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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. Spring into Summer

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    Spring into Summer

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    An exciting exhibition showcasing the original work of talented emerging and established Yorkshire artists. Paintings, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. Affordable and welcoming! Open every Friday, one weekend/month and by arrangement. Please see website for full details

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  3. Harrogate Open Exhibition 2017

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    Harrogate Open Exhibition 2017

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    There's something for everyone in this year's Harrogate Open exhibition!  Showcasing the work of artists from the Harrogate district, the Open exhibition features over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures.

    Venue

    Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2017 To 3 Sep 2017
  4. 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
  5. Magic Circle

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    Magic Circle

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Presented by Brother Wolf
    In collaboration with Harrogate Theatre
    Written by Kim Newman
    Produced by James Hyland
    Directed by Phil Lowe
    Music by Chris Warner
    Costume Design by Charlene Braniff

    Circa 1970,– the Dawn of the Age of Ophiuchus, as faddish mysticism becomes something more dangerous. In a...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  6. Birchfield Maize Maze

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    Birchfield Maize Maze

    Pateley Bridge

    Corn Maze and Children's play area, with ice cream parlor and café.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jul 2017 To 2 Sep 2017
  7. Crown Jazz

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    Crown Jazz

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Vocalist Julie Edwards with Kevin Dearden (guitar) & the Andy Cholerton Trio
    Free entry
    Good food available

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  8. Be an Ancient Egyptology Curator for the Day!

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    Be an Ancient Egyptology Curator for the Day!

    Type

    Heritage

    Harrogate

    Be an Egyptology Curator for the Day!

    Handle real Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

    Visit the Egyptology exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum.

    Create your own Ancient Egyptian displays using replica objects.  

    You'll need to write the labels and decide how to make your displays...

    Venue

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  9. Harrogate Music Festival -  Alex Mendham & His Orchestra

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    Harrogate Music Festival - Alex Mendham & His Orchestra

    Type

    Cultural

    Harrogate

    Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for an exhilarating evening of vintage Hollywood.

    Formed under the youthful direction of Alex Mendham, the Orchestra authentically performs hot jazz and dance band music from the Art Deco era.

    No corner is cut – from their original instruments to the...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  10. Harrogate Music Festival -  Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

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    Harrogate Music Festival - Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

    Type

    Cultural

    Harrogate

    Pianist: Malcolm Martineau

    Bringing 2017’s Festival to a memorable close, it is with great pleasure that we welcome multi-award winning bass-baritone, Sir Bryn Terfel to perform in a rare and intimate recital at the beautiful Royal Hall. Famed for his stunning performances on the operatic...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jul 2017 To 29 Jul 2017
  11. Jazz In The Arms

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    Jazz In The Arms

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Soulful Jazz & Blues featuring vocalist Lucy Mizen with the andy Cholerton Trio
    Free entry

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017
    From:
    30 Jul 2017 To 30 Jul 2017
  12. Birstwith Show

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    Birstwith Show

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Birstwith Show is an exception to the rule with all our local shows, as it is mainly Horticultural in its theme.

    The show has kept many of its core elements since it was founded in 1867.

    The spirit of the show remains, it is a really jolly day out for visitors, exhibitors and competitors,...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2017 To 31 Jul 2017
  13. Yip's Music School

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    Yip's Music School

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Yip's Children's Choir from Hong Kong will be performing on the Band stand Valley Gardens . Yip's Children's Choir is internationally renowned for its high standard of excellence and superb musical training for young voices. The Choir has performed in many international music festivals and...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2017 To 31 Jul 2017
  14. Family Seaside Promenade

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    Family Seaside Promenade

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

     

    Starfish, rock pools, donkeys and deckchairs... Looking for something to do over the Summer holidays?  Whatever the weather, pop into the Pump Room and join us for some jolly seaside holiday arts and crafts.  All activities are self-led and included with your museums admission charges and...

    Venue

    Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2017 To 1 Sep 2017
  15. Harrogate Rugby Club Summer Camp 2017

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    Harrogate Rugby Club Summer Camp 2017

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Join us at Rudding Lane for two fun packed weeks of multi sports; Promoting confidence, team and social building with expert coaching. Booking is essential.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2017 To 11 Aug 2017
  16. 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
  17. Dogs Don't Do Ballet - A fantastic family show!

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    Dogs Don't Do Ballet - A fantastic family show!

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    FANTASTIC OUTDOOR THEATRE THIS SUMMER DOGS DON'T DO BALLET presented by Little Blue Monster Productions

    Looking for a fun activity to share with your family this summer? Then look no further, as we have the perfect treat for you - Dogs Don't Do Ballet! This hilarious new family show, performed...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Aug 2017 To 10 Aug 2017
  18. 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
  19. Homage2Fromage

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    Homage2Fromage

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Yorkshire Cheese night - eight delicious cheese plus all the trimmings.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Aug 2017 To 14 Aug 2017
  20. Rum-a-mock: Pirate Pub Quiz

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    Rum-a-mock: Pirate Pub Quiz

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    DJ Trev takes over 10 Dev for a piratical party celebrating the end of Rum Week. Live music, sea based activities and piratical questions. Free entry with prizes!

    Dates

    From:
    20 Aug 2017 To 20 Aug 2017

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