, sure to guarantee a great atmosphere and a great day out. More info...

  2. World Snooker Championship Final 
    Seventeen days of competitive playing reaches its climax, as the World Snooker Championship Final takes place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Who will be crowned King of the Crucible in the tournament's landmark 40th year in Sheffield? If you’re not lucky enough to have a ticket, why not soak up some of the atmosphere and watch the action live on the big screen in Tudor Square, along with street food stalls and live street entertainment from Granny Turismo. More info...

  3. Open Up Sheffield  Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May
    Over 80 artists are set to open their work spaces to the creatively curious this weekend, for the 2017 edition of Open Up Sheffield. Having run for nearly 20 years, the open studios weekends have become a staple in Sheffield’s culture calendar and are a fantastic showcase for the city region’s independent artists and craftspeople. Studios opening up are scattered across the city- see the map on the Open Up Sheffield website for more info, but if you only visit one place there's lots happening at Exchange Place Studios. The event is free and open to all. More info...

  4. Global Village Market  Thursday 27 April -  Monday 1 May
    Fantastic traders from around the globe will be setting up stall over the Bank Holiday weekend to offer a vast array of international cuisines, crafts and gifts and as the market is a big hit with many of the snooker players who knows who you may be rubbing shoulders with. From tapas to gyros, French crepes to German bratwurst,  Thai noodles and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers, there’s a whole world of flavours on offer. More info...

  5. Live Late  Friday 28 April
    Museums Sheffield will once again be opening up the Millennium Gallery for another of their after-hours Live Late socials. Taking inspiration from current exhibition What Can Be Seen, visitors will be encouraged to explore and interact with collections via a series of fun and creative hands-on activities, all against a back drop of live music and beer.
    More info...

  6. Highland Fling  Monday 1 May
    The free family-friendly festival returns to Graves Park for a day (10.30am-5.30pm) chocker-full of attractions including a dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ever-popular Highland Cattle Show. There’ll also be a farmer’s market, with stalls selling a range of food, drinks, crafts and much more. Graves Park animal farm will also be open as normal. More info...

  7. Salsa in Leopold Square  Sunday 30 April
    The region’s largest outdoor salsa extravaganza  returns to Leopold Square this Sunday for a nine hour dance spectacular kicking off at 5pm. Six-piece band Cuba Vida will be bringing the salsa spirit, playing live in the square and there will  demos from professionals as well as lessons for those that want to get involved. The party will then move inside to Cubana for a Bank Holiday Fiesta with live DJs. More info...

  8. Beer Festivals
    Not one, but two beer festivals are taking place in the city this weekend.  From Thursday right through to Sunday (27 -30 April), the first Abbeydale Picture House Beer Festival will be offering films, talks, stalls and live music – and, of course, plenty of beer. The Sheffield Antiques Quarter vintage market will also be running alongside this on the Sunday. Meanwhile, the University of Sheffield’s Student’s Union are hosting their own Beer and Cider Festival this weekend complete with BBQ, hog roast, pies and live music.

  9. Spring in the Woods Sunday 30 April
    If you go down to Ecclesall Woods on Sunday, you’ll find lots of activity going on from 10.30am-2.30pm with food stalls, woodlands crafts, cooking on fire, children’s activities, woodland trails and more. Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust Nature will also be leading a series of Bluebell ID Walks every half hour. Meanwhile the Wildlife Trust will also be running a Family Fun Day of bluebell themed activity up at Norfolk Heritage Park on Sunday also, 12pm-4pm. More info... 
     
  10. Street Food
    Street Food Night Festival- Street City returns this weekend to host a mexican themed edition this Staurday and Sunday(29 & 30 April). Free to enter, expect live bands, DJ's, mouthwatering street food with great cask ales and cocktails aplenty too. More info...
    Meanwhile Trafalgar Warehouse host another of their pop-up street food dining events on Bnak Holiday Monday (1 May)e. Up to eight street food traders will be offering gourmet food from all corners of the globe to feast your senses, all cooked fresh and served hot. There’s also a bar and music too, free entry 5pm - 9pm. More info...


If that's not enough The British Para-Swimming International Meet is underway at Ponds Forge (27-30 April), while various music events are also happening, from Los Compesinos and Stormzy at Sheffield's O2 Academy, Skinny Lister at the Leadmill and Richard Hawley playing the Devils Arse, to techno orientated Dimensions Festival at The Night Kitchen.
See full event listings over on our events page