Keighley to host official Yorkshire Day celebrations in 2022

Yorkshire Day

Keighley has been invited by The Yorkshire Society to host the official Yorkshire Day civic celebration in 2022 (1st August). It will be the first time the town has hosted this important annual event since its conception in 1985.

The official celebration, believed to be the largest such event in the world, sees the county’s Lord Mayors, Mayors, civic leaders and VIP guests gather for a breakfast reception, thanks-giving service, street parade and formal lunch.

Keighley Town Council is also keen to make it a community focused event showcasing everything that is wonderful about Yorkshire, its people and Keighley in particular. More information on the plans for the event will be released in the year ahead.

Keighley Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Corkindale, said ‘We are delighted to have been invited to host Yorkshire Day in 2022. It is a great privilege to play a part in celebrating Yorkshire and celebrating Keighley. It will provide a great boost for the town’s tourism and economy.’

Philip Bell, Chief Executive of The Yorkshire Society, added “The Yorkshire Day civic celebration has become an important centrepiece of the county’s annual celebrations and provides an important economic boost to the host town or city. We know Keighley will make the most of it and look forward to working closely with them”.

More details about Yorkshire Day’s Civic Celebration here: https://theyorkshiresociety.org/what-we-do/yorkshire-day/

 

For further information please contact:

Sarah Kissack

Admin and Events Officer

Keighley Town Council

Civic Centre

North Street

Keighley

BD21 3RZ

Tel No: 01535 872126

www.keighley.gov.uk

Sarah.Kissack@keighley.gov.uk

Or write to: media@theyorkshiresociety.org