2019 Headline Events in Doncaster
We have loads of great events lined up for you this spring and summer, here's a brief outline of the major events coming your way.
Wool Market Opening
Friday Night Live at the Wool Market will run EVERY Friday from 29th March until 6th September 2019 (from 5pm – 8:30pm)
Easter - Saturday 20th April - An Easter egg trail will follow the format of the previous ‘trail’ events and include businesses within the town centre.
Tour De Yorkshire 2nd May - Doncaster hosts the start of the race from the Market Square. Expect huge crowds as the race tours the town centre streets before departing towards Bentley.
May Day Entertainment 3rd – 5th May – From Friday to Monday the Market Square will feature a full programme of entertainment. A big screen will show all stages of the TDY by day and in the evening will show free open-air cinema with a matinee show on Bank Holiday Monday.
Delicious Doncaster – Food and Drink Festival – 17 – 19th May - Three day food festival to be held in and around the market area, visiting stalls, celebrity chefs, entertainment held in the heart of Doncaster Market with a brand new layout for 2019. New additions for 2019 include art and creative marquee and a Children’s zone as well as a number of food and drink ‘trails’ that will be in part guided tours following the format of the tour style events and including venues across the town. Celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer and Candice Brown are visiting. (See trader applications below)
Spectacular Steampunk Event – 25th & 26th May - Steampunk is all about industrial history and features many people in fabulous costumes against the backdrop of the historic buildings in the Market Square. Entertainment, specialist market and a curious display of vehicles all make up a packed weekend.
Armed Forces Day – 29th June - The town will once again host a parade of serving military, veterans and cadets through the streets to finish in the Market Square. Join us to celebrate and stay for the day. There is something for everyone planned against a backdrop of a 1940’s themed street party.
Dragon Boat – 13th July
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.
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.
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 6th – 8th September - Friday Night Live draws to a spectacular close with a one off live stage event in the Market Square. This will be supported by a full weekend of live music and performance in the venues across the town centre.
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.
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