Celebrating everything Yorkshire at Oakwell Hall

Oakwell hall

The picturesque setting of Oakwell Country Park will play host to a celebration of all things Yorkshire on Sunday 30 July 2023, from 11am until 4pm.

The free, family-friendly event will feature live musical performances, a Yorkshire Makers Market, entertainment and activities, and food and drink stalls.

The Kirklees Year of Music stage will showcase local bands and musicians throughout the day starting at 11am with Alexandra Carlos followed by Jimbo Lynch, Northern Epidemic, Jazz Pops and ending with a finale from popular local band Helter Skelter.

The Yorkshire Market will have over 50 stalls with locally produced goods, ranging from home-baked sweet treats and hand-crafted jewellery to pet treats and accessories, natural toiletries and more, showcasing the best of what our local makers have to offer.

Creative bakers are invited to enter a Cake Off competition with categories ‘Yorkshire Landmarks’ and ‘My Yorkshire’ as well as an under 16’s category for young budding bakers.

Family entertainment will include a mini farm, henna art, rodeo sheep and more, with food and refreshments available from Nomadic Pizza, BuzziBarista, Dinnewells gin and tonic, and A Taste of Italy Ice Cream.

Ey up its Yorkshire Day at Oakwell Hall

Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said: 

“Our Yorkshire Day event will celebrate the best of what Kirklees has to offer, at one of our most iconic greenspaces with local musicians, entertainers, and artisan producers making this a day to remember.

“I hope that people from across Kirklees and beyond will bring their picnic rugs, pitch up and enjoy the free day of Yorkshire fun and festivities.”

Free parking will be available on the day at Colliery Field accessible from Nutter Lane and encourage visitors to plan their journey ahead of the event.

More information can be found at www.creativekirklees.com and on the events tab on council’s Facebook page.