Stuck for plans this summer? Don’t worry, there are plenty of exciting Leeds events in August to keep you busy and entertained. Here’s a selection of Leeds events in August…
Leeds Pride

The annual Leeds Pride parade returns to Leeds City Centre on the 4th. There’ll be over 130 floats in this year’s parade! The parade will kick off at Millennium Square and make its way to Lower Briggate where there’ll be live performances from Tulisa, Robin S, Sandi Thom and more. It’s Yorkshires biggest celebration of LGBT! We’ll also be there… we’ve hired a barge to take us from Granary Wharf up to Knostrop and back!


This one is for all the Whitney Houston fans as Whitney – Queen of the Night is heading to Millennium Square on the 9th. You can sing along to all the classics such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and I’m Every Woman. Head here to buy tickets.

Leeds Festival

The Bank Holiday weekend in August means one thing… Leeds Festival! Every year thousands of people travel to Bramham Park to enjoy an impressive line-up of acts. This year headliners include Post Malone, Foo Fighters and The 1975 plus there’ll be many more performing across various stages. To make the most out of the experience many people camp so it’s a fun way to spend the Bank Holiday with your friends. Let’s hope for good weather!

Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema is showing three films at Millennium Square this month. You can enjoy Pretty Woman (16th), Bohemian Rhapsody (17th) and Mary Poppins Returns (18th) at this wonderful outdoor cinema experience. You can buy tickets here.

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Another popular event in Leeds this August in the Leeds West Indian Carnival – it’s one of the longest running carnivals of its kind in Europe! You can enjoy the celebration of Caribbean Culture on the Bank Holiday weekend in Chapeltown and Harehills. Expect music, masquerade processions and plenty of spectacular costumes.

Which event are you most looking forward to?