Best Events in Leeds

There are so many things to do in Leeds that you wouldn't be far wrong if you called it the nightlife hot-spot of the North. There's always something going on in this city, ranging from bottomless brunches and beer tastings, to heart-pounding raves and massive club nights. But don't worry if you can't keep track of it all, we've collected all the best events in Leeds so that, when you want to go out, you go out to have a good time.

Last updated on 2nd March 2018

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Come to Belgrave Feast every second Saturday of the month for the amazing street food traders. Stay for art from local artists and live music all day long – and the whole family’s welcome too.

11:00 - 20:00
Something A Little Different, Live Music
Live Music
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Joe Black brings you the finest in film and stage villainy, celebrating the bad boys and girls of musical history. One of the best events in Leeds, this quirky, cool and hilarious event may finally answer questions about why it feels so good to be bad.

19:30 - 22:00
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One of the best events to go to in Leeds this summer, Cocktails In The City brings together the most skilled bartenders in Leeds for an evening of mixing, shaking and tasting some of the best cocktails the city has to offer.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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This 5k course isn’t just a run, you’ll get to collect slices of pizza as a reward – and you’re even encouraged to dress up as one if you’d like. Afterwards, you’re invited to an afterparty where you can dance and socialise with your fellow runners.

11:00 - 13:00
Something A Little Different
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Take a tour round Leeds’ amazing craft beer scene in this fun guided tour through four different breweries. You’ll learn about their unique brewing process and taste them along the way, and once you’ve finished, you’re more than welcome to spend the rest of the day testing out the Refectory taproom’s long list of beers.

12:30 - 16:30
Something A Little Different
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Bringing together massive rock anthems in the main room and guilty pleasures in the second, The Key Club is the best place to be for your alternative club nights in Leeds.

23:00 - 04:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Alternative / Indie
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A celebration of Messrs Bon Jovi, Meatloaf and Bonnie Tyler, Ultimate Power is bringing the power ballad to Leeds in glorious, air-guitaring style. Get ready to sing your heart out at the club night gone big.

23:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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@ The Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen on Every 3rd Saturday of the month

The Wet Spot is the only place to find the finest burlesque in the city. Come to the Belgrave Music Hall for a night of titillation and excess, followed by vintage music from their DJs afterwards – making for one of the best events in Leeds.

21:00 - 23:30

What are you doing this Tuesday? Nothing as fun as this. Smokestack are playing the best in Northern Soul and Motown tracks, while you feast on a selection of the finest Deep South inspired food.

22:00 - 03:00
Rhythm and Blues

Saturday Comedy Sessions is the longest running, independent comedy night in Yorkshire for a reason. One of Leeds’ best events, every week they feature everyone from world class talent to top rising stars.

19:00 - 22:00

What happens when one of Leeds’ premier club venues hosts world-renowned DJs and offers them some of the best production value going? Nights like Insomnia is what, delivering a House music night like no other.

House Music

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