Otley Walking Festival @ Various locations in Otley
Jun 23 – Jul 1 all-day

The eighteenth Otley Walking Festival presents a wide choice of walks and evening entertainments over the nine days of the festival. These vary from challenging walks to short strolls from historic town centre to peaceful scenic countryside. In the evenings you can enjoy themed walks and exciting evenys in and around Otley

Mick Bradley’s Trials and Tribulations of Munro Bagging in Scotland @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Part of the Otley Walking Festival

Illustrated talk on the highs and lows of bagging all 284 Munros. From the first in 1987 to the last, Ben Na Lap on 1st June 2018, join Mick Bradley for humour and anecdotes galore even amongst the most challenging conditions. From thecircuit of Ben Nevis in the snow to the overnight bothy in the heart of the Highlands,, this evening’s event will be a real treat for all – whether armchair alpinist or hill walker

Flower Festival @ All Saints Parish Church
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Otley’s second Flower festival for all to enjoy

Mountain @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Otley Walking Festival

Based on Robert McFarlane’s book Mountains of the Mind, this film explores the history of the fascination that we have with mountains. It showcases the world’s highest places and is a visually stunning journey to some of the world’s most beautiful and extreme sites.

Sparse narration by Willem Dafoe is combined with a magical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra that blends seamlessly with the visuals

Directed by Jennifer Peedom, the film is presented by Otley Film Society

Comedy Club at the Horse & Farrier @ Horse & Farrier
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Shoecake Comedy Club, held on the last Friday of each month at the Horse and Farrier, showcases established and up and coming comedians and is a great evening out.

This month’s host is Rob Mitchell and headline act is Harry Stachini

Tickets, over 18’s only, available on line, and at the Horse and Farrier

Flower Festival @ All Saints Parish Church
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Otley’s second Flower festival for all to enjoy

The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley @ Otley Courthouse
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

Over the past 17 years, the London Lasses have been delighted to bring their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes and will be accompanied by Leeds pianist/guitarist Chris O’Malley and Brogan McAuliffe on what will be a great night.


Flower Festival @ All Saints Parish Church
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Otley’s second Flower festival for all to enjoy

Emily Portman and Rob Harbron @ Otley Courthouse
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Emily Portman and Rob Harbron are two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene. They have now formed a new group where Emily’s unaffected voice combines with Rob’s sympathetic musicality to create an unforgettable live experience


Otley Cycle Race @ Otley
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Otley Town Centre Races are one of the most prestigious criteriums in the calendar, with past winners including Mark Cavendish, Jeremy Hunt, Jonny Clay, Chris Walker, Russ Downing and in 2011 and 2012, local star Scott Thwaites. Otley’s own World Champion Lizzie Armitstead won the ladies event in 2014!

Watch out for new local cycling star Tom Pidcock

The roads close at 5:15pm and the first race is at 6:00pm with the main race at 8:30 pm