The best things to do in and around Leeds this month | March 2024

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Spring is finally here.

Well, even if it doesn’t quite feel like the weather has got the memo yet.

And there’s so much going on in Leeds this month to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

We’ve got International Women’s Day to celebrate, St Paddy’s Day, Mother’s Day, Holi Festival, Easter weekend – and that’s all without the new openings, one-off foodie menus and live music events going on in the city.

So take your pick, we’ve got you covered Leeds!

Self Leeds

All month long | Wellington Street, Leeds City Centre

If a bit of TLC is in the books for March, our recommendation is to book yourself into Self.

Self.’s vibrant studio is just the most incredible atmosphere to fully relax whilst indulging in a treatment. There’s a real community feel at Self. and you’ll feel as soon as you step into the creative space. Alongside treatments, you can attend holistic well-being pop-up workshops held on numerous occasions – make sure to keep an eye out for the next one.

Find out more here.

Yorkshire Businesswoman Awards 

Friday 8 March 2024 | The Marriott, Leeds City Centre

person stood with a microphone.
Image: Yorkshire Businesswoman via Instagram / Roth Read Photography

Founded by regional magazine Yorkshire Businesswoman, the awards recognise the talents and achievements of inspiring women across the wider Yorkshire area.

There’s 11 awards in total that celebrate women from all four corners of Yorkshire, at varying stages of their career. From the rising stars to lifetime achievement, the Yorkshire Businesswoman Awards plan to showcase the very best of mentors, managers and founders in a ceremony right here in Leeds.

Find out more here.

Ne-Yo Live

Friday 8 March 2024 | First Direct Arena, Leeds

Ne-Yo with hat and gold sunglasses on.
Image: Spotify

The Closer singer is going back on tour this year with Champagne & Roses with special guest Mario along for the ride too

When: 8 March 2024

Where: First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY

Tickets: Last few seats are available via See Tickets for £64.55 here

Find out more here.

Psycho Sandbar opening

Friday 8 March 2024 | Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre

Image: Psycho Sandbar via Instagram

The new venture from Michael O’Hare is going to be unveiled later this month. The restaurant will still be refined “but in a more accessible way” and will have a ‘surf shaky’ feel to it.

Priced at £165 per person, the taster menu will be available for tables of one to four and features a pesci-heavy luxurious menu with turbot, Caviar Donburri, hand dived scallops and oysters along with Bresse Chicken AOC and A4 beef with froi gras.

Find out more here.

Jason Derulo Live

Saturday 9 March 2024 | First Direct Arena Leeds

Jason Derulo in feather coat with green hair.
Image: Spotify

When: 9 March 2024

Where: First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY

Tickets: From £42.30 – £527 if you want a VIP experience, including the chance to make a TikTok with Jason Derulo himself. All available via See Tickets here

Find out more here.

Mother’s Day at The Leeds Deli

Sunday 10 March 2023 |  Chelwood Drive, Moortown

The Leeds Deli is offering you possibly the best gift ever on Mother’s Day. The morning off! Owners Tory and George have said: “We know only too well how valuable grown up time is but also how quickly the parent-guilt creeps in.

“This Mother’s Day you can have the best of both worlds; enjoy a family breakfast, brunch or lunch at *The Leeds Deli* with the kids and then let Katy & Izzy entertain your little ones next door in Little Leeds with crafts and creative play; meaning grown ups can enjoy five minutes peace whilst the kids are having fun too”.

Find out more here.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday 17 March 2024 | Millennium Square and around Leeds

Image: Tom Blackwell, Flickr

Now in its 17th year, the St Patrick’s Day parade will leave Millennium Square via Great George Street at 11am sharp and travel through the city.  This year, expect colourful floats and walking displays crafted by schools and Irish community groups, as well as music from pipe and brass bands until around 4pm.

Find out more here.

Skills Bootcamp in Event Management

Monday 18 March 2024 | Academy of Live Technology

Images: The Hoot Leeds

This five-week course covers all areas of Event Management, splitting into different areas of planning, as well as marketing strategy; communication and credentials; health and safety and professional etiquette.

Planning is split into multiple sections, including: strategic, stakeholder, sustainability, financial planning (and procurement), as well as exploring site management plans.

To take part in the Events Management course, you must be aged 19 or over and live in West Yorkshire (including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) and you cannot be in full-time education or undertaking an apprenticeship at the time of joining.

You can register your interest and start the application process here.

Leeds Holi Festival

 Saturday 23 March – Sunday 24 March 2023

Image: Leeds Holi Festival

Holi Festival, known as the Festival of Colours , is a joyous celebration of peace, love, happiness and equality through live music and bright colours.

This year, the festival has been extended to a two-day extravaganza and is set to light up the iconic Beaver Works venue on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March from 12.30 to 8pm. The Sunday will be a special day dedicated to families, specifically children, with the addition of family-friendly activities including bouncy castles and funfair rides.

The joyous celebration is globally renowned for the colourful powders friends and families throw at each other, as well as well as the serving of street food, live DJs and performances right in the heart of the city.

Find out more here.

TESTBED opening

Sunday 31 March 2023 | Hunslet Lane, Leeds

Leeds is getting a brand new venue: the city’s largest industrial warehouse party arrives at the new 10,000sq foot TESTBED on Easter Bank Holiday Sunday 31 March 2024.

The lineup features Fleur ShoreLuuk van DijkPaige TomlinsonwAFF,  Wheats, Emma Forster, Mason Talbot, Charlotte Ord and has capacity for 2500 guests.

Find out more here.

Bloody Mary Pizzas

All month long | Homeboy Pizza Co. inside Rolands, Call Lane

Located inside Rolands, Homeboy Pizza Co. is truly one of our favourite hidden gems in the city – and now there’s three new additions to the menu that you’ll want to get your hands on, each sweet, spicy and baked in cheese.

The Bloody Burrata is a far cry from your usual bland Margherita. Playing on the popular drink, this one’s topped with a vodka sauce, Burrata and a Bloody Mary mix that’ll cure any hangover before it’s started.

Find out more here.

Gig Guide

Friday 1 March 2024 – Beans on Toast at Brudenell Social Club – tickets here

Sunday 3 March 2024 – Everything Everything at Brudenell Social Club – tickets here

Tuesday 5 March 2024 – Saint Joshua at Oporto Leeds – tickets here

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Grace Petrie at Brudenell Social Club – tickets here

Friday 8 March 2024 – Ne-Yo at First Direct Arena – tickets here

Saturday 9 March 2024 – Jason Derulo at First Direct Arena – tickets here

Sunday 10 March 2024 – Red Rum Club at Leeds University Union Stylus – tickets here

Tuesday 12 March 2024 – Say She She at Project House – tickets here

Wednesday 13 March 2024 – Berlioz at The Wardrobe – tickets here

Thursday 14 March 2024 – The Mary Wallopers at O2 Academy – tickets here

Friday 15 March 2024 – Simple Minds at First Direct Arena – tickets here

Saturday 16 March 2024 – Dead Poet Society at Brudenell Social Club – tickets here

Sunday 17 March 2024 – Sea Girls at Leeds University Union Stylus – tickets here

Friday 22 March 2024 – Echo and the Bunnymen at O2 Academy – tickets here

Friday 22 March 2024 – Peter Kay at First Direct Arena – tickets here

Saturday 23 March 2024 – Liam Gallagher and John Squire at O2 Academy – tickets here

Tuesday 26 March 2024 – Caity Baser at O2 Academy – tickets here

Wednesday 27 March 2024 – Everything Everything at Leeds University Union Stylus – tickets here

Thursday 28 March 2024 – Madison Beer at O2 Academy – tickets here

Friday 29 March 2024 – Happy Mondays at O2 Academy – tickets here

Saturday 30 March 2024 – James Blunt at First Direct Arena – tickets here

Feature Image – Leeds Holi Festival

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