Celebrate one year since The Piece Hall reopened this Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, 12:00pm-6:00pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations.
There will be bunting and long communal tables with a selection of party pop up food and drink traders offering tea, cakes, toasties and bubbles.
Live music from the world-famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band and the vintage swing band Jump Jive and Wail.
10:30am–3:00pm, £3 (drop-in)
Join fun family activities in the courtyard including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.
The Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.
At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day of trading at The Piece Hall on 1 January 1779… read more…
Independent businesses from the food and drink, retail and leisure sectors, keen to be part of the Grade I listed building’s renaissance are now being encouraged to step forward – a final call to join an exciting list of tenants already signed up for the start of this exciting new chapter.
Halifax is set to roll out the red carpet on Monday 1 August as the chosen host of the 2016 Yorkshire Day Celebration so be sure to get involved and celebrate all that’s great about the UK’s biggest county with events, activities and fun for all the family.
A parade of 200 civic dignitaries made up of Lord Mayors, Mayors and other Civic Heads from across Yorkshire will be led by a traditional brass band as they parade through the streets of the Town Centre to visit Halifax Minster for a special themed public service before enjoying a Yorkshire Day lunch at The Shay.
Events will kick off at 10am outside Halifax Town Hall which will be flying the Yorkshire flag from dawn to dusk and between 10.30 and 11.30am the Siddal WI is holding a Yorkshire Tea Party at Halifax Central Library with cakes and bakes for sale to raise money for charity.
Local libraries are getting involved with the celebrations by hosting events such as:
- Face painting for children at the Central Library – 1pm to 3pm,
- Craft session at Brighouse Library – 2pm until 3pm
- An afternoon of Yorkshire dialect at Elland Library – from 2pm
If you can’t wait until Monday then you may want to go along to Bankfield Museum on Saturday 30 July to hear a talk on The Costumes of Yorkshire, based on a book published in 1814 about the clothing of working people.
Elsewhere, Eureka continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire whilst Harveys of Halifax will run promotions on Yorkshire merchandise, offer a Yorkshire Menu in the restaurant and will have a Yorkshire Day window display.
There’s plenty more going on which can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com, so be sure to do Yorkshire and Halifax proud by getting out with all the family and celebrating all that’s great about the place we love to live!
Halifax Visitor Centre, Central Library, Halifax.
Yorkshire Day Raffle to win a Yorkshire Hamper and other great prizes. £1 a strip with all proceeds to the Mayors Charities. Tasting of Farrahs’s biscuits and fudge.
Kershaw Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Yorkshire Day Fayre 1st & 2nd August. Face Painting, Games, Stalls Competitions a great family event – Tel: 01484 713435
Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Elland
Yorkshire Day activities and the launch of the New Bar Grill 54 Bouncy Castle, Garden Games, leisure access – Tel: 01422 375431
Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, The Marina, Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire Day Wine tasting from Luddenden Valley Wines and Yorkshire parkin treats to try from Lottie Shaws – Tel: 01422 843831
Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Ogden, HX2 8YB
A Reet Yorkshire Weekend. Free Entry, Free Parking, £3 per activity or £25 for a day pass to all activities – 1st & 2nd August 10am to 5pm – Tel: 01422 240464
Lammas Day celebrations at Ogden Water Halifax 11am-4pm
Learn how to make a corn dolly and make some flatbread to cook over an open fire. £3.50 per person or £2.50 with passport to leisure – Book Now
Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
1st & 2nd August a Rally for vintage, veteran & classic vehicles. Family event
Yorkshire Day Themed Park Run at Shroggs Park, Halifax, HX3 5BX.
5k route, Free event just need to register and start running. Blue and White clothing the order of the day.
Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HJ
Opening of Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition 1st August and runs until 3rd October
Free Entry – Tel: 01422 352334
Celebrate Yorkshire Day with the cars of yesteryear when the Classic Car Rally rolls into town.
On Saturday 1 August 2015 – Elland Town Centre
Entry is FREE and there will be a bouncy castle for children as well as mini quad bikes, market stalls and of course a display of classic cars provided by Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Show.
Supported by Calderdale Council, Bellicatessen, Oliver’s and The Savile Arms and sponsored by Nissan of Halifax, it’s an event not to be missed.