Published: 24 Jun 2019
Looking for ideas to keep you busy in Hull this summer? Let us give you a run down of the upcoming festivals and events that we’re excited about that will guarantee a great day out for all.

1. Pride in Hull

When: 20th July 2019, 12-8pm
Where: Queens Gardens, Hull

Pride in Hull is back! This free, non-ticketed event will be a day full of family friendly entertainment in support of the LGBT+ community. Pride in Hull all kicks off with a parade through the city centre around midday, arriving at Queens Gardens at 1pm where a blockbuster line-up will commence until 8pm. You’ll see some familiar faces from the celebrity world, including Claire from Steps and Mel C from the Spice Girls! If you’re up for some more fun, there will be several afterparties around the city centre. Hull Trains are proud to support Pride in Hull 2019 – keep an eye out for the volunteer t-shirts! Head to the website for more information. 
Pride in Hull

© Thomas Arran

2. Hull Comic Con 2019

When: 21st July 2019, 11-5pm
Where: Bonus Arena, Hull
If you’re a fan of all things TV, movies, comics and video games, Hull Comic Con 2019 is the event for you. Conventions are more popular than ever, giving attendees the chance to meet the actors and makers behind many sci-fi and fantasy creations in photo and autograph sessions, purchase exclusive merchandise and even show off impressive cosplay outfits. It’s a great place to meet others with similar interests and passions. With special guests, panels, stalls, workshops and games, it will promise a full day of entertainment. Find out more and keep up with special guest announcements and you can purchase tickets here.

3. Humber Street Sesh

When: 2-3rd August 2019
Where: Hull Marina

This multi-award-winning festival returns for its 8th year and with 32,000 people anticipated to attend this two-day event, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! Expect a brilliant range of entertainment from 200 bands and acts across 14 stages, as well as special guests, street food, workshops and much more. Humber Street Sesh is a ticketed event – advanced tickets cost £15 and tickets on the gate cost £20 – so be sure to grab your ticket fast. Kids 12 and under get free entry when accompanied by a paying adult. You can purchase tickets online or visit a listed outlet in Hull for a wristband. Hull Trains are proud sponsors of the Humber Street Sesh 2019 so head over to the Hull Trains Dead Bod stage when you’re there! Find out more.

Thomas Arran Humber Street Sesh 2018

© Thomas Arran

4. Yum! Festival of Food and Drink

When: 9-10th August 2019
Where: The Rose Bowl and Queens Garden, Hull

A festival for all the foodies out there! With a huge variety of delicious, locally-sourced produce, you don’t want to miss this celebration of food and drink, tradition and worldwide. Yum! Festival of Food and Drink will feature local market stalls, street food and children’s entertainment, so why not make a day of it. Best of all, it’s free entry so get yourself down to foodie central in Queens Gardens! 

5. Freedom Festival

When: 28th Aug – 1st September 2019
Where: Hull Marina

Now in its 12th year, Freedom Festival will offer 5 days of extraordinary line-ups and entertainment, with free entry and some ticketed attractions. Last year, the event brought over 132,000 visitors to the city centre of Hull to enjoy the festivities. Freedom Festival’s impressive 2019 line-up consist of outstanding street performances, circus, dance, music, talks, art, exhibitions and so much more. 

Freedom 2016 Sunday Hull city centre Marina Thomas Arran

© Thomas Arran

You can book your tickets to Hull on our website or app. For the best value tickets book early, tickets go on sale 12 weeks in advance. You can also sign up to our cheap ticket alerts to find out first when tickets for future travel dates are available to book.





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