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City centre events 2023: June 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 the coming year. 

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💡 You can also stay up to date with all the very latest on events in Sheffield city centre on social media on our Sheffield city centre website: Events | Sheffield City Centre 


June 2023 


10th | Quayside Market 🌊

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

Further details on the official event website: Home | Quayside Market | Sheffield

14th-19th | Sheffield DocFest 🎞️ 

The UK’s leading documentary festival, Sheffield DocFest returns for its landmark 30th edition.  

Further details on the official event website: Sheffield DocFest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival (sheffdocfest.com) and Explore the programme | Sheffield DocFest (sheffdocfest.com)

16th-24th | Migration Matters Festival 🎉

Celebrate 'sanctuary and vibrant arts' at a wide variety of city centre venues with the Migration Matters Festival

The biggest festival of its kind in the country, it brings together more than 60 events spanning music, theatre, art, cabaret, community and many local as well as international artists. 

All tickets are on a 'pay-as-you-feel basis'.

This year's highlights include:

Honey Thaljieh | Millennium Gallery | 17 June 

Trailblazing Honey Thaljieh, the co-founder of women's football in Palestine, speaks about her inspirational journey with Sky Sports journalist Miriam Walker-Khan.

⚽ Honey Thaljieh ⚽


Rinkoo Barpaga | Crucible Theatre | 20 June  

Multi-talented storyteller Rinkoo Barpaga brings his award-winning show about understanding his identity as a deaf Punjabi boy to Sheffield.

Made In (India) Britain is told in British Sign Language, spoken English and closed captions.


Sauti Sol |  The Leadmill | 23 June  

Sheffield is the only northern city which will host Sauti Sol, a Kenyan Afro pop band with a huge international following, on their world tour. They will be supported by northern R&B artist Rumbi Tauro for a night to remember!

🎶 Sauti Sol 🎶


17th | Armed Forces Day 🎖

Sheffield city centre will host a veterans parade and ceremony to honour those who have served.

Further details on the SheffNews website: Sheffield to celebrate Armed Forces and Veterans (sheffnews.com).  

18th | Pollen 🌼 

Sheffield's very own 'inner-city' flower market, a monthly celebration of all things botanical. 

Further details on the Pollen website: Pollen. Inner-City Flower Market — Grey To Green, Sheffield (pollenmarket.co.uk).  

24th | 12 Bells Contest 2023 🔔 

Ten teams from across the country head for Sheffield Cathedral to compete for the Taylor Trophy. 

Further details on the Sheffield Cathedral website: 12 Bells Contest 2023 — Sheffield Cathedral.  

24th | Sheffield Hallam University Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

Further details, including timings, on the Sheffield Hallam website: Undergraduate open days | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk)

24th | University of Sheffield Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓 

Further details, including timings, on the University of Sheffield website: Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield.

30th | Sheffield Makers' Market at Orchard Square

A wide variety of goods on display from local craftspeople. Market open between 12pm and 4pm.  


July 2023


1st | Sheffield Makers' Market at Orchard Square

A wide variety of goods on display from local craftspeople. Market open between 12pm and 4pm. 

4th-6th | Children’s Media Conference 2023 📸 

The UK's 'premier children and youth content conference'. 

Further information on the official event website: CMC 2023 | The Children's Media Conference (CMC) (thechildrensmediaconference.com).

7th-9th | Goldsmiths North 💎 

Bringing the finest contemporary silverware and jewellery to the heart of Sheffield, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and buy from 50+ independent UK and European makers.

Further information on the official event website: Contemporary Silverware & Jewellery Selling Fair-Goldsmiths North.

8th | University of Sheffield - Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓 

Further details, including timings, on the University of Sheffield website: Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

14th-21st | University of Sheffield - Graduation ceremonies 🎓

Undergraduate ceremonies taking place in July for those due to complete in June 2023. 

15th | Sheffield Pinknic 🧡 

A yearly event organised by the committee of LGBTSheff and held in the Peace Gardens. 

Further information on the Sheffield Pinknic official facebook page: (2) Sheffield Pinknic | Sheffield | Facebook.

19th | Sheffield Grand Prix  🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

The Sheffield Grand Prix is back! The event, now in it’s 9th year, will once again be part of the British Cycling National Circuit Race Series attracting the UK’s top teams and riders to race around a new reworked 1.4km circuit. 

Further details on the official website: Sheffield Grand Prix – Wednesday 19th July 2023.



Image courtesy of sheffieldgrandprix.com


22nd-23rd | The Fringe at Tramlines 🎸 

Supported by Sheffield BID, The Fringe At Tramlines is a free programme of music and activities which takes places on the same weekend as the main Tramlines Festival. 

With live stages in outdoor spaces across the city centre and performances in many pubs, bars and music venues, The Fringe continues the Festival atmosphere beyond the main event.



22nd-28th: British Summer Championships 🏊 

Hundreds of the country's top swimmers descend on Ponds Forge for the British Summer Championship. 

Further information on the official event website: British Summer Championships 2023 | Events and Tickets | British Swimming.  

27th | Sheffield by the Seaside ⛱️

It's time to grab your buckets and spades as a bit of the seaside returns to the Peace Gardens just in time for summer 🌞 

Further information on the Welcome to Sheffield website: Sheffield by the Seaside (welcometosheffield.co.uk).

28th-29th | Together Too 🎭

Sheffield Theatres welcome you to Together Too, a programme of activity supporting creative projects across a number of local community groups in and around Sheffield.  

Further information on the Sheffield Theatres website: Together Too | Sheffield Theatres


29th | Craft & Flea 🧵

The ever-popular Craft + Flea returns to Sheffield Cathedral, a makers market that brings together 'talented, independent makers, designers, producers and collectors, each handpicked for their quality, on-trend products.' 

Further event and ticket details: Sheffield's Craft & Flea Tickets, Sat 29 Jul 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite.


August 2023


Sheffield by the Seaside ⛱️The summer fun continues throughout August in the Peace Gardens 🌞Further information on the Welcome to Sheffield website: Sheffield by the Seaside (welcometosheffield.co.uk)


September 2023


8th- 17th | Sheffield Heritage Open Days ⚔️

10 days of 'Sheffield history, architecture and culture'. The annual Heritage Open Days Festival is  coordinated by Sheffield Civic Trust. 

Further information on the official event website: Sheffield Heritage Open Days (sheffieldhods.com)

9th | University of Sheffield - Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

Further details, including timings, on the University of Sheffield website: Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield.

23rd | Float Along Festival 2023 🌊

Making a welcome return, the Float Along Festival returns this September to deliver a diverse mix of post-punk, psychedelic rock, indie and alternative music. 

The festival will once again be hosted across a number of city centre venues including: Corporation, The Leadmill and Sidney & Matilda.

Further information on the official event website: Float Along 🌊   

24th | Sheffield 10k 🎽

Starting and ending on Arundel Gate, the Run for All Sheffield 10k returns this September. Thousands of runners took part in 2022, joined by their friends and family, and it’s guaranteed to be bigger and better in 2023.

Further information on the official event website: Sheffield 10K - 24th Sept 2023 | Run For All | Run For All

Image showing the route of the Sheffield 10k in September. The race begins and ends on Arundel Gate, taking a route out of the city centre towards the south west of the city.

TBC | The Festival of the Mind 🧠Visit the official website for further information: Festival of the Mind 2022 (sheffield.ac.uk)


October 2023


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

Following the completion of the Bangers and Cash rally (14th-18th September), bonnet artwork from participating vehicles will be on display across a variety of city centre venues.  

Further information on the official event website: Bangers & Cash - The UKs first Art Roadshow (bangersandcash.co.uk).


Image courtesy of Bangers & Cash - The UK’s First Art Road Show Banger Rally!


19th-22nd | Celluloid Screams 🎞️

Celluloid Screams, Sheffield's Horror Film Festival, returns to the Showroom Cinema for its 15th anniversary. 

Further details on the official event website: Home | Celluloid Screams

21st | University of Sheffield - Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

Further details, including timings, on the University of Sheffield website: Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

22nd | Out of this World 🪐

Back for its 9th year, Out of this World is a free family-friendly event for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, comic books, gaming, magic, illusion, Halloween and all things spooky.

Further information on the Welcome to Sheffield website: Out of this World 2023 (welcometosheffield.co.uk)

TBC | Off the Shelf 📚

Off the Shelf Festival of Words is one of the UK's largest literary festivals, bringing the best in local, national and international literary talent to Sheffield.

Visit the official website for further information: Off The Shelf


November 2023


4th - 19th | Frank & Joy - a love story 🎨

A new exhibition for 2023 by Sheffield favourite, Pete McKee, at Trafalgar Warehouse in Sheffield city centre. 

Visit the official website for further information and tickets: Frank & Joy (frankandjoy.co.uk) 

18th | Sheffield Christmas Markets 🎁

Festive spirit is in the air as the Sheffield Christmas Markets return to the city centre.

18th | University of Sheffield - Undergraduate Open Day 🧑‍🎓

Further details, including timings, on the University of Sheffield website: Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

19th | Christmas Lights Switch On 🎄

The festive season is 'officially welcomed' with the switching on of the city centre's Christmas Lights.


Page last updated on 8 June 2023. All information correct at time of publication.