A cheering Crowd from Freedom Festival in Hull

5 things in Hull to look forward to in 2023

As another year ends, it’s time to look ahead and see what Hull has in store for the new year. Here’s a selection of things in Hull to look forward to in 2023:

Live events in Hull

Every week, the city is alive with music, comedy and much more. Hull is blessed with plenty of places where you can experience a slice of culture. Some of the biggest touring acts will be visiting Hull City Hall, Hull New Theatre, Hull Truck and the Bonus Arena.

You’ll also be able to witness the best up and coming artists at places such as Social on Humber Street, the Polar Bear and many more independent venues.

Ferens Art Gallery, the Museum Quarter and Humber Street Gallery will be hosting more new and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout the year.

There’s also the summer festival season to look forward to! Humber Street Sesh 2023 and Freedom Festival return to host some of the best entertainment the city has to offer.

Hull Healthy Holidays programme

Having secured funding until 2025, Healthy Holidays will continue to provide opportunities for children and young people in the city throughout 2023.

The programme offers free or low-cost healthy meals, events and activity sessions to encourage healthy play during the school holidays for locals.

Make sure to stay up to date with the Healthy Holidays team by visiting their website.

Sport in Hull

There’s plenty of sport in Hull to keep you entertained next year. Hull City AFC continue their Championship campaign, and both Hull FC and Hull KR will once again be in action for the new Super League Season.

There’s also plenty from Hull Seahawks, Hull City AFC Ladies, and the Humber Bridge Half-Marathon to look forward to.

The MKM Stadium, a home of sport within the city, celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month. You can watch our celebratory video here.

Hull Maritime Project

Hull Maritime is currently delivering the refurbishment and preservation of four historic maritime sites and two historic ships.

Once the Maritime projects are completed, visitors will be able to chart a course through 800 years of Hull’s seafaring history, exploring the city’s connections and contributions to the rest of the UK and the world.

There’s plenty of ways you can get involved, just visit the Hull Maritime website for more information.

Hull Fair 2023

Residents and visitors to the city can look forward to the return of Hull Fair next year.

In 2022, the fair featured more than 300 attractions from rollercoasters, white-knuckle-rides to hook-a-duck. One of Europe’s largest fairs, the 2022 fair also saw over 80 rides for children including trampolines, fun houses, and helter-skelters.

Official dates for Hull Fair are yet to be confirmed. Make sure to follow our social media channels for the latest updates.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Hull on our ‘What’s On’ news page.

Images of the MKM Stadium, Freedom Festival 2022, Humber Street Sesh, South Blockhouse plans and Hearth in Trinity Square.
Waste dumped in Farrington Street, Hull, in March 2022