When it comes to arts and culture, our small town doesn’t just punch above its weight – it takes a cannon into the ring. 

Whenever you visit and whatever floats your boat, you’ll find fascinating stuff to see, hear or get stuck into. From live music, literary workshops and theatre, dance or busking to our fantastic programme of exhibitions and festivals, there’s never a dull moment.

And festivals – now there’s something Hebden is good at! We love a celebration and we know how to throw a good one!

From the world-renowned Hand Made Parade, to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, from festivals on food to burlesque, blues to poetry, steampunk to vintage cars – that old cliché resounds –  ‘something for everyone’. In fact it feels like you’ve got more chance of turning up when there IS a festival in the town than when there isn’t.  Here’s a few to whet your appetite.