This is Y Magazine 2020

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W H AT ’ S O N 2 0 2 0 Across the county there are festivals and events for every interest. Here are a selection of dates for your diary. For a full listing go to

N AT I O N A L A R M E D F O R C E S D AY SCARBOROUGH 27 JUNE This year Scarborough has the honour of hosting the National Armed Forces Day, providing an opportunity to thank the British Armed Forces for their selfless bravery and heroism. The day is usually attended by a senior royal and the Prime Minister. The event will feature an array of land, sea and air assets with highlights for this year including the legendary Red Arrows and the world famous Royal Marines Band. For more details visit and

G R E AT YO R K S H I R E S H O W H A R R O G AT E 1 4 T O 1 6 J U LY The rich pastures and fertile land of Yorkshire means that farming and country life is at the heart of this county. Testament to this is one of the biggest events in the English agricultural calendar, the Great Yorkshire Show. Welcoming over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals over three glorious days, this show is a celebration of the countryside featuring exhibitions of livestock and rare breeds, dog trials, farm machinery, show jumping as well as local food and drink, family activities, plus arts and crafts. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

YO R K S H I R E PRIDE VA R I O U S D AT E S A N D V E N U E S Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender life and running since 2006, Leeds Pride is now THE largest free Pride in the UK. A completely free event with over 40,000 people attending this colourful carnival amidst a mass of rainbow flags. This year will mark the 11th year a Pride event has been held in Sheffield, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (a pivotal moment for LGBT+ communities and a worldwide catalyst for change). You can also take pride in Yorkshire at one (or more) of its many Pride festivals throughout the summer months in York (6 June), Hull (July), Rotherham (11 July), Barnsley (12 July), Sheffield (28 July), Leeds (2 August), Doncaster (8 August) plus others. Wave those rainbow flags with pride at one of the fantastic events in Yorkshire.