The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 10 – 16 June 2024

What a week!

The Euros, unmissable gigs, new openings and so much more happening this week in our vibrant city.

We’re officially into the thick of June, and as per usual there’s so many great things to get up to.

If you’re not jetting off to somewhere exotic this week then absolutely no fear, as Leeds is bursting at the seams with exciting things to do that you absolutely do not want to miss.

Once again, we’ve cherry-picked a few of the best bits for another edition of our ‘what’s on‘ guide this week.

Victoria Leeds Fashion Week

Monday 10 – Sunday 16 June | Victoria Leeds

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Following the huge success and popularity of last year’s Fashion Weekender, Victoria Leeds Fashion Week will begin on Thursday 6 June, starting in style with a spectacular
fashion show staged in the iconic Victoria Quarter.

Kicking off at 7:30pm, the catwalk will showcase the spectacular runway trends of SS24, from the ongoing domination of 90s-inspired minimalist oversized tailoring, through to sports luxe and ‘Western Rebel’. 

Victoria Leeds Fashion Week will run from Thursday 6 to Sunday 16 June, with Fashion Show Standard tickets starting at £20 and VIP tickets available for £35. Grab your tickets here.

Thor’s Tipi Outdoor Bar

Opening Friday 14 June | City Square

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Thor’s Tipi, a popular name in Yorkshire already, is set to open a huge pop-up bar in Leeds right in time for the summer. With a big screen, outdoor seating, and (of course) a tipi, the huge space is set to open in City Square in just a few weeks’ time.

Thor’s Tipi will be serving up a selection of cocktails and street food, and punters can get stuck in to giant outdoor games, easels, and loads of events including performances from local bands.

Read more: Thor’s Tipi is opening an outdoor bar with a big screen in Leeds this summer

Manahatta Pride Brunch

Saturday 16 June | Manahatta, Greek Street

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⁠June is here and Manahatta has a spectacular bottomless drag brunch extravaganza to kick start Pride month.⁠

A whole host of incredible drag queens will be bringing a glamorous and fabulous explosion of fun to Leeds with two hours of non-stop excitement, live music, flips, tricks, twirls, lip syncs and exclusive bottomless Pride cocktails for you to enjoy.⁠

Girls Aloud

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 June | First Direct Arena

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The iconic pop group are about to take on a two-night residency at the First Direct Arena on a tour that will honour founding bandmate and Mancunian Sarah Harding who sadly passed away in 2021.

Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah won over the nation on Popstars: The Rivals, and have legions of loyal fans excited to see hits like Sound of the Underground, Love Machine, and The Promise live.

4TheFans Fan Park Euro 2024

Sunday 16 June – Sunday 14 July | TESTBED, 110 Hunslet Ln

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Following on from the success of the 2021 Euro fan parks, which saw over 25,000 dedicated fans come together to watch England’s historic Euro campaign, 4TheFans is gearing up for another stellar summer of football.

With over 50,000 fans expected to attend across this year’s tournament, it’s fair to say it’s going to be a football-fuelled summer to remember and tickets are still on sale here.

From Sunday 16 June to Sunday 14 July 2024, TESTBED Leeds will welcome fans to experience some of the UK’s biggest anti-glare screens, world-class sound systems and exclusive bar and food traders as well as DJs, competitions and giveaways.

Read more: Leeds to host one of 4TheFans’ key fan parks for Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Fanzone

Sunday 16 June – Tuesday 25 June 2024 | Millennium Square

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Millennium Square will play host to the Euro 2024 Fanzone with all England’s group stage matches against Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia, as well as the knock-out stages, broadcast live on the Leeds Big Screen.

Entry is strictly by advance ticket only and you can grab yours here.

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