YORKSHIRE Day is returning to Skipton on August 1 as part of the Skipton Now Festival in celebration of the region's culture and history.

Organised by Skipton BID and supported by Skipton Town Council, there will be plenty of fun activities taking place on the High Street from delving into our history and listening to traditional Yorkshire dialect, fun crafting activities, a celebration of Yorkshire music and dance plus a tasty choice of Yorkshire food and drink.

The event will take place on the High Street between 10am and 4pm, with a half road closure from Otley Street to Jerry Croft. There will be a Yorkshire themed market a selection of crafts, food and drink, all made and sourced in Yorkshire.

Enjoy some live music from a selection of young talented musicians, part of the Craven Music Match project which offers opportunities and support for emerging artists and musicians in Craven. There will also be morris dancing.

Sarah Howsen, Skipton BID Manager said “Skipton BID are always looking at new events to attract visitors and entertain our residents. Yorkshire Day seemed to be the perfect way to launch the Skipton Now Festival taking place throughout August and offer some free family fun. Yorkshire Day promises to be a fun day with something for everyone and we look forward to meeting everyone on the day.”

Have fun with Dogs' Dales and Kettu Studios. There willbe giant games on offer including snakes and ladders and Jenga.

Join Yarndale and take part in the woolly workshops. Try simple knitting and crochet techniques.

Skipton Library’s Heritage Fair offers the new augmented reality local history trail on the What Was Here app is launched. Watch the premier of ‘Then and Now’, a short film put together by students highlighting the history of various buildings on the High Street. 

Children can learn about this year’s Ready, Steady, Read challenge with Craven’s own double gold medal winning Paralympian and children’s author Danielle Brown. Sign up to the challenge as Danielle puts us through our paces with some brilliant sport and reading activities.

Away from the High Street you can join Fresh Perspective in a live interactive ‘paint by numbers’ mural painting. You are invited to paint small sections of a mural designed by year 9 and 10 students at Skipton Academy. This mural will then be installed at Skipton Bus Station to inject some life and colour into the area and become a beacon of community spirit and creativity.

For more information visit: https://www.welcometoskipton.com/events-calendar/