Looking for things to do in Sheffield this Bank Holiday Weekend? There are some great events on offer across the city this week 23 - 29 August, so we’ve pulled together the highlights. Read on for a rundown of events to enjoy in Sheffield and click on the links in the event names to see more info…

Running until 30 August, Festival on the Square continues for a second week in Tudor Square with their outdoor cinema (specially programmed by the Showroom), live music and host of arts workshops. The festival is running every day this week, but they’re going big for Bank Holiday Weekend with a large live street art demo, some special music performances and outdoor theatre, courtesy of Sheffield Theatres. It’s going to be a great way to finish this completely FREE festival in the heart of the city centre. Meanwhile, Leopold Square are also ramping up their offering of FREE summer live music in their square for Bank Holiday Weekend, with live performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.                        

If music is your things, there’s a whole lot more on offer across the city, with the third and final instalment of the brilliant  Sheffield Music Trails taking place on Saturday 28 August. This time the trail will take a tour of seven indie venues in the city centre, as they play host to more amazing local musicians, before culminating at The Leadmill, who have been the masterminds behind the music trails.     

In addition to their part in the Sheffield Music Trails, Sidney & Matilda are also hosting the Sheffield Pop Weekender along with their pub friends , Shakespeare’s 28 -29 August. Over at Peddler Market in Kelham Island, party organisers Triple Cooked are also putting on a Bank Holiday Open-Air Garden Party on Sunday 29 August.

And if you’re craving some sunshine, the UKs biggest Reggae Festival is also visiting Sheffield on Sunday 29 August to take you on a journey to the Caribbean, with loads of reggae live music and plenty of rum.

Music aside, there are some great family events taking place this week, with the final week of Sheffield by the Seaside (alongside Festival on the Square) continuing their family fun until 30 August. Graves Park Animal Farm are hosting a Family Fun Day on Wednesday 25 August and you can catch a outdoor production of Wind in the Willows in Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Friday 27 August.

For theatre for older audiences, detective thriller Looking Good Dead is also playing at the Lyceum Theatre this week, 23 – 28 August, starting EastEnders’s icon Adam WoOdyatt AKA Ian Beale.

For more info on all the great events still to come in Sheffield over the next few weeks, see our Ultimate What’s On Guide or head to the Summer in The Outdoor City webpage.





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