2019 Headline Events in Doncaster
Wool Market opening – Spring 2019
Join us for all the exciting developments in the Market as we proudly reopen the refurbished Wool Market; there is so much happening to mark this relaunch, we can’t wait to share with you!
A Blooming Lovely Mother’s Day – Sunday 31st March
Treat the most special woman in your life this Mother’s Day with a blooming lovely day planned in the heart of town, this Spring. Thanks Mum.
March – September – Friday Night Live at the Wool Market
This will be EVERY Friday from the opening of the Wool Market to the start of the Leger Festival in September. These fab new nights will feature weekly organised entertainment from 5pm to 7pm to kick start your weekends in Donny style.
#YourDN1 Easter Egg Trail - Good Friday 19th – Easter Sunday 21st April
The Easter Bunny himself will be leaving surprises galore across Doncaster Town Centre and it’s your job to hunt them down. Where will they be? Wait and see…
Tour De Yorkshire – 2nd to 5th May
We launch the start of Tour de Yorkshire 2019 with a whole host of activities and fun in the Market Square on 2nd May.
The exciting race start will be broadcast live to a big screen in the Market and this screen will stay in place for all of the bank holiday weekend to show race coverage on each of the remaining three day’s stages. When the bikes are packed away for the evenings, the big screen will transform into an open-air cinema on the Thursday to Sunday evenings. You’ll need your deckchairs, throws and a picnic to relax, sit back and chill.
Delicious Doncaster – Food and Drink Festival – 17 – 19th May
Delicious Doncaster is back for the third year running and continues to get bigger and better. We’ll be joined by celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer and Candice Brown as well as huge array of other professionals, eager to show off their culinary flair with demonstrations and workshops. There’ll be more stalls, more food and more fun with the launch of the new ‘Kid’s Zone’ and even more activities across the weekend. Yum! We can’t wait.
Mansion House Spectacular – Steampunk Event – 25th & 26th May
Steampunk is all about industrial history and features lots of people in fabulous costumes against the backdrop of our glorious Mansion House. Last year’s two day event was an enormous success and lots of fun, this year promises even more as we plan to ‘Steampunkify’ not just the Mansion House but even more of #YourDN1 with this fabulously quirky style.
Armed Forces Day – 29th June
Showing appreciation and recognition for all the work of our Armed Forces, we will once again be hosting a Forces’ parade with a day of vintage fun and entertainment with our 1940’s-themed street party in the town centre.
Dragon Boat – 13th July 2019
The 10th annual Dragon Boat race takes place at Lakeside, but this year promises to be even bigger and better than before. We’re going all out with a family active fun day with lots of live entertainment to enjoy before, during and after the race events. Team sign up begins soon, keep your eyes peeled for details.
Doncaster Pride – 17TH August
By far the most flamboyant and fabulous date on the calendar; Doncaster Pride celebrates love, diversity, inclusion and mostly having a jolly good time! Organisers will once again be offering up amazing live music and entertainment, fun and games for all the family and a great party atmosphere for all. Don’t miss it.
Square Roots Music Festival – 18th August
2019 sees the Square Roots Music Festival return for its second year on the events calendar; bringing a slice of musical Americana to Doncaster to celebrate the 2020 anniversary of the Mayflower and its roots in Doncaster’s history.
Warped.con at Doncaster Racecourse – 24 – 25th August
If you love fantastic guests, interesting Q&As, awesome merchandise on the trade stalls, cosplay, classic and modern day gaming, breath-taking props and more… then you'll find them all under one roof at Doncaster Racecourse in 2019. Tickets on sale now.
DN1 Live and St Leger Festival - September
September is a huge month in Doncaster’s year and sees tens of thousands of visitors to the town. As well as the oldest classic in the horse racing calendar, we’ll be bringing you a September to remember with a whole host of great events, live entertainment and more to see out the summer.
UCI World Championships – 27th September
World-class cycling comes back to Doncaster in September with another huge sporting event of the year place in the town. Athletes, their crews and their fans will be here for exciting race starts and there’ll be lots of other ‘wheelie’ fun stuff happening around town too. Watch this space for more.
Halloween Trick or Treat Trail – October
Following the huge success of our 2018 Halloween Event, we’ll be bringing you another fun trail across #YourDN1 this year. Dress up, grab your map and hunt down those Halloween treats and just a few fun tricks.
Countdown to Christmas – November
Christmas kicks off early in Doncaster with our annual Countdown to Christmas event to get everybody in the festive spirit. A whole day of FREE family fun throughout the town centre with special appearances, live entertainment, fairground rides, the big lights switch on and a spectacular finale; the perfect way to start the celebrations.