August Bank Holiday weekend is upon us — and it's also the last bank holiday until Christmas, so you'll want to make the most of it!
Luckily there's plenty going on in and around Huddersfield, from family fun days to canal boat rides, one-off fairs and markets, charity cricket and more.
If you fancy some theatre there's a show with proper Yorkshire grit — and if you're feeling active, there's a 10k challenge you can try!
We've split our guide into four sections — events that are running all weekend, then separate guides for Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
Here's our bumper guide to events and days out this August Bank Holiday weekend:
On all weekend
Boat trips at Shepley Bridge Marina
Shepley Bridge, Steanard Lane, Mirfield, Saturday-Monday 10am-4pm, FREE
Enjoy a free canal boat trip down the Calder and Hebble Navigation throughout the bank holiday weekend — there is no charge for rides but donations are appreciated. You can also watch the trains on the garden railway and enjoy light refreshments in the Marina cafe.
Historic Landscape Walk
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
The YSP Heritage Team leads a free short introductory walk around the park, explaining its history and taking visitors to lakes and woodland areas. This is one of a series of exploratory events. Starts at 2pm for an hour. To book and for further details visit www.ysp.co.uk/events
Land Rover Rally
National Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, Saturday-Monday, 10am-4pm, FREE
The annual Leafers at t'Pit Land Rover and vintage car show returns with vehicle line-ups, autojumblers and a chance to meet fellow Land Rover lovers. All models of leaf-sprung Land Rovers are welcome on the day, and owners can pay at the gate to show their vehicle. Money raised goes to the National Coal Mining Museum.
Charity Jigsaw Festival
St Martin's Parish Church, Brighouse, Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
The annual festival boasts more than 1,200 made-up kigsaws, including wasgij, XL and 3D — 200 are on show and replaced as soon as a puzzle is sold. Admission costs £2 for adults and children go free — plus the entry programme includes a £1 voucher for a jigsaw. There will also be a Golden Jigsaw Competition with cash prizes, tombola, luxury raffle and craft stalls.
Big Big Book Sale at Holmfirth Parish Church
Towngate, Holmfirth, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm, Monday 11am-4pm
Browse thousands of second hand books, buy a read for your summer holiday and enjoy a cuppa at the the Big Big Book Sale.
The Nook Brewhouse 'Challenge Sup' Summer Beer Festival
Victoria Square, Holmfirth, Thursday to Sunday
Head to the Nook Brewhouse for their bank holiday beer festival celebrating rugby and real ale! More than 50 ales will be on offer, plus live music, a barbecue and a live screening of the Challenge Cup Final.
BFG — Big Friendly Party
Holmfirth Library, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, 2pm-3.30pm, FREE
Celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl at Holmfirth Library with fluckgungling games, crumpscuddling crafts, bootboggling quizzes, and snozzcumbers for everyone! Fancy dress is encouraged.
Honley 10K Trail Run
Start at Honley Cricket Club, Far End Lane, Honley, 11am, £10
The Honley 10K Trail follows an wasy to medium route through scenic fields, stiles, woods, mud, hills and trails. Runners will set off from the cricket club at 11am for what is predicted to be the run's biggest year yet. To enter, visit the Sport Huddersfield website.
National Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, Friday and Saturday
Watch a live performance of Brassed off at Caphouse Colliery. Based on the 1995 film of the same name, the play explores the resilience and despair of the pit closures and miners' strikes. There are three performances: Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm. The cafe opens at 5pm and the bar will also be open. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and booking is essential — call the events office on 01924 844581.
Definitely Mightbe at Holmfirth Picturedrome
Holmfirth, 7.30pm-11.30pm, £12.50
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oasis' iconic gigs at Maine Road and Knebworth, tribute band Definitely Mightbe will perform songs from both gigs and a greatest hits set. To book, visit the Picturedrome website .
Yorkshire Youth Choir Summer Concert
Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury, 7.30pm
The Yorkshire Youth Choir present an evening of choral entertainment at their summer show. Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions). Calll the box office on 01924 324501.
Big Bridge Bash at Thongsbridge Cricket Club
Miry Lane, Thongsbridge, 2pm, FREE
Cricket fans will love the Big Bridge Bash — and it will also raise funds for the new clubhouse! There will be a T20 Match: New Zealand vs the Rest of the World, a fastest bowler competition, duck race, live music, barbecue, Dixon's Ice Cream and more.
Bike ride: Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Marina, 10am, FREE
Meet at Leeds Road Sports Complex for a 90-minute ride covering a five mile route from Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Marina. The event is free but you need to book a place: visit the Sky Ride website .
Brooklands Revisited Vintage and Classic Car Show
Brooklands Nurseries, Scholes, Holmfirth
Classic cars, sports cars, racing cars, super cars, trucks, tractors and more will be on show, as well as stalls, children's rides, a bar, food stalls and more. There will also be live music from brass bands. Admission costs £5 for adults — children under 10 go free.
Oakwell Artisan Emporium
Oakwell Hall, Birstall, 11.30am-4pm, FREE
Local producers, artists and artisans will fill Oakwell Hall's barn with food, art, chutneys, jams, cards, aloe vera products, handmade children's clothes and more.
Yorkshire's Finest Beer and Brass at the Butchers Arms
Town Gate, Hepworth, 1.30pm
Enjoy a pint in the sunshine and a fabulous outdoor concert by the Hepworth Brass Band at the Butchers Arms. To book a table, call 01484 687147.
Little Gomersal Summer Festival
Sugden Park, Upper Lane, Gomersal, 1pm-6pm, FREE
Family fun at Sugden Park with live bands and dance troupes across two stages as well as a children's fun fair, bouncy castle, food and craft stalls, bars, a dog show and more.
Harvest Auction at Wills O'Nats
Blackmoorfoot Road, Meltham, 6.30pm for 7pm
Head down to the Wills O' Nats for a harvest auction with homemade jams and more. All welcome.
Hade Edge Football Club Charity Car Boot Sale
Penistone Road, Hade Edge, 11am-1pm
Room for up to 70 pitches — to book yours call 01484 684924. Hot food and drinks, gates open at 11am, ample parking.
Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts and Produce Experience
National Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, 10am-4pm, FREE
Browse more than 40 stalls selling gifts, homemade crafts and jewellery at the National Coal Mining Museum as Yorkshire traders come together. It's never too early to start shopping for Christmas presents...
Bank Holiday Market and Bootless Sale
Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield, 9am-3pm
Explore the regular Monday market as well as a car bootless sale on selected stalls. People interested in running a bootless stall need to arrive at 7.30am, stalls cost £10. See if you can bag a bargain this bank holiday!
Bank Holiday Fun Day at Brockholes Bowling Club
New Mill Road, Brockholes, 12pm-5pm
Join Brockholes Bowling Club for crazy bowls, a barbecue, stalls and bar this Bank Holiday Monday — the fun begins at noon.