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Events in Harrogate & District

Whether you’re visiting or lucky enough to live here, you can make the most of our Harrogate events calendar which includes a host of year-round entertainment, festivals and seasonal shows.

We have all the major Harrogate events as well as the rich variety of major, local and community events from across this vibrant district.

From large to small

The events that are organised by passionate individuals from across the area come in all shapes and sizes, from the small dedicated tour or workshop, to bustling community events that take over the town. 

No matter what time of year you visit there will always be a long and varied answer to the question, “What’s on around Harrogate?”

Long established or newly founded

Some of the events that take place through the year have a long history dating back hundreds of years, while other events have been created more recently by dedicated enthusiasts looking to share their enthusiasm for a subject or hobby.

Harrogate International Festivals recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary and organise an eclectic calendar of events throughout the year including the Harrogate Music Festival, and the now famous Crimewriters Festival.

We are also delighted to be the new home to some long standing events recently welcoming the BBC Good Food show and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

Heart of local tradition

Local events that are part of the local heritage can give the best window into a what makes a community tick, from local agricultural shows to whacky events that bring the whole town out like the Great Knaresborough Bed Race.

Your passions and interests

The events that take place across Harrogate and the surrounding area cater to every interest imaginable, whether your passion is gardening, food and drink, comedy, culture, live music or history – you can be sure there will be something for you taking place around Harrogate that will be right up your street.

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