The city centre will be taken over for the annual Pride in Hull event this weekend.
Pride in Hull is one of the city's largest and most popular annual events. Photo credit: Tom Arran

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

Pride In Hull, one of the city’s biggest annual events, is marked on plenty of calendars across the city this weekend, while the city will also host a Grammy-nominated brass band, an exhibition on Hull’s food heritage and more.

Here is our list of 5 things you might want to check out in the city over the next few days.

Pride in Hull
Saturday
City centre
Free

Drag act Alaska 5000 will appear at Pride in Hull.

Drag act Alaska 5000 will appear at Pride in Hull.

This year’s Pride in Hull promises to be bigger, brighter, bolder and prouder than ever. The day is jam-packed, kicking off with a spectacular parade before performers such as Mel C, Claire Richards and Alaska 5000 take to the stage in Queens Gardens. Read more here.

Hull Comic Con
Sunday
Bonus Arena
From £6 per adult

There is all sorts going on at the Hull Comic Con on Sunday, including talks and panels with comic artists and authors, retro video games, warhammer, green screen photography and even the chance to be pictured with Game of Thrones props. Find out more here.

Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell in the Sand
Until 29 September
Humber Street Gallery
Free

Frances Disley, The Cucumber fell into the Sand. Photo credit: Jules Lister.

A new exhibition has opened at Humber Street Gallery on the marina. The Cumber Fell in the Sand, by artist Frances Disley, investigates Hull’s rich heritage around food, with an exhibition that features sculpture, painting, textiles and plant life. Read more here.

Hot 8 Brass Band
Saturday
The Welly
£18

The extraordinary, raw, funky and Grammy-nominated brass band from the streets of New Orleans are in Hull this weekend. They are renowned for their boundless energy and the incredible sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn horns. Read more here

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus
Saturday
Hull Truck Theatre
£20

Sweet Chorus is a personal tribute by guitar legend John Etheridge to his mentor and inspiration, Stephane Grappelli, with whom he worked with for five years in the 70s and early 80s. Taking its cue from the Hot Club of France – the legendary group led by Grappelli and Django Reinhardt – the band features John’s dazzling guitar work and the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick. Read more here.

The Playing Out Project sees skipping ropes and chalks provided for residents.
East Park was opened to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887.