East Riding of Yorkshire Council is excited to offer a variety of events and exhibitions across the region, from the coast to the countryside. Take a look at what is taking place over the next few weeks.

Bridlington Kite Festival: Some of the world's largest inflatable kites will take to the skies above the dramatic cliffs of the East Yorkshire coast for the annual Bridlington Kite Festival this spring.

Taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024, kites of all descriptions, sizes and colours will take to the air for two days of aerial displays over Sewerby Fields.

Year on year, internationally renowned experts return to the East Yorkshire coast to provide spectacular displays for thousands of spectators over the weekend. Alongside the kites, there will be food and drink stalls, fairground rides, face painting and children's entertainment, making it an action-packed, fun-filled festival for all the family.

There will be professional demonstrations and visitors can get involved, with kites available for loan during supervised sessions.

Organised by the Visit East Yorkshire Events Team, the festival is one of several major events across East Yorkshire each year that helps to boost the local economy. The event is held in partnership with The Northern Kite Group, which formed in 1978, and has members across the country.

The festival will run from 10am-5pm both days and is free to attend. Visitors can arrive in style on the land train which runs between Sewerby Hall & Gardens and East Riding Leisure Bridlington every half an hour.

For more information visit www.bridlingtonkitefestival.co.uk

New date announced for Beverley Grand Prix: Beverley Grand Prix will now be run on Friday, 26 July, 2024 and will be the British Cycling National Circuit Series finale, bringing to a close a six week long nationwide series of events.

There will be everything to fight for as the series comes to Beverley with the best cyclists competing on the night, culminating in the award of series champion.

Last run in 2017, the Beverley Grand Prix has in recent memory produced such winners as Brenton Jones, Chris Lawless, and three times Olympic gold medallist, Ed Clancy OBE.

On the opening day of the Paris Olympic Games, Beverley Grand Prix will proudly bring round six of the Open and Women's National Circuit Series for an evening of fast, thrilling cycle racing action. This will start around 4pm with a community ride in memory of Ian Burnett, giving families a chance to experience a national level cycling event in the safety of closed roads around the town.

Multiple youth races and a support race will precede the two joint headline events as the evening draws to a close around 10pm.

Want to know more? Visit www.beverleygrandprix.com

Race The Waves returns this May: BACKFIRE's unique and internationally recognised vintage motoring spectacular in conjunction with Visit East Yorkshire & Yorkshire Coast Bid; Race the Waves, is returning to the East Yorkshire Coast from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2024. Race the Waves is a 'theatre of auto-motion' which offers a free and extremely entertaining motoring extravaganza for both family visitors and the petrol heads alike. The combination of the distinctive South Bay vista contrasting with the amazing styles of the vehicles and motorcycles racing the waves is absolutely unique to Bridlington.

The Race the Waves weekend includes a static Auto-Show positioned on South Marine Drive; directly above the beach racing. A variety of vintage and classic vehicles will be on display and supported with entertainment provided by the Bridlington Gold Radio, Road-Show. The Auto-Show is promoted and organised by members of the Bridlington Lions. The Bridlington Red Admirals Majorettes are returning to offer their dance performances to the visitors on both Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at www.backfireinfo.weebly.com

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