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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

    The Harrogate Music Festival brings the best of chamber, classical, jazz and contemporary music to a host of venues in Harrogate, and nurtures emerging talent through the Young Musician’s Platform, whose alumni include Lesley Garret, Julian Lloyd Webber and Amy Winehouse.  As well as world-class...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 31 Jul 2017
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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:
    2 Oct 2017 To 14 Oct 2017
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 2018 To 23 Jul 2018

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