Hull Street Food Nights visitors can win free parking for a year.
Hull Street Food Nights are back in the city.

What’s on in Hull this August

Thursday 1 August

Wild Challenge Trail
Join the RSPB to learn which animals call the museum gardens their home. Museums Quarter gardens. 11am – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Brilliant Buoyancy
Have you ever wondered why sharks and other fish are able to float in water? Find out here. Hull Maritime Museum. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Relational Aesthetics And Participatory Art
Regular discussion forum, which offers deeper insights into the gallery’s exhibitions. Humber Street Gallery. 6pm – 8pm. Free (booking essential).

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Free.

Friday 2 August

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free.

Saturday 3 August

Park Lives
Free and fun sports activities. Pearson Park. 10am – 12noon. Free.

Humber Street Sesh.

This year’s Humber Street Sesh will attract more than 30,000 visitors, say organisers.

Humber Street Sesh
Hull’s annual summer music festival returns. Humber Street Sesh is the country’s biggest celebration of unsigned and emerging talent. This year, tens of thousands of people are expected to turn up to see more than 200 bands and musicians perform across 14 stages. Venue: Hull Marina Time:  7pm – 11pm, Hull Marina (west). Saturday 3 August, 11am – 11pm, Hull Marina (east and west). Entry:  Tickets £15 in advance, £20 on the gate. Children go free. Details: 01482 221 113.

History Makers: At Your Leisure One for Lego fans – help create the perfect beach, park or pool for the summer holidays. Hull History Centre: 9.30am – 12.30pm. Free, drop-in.

Monday 5 August

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Albert Avenue Pools. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Magnificent Moths Discover the wonderful world of UK moths. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 9.30pm – 10.30pm. Free.

Tuesday 6 August

Keeper Talks
A talk about one of the centre’s animals. Animal Education Centre, East Park. Free. Check website for times:

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 12noon – 1pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Wednesday 7 August National Play Day Take part in a world-record hopscotch attempt, circus, sports, outdoor play and much more. Queens Gardens. 11am – 3pm. Free.

Coastal Discovery
Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover our beaches and estuaries. Hull and East Riding Museum and Museums Quarter. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Magnificent Moths
Discover the wonderful world of UK moths. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 9.30pm – 10.30pm. Free.

Thursday 8 August

Hull Street Food Night
The monthly summer street food event serves up delicious dishes from all over the world. Trinity Market and Trinity Square. 4pm. Free entry.

Wild Challenge Trail
Join the RSPB to learn which animals call the museum gardens their home. Museums Quarter gardens. 11am – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Free.

Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August

Dope Burger at Yum! Festival. Picture: Yum! Festival

Yum! Festival
Hull’s biggest food festival returns. Spread across two days, more than 70 stalls will offer a fantastic range of food and drink. 2019 is the 10th year the city has played host to this popular celebration of fresh local produce and tasty street food. Venue: Queens Gardens. Time:  11am – 7pm each day. Entry: Free.

Friday 9 August

Astronomical Art
Make your own solar system artwork, inspired by the scientists of the Georgian age. Wilberforce House Museum. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August

Hull Show
With 29,000 people attending last year’s event, it should be another big year for Hull Show. Live entertainment, a funfair, food, drink and more. East Park, 11am – 8pm. Free entry.

Saturday 10 August

Glossary Review
ROOT-ed zine founders and editors Amber Akaunu and Fauziya Johnson run a workshop on the language we use in art and politics. Humber Street Gallery. 1pm – 4pm. Free (booking essential).

Victorian Gardens
Have a go at a craft activity inspired by a Victorian garden. Hands On History Museum. 1pm – 2.30pm. Free.

Park Lives
Free and fun sports activities. Pearson Park. 10am – 12noon. Free. parklives.com Monday 12 August Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Albert Avenue Pools. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Free.

Bug Hunt!
Explore the wildlife garden looking for beastly bugs and creepy crawlies. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 12.30pm – 3pm. Free.

Tuesday 13 August

Little Scientists
Use simple science to turn a lemon into a volcano, and do colourful experiments with juice. For children aged three to eight. Museums Quarter Gardens. 1pm – 3pm. Free (booking essential via eventbrite.co.uk).

Noddle Hill
Family Fun Day Orienteering, pond dipping, a bouncy castle and sporting activities. Noddle Hill Nature Reserve. Free. 11am–2pm. Keeper Talks A talk about one of the centre’s animals. Animal Education Centre, East Park. Free. Check website for times:

Free junior swimming is on offer throughout the month.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 12noon – 1pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Wednesday 14 August Coastal Discovery Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover our beaches and estuaries. Hull and East Riding Museum and Museums Quarter. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Toilet Paper Ropes!
Discover the science of ropemaking at this hands-on workshop and have a go at creating your own using nothing but toilet paper. Hull Maritime Museum. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Bug Hunt!
Explore the wildlife garden, looking for beastly bugs and creepy crawlies. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 12.30pm – 3pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Thursday 15 August Wild Challenge Trail Join the RSPB and follow the clues to learn which animals call the museum gardens their home. Museums Quarter gardens. 11am – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Waudby Activity Day A fun day with support from the Healthy Lifestyles Team and Child Dynamix. Waudby Centre. 12.30pm – 4.30pm. Free.

Friday 16 August

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Saturday 17 August until Sunday 5 January

Reflection: British Art in the Age of Change
Featuring more than 100 works from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and the permanent collection of the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, this exhibition celebrates a century of creative achievement by a diverse body of artists whose loves and fears, doubts and dreams are expressed in many ways. Venue: Ferens Art Gallery. Time:  Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm; Sunday 11 – 4pm. Entry: Free. Details:

Saturday 17 August

Permaculture workshop
Join artist and grower Andrea Ku to learn about permaculture, crops and wildlife. Humber Street Gallery. 1pm – 4pm. Free (booking essential).

Grasby Gala
Donkey rides, arts and crafts, a BBQ, games, healthy-eating activities and first-aid demonstrations. Grasby Park. Free entry. 12noon – 4pm.

Monday 19 August

Trinity House Tours
Discover nautical memorabilia and treasures from around the world in this building, which dates from 1369. For ages 11+. Trinity House. 9.45am and 12.45am. £5.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Albert Avenue Pools. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Play And Learn Pop-up library, crafts and a reading challenge before, during and after the free junior swim. Albert Avenue Pools. 12pm – 2pm. Free.

Hibernation Stations
Make your very own bug bed at this creative drop-in workshop. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 12noon – 3pm. £4.50.

Tuesday 20 August

Microbes at Ferens Art Gallery.

Sensory Explorers
Join artist Sarah Louise Davies for a fun-filled, multisensory workshop in the Microbes exhibition. Autism friendly. Ferens Art Gallery. 1pm – 2.30pm. Free (booking essential).

Keeper Talks
A talk about one of the centre’s animals. Animal Education Centre, East Park. Free. Check website for times: hcandl.co.uk Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 12noon – 1pm. Free.

Play And Learn
Pop-up library, crafts and a reading challenge before, during and after the free junior swim session. Woodford Leisure Centre. 11.30pm – 1.30pm. Free.

Wednesday 21 August

Musical Microbes Workshop led by artist Sarah Louise Davies. For families with children aged five and over. Ferens Art Gallery. 10.30pm – 12noon. Free (booking essential).

Hibernation Stations
Make your very own bug bed at this creative drop-in workshop. Animal Education Centre, East Park. 12noon – 3pm. £4.50.

Thursday 22 August

Wild Challenge Trail
Join the RSPB to learn which animals call the museum gardens their home. Museums Quarter. 11am – 3pm. Free, drop-in. hcandl.co.uk Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Free.

Friday 23 August

Bubbles Galore
Did you know that it’s possible to blow bubbles as big as people? Fun, bubble-based activities. Wilberforce House Museum. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in. hcandl.co.uk Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free.

Saturday 24 August

The Human League
Phil Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley, aka Eighties synth-pop stars The Human League, have sold millions of records worldwide in their 40year career. Hits include Don’t You Want Me, (Keep Feeling) Fascination and The Sound Of The Crowd. Zebedee’s Yard. 6pm. £35–£50.

Saturday 24 August until Sunday 27 October

Fisherwomen
Celebrates the tradition and importance of women in the fishing industry, from Shetland down the east coast to Great Yarmouth, via Hull. Maritime Museum. Monday until Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm; Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Parkrun  A free 5km timed run for all ages. Younger children may want to try a Junior Parkrun. East Park. 9am – 10am. Free. parkrun.org.uk Monday 26 August Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Albert Avenue Pools. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Free.

Tuesday 27 August

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 12noon – 1pm. Free.

Keeper Talks
A talk about one of the centre’s animals. Animal Education Centre, East Park. Free.

Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September

Freedom Festival is now in its 12th year. Picture: Tom Arran

Freedom Festival is now in its 12th year. Picture: Tom Arran

Freedom Festival
The international arts festival returns this year with an expanded programme stretching across five days. A festival born of the city of Hull and its association with the abolitionist movement, themes of empowerment, activism and the potential of community. The festival programme is playfully woven together with world-class street theatre, circus, dance, physical theatre, music, talks visual art, exhibitions, debates and so much more. Venue:  City centre. Time:  Wednesday to Friday, 2pm – 9pm; Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 12noon – 10.30pm. Entry: Free and ticketed.

Wednesday 28 August

Coastal Discovery
Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover our beaches and estuaries. Hull and East Riding Museum and Museums Quarter. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Thursday 29 August

Wild Challenge Trail
Join the RSPB to learn which animals call the museum gardens their home. Museums Quarter. 11am – 3pm. Free, drop-in. hcandl.co.uk Free Junior Swimming For children aged five to 15. Woodford Leisure Centre. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Free.

Friday 30 August until Sunday 1 September

Traenerhus Fair
Prints and crafts by local artists, plus free children’s craft workshops. Trinity Market. Friday, 5pm – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Free entry.

Friday 30 August

Racing cars: Can you make the fastest car?
Customise a car to make it the best at flying down a ramp. Museums Quarter Gardens. 1pm – 3pm. Free, drop-in.

Free Junior Swimming
For children aged five to 15. Beverley Road Baths. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Free. hcandl.co.uk Saturday 31 August Hull Trinity Farmer’s Market Local craft and gift stalls, beverages, farmed produce and baked goods. Trinity Market. 11am – 4pm. Free entry.