Planning to spend part of your summer in Sheffield? Whether you're planning a trip for business or for pleasure this August, Sheffield has something special to offer. Here is an overview of the top 5 events and festivals that you should visit if you are planning a visit to the Steel City:
1. Handsworth Music Festival, 7 August 2016
The Handsworth Music Festival is an excellent wind-down party for the Tramlines-weary Sheffield crowd. However, it is also a fantastic option for family and friends keen to enjoy an afternoon full of excellent cover music and entertainment for the entire family. The event will take place on the picturesque grounds of the old rectory Handsworth and will feature an Adele tribute, as well as Blur, Oasis and Kaiser Chiefs covers.
2. Sheffield Film & Comic Con, 13-14 August 2016
The Sheffield Film & Comic Con is another interesting family-oriented event that is scheduled to be held at the Sheffield Arena. Just like previous years, the event will include cosplay -- dressing up in costumes and characters. Various contenders will be displayed on stage and the best costumes stand a chance to win special prizes. A number of guests have confirmed attendance, so if you're a fan of Dr. Who, Star Wars or James Bond, make sure to visit the Arena this August.
3. Sheffield Oktoberfest, 3-7 August 2016
If you thought that Oktoberfest was an event that took place in October in Germany, think again. Last year, Sheffield started its own Oktoberfest so if you are in the neighbourhood and keen to keep the tradition going, make sure to pay a visit to the Devonshire Green. Sheffield Oktoberfest features a tent for over 1.500 people and is sure to satisfy your beer-loving and sausage-eating taste buds. To top it all off, Sunday is family day so you can enjoy your bratwurst and beer over some quality time with your family.
4. Sheffield Fayre, 30-31 August 2016
The Sheffield Fayre is a two-day event that takes place at the end of August in Norfolk Heritage Park. This year, it will take place between August 30th and 31st and will offer a range of cultural activities and entertainment options for the entire family. For the 15th year in a row, the Fayre will include street performers, inflatable slides, a dog show, as well as a horticulture show. There will also be a number of excellent food and drink options intended for the seasoned epicurean.
5. Dronfest, 6 August 2016
For the 16th year in a row, the Dronfest Music Festival is taking place to help raise funds for local charities. By listening to live acts in Dronfield this August, you will help to raise money for numerous charities including the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Cavendish Centre for Cancer Care. Bands such as Ferocious Dog, Johnny and the Moondogs as well as Paul Fletcher are scheduled to appear, combining a good cause with excellent entertainment.
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