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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. February Fun at Stockeld Park 2017

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    February Fun at Stockeld Park 2017

    Type

    Sporting Event

    Wetherby

    Family Activities this February 2017;

    Join us at Stockeld park for an education and fun week of Science.  We will be visited by Sublime Science - Winners of BBC's Dragons Den.

    They will be entertaining groups of children during open workshops running from 12pm - 3pm from Saturday 18th -...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017
  4. February Half Term  Fun - WHATEVER THE WEATHER

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    February Half Term Fun - WHATEVER THE WEATHER

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    February Half Term Fun at RHS Garden Harlow Carr Become a weather detective this half term. Enjoy a daily garden trail, create your own windsocks and weather with the experts from the Royal Meteorological Society, visit our wacky weather station and enjoy tales of wild weather and stormy seas....

    Venue

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017
  5. Hearts and Flowers: Half term fun!

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    Hearts and Flowers: Half term fun!

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Drop in session for families, free activities included in your museum admission ticket.
    Say it with flowers every day of half term. Make paper flowers, decorate a plant pot, and plant seeds in your own mini garden.

    Ticket prices: £4.00 adults, £2.50 children, £3.00 concessions, £12.00 family...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  6. Making friends!

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    Making friends!

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Half Term Craft Activities at the Mercer Gallery. Drop in to the gallery and try some crafts with a friendship theme, we'll be making friendship bracelets and paper crafts – bring a friend and work together too! £3.00 per child. Drop in activities for families, no need to book.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  7. Global Villages: Spofforth

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    Global Villages: Spofforth

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Join Vocal Global in a free interactive workshop, with the chance to showcase your new skills in a performance for family and friends!

    Go on a musical journey around the world, from the Caribeean, to the Middle-East, full with vocals, ethnic beat box, lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole!

    ...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2017 To 22 Feb 2017
  8. Cinderella Pantomime

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    Cinderella Pantomime

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Thought panto season was over? Oh no it's not!
    This half-term come and immerse yourself in the Land of Make Believe at the Pannal Players' production of Cinderella. Will Cinderella get to marry her Prince Charming or will her vain stepsisters, the loathsome Malaria and Diptheria, get there...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
    From:
    25 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  9. David O'Doherty Big Time Tour 2017

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    David O'Doherty Big Time Tour 2017

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya, is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

    This year David's comedy has been nominated for the best show awards at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2017 To 22 Feb 2017
  10. Beauty Trends with Space NK Luncheon at Bettys Harrogate

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    Beauty Trends with Space NK Luncheon at Bettys Harrogate

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Join our expert Pro team, who will be sharing their knowledge and demonstrating the season's latest makeup looks. Learn top tips and techniques for achieving flawless spring makeup and find out how to adapt the trend and customise to suit your personal style. Each attendee will receive a Space NK...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2017 To 22 Feb 2017
  11. Molly's Marvellous Moustache

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    Molly's Marvellous Moustache

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents

    MOLLY’S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE

    By Andrea Heaton

    'I will invent an invention and people will say… My, what a MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE.'

    Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her mummy makes her a moustache. With her moustache she can go...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  12. Crown Jazz

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    Crown Jazz

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Vocalist Cherie Gears with Jon Taylor sax / flute & the Watermelon Men
    Free entry
    Good food available
    Music starts at 7.30pm

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  13. Count Arthur Strong The Sound of Mucus

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    Count Arthur Strong The Sound of Mucus

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Presented by Komedia Entertainment & Live Nation

    Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don't miss...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  14. Winter Soul Dinner at Bettys Harrogate

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    Winter Soul Dinner at Bettys Harrogate

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Enjoy a night of Soul and Motown by one of the best soul singers in the UK, Ritchie Penrose.

    With music from Luther Vandross, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye, you're in for a night of great music and high energy.

    A three-course set dinner will be served, followed by tea or coffee and chocolates.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  15. Burton

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    Burton

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    BURTON vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Drink was the...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Feb 2017 To 27 Feb 2017
  16. Mardi Gras

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    Mardi Gras

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Mardi Gras style live music with singer / trombonist Stuart Garside & the Watermelon Men.
    Good food available, free entry.
    Music starts at 8.15pm

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2017 To 28 Feb 2017
  17. Harrogate's Jewellery Collection

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    Harrogate's Jewellery Collection

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    How is jewellery used to mark life's big emotional occasions? Join this handling session for a detailed look at pieces of jewellery from our collections that are related to births, weddings and death.

    £6.00 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2017 To 28 Feb 2017
  18. Soothing Hand Massages

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    Soothing Hand Massages

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Drop in to enjoy a relaxing hand massage with a qualified holistic therapist.
    Enjoy various beauty drop-in sessions throughout March, and discover more about beauty treatments, products and natural resources…

    Ticket prices: £4.00 adults, £2.50 children, £3.00 concessions, £12.00 family ticket...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2017 To 1 Mar 2017
    From:
    11 Mar 2017 To 11 Mar 2017
    From:
    21 Mar 2017 To 21 Mar 2017
    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  19. Putting The Band Back Together

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    Putting The Band Back Together

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Unfolding Theatre in association with LittleMighty present

    PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

    Across the UK there are thousands of guitars propped up in bedrooms that haven’t been strummed in years. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking up too much space in garages.

    Well, it’s time to...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2017 To 4 Mar 2017
  20. 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:
    3 Mar 2017 To 5 Mar 2017
    From:
    10 Mar 2017 To 12 Mar 2017
    From:
    17 Mar 2017 To 19 Mar 2017

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