New Summer in The Outdoor City events coming to the city centre

New Summer in The Outdoor City events coming to the city centre

06 August 2021

Sheffield City Centre is set to come alive this summer with an exciting programme of events as part of the Summer in The Outdoor City campaign.

The vibrant new events added to the city’s summer event programme, are supported by the Council’s Economic Recovery Fund, a grant scheme to help high streets, businesses and hard-hit sectors bounce back from the challenges of the pandemic.

Summer in The Outdoor City is all about encouraging residents to rediscover their city and district centres, while also inviting visitors to consider Sheffield for a staycation getaway.

The campaign is showcasing all that Sheffield has to offer over coming weeks and months, from music festivals, art trails, and sporting events, to fantastic food and drink, from the city’s strong independent scene, plus the standard amazing outdoor adventures that are on the doorstep of our Outdoor City.

The line-up of newly announced events includes live music, makers markets, open air theatre performances and outdoor film screenings, plus much more- see the listing below.


Summer of live music in Leopold Square
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6-8 August to 10-12 September
Leopold Square are hosting amazing live music in the open air every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer! These weekends will feature some of the region's most talented musicians so expect to hear jazz, soul, funk, world music and more. More info. 

Leadmill in the Square
7 – 8 August
An amazing weekend of free, outdoor live music performances in Sheffield! The Leadmill, University of Sheffield and Yellow Bus Events have combined forces to present a whole mixture of live music taking place over the course of the weekend. More info. 

Sheffield Music Trails
7 / 21 / 28 August
A unique opportunity to catch some of the finest artists in the UK performing for free, at a fantastic selection of our city’s unbeatable independent venue spaces. The trails will run on three Saturdays across August, with each taking you on a walking tour of various areas in the city. More info. 

Festival on the Square
16 - 30 August
A brand-new two-week festival celebrating the cream of the crop of Sheffield’s creative arts scene will be held on Tudor Square; playing host to live art installations, blockbuster film screenings curated by Showroom Cinema, a series of shows curated by Sheffield Theatres, live entertainment and circus skills, and interactive workshops. More info.

Hedgerow Market
21 August, 18 September, 9 October & 6 November
A brand-new monthly market event for Sheffield City Centre, the Hedgerow Market is all about Sheffield independents – celebrating the businesses on Division Street and bringing new stalls with an abundance of fresh produce and handmade wares, artisan makers and live music. More info.

Creative Guild Makers Market
18 September & 9 October at Orchard Square
Scratch that indie buying itch and support some of Sheffield's talented crafters and makers at Sheffield Creative Guild's Makers' Markets. Running in September and October, these will take place outdoors in Orchard Square's courtyard. More info.

Sheffield Harvest Fayre
18 & 19 September in Sheffield City Centre
Taking place in the main harvest month of the year, Sheffield Harvest Fayre is a new market style event set to celebrate the city’s vibrant food scene. More info.


More information on these events and details on what’s happening across Sheffield this summer can be found on The Outdoor City website at