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If you’ve read our ‘10 reasons to love Sheffield’ article you will know how passionate we are about our fair city; as a summer special we’re bringing you bang up to date with more reasons to love Sheffield, and the top events in the city this summer. We can guarantee you’ll not be short of entertainment – take your pick and get them in your diary so you don’t miss out.
Sheffield Food Festival
Location: Fargate/Peace Gardens/ Pinstone Street
Date: 24th – 27th May 2019
For the 9th year running Sheffield Food Festival returns to the Peace Gardens, Town Hall, and Fargate with over 50 different choices of food stalls to celebrate Sheffield’s vibrant food scene. There won’t only be food to tickle everyone’s taste buds there will also be fair ground rides for children, a number of crafts, preserves, oils, sauces, books, beer, gin stalls and loads more for people to take home and enjoy.
Location: Sheffield City Centre
Date: Thursday 6th June – Tuesday 11th June
Sheffield Doc/Fest or Documentary Festival is ‘what it says on the tin’. It is a festival that celebrates the art and business of documentary and non-fiction story telling across many different forms. There are 5 different sections to Doc/Fest to enjoy over the five days.
So if you are interested in the odd documentary Doc/Fest is the place for you to be this summer.
Sheffield Round Run
Location: Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road
Date: 30th June
Whether you are running or showing your support the Round Sheffield Run is a unique ‘multi-stage’ running event. It’s a breakdown of 11 different stages and races where individuals have the opportunity to relax between each stage. If you are just coming to show your support in Endcliffe Park there will be the local artisan coffee stall, woodfire pizza, bacon sandwiches and burgers available along with a Thornbridge beer tent to keep you refreshed and hydrated whilst watching the runners.
We have a feeling this one if already a sell-out, so keep an eye out for a cancellation, or go along and support the other Sheffield-ers competing, as it’s always a great atmosphere.
Music in the Gardens
Location: Botanical Gardens
Date 5th – 7th July
For the 15th year Music in the Gardens brings a small live concert to the Botanical Gardens to raise money for local Sheffield charities. Not only will you be able to enjoy the likes of Bananarama, Björn and Movie Music but also food stalls and real ale from Bradford Brewery. It’s a music festival for those who don’t like music festivals.
Location: Peace Gardens, Barkers Pool, Devonshire Green, Millennium Square, Tudor Square and Winter Gardens
Date: 6th – 8th July
Cliff Hanger is a festival dedicated to celebrating Sheffield’s outdoor city. There will be a number of different events happening over the weekend and city to take part in or watch including British Bouldering, Climbing Walls, Zip Lines, Scuba Diving, Tough Guy Assault Course, Cycling and many, many more.
HSBC: Let’s Ride
Date: 14th July
Let’s ride is a cycling festival being held by HSBC in Sheffield. The festival isn’t just about cycling, there will be plenty of activities and challenges to join in with along with live music, local street food and live stunt shows for everyone to enjoy.
Location: Hillsborough Park
Date: 19th – 21st July
Tramlines is the big one in Sheffield. It runs over the weekend with over 70 different artists, and this year includes Courteeners, Chic and Annie Mac performing across four stages this year. There will also be comedy, a cinema, a family area and loads of different food and drink tents available. To find out who else is on the line-up check below.
With all this on your doorstep you shouldn’t be short of entertainment this summer in Sheffield but if you’re still struggling don’t forget the Peak District is in Sheffield’s back garden so get out and enjoy a long walk in the sun (not guaranteed!) or head to one of the real ale pubs where you can feast on the food.
Whatever you do keep a strong work life balance this summer and make the most of your time out of work so you come back refreshed and ready to go. If after all this fun and recharge you are still struggling to find enthusiasm for work get in touch with us