A large crowd of people looking round an outdoor market on Sharrow Vale Road in Sheffield. A large crowd of people looking round an outdoor market on Sharrow Vale Road in Sheffield.

'Steel City' to Real City

In the 1900s Sheffield was famed for its industry, and it remains a city of innovation to this day. However, the smoking chimney stacks are no more - instead you'll find a green, modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park.

With an amazing array of independent eateries and microbreweries, renowned live music, great outdoors, award-winning theatre, colourful street art, fascinating exhibitions and vibrant festivals throughout the year, there’s always something to keep you entertained.

So it's certainly not grim up north and you won't find a dull moment in Sheffield!

A view of the outside of the Sheffield Winter Garden seen from Millennium Square.
A group of four people, sat in Meersbrook Park, enjoying a sunny day. One is sat in a folding chair and the other three are sat on the grass.

Sheffield's Big Events and Festivals 2024

2024 promises another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield.

From large music festivals and international sporting events to food and drink celebrations, outdoor markets and lots of family fun, see what's happening throughout the year. 

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The Crucible and Lyceum Theatres, in Tudor Square in Sheffield, at dusk. Both buildings are well lit and look cheerful and inviting.

What takes your fancy?

We might be England's 4th largest, but Sheffield is a compact city- so it's easy to get around and gives you more time to see/do more.

Game on with Sheffield's activity bars

If you're looking for a fun night out with friends, Sheffield has a great variety of activity bars to keep you thoroughly entertained. 

From seriously crazy indoor golf, to shuffle board, bowling and board games- you will definitely not be bored! 

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Look Up!

Just launched in February 2023, you could be one of the lucky ones to see this world-first experience that is turning rooftops of city centre buildings into a free, augmented reality art gallery.

A pretty unique and memorable way of sharing where you've been with friends and family on social media...

I want to Look Up!
Hand with mobile phone held up in front of The Diamond Building, Sheffield, showing  Look Up AR art

Who are you visiting with?

There really is something for everyone - so whether you're with friends, family or loved ones, Sheffield has you covered.

The exterior of the Kelham Island Tavern public house in Sheffield, painted in white green and gold.

Check out one of Time Out's coolest neighbourhoods in the world!

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