City centre events 2024 📅


📖 Article last updated Wednesday 21 February 2024

There's another packed programme of events to look forward to in Sheffield city centre in 2024, everything from food and music festivals to special exhibitions and live performances 👏  

Simply click the link below to take you straight to the month you're most interested in or simply scroll down to see the full events listing for 2024. 

📅 January | February | March
📅 April | May | June
📅 July | August | September
📅 October | November | December

For further information on each event, click the 🖱️ icon.  

💡 As new dates are confirmed these events will be added to this page, so make sure to add this page to your 'favourites' and check back through the year. 


For information on live shows, theatrical performances and exhibitions in Sheffield city centre, please visit the following individual venue websites: 
🖼️ The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Museums 
Sheffield Cathedral 
🎙️ Sheffield City Hall
🎭 Sheffield Theatres



Phlegm: Pandemic Diary 🎨

📅 Saturday 13 January to Sunday 7 July 2024

📍 Millennium Gallery

📝 Exhibition | Phlegm's 67 pen and ink drawings document the artists observations of daily life in lockdown during the pandemic.

🖱️ Phlegm: Pandemic Diary - Sheffield Museums Trust

📸 Phlegm

Sheffield Heritage Fair 2024 🗣️

📅 Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 January 2024

📍 Millennium Gallery

📝 Exhibition | A celebration of Sheffield’s rich history, featuring over 40 local groups who care for and promote Sheffield’s history and heritage.

🖱️ Sheffield Heritage Fair 2024 - Sheffield Museums Trust

📸 Sheffield Museums Trust


MOBO Awards Sheffield - The Fringe

📅 Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 February 2024

📍 Various locations

📝 Organised by Sheffield City Council in collaboration with MOBO and members of the local community, The Fringe sees the city showcase all it has to offer in the way of black music and culture. Events include the Off The Record Industry Panel at Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday 6 February and a Sheffield Spotlight event in the Winter Garden on Wednesday 7 February, the day of the MOBI Awards itself. 

💡 This year's event marks the 26th time that the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards have been held since it was first introduced in 1996. This is the first time that Sheffield has been the host city.  

🖱️ MOBO Awards (welcometosheffield.co.uk)


Sheffield Powerlifting Championships 2024 🏋️

📅 Saturday 10 February 2024

📍 Sheffield City Hall

📝 24 of the world’s strongest powerlifters battle it out for the title of 'champion of champions'.

💡 The 2,271 capacity Oval Hall at Sheffield City Hall sold out weeks in advance of this year's event. 

🖱️ Sheffield – SBD Apparel

📸 Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield Lunar Chinese New Year Festival 🐉

📅 Friday 9 to Tuesday 13 February 2024

📍 Various city centre locations including the Peace Gardens (10 and 11 February)

📝 Festival | A five day celebration to welcome the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon 🐉 Featuring a food market and Dragon Parade in the Peace Gardens and Gala at the Octagon.  

More on this year's Festival programme here: Lunar Chinese New Year (sheffieldcitycentre.com) 

💡 Dragon is the 5th animal in the 12-year cycle coming after the Rabbit and before the Snake.


Early Spring Makers Market 🧵

📅 Saturday 10 February 2024

📍 Showroom Workstation

📝 Craft Market | Discover botanicals, ceramics, clothing, jewellery, textiles, homeware, stationary and print.

🖱️ Early Spring Sheffield Makers Market hosted by Endless Love Creative Tickets, Sat, Feb 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite


Craft & Flea 🧵

📅 Saturday 17 February 2024

📍 Sheffield Cathedral

📝 Craft Market | Craft & Flea brings together a collection of independent makers, collectors, designers and creatives all under one roof.

🖱️ Sheffield's Craft & Flea Tickets, Sat 17 Feb 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

📸 Craft & Flea

Swimming and Para Swimming: Long Course Championships 2023-24 (BUCS Nationals) 🏊

📅 Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February 2024

📍 Ponds Forge

📝 The Long Course Championships, part of BUCS Nationals, sees athletes tackle the 50m Olympic sized pool, as Sheffield gets set to welcome over 5,000 students to the city over the weekend. 

💡 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK.

🖱️ BUCS Swimming & Para Swimming: Long Course Championships 2023-24 (Part of BUCS Nationals)

📸 Sheffield City Trust

Undergraduate Open Day 🎓

📅 Sunday 25 February 2024

📍 Sheffield Hallam University

📝 Open days provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to tour the University's campuses, see accommodation and talk to academic staff. For some visitors, it will also be their first engagement with the city of Sheffield and the city centre. 

🖱️ Undergraduate applicant open days | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk)

📸 Sheffield Hallam University


Festival of the Outdoors 🌲

📅 Friday 1 March to Sunday 31 March 2024

📍 Various locations across Sheffield and the city centre

📸 Welcome to Sheffield

📝 A month long celebration of 'The Outdoor City', featuring a wide range of events and activities including:

🥾 Living Streets’ National Walking Summit 2024
📍 Crowne Plaza Royal Hotel
📅 Thursday 7 March 2024

📸 Living Streets

📽️ Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF)
📍 Sheffield Cathedral
📅 Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March 2024

📸 ShAFF

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
📅 Sunday 17 March 2024

📸 Pollen X Festival of the Outdoors

🚲 Park Hill Uprise: Urban Hill Climb 2024
📍 Park Hill
📅 Saturday 23 March 2024

📸 Sheffield Urban Cyclo Cross

Full Festival of the Outdoors programme available on the Welcome to Sheffield website 🖱️ Sheffield's Festival of the Outdoors (welcometosheffield.co.uk)


Indie Beer Feast 🍻

📅 Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2024

📍 Trafalgar Warehouse

📝 Festival | Sheffield’s craft beer festival returns to the Trafalgar Warehouse for 2024. Tickets available here.

🖱️ Indie Beer Feast, a two day independent craft beer festival in Sheffield city centre

📸 Indie Beer Feast

Sheffield Beer Week 🍻

📅 Monday 4 to Sunday 10 March 2024

📍 Various locations including Dog & Partridge, Hop Hideout, The Old Shoe, Rutland ArmsShakespeares and Triple Point Brewing

📝 A city-wide 'beer celebration' hosted across multiple venues

💡 March's event marks the 10th anniversary of Sheffield Beer Week. 

🖱️ Sheffield Beer Week – A city-wide beer celebration at the beginning of March

📸 Sheffield Beer Week

Sheffield Varsity 🤼

📅 Wednesday 20 March to Wednesday 24 April 2024

📍 Various locations across Sheffield including Korfball Swimming and Water Polo at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Monday 22 April 2024. 

📝 Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield go head-to-head in a celebration of student sport in the city of Sheffield.

💡 Sheffield Varsity began in 1997, when sporting teams from the city's two universities competed against each other in the first coordinated tournament of its kind. From there it snowballed, and Sheffield Varsity is one of the biggest Varsity competitions in the UK.  

🖱️ Sheffield Varsity


Undergraduate Open Day 🎓

📅 Saturday 23 March 2024

📍 Sheffield Hallam University

📝 Open days provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to tour the University's campuses, see accommodation and talk to academic staff. For some visitors, it will also be their first engagement with the city of Sheffield and the city centre.

🖱️ Undergraduate applicant open days | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk)

📸 Sheffield Hallam University


Sheffield Half Marathon 🎽

📅 Sunday 7 April 2024

📍 Starts and ends on Arundel Gate in Sheffield city centre

📝 The Sheffield Mutual Sheffield Half Marathon is South Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind. Thousands of runners, of all abilities, take part raising thousands of pounds for numerous good causes. 

💡 Click here to see the Sheffield Half Marathon route map and here for the interactive road closure map.

🖱️ Sheffield Half Marathon - 7th April 2024 | Run For All | Run For All


Other event highlights in April 2024 include:

🎭 Everybody's Talking About Jamie

📝 Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, a sold-out UK & Ireland Tour, and an Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to Sheffield 👏

📅 Tuesday 9 to Saturday 20 April 2024
📍 Crucible Theatre
🖱️ Everybody's Talking About Jamie | Sheffield Theatres

♻️ Sheffield Plastic Free Market

📝 The Plastic Free Market aims to be the one-stop shop for helping people to reduce their use of single-use plastics.

📅 Sunday 14 April 2024
📍 Trafalgar Warehouse
🖱️ Plastic Free Markets – Sheffield Action on Plastic

📸 Sheffield Action on Plastic

🗣️ Festival of Debate

📝 The largest annual non-partisan politics festival in the UK.

📅 Tuesday 16 April to Saturday 25 May 2024
🖱️ Festival of Debate 2024 (welcometosheffield.co.uk)

🏆 Cazoo World Snooker Championship 2024

📝 For 17 days, the very best players on the planet go through a test of endurance, skill and mental toughness with an ultimate goal: to lift snooker’s most famous and coveted trophy.

📅 Saturday 20 April to Monday 6 May 2024
📍 Crucible Theatre
🖱️ Cazoo World Championship 2024 Tickets - World Snooker Tour (wst.tv)

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

📝 A monthly celebration of all things botanical in the UK’s greenest city.

📅 Sunday 21 April 2024
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
🖱️ Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

🥘 World Market

📝 The ever-popular World Market returns to the city centre featuring stalls selling food and other goods from all over the world.

📅 Saturday 27 April to Wednesday 1 May 2024
🖱️ World Market (welcometosheffield.co.uk)

🎓 Undergraduate Open Day

📝 Open days provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to tour the University's campuses, see accommodation and talk to academic staff. For some visitors, it will also be their first engagement with the city of Sheffield and the city centre.

📅 Sunday 28 April 2024
📍 Sheffield Hallam University
🖱️ Undergraduate applicant open days | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk)



May's highlights include:

🎨 Open Up Sheffield

📝 Open Up celebrates Sheffield’s cultural vibrancy, showcasing some of the city’s up and coming artists and makers.

📅 Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May and Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 May 2024
🖱️ Open Up Sheffield – Sheffield & South Yorkshire Open Artists Studios

🎶 Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

📝 40th Anniversary Festival programmed by guest curator cellist Steven Isserlis.

📅 Friday 17 to Saturday 25 May 2024
🖱️ Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024 In The Round (musicintheround.co.uk)

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

📅 Sunday 19 May 2024
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
🖱️ Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

 🧵 Makers Mill Art Fair

📅 Sunday 19 May 2024
🖱️ Makers Mill Art Fair | The Leadmill

🍽️ Sheffield Food Festival

📅 Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2024
🖱️ We're back! - Sheffield Food Festival

📸 Sheffield Food Festival


June's highlights include:

🎞️ Sheffield DocFest

📝 The UK’s leading documentary festival.

📅 Wednesday 12 to Monday 17 June 2024
🖱️ Sheffield DocFest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival (sheffdocfest.com)

Migration Matters Festival 2024

📝 A nine day celebration of sanctuary, cultural identity and migration in Sheffield. 

📅 Friday 14 to Saturday 22 June 2024
🖱️ Migration Matters (migrationmattersfestival.co.uk)

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

📝 A monthly celebration of all things botanical in the UK’s greenest city.

📅 Sunday 16 June 2024
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
🖱️ Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

🎓 Undergraduate Open Day

📝 Open days provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to tour the University's campuses, see accommodation and talk to academic staff. For some visitors, it will also be their first engagement with the city of Sheffield and the city centre.

📅 Saturday 22 June 2024
📍 University of Sheffield
🖱️ Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield



July's highlights include:

Undergraduate Open Day

📝 Open days provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to tour the University's campuses, see accommodation and talk to academic staff. For some visitors, it will also be their first engagement with the city of Sheffield and the city centre.

📅 Saturday 6 July 2024
📍 University of Sheffield
🖱️ Open days | Undergraduate study | The University of Sheffield

📸 Children's Media Conference

📝 The UK’s premier children and youth content conference.

📅 Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 July 2024
🖱️ CMC 2024 | The Children's Media Conference (CMC) (thechildrensmediaconference.com)

🧡 Sheffield Pinknic

📝 A yearly event held at the Peace Gardens delivered by the committee of LGBTQ+ Sheffield.

📅 13 July 2024
📍 Peace Gardens
🖱️ Facebook

🚴 Sheffield Grand Prix

📝 Now in it’s 10th year, the Sheffield Grand Prix will attract the UK’s top teams and riders to race around a 1.4km circuit in the heart of Sheffield city centre. 

📅 19 July 2024
🖱️ Sheffield Grand Prix Events - British Cycling

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

📝 A monthly celebration of all things botanical in the UK’s greenest city.

📅 Sunday 21 July 2024
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
🖱️ Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

🎸 The Fringe at Tramlines

📝 Taking place across outdoor spaces, pubs, bars and music venues in Sheffield city centre and beyond. 

📅 Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2024

🏊 GoCardless National Summer Meet

📝 Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year, held at Sheffield's Ponds Forge

📅 Tuesday 30 July to Saturday 3 August 2024
📍 Ponds Forge
🖱️ Swim England confirms dates for 2024 national swimming events 



August's highlights include:

⛱️ Sheffield by the Seaside

📅 Dates TBC

🌻 Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

📝 A monthly celebration of all things botanical in the UK’s greenest city.

📅 Sunday 18 August 2024
📍 Grey to Green, Castlegate
🖱️ Pollen. Inner City Flower Market

🚗 Classics on The Moor

📝 In association with the Rotary Club of Sheffield Vulcan.
📅 Sunday 18 August 2024

🎠 Sheffield Fayre

📅 Monday 26 August 2024
🖱️ Sheffield Fayre 2024 (welcometosheffield.co.uk)



September's highlights include:

🥾 Sheffield Walking Festival

📅 Friday 6 to Sunday 15 September 2024
🖱️ Sheffield Walking Festival (welcometosheffield.co.uk)

⚔️ Sheffield Heritage Open Days

📅 Friday 6 to Sunday 15 September 2024
🖱️ Homepage | Heritage Open Days

🧠 Festival of the Mind

📅 Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 September 2024
🖱️ Festival of the Mind 2024 (welcometosheffield.co.uk)

🌊 Float Along 2024

📅 Saturday 28 September 2024
🖱️ Float Along

🎽 Sheffield Mutual Sheffield 10K

📅 Sunday 29 September 2024
🖱️ Sheffield 10K - 29th Sept 2024 | Run For All | Run For All



This month's highlights include:

🎞️ Sensoria

📅 Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2024
📝 Film and music festival
🖱️ Home - Sensoria

🏊 GoCardless National County Team Championships

📝 More than 900 swimmers compete from over 30 counties in front of a packed house inside Ponds Forge

📅 Sunday 6 October 2024
🖱️ Swim England confirms dates for 2024 national swimming events

🥘 Global Market

📅 Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 October 2024
🖱️ Global Market (welcometosheffield.co.uk)



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