With further restrictions easing later this month, it’s time to get your friends together and plan some live events this summer!

Here we have put together a round-up of 5 cool events taking place in Leeds that we think you will love…


Comedy in the Park

31st July 2021

Temple Newsam, Leeds

Nothing beats a good laugh at a live comedy gig. It’s something that we’ve certainly missed during the lockdown months. But great news, you can top up your stand-up fix at Leeds’ Comedy in the Park event this July.

Expect to see some of the biggest names in UK comedy including John Bishop, Katherine Ryan, Rob Beckett, Judi Love, Paul Chowdhury and Al Murray. All in an open-air stage arena with plenty of bars and street-food vendors too.

View more info about Comedy in the Park 


The Luna Cinema

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th September 2021.

Harewood House, Leeds

There’s something retro-magical about watching an outdoor movie in the late summer. If this is something that takes your fancy, then book your tickets to Harewood House’s Luna Cinema this September.

Take a picnic blanket, or a couple of deck chairs, and set up camp in front of the big screen to watch Top Gun, Dirty Dancing or a double-bill of Downton Abbey and The Greatest Showman. Picnics essential for the perfect late-summer night out.

Book your tickets for The Luna Cinema 


The North Leeds Food Festival

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th August 2021

Roundhay Park, Leeds

This August, look out for Leeds’ best foodie festival, located at Roundhay Park. It’s set to be an absolute food and drink haven featuring the best street food vendors from across the UK. From burgers to burritos, you can sample a range of cuisine as well as pick up tips from cookery demonstrations throughout the event.

Plus, there will be plenty of live entertainment to keep you merry as you eat and drink!

For more info and tickets visit The North Leeds Food Festival 



The Mardi Gras Festival

14th August 2021

Roundhay Park

Get ready to dance the day away at the brand-new Mardi Gras Festival in Leeds this August.

The Mardi Gras Festival is an all-out celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and will feature two full-size festival stages.

Whether you’re a fan of house and dance music or pop and cabaret, there will be something for everyone. Featuring local artists and top DJs, it’s set to be a party you can’t’ afford to miss.

Plus, the event will feature a street food village, a market village and a fairground for in-between the dancing!

Find out more about the Mardi Gras Festival 


The Picnic Proms

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September 2021

Harewood House

If you fancy something a little more civilised to finish off your long summer, then The Picnic Proms might be just your thing.

Located at the stunning venue of Harewood House, you can enjoy an evening with the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra as well as special guests including Alfie Boe, Aled Jones and Sophie Evans. This is an iconic night out where you can enjoy a range of classical music with some modern classics too.

Plan a picnic and grab a great spot near the stage for a spectacular atmosphere.

Find out more about this year’s Picnic Proms