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Festivals

With such a vibrant cultural history, there is much to celebrate in the Harrogate District.  So it’s hardly surprising that there are so many great festivals taking place throughout the year celebrating literature, comedy, music and the landscape of Yorkshire.

From festivals focusing on arts and literature with in Ripon, Harrogate and Aldborough, to local celebrations of produce and harvest; the variety of festival around Harrogate reflects the variety of the landscape and cultural innovators that can be found here.

Immerse yourself in the natural world, explored through the spoken word at NiddFest, or the darker side of human nature with Harrogate’s famous Theakstons Crime Writing Festival where crime authors at the top of both the national and international scene come together to celebrate and discuss the genre.

In August you can embrace all things topsy turvy with the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival featuring both amateur and professional productions from around the world.

In the same month Knaresborough gives you the chance to experience a showcase of the visual arts with the towns acclaimed FEVA (Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts).

The very best of international youth performing arts come together across the Harrogate district to showcase the abilities of young performers from over 40 countries show that age is no requirement for quality in the Harrogate International Youth Festival.

Harrogate International Festivals organise a number of festivals in addition to the Crime Writers, including the Music and Literature festivals, and the thought evoking Salon North where guest speakers explore the theme of the night.

Those who like to stay active can get out and about with the best and most knowledgeable of walking guides in Nidderdale with the Pateley Bridge Walking Festival.

Or you can explore agricultural machinery past and present with the Iconic Tractor Fest at Newby Hall.

Whatever your passions, whatever interests, you’ll find a festival to feed them here.

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  1. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

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    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    This second Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 27th October and will showcase the fantastic range of local produce the area has to offer.

    NEW for 2018 – a Wellbeing Festival where you will find a wide variety of stalls selling gifts, health products and much more

    ...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018
  2. Tractor Fest 2019

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    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Join us for the biggest Tractor Fest in the North. A two-day festival showcasing thousands of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, stationary engines and motorcycles, which is a great day out for all the family

    The countdown has begun to the UK’s leading vintage tractor show, Tractor Fest, being...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jun 2019 To 9 Jun 2019
  3. Harrogate Music Festival

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    Festival

    Harrogate

    Music, art and theatre has the ability to transform. See the world through new eyes this summer with our month-long Festival bursting with colour, laughter, soul and song.

    Harrogate Music Festival 2018

    2018’s Festival theme, Innovation, brings one of the most mercurial (and Mercury Award...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2019 To 31 Jul 2019
  4. Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

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    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:
    19 Jul 2019 To 22 Jul 2019
  5. The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

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    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:
    8 Aug 2019 To 27 Aug 2019
  6. FEVA: Knaresborough's Festival of Visual Arts and Entertainment

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    Festival

    Knaresborough

    10-day annual festival of art, entertainment, music, shows, plays, dance performances, children's attractions, a free picnic, exhbitions and other events that turn this market town magenta! See 80 different events, workshops - something for everybody.

    More details will made available through...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Aug 2019 To 19 Aug 2019
  7. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    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,...

    Venue

    Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    3 Oct 2019 To 20 Oct 2019

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