Gala Guide

It’s Our Year…to spend time with our communities!

Dominique Triggs, Our Year 2024

It’s Our Year…to spend time with our communities!

There are a host of fantastic community galas taking place across our lovely district from Wrenthorpe to Ackworth, with live music, family friendly activities, delicious food and much more! 

So what are you waiting for? Save the dates and join your friends and neighbours at your local gala.  

These galas are all a part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, stay in the know with the latest events by signing up for the monthly newsletter here. 


Illingworth Park Gala 

Illingworth Park Gala is a free fun day organised by a dedicated team of volunteers for the whole community to enjoy. This year’s event is particularly special at it marks 100 years since Illingworth Park was given to the people of Ossett. 

📍 Illingworth Park, 151 Manor Road, Ossett, WF5 0LW 

📅 Sunday 2 June, 11am – 5pm  

🔗 Click here for more information. 


Ackworth Gala

Hosted by the Ackworth Parish Council, the annual Ackworth Gala is a beloved annual event that brings the whole community together with free activities and entertainment including a climbing wall and bouncy castle! 

📍 Carr Bridge Playing Fields, Pontefract, WF7 7DT 

📅 Saturday 22 June, 12pm – 4pm  

🔗 Click here for more information. 

Wrenthorpe Gala 

Wrenthorpe Gala is your opportunity to celebrate the village of Wrenthorpe in the height of summer. Enjoy live music, indulge in some tasty street food, pick up some gifts from the stalls from local groups and organisations, take part in games and much more! 

📍 Wrenthorpe Park, Wrenthorpe Road, Wakefield, WF2 0HS 

📅 Saturday 29 June, 1pm – 6pm  

🔗 Click here for more information. 


Featherstone Gala

Featherstone Town Council are hosting their annual gala which includes their grand parade – a vibrant spectacle featuring lively community groups, towering stilt walkers, and a marching band that will wind its way through the town on its way to Purston Park. 

📍 Purston Park, Ackworth Road, Featherstone, WF7 5ND 

📅 Saturday 6 July, 11am – 4pm 

🔗 Click here for more information. 


Altofts Summer Gala

The Altofts Community and Sport Foundation are hosting a Summer Gala at The Brig to bring the whole community together, with a variety of stalls available and family friendly activities.  

📍 The Brig, 1 St Mary’s Road, Normanton , WF6 2JH 

📅 Sunday 7 July, 11am – 4pm 

🔗 Click here for more information. 

Portobello Gala

The Portobello Gala is back! Join them for a vibrant celebration of community, bringing together residents of all backgrounds for a day brimming with sports, creativity, activity and entertainment.  

📍 Castle Grove Park, 265 Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF2 7DQ 

📅 Saturday 17 August, 10am – 4pm 

🔗 Click here for more information. 


Normanton Gala Weekend 

Come one, come all, to celebrate in style at Normanton’s 60th Annual Gala Weekend, hosted at Haw Hill Park. Witness the grandeur of the parade marching through the streets of Normanton, leading to an extravaganza at the park. 

📍 Haw Hill Park, Castleford Road, Normanton, WF6 2HB 

📅 Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 September, 11am – 4pm  

🔗 Click here for more information.