Join us for a sizzling summer of big events!

Summer 2022 is looking like a busy one for Sheffield, as the city gives a warm welcome to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 and sees the return of several major city festivals.

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Summer Market Events

Sheffield has vibrant market scene with events taking place all year round, but summer is a particularly great time to explore and enjoy them outdoors. See our listings for market events coming up.

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Outdoor Theatre Events

Our city isn't short of fantastic outdoor spaces that also double as a great setting for open air theatre. See all the listings for the alfresco theatre performances you can enjoy in Sheffield this summer. 

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Summer Events in Sheffield

Sheffield Food Festival

A celebration the city’s vibrant food and drink scene, with a host of great local produce and mouth-watering street food!

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

The world premiere of a brand new kick-asspirational pop musical bursts to life on stage as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their stories.

Eldon Street Party

Eldon Street Party is the True North's Brewery's celebration of 30 Years of Us

Steamers and Scallywags

Come along to the National Emergency Services Museum’s bonkers building and be transported into a magical world of imagination, invention and adventure.

Migration Matters Festival 2022

Arts bring Sheffield together in the vibrant Migration Matters Festival.

Rock / Paper / Scissors

Three theatres, three plays, ONE cast – all at the same time! In this theatrical first, the same cast will perform in the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio simultaneously. Individual and interwoven, you can enjoy one show or see all three. 

Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day

Join the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Sioned-Mair Richards, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities.

DocFest Opening Night: Moonage Daydream

Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream will open this year's Sheffield DocFest on 23 June 2022, as the film presents a genre-defying immersion into the art and sounds of David Bowie.


Widely recognised as one of the best documentary festivals in the world, DocFest has been held in Sheffield annually since 1994. The festival presents a vast programme of film screenings, exhibitions, industry events and more.

UEFA Women's EURO 2022

Sheffield will be front and centre of the biggest women’s European sporting event in history, after being hand-picked as one of nine host cities for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 this summer.

Together in the Square

Join Sheffield Theatres, supported by The University of Sheffield and Yellow Bus Events, as they return to Tudor Square with another outdoor weekend of free events.

Pop in the Gardens ft. ELO Experience

Come to Sheffield's Botanical Gardens and sit under a "Mr Blue Sky" while ELO Experience weave their "Strange Magic" over faithful renditions of Jeff Lynn's greatest hits.

Jazz in the Gardens ft. Kat Eaton

Join Music in the Gardens for a summer evening of smooth jazz and blues, as Kat Eaton plays in Sheffield's beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Classics in the Gardens ft. Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra headline Sunday's event bringing the very best of Classical music to the Botanical Gardens.


One of the UK’s longest running, city-based music festivals and a highlight in Sheffield’s music calendar, Tramlines takes place at Hillsborough Park, in July each year.

The Fringe at Tramlines

Each year, as Hillsborough Park gets ready to host the main Tramlines Festival, the rest of the city also gears up to stage a whole host of music events for all tastes. 

Bassfest Summer Festival 2022

Bassfest Summer Festival 2022 is coming, spread over 2 days, with their biggest lineup ever.

Makers' Market

Sheffield Creative Guild are hosting a Makers' Market with local makers and artists, plus free creative art activity for families in collaboration with Ignite Imaginations.


Sheffield’s inner-city festival celebrating outdoor adventure, with the BMC British Bouldering Championships at the heart on a custom built wall in a park in the city centre.

Art in the Gardens

Held in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens each September, Art in the Gardens is arguably the largest outdoor art market in the North of England, with artists, craft makers and visitors coming from across the UK.

Rockin The Bowl

Come along and help put open air rock and roll back into the Steel City. Without you… it’s just an empty field.

Popcorn! TV, Film & Comic Con Sheffield

Stars of TV and film visit the Popcorn Comic Con for a special one day event.

Pints of Sheffield Beer Festival

3 days, 9 venues and loads of local breweries showcasing their finest beers.