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City centre events 2023: April onwards

A selection of events that will attract visitors to the city centre along with some of the key dates you will want to have in your diary for 2023. Please note, all links open in new windows. 

April 2023

4th-9th: British Swimming Championships 🏊

The 'flagship domestic swimming event' will once again be hosted at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Six days of competition playing a key role in the selection process for July's World Aquatics Championships in Japan.

8th: Quayside Market 🍲

The Quayside Market returns to Victoria Quays for another day of music, street food and market stalls. 

12th April - 26th May: Festival of Debate 🎤

The UK's 'largest annual politics festival'. This year's festival will take place across six weeks and a wide variety of venues. For latest festival news visit the Festival of Debate website.

15th April - 1st May: World Snooker Championships 🏆

The World's top players return to Sheffield's Crucible Theatre for the 47th consecutive year. Visit the Crucible Snooker website for the tournament schedule.

16th: Pollen 🌼

Following their welcome return to Castlegate in March 2023, Pollen is back for another inner city celebration of 'all things plants, flowers and the outdoors in the UK’s greenest city'. Visit the Pollen website for details.

27th April - 1st May: Sheffield International Market  😋 

A five day international market located in and around the Peace Gardens.  

  • 10:00 - 18:00 on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April
  • 10:00 - 17:00 on Sunday 30th April
  • 10:00 - 16:00 on Monday 1st May

May 2023

1st-26th May: Festival of Debate 🎤

The UK's 'largest annual politics festival' continues through May.

1st: World Snooker Championships Final 2023 🏆

The World Snooker Champion 2023 will be crowned after 17 days of tense competition. 

1st May: Sheffield International Market  😋

Fifth and final day of the international market located in and around the Peace Gardens. 

  • 10:00 - 16:00 on Monday 1st May

6th: Coronation of King Charles III 👑

King Charles III's coronation takes place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey in London. Events and celebrations are being held across the country to mark this historic occasion. 

In Sheffield, ‘The Lord Mayor’s Coronation Party’ will take place in the Peace Gardens on Saturday 6th May, with The King’s Concert taking place on Sunday 7th May. Visitors will be able to watch the events unfold on a big screen in the Peace Gardens.

12th - 20th: Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2023 🎶

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival returns with a series of live performances to thrill and enchant audiences. Full programme details on the Music in the Round website

13th: The Sheffield Eurovision Song Contest Fringe

Featuring a big screen on Devonshire Green, Sheffield’s free official Eurovision Party will be 'jam packed with all of the Euro music glitz and glam you have come to expect including street performers, dance acts and traditional Ukrainian musicians'. Full details on the Sheffield City Council website

26th - 29th: Sheffield Food Festival 😋

For the last 10 years, Sheffield Food Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the city to celebrate food and drink from across the region and beyond. Taking over the Peace Gardens during the end of May Bank Holiday weekend, from 26th to 29th May, the aim is to once again provide one of the city's largest free to attend events for all members of the family.  

June 2023

10th: TEDxSheffield 🎤 Event website

14th - 19th: Sheffield DocFest 🎞️ Event website

24th: 12 Bells Contest 2023 🔔 Further information

24th: Sheffield Hallam University Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

24th: University of Sheffield Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓 

July 2023

4th - 6th: Children’s Media Conference 2023 📸 Event website

15th: Pinknic 🧡 Further information on facebook

22nd - 23rd: The Fringe at Tramlines 🎸 

22nd: Sheffield by the Seaside ⛱️

22nd - 28th: British Summer Championships 🏊 Event website

August 2023

⛱️ Sheffield by the Seaside ⛱️

September 2023

8th - 17th: Sheffield Heritage Open Days ⚔️

9th: University of Sheffield Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

23rd - 24th: Float Along Festival 2023 🌊

24th: Sheffield 10k 🎽 Event website

TBC: The Festival of the Mind 🧠

October 2023

14th - 29th: Bangers and Cash Exhibition - in support of Roundabout 🎨

19th - 22nd: Celluloid Screams - Sheffield Horror Film Festival 🎞️

21st: University of Sheffield Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

22nd: Out of this World 🪐

TBC: Off the Shelf 📚

November 2023

18th: Sheffield Christmas Markets 🎁

19th: Christmas Lights Switch On 🎄

Page last updated on 1st April 2023. All information correct at time of publication.