May 2022 events in Sheffield

As we start warming up for a very busy summer in Sheffield, May is also looking pretty jam-packed with a whole host of great events happening across the city.

Crowds of people sat listening to music from the bandstand at Weston Park May Fayre

The final of the World Snooker Championship, music festival Get Together and the return of Graves Park Country Show kick off the month on the May Bank Holiday weekend, but there's lots more on offer.

Several city festivals are contributing to the wide variety of events happening, with Sheffield Chamber Music Festival, Sheffield Digital Festival and the largest annual politics festival in the UK, Festival of Debate.

There's plenty of market events to choose from too, with Peddler, Pollen and Rex Market plus the new monthly Quayside Market at Victoria Quays, the Endless Love Makers Market at the Showroom Workstation and a new botanical themed event, Bloomin Marvellous in the Peace Gardens.

There's sporting events with the 10th Steel City Downhill race in Grenoside Woods and the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Roadshow plus musicals, film screenings, gigs, Open Studios and much more. Browse our top picks below...

Sheffield events in May

World Snooker Championship 2022

The World Snooker Championship returns to The Crucible in Sheffield for 2022.

Open Up Sheffield

Open Up Sheffield is one of the largest and most successful annual open studio events outside London.

Get Together 2022

Get Together returns to Sheffield for a huge Bank Holiday celebration of independent music, art, food, and drink.

Under The Bridge Stage at Get Together

Taking over the Concourse outside Sheffield University Students’ Union, Under The Bridge will run 12pm - 8pm with a FREE outdoor live music, art and street food.

Salsa in the Square

Sheffield's much-loved outdoor FREE Latin fiesta is finally back! Cubana, RCDance and Leopold Square proudly present the first Salsa in the Square of 2022 on Bank Holiday Sunday 1 May.

Graves Park Country Show

Graves Park Country Show is a FREE family event showcasing our wonderful Graves Park and the Animal Farm, with lots to see and do.

Festival of Debate 2022

The largest annual politics festival in the UK, taking place every spring across South Yorkshire.

Bat Out of Hell

Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell hits the highway and comes to Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre this May.

Peddler Market No. 60

Expect the best street food, craft drinks, music, art and more in Sheffield.

Bloomin Marvellous

A new interactive gardening, active outdoors and DIY showcase event set to take place in Sheffield's Peace Gardens.

Endless Love Creative - Spring Makers Market

Join Endless Love Creative for their Spring Makers Market as they showcase a curation of art, design and craft stalls, with 57 Makers from across the UK.

Otis Mensah & Friends

Sheffield’s very own Otis Mensah takes to the stage for an exclusive headline performance at Network.

Sheffield Digital Festival 2022

Sheffield Digital Festival is a week long celebration of all that is great about the digital and creative industries within our city and the surrounding region. 

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2022

Sheffield's annual, star-studded season of modern classical, chamber music performances- taking place at various venues across the city.

Don't Adjust Your Mindset

A new exhibition from one of Sheffield's best-loved artists, Pete Mckee, with paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations that explore modern British life.

Steel City Downhill 2022

“The biggest little race in the world” is back and ready to finally celebrate its 10th Birthday in style, as Peaty's Steel City Downhill returns to Greno Woods on Saturday 14 May. 

Quayside Market No. 2

A new monthly street food market at the heart of Sheffield's canal basin!

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival All-Dayer

Lose yourself in the magic of live-scored silent film with 4 events at Sheffield's' Yellow Arch Studios.

Pollen Market: May

Popping up on the third Sunday of every month, Pollen delivers an abundance of greenery, live music and art, local produce and more.

UEFA Women's EURO Roadshow: Sheffield

A national roadshow celebrating UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is set to kick off in Sheffield, as excitement builds ahead of the tournament in July.

Weston Park May Fayre

Prepare to be amazed and come along to Weston Park May Fayre on Sunday 22 May 2022 for a wonderful nostalgic day out with all the family!

Rex Market No.5

Showcasing the independents of Sheffield, Rex Market is based in the popular Kelham Island.