Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2023

Want big events? We've got them, as there's another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield in 2023.

From food festivals, outdoor markets and family fun to Coronation celebrations, music festivals and some rather large homecoming shows from Sheffield legends- there's something for everyone!

See what's coming up over the next few months and get planning your weekend adventures in The Outdoor City.

Events coming up...

Miss Saigon

Sheffield Theatres present a new production by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, marking the first regional non-replica production of Boublil and Schönberg’s hit musical retelling of Madame Butterfly.

Sheffield by the Seaside

Grab your buckets and spades as the seaside returns to Sheffield's Peace Gardens this summer, with a whole host of FREE family fun throughout August.

The Ibiza Orchestra Experience Sheffield

The Ibiza Orchestra Experience will be arriving in Sheffield for the very first time on Friday 28 July.

Sheffield Sausage and Cider Festival

The incredible Sausage and Cider Festival returns to Sheffield on Saturday 29 July with a huge outdoor extravaganza at Norfolk Heritage Park.

4 Nations Para Badminton International

Watch the world's best players compete for Paralympic qualifying points at the EIS, Sheffield this summer!

Sheffield Fayre 2023

Celebrating its 20th year! A FREE fantastic day out for all of the family in one of Sheffield’s most wonderful parks, Sheffield Fayre returns on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023.

Rock N Roll Circus (Friday)

Taking place at Sheffield's Don Valley Bowl, Rock N Roll Circus Friday (1 September) will see Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in the headline spot, along with special guests Happy Mondays, The Cribs, The Joy Formidable and Somebody's Child.

Rock N Roll Circus (Saturday)

A music festival blended with meets the weird and wonderful world of the circus! The Saturday (2 September) line-up of Rock N Roll Circus will see Self Esteem in the headline spot, along with a host of special guests in support including Confidence Man, Bimini and Arctic Numpties.

Rock N Roll Circus (Sunday)

Rock N Roll Circus present Sheffield’s iconic Gatecrasher for a classic all-dayer and completing a three-day music celebration at Don Valley Bowl this September. 

Float Along Festival 2023

Back for their second year, Float Along festival makes a welcome return to Sheffield on Saturday 23 September, with an encompassing mix of post-punk and psychedelic rock, as well as the best in indie and alternative music.

No Bounds Big Weekend 2023

Taking place 14 & 15 October, The Big Weekend will comprise of two massive No Bounds parties, held over multiple rooms at the festival's spiritual home, Hope Works.

Off the Shelf

Taking place each October, Off the Shelf presents a varied festival programme, with hundreds of events covering the whole literary spectrum across fiction and nonfiction, poetry, politics, journalism, music, history and science.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival 2023

The annual beer & cider festival hosted by the Campaign for Real Ale in Sheffield, offers a massive selection of the best beer, cider and perry, plus live music and street food. They'll be back at Kelham Island Museum again 18 - 21 October.

Celluloid Screams 2023

Sheffield's annual Horror Film Festival, celebrating the best in classic and contemporary horror cinema! Celluloid Screams will host another weekend of big screen scares at the Showroom Cinema 19 - 22 October.

Out of this World 2023

Taking place across numerous outdoor locations in Sheffield City Centre on Sunday 22 October, this FREE to attend event is for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, comic books, gaming, magic, illusion, Halloween and all things spooky.

Illuminate The Gardens 2023

Illuminate the Gardens is a fireworks and lighting extravaganza that takes place over several nights at Sheffield's stunning Botanical Gardens, around the weekend of Bonfire Night. This years event will be 3 - 5 November.

Sheffield Christmas Market 2023

Back for another year to help get you into the festive spirit with over 50 log cabins offering seasonal food & drink and unique gift ideas, all set against the twinkly lights of Sheffield City Centre.