Five Fabulous Ways to Spend Summer in Hull


In Hull for the summer? We’ve rounded up five amazing events that need to be written down in your diary.

Humber Street Sesh

The iconic Humber Street Sesh is set to be bigger than ever for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Stretching across Hull Marina, the louder-than-life music event attracts thousands of punters each year. This time round, an expected 30,000 are set to descend on the newly renovated Fruit Market area.

Tickets are £10 in advance and £15 on the day.

HullBID Yum! Festival of Food and Drink

This two-day foodie festival will see over 50 traders set up shop around the picturesque Rose Bowl Fountain.

Stalls will serve delicious local and international street food, fresh produce and tasty sweet treats. Meanwhile, a whole host of exciting activities will be on offer, including live music, face painting, magic tricks and even crazy golf. You can also take part in cupcake decorating or learn how to cook up some healthy bites with the help of expert chefs.

Yum! Food Festival takes place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August. Entry is free.

The Hull Show

Celebrate all things ‘Ull at The Hull Show. The East Park event will see the community come together for this free weekend of entertainment.

Indulge in scrumptious food from local eateries, enjoy live music and performances, and meet some new furry friends at the dog show. And don’t forget about the massive fairground that the show is famous for.

Festival of Flowers

The splendid Elizabethan mansion that is Burton Constable Hall is the perfect setting for Dove House Hospice’s Festival of Flowers.

For their 25th anniversary, the charity is organising a fantastic display of handmade metal sunflowers. The bloom is a symbol of all hospices around the world. There will be more than 500 sculptures standing proudly in front of the Hall and you can catch them until Sunday 10 September.

If you would like to dedicate a flower to a loved one or just support the cause, you can do so via the Dove House website.

William Wilberforce Anti-Slavery Concert

Hull-born MP and abolitionist William Wilberforce is mostly known for his exceptional contributions to the anti-slavery movement. Now, on his 258th birthday, a special concert will be held in his name in the same church in which he was baptised.

The sounds of the evening will relate to the topic of slavery, whilst Wilberforce’s own words are spoken by Steve Alymer of the Priory Park Singers.

The concert is £7 to attend and will take place at Hull Minster on Thursday 24 August.


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