A month-long celebration of The Outdoor City

Every March, as Sheffield enjoys the days getting longer, drier, and warmer, we celebrate what it is to be The Outdoor City, by hosting the Festival of the Outdoors.

You'll find everything from large scale international sporting events to small community gatherings; from guided walks to some of the worlds hardest bouldering problems; from outdoor markets to film festivals.

Scroll down to see everything that's going on! And don't forget to follow us on @VisitSheffield and @TheOutdoorCity on socials, tagging #FestivaloftheOutdoors whenever you share.

The Headliners!

Here are a few of the feature events as part of the Festival, but if you want to see all of them for the whole month in date order, either keep scrolling or just click here.


16 - 17 March

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF)

Back for its 18th year, ShAFF returns to the atmospheric surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral for another weekend of the best new adventure, travel and extreme sports films from around the world.

Take your pick of adrenaline-fuelled and thought-provoking films and documentaries, and be part of talks and panel discussions with some of the leading figures in the industry.





All Festival of the Outdoors events for 2024 in date order...

Festival of the Outdoors - Events Listing

Browse all events as part of the Festival of the Outdoors, in chronological date order.

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Watch 2023 highlights

Get a glimpse of everything that happened in the Festival of the Outdoors last year, to whet your appetite for another month of adventure this year...

Hosting an outdoorsy event in Sheffield during March?

If yes, let us help promote what you're doing! Submit your event to be listed as part of Sheffield's Festival of the Outdoors and we'll get your event featured here on our festival page, in our event listings and on social. 


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