The numerous attractions and events throughout the year help to put Hebden Bridge on the map as an acclaimed centre for culture and recreation. Below are just a few of the annual events Hebden Bridge offers:


The first Sunday in the month Farmers’ Market in Lees Yard.
Every Wednesday in the market square there is a second hand market.
Every Thursday there is a general market in the market square.

Good Friday

The Ancient Custom of “Pace Egging” takes place at Venues around Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall during the day

The event is staged to celebrate St George’s battle triumphs over his challengers and his jeering at the bumbling antics of Toss Pot. It is also a ceremony for good new season and is one of the world’s oldest dramas.

Last year Calder High School pupils portrayed the battle of good over evil with battle scenes similar to some in films such as “The Matrix” and “Robin Hood”.

Along side the school the regular seasoned actors known as The Heptonstall Players perform in Weaver’s Square, Heptonstall.

World Dock Pudding Championships.

Every year in April Hebden Bridge takes the centre of the global stage with this long running culinary treat. Tasting is believing !

Duck Race

Now in its 14th year this popular April event is your chance to sponsor your very own duck in its bid to beat the rest to the finishing point and win you a big prize.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

The nationally acclaimed Arts Festival brings a real buzz to Hebden Bridge in the of June and early July. With big names putting on shows and exhibitions across the town there is something for everyone.

Vintage Car weekend

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend has been a popular rally for all motor enthusiasts and, in particular, owners of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles, for over 23 years. The Yorkshire Historic Car Club have developed a reputation for running an interesting and enjoyable event and now the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge have joined with them to help make this year even better than previous years.

As an added bonus, on Sunday, visitors to Hebden Bridge can watch the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society’s famous ‘Trans Pennine Run’ pass through the town. Hebden Bridge is an ideal location to watch this magnificent collection of historic vehicles as they wind their way across the Pennines, en route from Manchester to Harrogate.

Located in the heart of Hebden Bridge, on Calder Holmes Park, the event attracts hundreds of vehicles, of a wide variety and age, as well as numerous stalls autojumblers and entertainers. The town centre, with its wealth of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs is only a few minutes walk from the park

Hebden Bridge Bonfire.

Every Year the Hebden Bridge Round Table organises a bonfire and fireworks display in aid of charity on Calder Holmes Park. This year is extra special since it marks the 400th Anniversary of the gunpowder plot. It is thought to be the biggest bonfire and firework display in Yorkshire. The fireworks can be seen from all over the town and some 10,000 people flock to Calder Holmes Park for the event.

Carol Singing

Christmas Eve 6pm another annual event not to be mist. A festive Carol Sing in St George’s Square round the Christmas tree. The Hebden Bridge Junior Band will be playing at the Carols in the Square this year on Christmas Eve.


Brass Band Weekend

Each June there is a Brass Band Weekend in Hebden Bridge where bands from all over the country compete in a gala weekend.