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Events in Sheffield

In summer, Sheffield comes alive. There are people everywhere enjoying the bright days, workers making the most of al fresco dining at lunchtimes and beer gardens full of sun worshippers taking advantage of the bright evenings. Sheffield’s events schedule is packed from June to September with things to do every weekend and lots of midweek fun too. There are foodie festivals, music and sporting events and so much more. Book your stay in Leopold Hotel Sheffield and get amongst the action for yourself. Our unique comfortable guest bedrooms are the perfect accommodation for attending any event in the city this summer.

June 2023

Sheffield Doc Fest returns for a landmark 30th edition from 14 – 19 June 2023 across multiple venues in the city. Docfest is the UK’s leading documentary festival spanning film, television, immersive and art. There is a programme of 100+ film screenings, a host of exhibitions, immersive installations, panel events and inspiring talks with famous names.

Arctic Monkeys return to Sheffield for a headline gig ahead of their performance at Glastonbury. The homecoming shows take place on 9 & 10 June and follow the release of their latest album, The Car. They’re taking over Hillsborough Park for their biggest-ever Sheffield show yet.

Jack Whitehall returns to Utilita Arena Sheffield with his new Settle Down Tour on Tuesday 20 June 2023. Simply hop on the tram outside the Leopold Hotel and hop off directly outside the Utilita Arena – no stressing in traffic or queuing in taxis!

July 2023

Legendary band Pulp reunites once again, returning to Sheffield Utilita Arena for two homecoming shows this July on 14 & 15, Fellow Sheffielder and friend of the band Richard Hawley will also be joining as special guest support.

The British Summer Swimming Championships 2023 season culminates in an end-of-season competition opportunity for athletes from 22 to 28 July, at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Walkable from the Leopold Hotel or simply hop on the tram that stops outside both venues.

The University of Sheffield Graduation is a momentous occasion every year and the city comes alive with students and visitors. From 17 to 21 July hundreds of students and their families come to celebrate and Leopold Square is a mecca for some fantastic memorable photos.

Tramlines returns from 21 to 23 July and is Sheffield’s biggest music party. Richard Ashcroft, The Courteeners and Paul Heaton headline this busy music festival weekend. There are nearby campsites, or you can book Leopold Hotel Sheffield as your festival accommodation and experience it in style.

August 2023

Sheffield by the Seaside will be back from 27 July to 29 August with a whole host of sun seeking fun including fairground rides, games, a giant sandpit, visiting dinosaurs and TV/film characters, kids entertainment and a whole lot more. It’s a great day out for all ages and free for everyone to attend.

Sheffield DM is happening in a bigger and better venue for 2023. The Digital Marketing Summit is taking place in The Octagon Centre (part of the University of Sheffield campus) across multiple stages with talks, insights and workshops with some of the country’s leading marketing experts.

September 2023

Art in the Gardens, one of the largest outdoor art markets in the North of England, returns to Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens on the 2 & 3 of September. You can browse and buy stalls with work from dozens of local artists and craft makers. There are food stalls too so you can make a day of it.

Rock & Roll Circus returns to Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl on 1 & 2 of September and promises to be as weird and wacky as ever. A mix between a music festival and a circus, headline acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Happy Mondays, The Cribs, Self Esteem and many more. There will be dance and street performances as well as food trucks and lots of circus-themed fun all within a short tram ride away from the Leopold Hotel – so travel stress free and door-2-door!

Sheffield 10K 2023 takes place on 24 September this year and attracts runners from all over the country to compete. Hosted in partnership with Sheffield City Council, the Sheffield 10K is set right in the heart of the city and the enthusiastic local support is contagious.  Please be aware that some road closures will affect your journey in and around the city centre at this time.

Whichever Sheffield event you’re attending this year, Leopold Hotel offers the ideal accommodation. Our spacious unique guest rooms are the perfect place to get ready or wind down whether you’re a performer or an attendee of an event. Contact us or book on our website to enjoy our lowest available rates guaranteed.


Sarah Corcorcan

Sarah Corcorcan

Our travel writer Sarah has a keen interest in exploring and writing about the most fascinating and picturesque places in the UK. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of this beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. She has a particular fondness for Sheffield with its gorgeous views, friendly locals and shopping scene.

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