What's On in Sheffield

Sheffield has a fantastic programme of vibrant events and festivals all year round, from international sporting fixtures and summer music festivals to world-renowned theatre and exhibitions.

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Rows of deckchairs in front of a screen, surrounded by trees, part of a screening at the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.
The iconic giant puppet Little Amal in Tudor Square in Sheffield. Little Amal was made to illustrate the story of young refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, emphasising the hardships that many refugees experience in reaching safety.

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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Upcoming city festivals for spring and early summer...

Festival of Debate 2024

The largest annual non-partisan politics festival in the UK! Expect another challenging and diverse programme of events, featuring an array of well-known keynote speakers, when Festival of Debate returns 16 April — 25 May.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Music in the Round and Ensemble 360 host an annual Festival each May in the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse and other venues around the city to present informal and inventive performances of classical and modern classical music.

Get Together 2024

Now into its fourth year, Get Together has earnt a reputation as one of the best festivals for original and independent music, art, food and drink. For 2024, the festival returns to Kelham Island for another massive music takeover on Saturday 18 May.

Sheffield Food Festival 2024

One of the city's largest free to attend events for all the family, the festival is a bustling exhibition of Sheffield’s flourishing food & drink scene, with 90% of the traders taking part, based locally. This year's food festival takes place 25 - 27 May.

Crossed Wires: The Podcast Festival

Set to be podcasting's biggest party! This brand new festival will host the most exciting podcasting talent in Sheffield for three days, 31 May - 2 June, with a lineup of blockbuster lives shows, never-seen-before performances and special guests.

Sheffield DocFest 2024

Following a successful 30th edition of the festival in 2023, Sheffield Docfest returns Wednesday 12 June - Monday 17 June 2024.

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See selected highlights of just some of the many markets taking place in Sheffield.

All events

There is a huge range and variety of events going on all over Sheffield. Browse through everything we have listed.

Family events

Fun events for all the family to enjoy.


From intimate pub gigs to arena crowds and outdoor festivals, there's lots of live music to be enjoyed in Sheffield, across all genres. 


It's far from grim up North. Have a look through some of the comedy events coming up in Sheffield and see if anything tickles your fancy.


Classical, opera, jazz - there's always something going on… Check out our list of upcoming concerts across the city.

Major events

Find out about all the biggest events going on in Sheffield.

Outdoor events

Seeing as Sheffield is The Outdoor City, there's always plenty going on in the great outdoors.

Sports events

It's not just football going in Sheffield (though we've got plenty of that). There's also ice hockey, rugby, mountain biking, roller derby - you name it, we've probably got it.


Sheffield boasts the largest theatre complex outside of London - plus there's a wealth of smaller local theatres and a thriving independent scene. There just isn't enough time to see it all.

Look Up!

Look Up is turning the rooftops of some of Sheffield's most iconic buildings into a FREE, augmented reality art gallery.

Fans of Pokemon Go will love this! Simply download the app (available for IOS and Android) and head out to one of four locations in the city centre where you'll find a Look Up portal, Scan the QR code and then wait for the magic to happen.

What will you see? We don't want to ruin the surprise... 


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