title="Keighley Town Council in Keighley">

Town Council Events

Keighley Town Council organises or jointly organises several large and small events across the year.


  • St George’s Weekend

  • School Achiever Awards

  • Yorkshire Day

  • Hertiage Weekend

  • Oktoberfest

  • Remembrance Sunday

  • Pensioners’ Christmas Lunches

  • Town Christmas Carol Service


For more details on each event, see below:


St George’s Celebration



School Achiever Awards

The Achiever Awards are presented each year to a child or group of children at each of Keighley’s primary schools.  The winners are chosen by their teachers because they have behaved well, excelled in a certain school subject or helped others.

Each child receives a personal shield with their name engraved on it. The school retains a large shield with the child or group’s name added each year and displayed in the school.

In July every year a ceremony takes place in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall and each child or group attends with their parent, carer or school teacher to receive their award from the Town Mayor.

The Town Mayor describes his role and that of the Town Council and gives the children a history of the Town Hall building, helping to explain the importance of democracy and civic life to the next generation.


Yorkshire Day

Everything that is great about Yorkshire will again be celebrated with free family entertainment from 10am to 4pm on Church Green in Keighley Town Centre.


Heritage Day

As part of the national open heritage weekend, Keighley Town Council will be opening the doors of the Civic Centre.  Other buildings and attractions around the town and wider area may also be open specially.  The full programme will be published.





Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday in Keighley is becoming more and more popular with people lining the paths as the Civic Party walks to the Shared Church for the Remembrance Day Service. In recent years, the ceremony at the Cenotaph in Town Hall Square has included the reading out of the names of the 49 Keighley servicemen known to have been killed 100 years earlier during the first few months of World War One.  The names are called in the clear, youthful voices of four armed forces cadets and though the ceremony is attended by a large number of people, the voices can be heard in absolute silence during what is a very moving occasion.

The ceremony is led by the Town Mayor and attended by Keighley’s uniformed groups, the Royal British Legion, local schools and members of the public.

Another regular feature of Remembrance Day is the lunch in the Drill Hall for the veterans.

The Drill Hall, with the help of Army Cadets and volunteers, is decorated with bunting, the tables beautifully laid, festooned with a variety of 1940s memorabilia and a lovely meal served 40s-style with pie, vegetables and potatoes, followed by crumble and custard. Throughout the meal a good old 1940s sing-a-long takes place and, of course, the bar in the Drill Hall is open!


Pensioners’ Christmas Lunches

Each year at Christmas, the Civic Centre holds the delightful pensioners’ lunches, free to all those over 65 and who live in the Keighley town area (civil parish), subject to seating capacity.   A three-course dinner is served, together with drinks, gifts and entertainment.

Tickets are available from the Town Council office (Tel. 01535 618252)


Town Carol Service

The Town or Civic Carol Service (also known as the Big Carol Service and Carols by Candlelight) is organised jointly by Keighley Town Council and Keighley Shared Church.  The service is an evening of candlelit music and readings to celebrate Christmas, free to all (subject to seating capacity) and attended by civic guests including the Town Mayor.