The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 20 – 26 May 2024

Another bank holiday is here.

We’re now into the final week of May, and we can’t quite believe how fast this year is going.

Throughout the month of May so far, the Leeds social calendar has been jam-packed with exciting things to do.

And luckily, this isn’t slowing down as we enter another Bank Holiday weekend.

Keep reading to find out what to get up to this week.

Leeds Jazz Festival

Thursday 23 May – Tuesday 28 May 2024 | Across Leeds

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Now in its third year, Leeds Jazz Festival is a ‘celebration of the musicians, venues, promoters, audiences and organisations who are part of the Leeds Jazz tapestry’ that truly finds the most imaginative ways to get us all involved in music.

This festival can be enjoyed in many of our amazing eclectic and independent venues across the city including Eat Your Greens, HiFi Club and the main outdoor stage on Cookridge Street where Sable Radio are curating live music and DJ sets. 

Find out more here.

Live At Leeds: In The Park

Saturday 25 May 2024 | Temple Newsam

Live At Leeds: In The Park is now in its third year and it’s showing no sign of slowing down any time soon. This year, we’ve got Wakefield’s own The Cribs to look forward to, plus The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Mysterines and hot off the back of a stellar performance at Live At Leeds: In The City 2023, Antony Szmierek is swapping The Wardrobe for the fields to take to the summer portion of the festival by storm.

Find out more here.

Pup Up Cafe

Sunday 26 May 2024 | Revolution Electric Press, Leeds City Centre

Image: Pup Up Cafe

Dachshund owners assemble, because pretty soon you’ll be able to take your pooch to a party like no other. That’s right, the Pup Up cafe at Revolution Electric Press is back… and this time it’s all about the sausage dogs.

Attracting attention across Leeds and beyond, the Pup Up Cafe is a true dog-lovers experience. Celebrating all things dogs, those heading over to Revs will walk through the doors into the fairground-themed bar and wander between stalls stocking everything your pup could ever want or need.

Find out more here.

Slam Dunk Festival

Sunday 26 May 2024 | Temple Newsam

Image: Slam Dunk Festival

The UK’s biggest independent rock festival is back for another year – and it’s going to be the last festival you’ll be able to see You Me At Six in the UK.

The 20-years-strong band said that they “couldn’t think of a better place to perform our last festival appearance than the festival that first ever booked us” and will be joined by the likes of The All American Rejects, Asking Alexandria, We The Kings, I Prevail and a great selection of pop-punk, emo, metal and alternative artists.

Find out more here.

Peddler Market

Sunday 26 – Monday 27 May 2024 | Project House

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Following the success of its first Leeds event, award-winning Peddler Market is returning to Project House for the late May bank holiday.

The event, which is celebrating 10 years of operating in nearby Sheffield, will bring exciting street food, craft drinks, independent makers and quality family entertainment.

Find out more here.

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