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Big Harrogate Events

Harrogate is one of the big event venues of the north, and sees some of the best national and international events around.  Scarcely a week goes by when something big isn’t happening in Harrogate.

With two huge event venues and countless other event locations including two theatre spaces, not to mention some unique and stunning public spaces in the Stray, and Valley gardens events in Harrogate have a distinctive and special atmosphere?

The big events in Harrogate over the coming year offer something for everyone, from family events, festive celebrations, garden shows for which Harrogate is so well known and some of the best food and drink shows in the country.

Make sure you know what’s on when you visit so you can be sure to take in a great event on your visit!
 

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  1. Harrogate Music Festival

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    Harrogate Music Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    Each summer the Harrogate Music Festival showcases the very best of chamber, classical, jazz and contemporary music to a host of venues across Harrogate. 

    The festival also includes guest curators, artist residencies, master classes, cross-arts performances, family events, lectures and...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2017 To 31 Jul 2017
  2. Valley Gardens 1940s Day

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    Valley Gardens 1940s Day

    Type

    Charity

    Harrogate

    Annual 1940s open event, vintage sellers, WW2 vehicles, music in the bandstand all day, food trailers, bar and much much more

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jun 2017 To 18 Jun 2017
  3. RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

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    RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

    Type

    Gardens

    Harrogate

    Browse, buy, and pick up advice from specialist nurseries and garden trade stands at Harlow Carr’s second annual flower show. Visitors can enjoy a full programme of talks and demonstrations then escape the crowds with a relaxing stroll in the stunning surroundings of the garden: don’t miss the...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017
  4. Great Yorkshire Show

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    Great Yorkshire Show

    Type

    Exhibition

    The very best of rural life will be celebrated at the 159th Great Yorkshire Show.

    TV stunt horses will make their debut in the main ring while some famous faces will be making an appearance across the showground.

    RAF Falcons will perform a parachute display for the first time while...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2017 To 13 Jul 2017
  5. Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

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    Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrates the very best in crime fiction at the magnificent Old Swan Hotel each July. The Festival is a firm date in the literary calendar and has achieved international acclaim for the programming,...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jul 2017 To 23 Jul 2017
  6. HAPPYGATE

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    HAPPYGATE

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Happygate is back. It's a free community arts & music festival for EVERYONE. It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 95; it doesn't matter whatever your gender, colour, income bracket, sexual orientation, or ethnic background. It doesn't even matter whether you voted in or out, there is plenty for...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jul 2017 To 23 Jul 2017
  7. The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

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    The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival returns for another year bringing the very best of professional and amateur Gilbert & Sullivan productions from around the world, including 4 new productions from the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.

    The Festival offers a feast of Topsy Turvy...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Aug 2017 To 20 Aug 2017
  8. Ripley Show

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    Ripley Show

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    With competitive events, demonstrations, competitions, country activities and trade stands, there really is something for everybody at the Ripley Show.

    The Show takes place in the shadow of Ripley Castle near Harrogate and is a traditional country show in a beautiful location. Come and visit us...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Aug 2017 To 13 Aug 2017
  9. The Great Northern Needlecraft and Quilt Show

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    The Great Northern Needlecraft and Quilt Show

    Type

    Show / Display

    Harrogate

    Needlecraft Show:

    Visit the major Needlecraft Show of the North and take advantage of all the quality exhibitors offering a huge range of supplies and shop until you drop!

    Join the experts and try something new! 

    An impressive range of workshops for the needlecraft and quilting...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 4 Sep 2017
  10. Harrogate Flower Shows

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    Harrogate Flower Shows

    Type

    Show / Display

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Autumn Flower Show will be sending plant postcards from across the globe as it invites visitors to travel the world in their garden.

    A new exhibition tracing the ancestry of many of our most popular plants will form the centre piece for this year’s theme, Postcards from the Hedge...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2017 To 17 Sep 2017
    From:
    26 Apr 2018 To 29 Apr 2018
  11. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Harrogate Comedy Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    The 8th annual Harrogate Comedy Festival (1st-16th Oct 2016) features handpicked acts from across the globe to the town. With acts from Australia, America, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Europe it’s a comedy festival with an exciting international twist.

    The 2016 line-up includes Ross Noble,...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2017 To 16 Oct 2017
  12. Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

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    Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, launched in 2012, has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line-up of literary names in beautifully intimate settings.

    Hosted over a long weekend in the grandeur of Harrogate’s Crown Hotel, this year’s Festival...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017
  13. Countryside Live

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    Countryside Live

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Animals galore, fabulous food and a host of hands-on activities for all ages are just some of the ingredients for the annual Countryside Live which is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate in October.

    The countdown is on as tickets are about to go on sale – from Monday 1 August –...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017
  14. Open all day

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    Harrogate Christmas Market

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Harrogate’s popular Christmas Market returns this November to start the festive season in style.

    Putting a distinctly Yorkshire stamp on the traditional Christmas market experience the Harrogate Christmas Market has a strong focus on regionally made products, bringing the best of home-made and...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2017 To 19 Nov 2017
  15. Beauty and the Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    We are delighted to announce that the Harrogate Theatre pantomime for 2017-18 is Beauty and the Beast – a magical adaptation of a classic fairytale.

    Join us as we follow the bookish and beautiful Belle and the Beast, a troubled prince who has been placed under an evil spell for a hundred years. If...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2017 To 21 Jan 2018
  16. Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama

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    Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    To be held at Harrogate High School,, Ainsty Road, Harrogate, HG1 4AP. Over 1,000 performers demonstrating high expertise in speech, drama and music over three weekends, culminating in the not-to-be-missed Final Concert. (Opens 6pm on Fridays)

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2018 To 4 Mar 2018
    From:
    9 Mar 2018 To 11 Mar 2018
    From:
    16 Mar 2018 To 18 Mar 2018

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