5 festivals in Huddersfield that you should visit

Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival

Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival - Credit: Archant

Huddersfield has an enviable programme of festivals that gives it a strong claim to hold the title of Yorkshire’s party capital

Huddersfield Literature Festival March The annual festival features poetry, storytelling, talks, workshops and events for all ages at venues around the town. 2016 is the tenth anniversary and celebration plans are already underway. www.litfest.org.uk


Grand Northern Ukulele Festival May Concerts, workshops and all manner of uke-related events taking place around the town, the Huddersfield festival is now one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. www.northernuke.com


Huddersfield Carnival July The celebration of African and Caribbean culture marked its 30th anniversary in 2014 and is always an extravagant celebration of music, dance, drama and some showstopping costumes. www.huddersfieldcarnival.co.uk


Huddersfield Food and Drink festival August Now running for over 15 years, the event attracts more than 100,000 people to the town – there are cookery demonstrations, tastings and scores of top quality regional producers and growers. www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk


Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival November The annual international festival showcases a wide range of new and experimental music in any genre you can think of and several you’ve probably never heard of. www.hcmf.co.uk



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