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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. 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:
    4 Mar 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 27 May 2017
  5. Country House Art Sale

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    Country House Art Sale

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Our Country House Art Sale is a celebration, in art, of the British countryside throughout the 178 years of our history.
    This collection of oil paintings, watercolours and fine prints represents what one might see in a Yorkshire Country House of the present day, reflecting the tastes and interests...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017
  6. The Yorkshire Motorhome & Accessory Show

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    The Yorkshire Motorhome & Accessory Show

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    To kick-start the Warners Shows season, The Yorkshire Motorhome & Accessory Show will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on 24-26th March 2017.

    Following the showground’s completion of their redevelopments you can look forward to new and improved indoor and outdoor trade...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017
  7. Offside

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    Offside

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Presented by Futures Theatre
    By Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish

    Heart thumping with oxygenised blood,
    adrenalin flooding every little bit of me
    and every little bit of me
    is every little bit of the field in front of me.

    It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017.

    Four women from across the centuries...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  8. 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:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  9. Rick Astley Plus Special Guests SJM Concerts Present

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    Rick Astley Plus Special Guests SJM Concerts Present

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    PERFORMING CLASSIC TRACKS & SONGS FROM HIS NEW ALBUM ‘50’ RELEASED FRIDAY 10TH JUNE, Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley has today announced a brand new 17 date tour for March and April 2017.

    Restricted view only seats left

    This follows what’s already been a whirlwind for year...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  10. T'Pau

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    T'Pau

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Carol Decker first appeared on the scene in 1987, fronting the successful pop/rock band T’pau. Instantly memorable with a huge voice & a mass of red hair, Carol made an undeniable impact on the public.

    The first album, Bridge Of Spies went quadruple platinum.

    Spawning a string of worldwide hits,...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  11. Lee Lard - Peter Kay Tribute

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    Lee Lard - Peter Kay Tribute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Will over 1000 performances, Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute act in the UK!

    Delivering his own hilarious 'Peter Kay' style of stand-up comedy, Lee appeals to audiences of all ages.

    £29 per person including 3 course dinner and disco until 1am.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  12. Mother's Day Lunch

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    Mother's Day Lunch

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Make Mother's Day picture perfect at Cedar Court Harrogate. Treat your Mum to a specially created 3 course Mother's Day menu and special treat to take away, letting us do the washing up!

    Bookings taken between 12pm and 2pm.

    £20.00 per adult and £10.00 per child.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017
  13. The Verdict

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    The Verdict

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    MIDDLE GROUND THEATRE COMPANY LTD presents the world stage premiere of

    The Verdict
    By Barry Reed

    Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs
    Designed & directed by Michael Lunney

    STARRING CLIVE MANTLE, JACK SHEPHERD and RICHARD WALSH in a full cast of fifteen.

    The powerful best-selling courtroom thriller...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
  14. Billy Ocean Plus Special Guets SJM Concerts Present

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    Billy Ocean Plus Special Guets SJM Concerts Present

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime. He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany,...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2017 To 31 Mar 2017
  15. The Sun Pavilion Spring Wedding Fair 2017

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    The Sun Pavilion Spring Wedding Fair 2017

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    The Sun Pavilion is a beautiful location for a wedding. Set in the tranquil Valley Gardens in Harrogate, this popular wedding venue is a favourite amongst many local wedding suppliers. Come and meet them at our Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Featuring wedding flower and decor, live...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2017 To 2 Apr 2017
  16. Look Again Gallery Tours

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    Look Again Gallery Tours

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    In each of these short gallery tours curator Jane Sellars will introduce you to a different way of looking at Harrogate's Fine Art Collection.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2017 To 6 Apr 2017
    From:
    11 May 2017 To 11 May 2017
  17. The Emperor's New Clothes

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    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Theatre's contemporary take on this cheeky Hans Christian Andersen tale, with music and songs.

    Fun for all the family during the Easter holidays. Please note show times vary.

    Suitable for ages 5+

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2017 To 6 Apr 2017
    From:
    6 Apr 2017 To 7 Apr 2017
    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
    From:
    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
    From:
    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
    From:
    15 Apr 2017 To 15 Apr 2017
  18. Culture Crawl

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    Culture Crawl

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Harrogate

    Discover new exhibitions at Harrogate's galleries on our regular well-being walk. A fun chance to learn something new, meet people and enjoy some fresh air and exercise all at the same time. All walks meet at the Royal Pump Room Museum at 11.00am and finish at the Mercer Art Gallery for a cup at...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017 To 7 Apr 2017
  19. Millinery Workshop: Make a fascinator

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    Millinery Workshop: Make a fascinator

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Working with professional milliner Kristi Hilton Pickup, make your own bespoke fascinator using sinamay fabric, feathers, flowers, ribbons and much more. Bring along an image or fabric swatch from your wedding or party outfit and make a unique piece of headwear to coordinate. Spare buttons, beads,...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
  20. Easter Bonnets: Get ahead, get a hat!

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    Easter Bonnets: Get ahead, get a hat!

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    Easter holiday activities for families, included in your museum admission ticket.
    If you want to get ahead, get a hat! Our crafts activities for the Easter holidays show you how to make headdresses, pompom headbands, fancy hair slides and hats of all kinds.

    Ticket prices: £4.00 adults, £2.50...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017

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