Events & Activities

Find out what’s on in Calderdale and Halifax

Keep up-to-date with events in Calderdale and scroll down the page to find classes, social groups and clubs for older people in our In Touch Directory.

If you have an event or activity you want to tell us about, use our Event News form to get in touch. Below we have all the latest news of upcoming events and activities in Calderdale, plus links to the major events and activities providers in the area!

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Venues & Event Info Links

Calderdale Council’s Leisure & Culture Services
What’s on in Calderdale
Sport & Fitness
Book fitness activities and classes at the Council’s leisure facilities or find out about memberships.
Apply for a passport to leisure
For use at leisure facilities owned by Calderdale Council.
Book a sports pitch
Football and rugby pitches available to book across Calderdale.
Museums & Galleries
Find out about Bankfield Museum, Shibden Hall and the Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.
Venues in Calderdale
Find out about council-owned venues for your events including town or civic halls, the Shay Stadium, Clay House, the register office, library meeting rooms and Shibden Hall.

Visit Calderdale
For news of concerts and gigs, festivals, family events and everything else that’s happening in Calderdale. Browse their events guide to discover what’s on today, what’s on this weekend, and more things to do this month.

What’s On Halifax
This website lists events in Halifax and surrounding areas and has an event search facility.

Halifax Heritage Festival
Runs each year during September with events across the town at historic venues including Calderdale Industrial Museum, The Piece Hall, Halifax Minster, All Souls Church at Haley Hill and Dean Clough.

Halifax Minster
A variety of events take place in our Minster including free organ concerts on occasional Thursdays at 1pm. See the Minster website for more details.

The Piece Hall
Events take place throughout the year in this magnificent former cloth hall dating from 1779.  Find out more about it history, explore the shops and relax in the cafes and bars. Opening hours can change throughout the year, so best to check the website before visiting.

Find out more about its heritage
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Calderdale Industrial Museum, Halifax
Re-opened and run almost entirely by volunteer enthusiasts who believe that the industrial heritage of Calderdale should be preserved and shared with everyone, the museum houses a special collection representing the wide variety of industries that developed in Calderdale in the last 250 years.

Library events for everyone
The library service runs events throughout the year with something for everyone. Events include photography workshops, reader’s groups, local history and more… Find out more

Learn to play and enjoy music with Calderdale Music Trust 
The Trust offers music lessons for adults, instrument hire and room hire from their stunning town centre premises at The Old Court House, Halifax.  Find out more.



Music and other venues

  • The Grayston Unity is an independent bar at Wesley Court near the Town Hall in Halifax. During the week and on occasional Sundays there is music including a Jazz club. They hold regular talks nights (on social, cultural, history, sport and music topics) and a poetry slam night, spoken word festival, a monthly music quiz night, outdoor cinema in the backyard and the occasional bit of theatre.  See their Facebook page for event details.
  • The Blind Pig is a bar and Music Venue at Tower Hill in Sowerby Bridge with live music and a speakeasy style bar.
  • Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Holme Street, Hebden is a socialist members cooperative, club, bar and music venue in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Built in 1924 as a joint enterprise by half a dozen local trade unions & brought back to life in 1982.
  • Halifax Symphony Orchestra hold concerts at the Square Chapel. Find out more or become a supporter.
  • Halifax Philharmonic Club also hold concerts at the Square Chapel. See their programme.
  • Todmorden Orchestra hold concerts at Todmorden Town Hall. See more.

To add your venue details, to our directory, use our Event News form to get in touch.

Find Health, wellbeing and fitness classes

Find Friendship groups and coffee mornings

Find Hobby and Special Interest groups

You can download this very useful What’s On Where (WOW) Guide to activities and social groups in Calderdale this Summer for older adults, published by homecare company Home Instead.

WOW Guide_SpringandSummer2022_easyread version

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