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Pageant of the Open air returns this spring with a cracking program of occasions

Sheffield is a spot the place nature and tradition intertwines, the place folks and peaks unite to revel within the joys of ‘The Out of doors Metropolis’. Happening all through March, The Pageant of the Open air brings collectively a complete host of occasions and actions celebrating nature and journey on our doorstep.

Mark Mobbs, advertising supervisor at Sheffield Metropolis Council, defined the inspiration behind the occasion: “Sheffield has the very best proportion inexperienced area of any metropolis on the planet, however as England’s fourth largest metropolis with over 600,000 folks and a wealthy cultural heritage, we’re additionally a thriving and dynamic place with masses happening.

“The Out of doors Metropolis tries to embody the truth that we’ve got nature and tradition hand in hand, and the Pageant of the Open air is our approach of showcasing that uniqueness as spring opens the outside as much as a wider viewers. It is superb that we’ve got all these unbelievable occasions, from the worldwide to the local people degree, and all we’re doing is attempting to advertise them to a wider viewers to assist these unbiased companies and showcase why Sheffield is such an important place to stay, work or go to.”

On high of the eight headliners, the pageant will function varied household, specialist and cultural occasions to become involved in throughout the entire of the month: skateboard jams down at Castlegate, forest bathing in Graves Park, introductory mountain bike classes throughout the Western Moors of Sheffield and guided metropolis middle excursions exploring Sheffield’s political previous – that is only a small style of what you may get caught into.

Here is a rundown of among the headline occasions:


March 3-5Festival of the Outdoors: Shaff

A big selection of finest new journey, journey and excessive sports activities movies from around the globe proven on the large display. Now in its 18th 12 months, the family-friendly occasion is as jaw-dropping as it’s inspirational, with movies protecting all the pieces from adrenaline-fueled challenges to revolutionary sustainable practices, adventures in far-flung corners of the globe to movies showcasing Sheffield athletes.


Festival of the Outdoors: Indie Beer Feast

March 3-4

The flagship occasion of Sheffield Beer Week – a two-day pageant bringing collectively the very best in craft beer, cider and pure wines. Happening among the many industrial settings of Trafalgar Warehouse within the metropolis centre, it is the right excuse to let your hair down and pattern wares from a mouth-watering record of unbiased producers.


March 6-12

A celebration of all issues hoppy, Sheffield Beer Week is organized by the great group behind Hop Hideout and sees native bars, pubs and eating places becoming a member of forces with native, nationwide and worldwide breweries to a spread of host beery occasions. From brewery open days to guided pub walks, there’s loads to discover!


March 18-19

Festival of the Outdoors: CWIF

Yearly one of many world’s most prestigious route setters (Percy Bishton, who co-owns The Climbing Works) provides the elite boulderers of the world one thing to get their enamel into proper right here in The Out of doors Metropolis. With climbers coming from Japan, the USA and proper throughout Europe these fortunate sufficient to seize a ticket will get to see top-level athletes in a brilliantly intimate setting.


March 19

Pollen Market

Pollen Market. Picture credit score: Joe Horner

Popping up on the third Sunday of each month, Pollen is an inner-city flower market that delivers an abundance of greenery, stay music, artwork, native produce and extra. Dropped at you by the group behind Peddler Market, Pollen has gone a way into turning the Castlegate grey-to-green scheme right into a bustling vacation spot space. With its shut proximity to the canal basin, you may anticipate some particular occasions to accompany it, resembling paddle boarding and kayaking.


March 25

Festival of the Outdoors: Sheff Urban CX

A real spectacle to behold – Sheffield cyclists, commuters, membership riders, junior Shredders, cargo bike captains and Bromptoneers, all come and participate on this city hill climb set to the long-lasting backdrop of Park Hill. The course and difficult climbs supply a dynamic method to spotlight some city commuter heroes, membership riders, have-a-go heroes, and all riders in between, in addition to among the much less typical bikes seen on the streets.



March 26

Festival of the Outdoors: Sheffield Half Marathon

A significant occasion within the UK’s working calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon attracts runners of all ages and talents to town’s streets, taking in attractive views of the Peak District. Beginning and ending within the metropolis middle, it is a great ambiance to take pleasure in even should you’re not working.


Each Saturday and Sunday in March

Festival of the Outdoors: SUP in The Outdoor City with DC Outdoors

Be part of DC Open air for a SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) expertise within the coronary heart of Sheffield on the historic Victoria Quays. As soon as you’ve got had a fast introduction to the gear and after a brief security briefing we’ll familiarize yourself with how one can management the board whereas kneeling. Once we’ve obtained that sorted we’ll take a look at getting stood up, earlier than placing your new discovered expertise to make use of on small journey alongside the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal.

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