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Summer 2017

Monday 08 May 2017

What not to miss in Sheffield this summer

Summer is finally in sight and if you're sticking around in Sheffield, there's loads going on in Sheffield to keep you entertained. Check out some of our favourite events happening across the city.


Sheffield Food Festival, 27–29 May
This is a must for all you food lovers! Sample the mouth-watering wares of street food vendors and artisan food stalls, try out local ales at the beer festival tent and watch demonstrations by some of the city’s culinary experts.


Leadmill Comedy Festival, 5–11 June
Catch a number of comedy legends right here in Sheffield for as little as £5 as Edinburgh Fringe fast approaches, including Mark Watson, Sara Pascoe, Russell Kane, and many more.

BBC Music Day, 9 June
Uniting communities across generations, BBC Music Day returns for the third year with a diverse and exciting line-up of live music events across the city.

Sheffield Doc/Fest, 9–14 June
If documentaries are your thing, don’t miss this world-leading festival. Enjoy a programme of the very best international films, feel inspired at one of the many talks by industry leaders and browse round the free Alternate Realities exhibitions.

Sheffield Institute of Arts Degree Show, 10–23 June
Join art lovers from across the region who come to see the amazing work produced by our student artists, makers, designers, photographers and filmmakers. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit the institute’s home in the former Head Post Office at one of the biggest student exhibitions in the north.

Migration Matters Festival, 20–24 June
Join the people of Sheffield for this five day theatre and arts festival takes place during refugee week, celebrating diversity and recognising the positive impact migration has on the city.


Sheffield Pinknic, 15 July
Held in the heart of the city, Pinknik is the largest city centry LGBT+ event held each year in the Peace Gardens. Don't miss a day of entertainment, music, food stalls and activities for all.

Tramlines, 21–23 July
Tramlines is back for another year of cracking live acts and unforgettable parties. Sheffield’s huge inner-city music festival returns in style with headline acts including The Libertines, Metronomy, All Saints, Cate Le Bon, Primal Scream and Toots & The Maytals. Do not miss it!

Pride Sheffield, 29 July
This hugely popular, celebratory event brings together the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary community and their friends, families and allies. This vibrant festival is free to attend and open to everyone.


Special Olympics, 7-12 August
The country's largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities takes place across Sheffield, with a number of Hallam students volunteering across the six days.

Film and Comic Con, 12–13 August
Meet your heroes at Sheffield Arena with cosplay, retro gaming, live art, hundreds of stalls, merchandise and more. There'll also be a few photo ops and autograph sessions too! Check out the website to see who's attending this year.

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