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What's On Around Harrogate

Harrogate is fantastic all year round with plenty to see and do – but you might want to time your visit to catch one of our very special events when you see what’s on in Harrogate.

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show along with its sister show in autumn attracts some 100,000 green fingered plant enthusiasts each year and is the go-to event for anyone seeking inspiration for their garden.

The out of this world experience of hosting the finish of the first day of the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 put Harrogate firmly on the UK cycling map and the legacy endures in the form of a number of events for amateurs and professionals alike.

Harrogate International Festivals now takes its place alongside the leading cultural events in the UK, with a varied program including the Crime Writing Festival, the Children’s festival, and the History Festival.

As well as attracting leading lights in their fields, the Festivals act as a showcase for up and coming talent. 

As you’d expect on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales rural life is never far away, but every July it comes to town with the Great Yorkshire Show, the largest agricultural show in Britain.

Around 130,000 visitors flock to Harrogate to see competitive classes of 5000 cattle, sheep and pigs – show jumping and equine competitions – Food Hall – Cookery Theatre - Fashion shows  - demonstrations and much much more.

There’s nearly always a show on in Harrogate, with the wealth of music, comedy and drama provided by the Harrogate Theatre, touring companies, the nation’s hottest comics and world renowned orchestras can all be found in the constantly updating line up. 

As the new home of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival you also can count on things going a little topsy turvy in August.

Live music has many homes in Harrogate from cover bands to stars of the underground music scene there’s always a distinctive sound to be found here.

Harrogate enjoys a wealth of world class venues in its Conference Centre, Pavilions, the Great Yorkshire Showground and the grade II Listed Royal Hall which host numerous events and exhibitions including BBC Good Food, Country Living, Cake & Bake and the Knitting Stitching show just to name a few.

Many of our local attractions also stage their own programmes of events appealing to all the family – take a look at National Trust Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle and RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

You will be amazed by what’s on in Harrogate so don’t forget to check these pages before you visit!

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  1. Harrogate Turkish Baths Guided Tours

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    Harrogate Turkish Baths Guided Tours

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Harrogate

    Guided tour of Harrogate's iconic Turkish Baths every Wednesday 9am-10am. Fee payable.

    Please note Tours are subject to availability

    Venue

    Turkish Baths & Health Spa, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017 To 31 Dec 2017
  2. Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

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    Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Isabel Alexander (1910-1996), artist and illustrator, has been described by admirers as 'the English Georgia O'Keeffe.' This first major Yorkshire retrospective of her life's work, featuring over 50 prints, paintings and drawings, reveals the lifetime in art of an artist who is worthy of greater...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jan 2017 To 4 Jun 2017
  3. Paintings by David Stead

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    Paintings by David Stead

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    An Exhibition of paintings and limited edition prints by renowned Yorkshire landscape artist David Stead.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Feb 2017 To 5 May 2017
  4. Jazz At The Brazz

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    Jazz At The Brazz

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Frank Brooker sax/clarinet with the Watermelon Men
    All welcome
    Free entry
    Good food available

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
  5. Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

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    Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Join war correspondent and author, Martin Bell, for a lunch to remember.

    War and The Death of News – out this Summer –  is a compelling account that mixes autobiography, reportage and a ‘state of the nation’ survey of wartime reporting from one of the outstanding TV journalists of our time....

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
  6. Royal Hall Open Day

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    Royal Hall Open Day

    Type

    Heritage

    Harrogate

    We are once again opening the doors of the Royal Hall for everyone to see our 'glittering palace of gold'.  You can take this opportunity to see for yourself how a piece of Harrogate's heritage was returned to its Edwardian splendour after a huge fundraising campaign and restoration project.

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    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
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    10 May 2017 To 10 May 2017
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    24 May 2017 To 24 May 2017
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    6 Jun 2017 To 6 Jun 2017
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    20 Jun 2017 To 20 Jun 2017
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    3 Jul 2017 To 3 Jul 2017
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    26 Jul 2017 To 26 Jul 2017
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    5 Sep 2017 To 5 Sep 2017
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    11 Oct 2017 To 11 Oct 2017
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    25 Oct 2017 To 25 Oct 2017
  7. Top Hats!

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    Top Hats!

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    In days gone by, one was never properly dressed without a hat. In this special session, our curators will bring out a selection of hats, bonnets, tiaras and veils from our stores so you can enjoy the rare chance to handle and closely examine these precious items from our collections.

    £6.00 places...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
  8. Berwins Salon North: Daring

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    Berwins Salon North: Daring

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Berwins Salon North is a revolutionary movement for the heart and mind; consisting of a night of the most stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology designed to change your life for the better. Join three expert speakers for three inspiring TED-style talks on the theme of ‘Daring’, the final...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2017 To 27 Apr 2017
  9. The Invisible Man

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    The Invisible Man

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Based on the classic novel by HG Wells

    Adaptation by Rob Johnston

    Winter 1897. A stranger comes to the quiet English village of Iping, emerging from a snow-storm like some ghostly apparition. Nameless and faceless, this 'devil without eyes' shuts himself away from curious locals to carry out his...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2017 To 6 May 2017
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    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
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    6 May 2017 To 6 May 2017
  10. Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

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    Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    On Saturday 29th April, Harrogate will reprise its role as the finish line destination for a world class cycle race.  The Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race and Men’s Stage 2 race are both heading to town, having started in Tadcaster a few hours earlier.

    Harrogate will be hosting a Spectator Fan...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  11. Tour de Yorkshire 2017

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    Tour de Yorkshire 2017

    Type

    Sporting Event

    Harrogate has already been announced as a host Town for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

    We look forward to welcoming the peloton with all the cheer and gusto that made the Tour de France Grand Depart such a huge success in 2014.

    See our Tour de Yorkshire section for more info as the stages...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  12. Trinity Tour de Yorkshire Refreshments

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    Trinity Tour de Yorkshire Refreshments

    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    Trinity Methodist Church, which is by the Prince of Wales roundabout in Harrogate, will be providing light refreshments - coffee, delicious cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas on the Saturday of theTour de Yorkshire. All are very welcome.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  13. An Evening of Cycling

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    An Evening of Cycling

    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    Celebrate Harrogate's rich cycling culture past, present and future with cycling experts and enthusiasts as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town. Included in your museum admission ticket.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  14. StrEat does Tour de Yorkshire

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    StrEat does Tour de Yorkshire

    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    A mini StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival, some of the region's best Street Food traders will be rolling into town. So pull up a deckchair, be entertained, eat, drink and watch lots of fit people do exercise....

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  15. Spring Art Exhibition

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    Spring Art Exhibition

    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripley

    Harrogate and Nidderdale Art Club are holding their Spring Art Exhibition and sale of works at Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Nr Harrogate HG3 3AX on Saturday 29 April, Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May 2017. The exhibition is open each day 10.30am to 5.30pm and admission is FREE. Details www.handnart.co...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 1 May 2017
  16. Saturday Art Club

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    Saturday Art Club

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    These artist-led art workshops are designed for young people aged 10 – 12, giving a chance to experiment and enjoy a range of new art skills. Each week we will tackle a different creative challenge, working with art works from our collections. £50 for a 5 week course, incl. refreshments and...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 27 May 2017
  17. Harrogate International Sunday Series - Alessandro Taverna

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    Harrogate International Sunday Series - Alessandro Taverna

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Bringing the Harrogate International Sunday Series 2017 to a close is multi-award winning pianist Alessandro Taverna. Born in Venice in 1983, Alessandro Taverna has already won numerous awards in international competitions, including in 2009 1st prize in the Minnesota International Piano...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  18. Yorkshire Event Centre

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    Springtime Live

    Type

    Agricultural Show

    Harrogate

    Springtime Live is a fun, lively and educational event for all the family organized by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society – better known as organizers of the annual Great Yorkshire Show – and aims to bring an understanding of the countryside and rural life, especially aimed at families with young...

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2017 To 1 May 2017
  19. Afternoon Life Drawing Workshops

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    Afternoon Life Drawing Workshops

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Wednesday Afternoons 3rd/10th/17th/24th/31st May 2017 - £100 including all materials and plenty of tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

    All levels and abilities are welcome to join Emerson in a five week afternoon life drawing course. Emerson will lead you through a series of short drawing exercises...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2017 To 31 May 2017
  20. Life Drawing

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    Life Drawing

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    EVENING LIFE DRAWING CLASSES (5 WEEKS) WITH HEIDI DONOHOE

    Wednesday Evenings - 3rd/10th/17th/24th/31st May 2017 - £100 including all materials and plenty of tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

    Friendly and intimate, Heidi's five week life drawing course is suitable for all levels and abilities and...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2017 To 31 May 2017

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