Feeling Festive?

We're a festive lot in the South Pennines. No matter what the weather or time of year, our communities like to get together and celebrate. Many festivals are rooted in our heritage and tradition, but the quirky and creative nature of the area means that new ones keep cropping up too. It's hard to keep up with listing them all!

But no matter which event you attend, you can expect a warm welcome, good food and plenty of cheer. Just remember to also expect the unexpected....

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South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival (Photo: Steve Morgan)

Autumn Festivals & Events

Season of mellow myths, music and fruitfulness Children returning to school means it’s time for the Norland Scarecrow Festival. The Festival began as a Millenium celebration and is now a popular […]

St George, Heptonstall Pace Egg. Photo: Craig Shaw

Spring festivals & events

The South Pennines in spring is a magical place to be. As the landscape starts to stir after the winter,  events celebrating the season of rebirth and fertility fill the […]

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade. Photo Darren Fleming

Summer festivals & events

Summertime is a busy time in the South Pennines.  In June the colourful Handmade Parade takes to the streets of Hebden Bridge, followed a week or two later by the well-established Hebden […]


We came, we saw, we did making and doing…

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2014  hundreds of people –  men, women, children; local residents and visitors – rolled up their sleeves and took part in the first ever South […]