Harrogate - A World of Events

No matter what time of year you visit there will always be a long and varied answer to the question, “What’s on around Harrogate?”

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Long established or newly founded

Some of the events that take place through the year have a long history dating back hundreds of years, while other newly created events celebrate hobbies or passion with a likeminded audience.

Harrogate International Festivals recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary and organise an eclectic calendar of events throughout the year including the Harrogate Music Festival, and the now famous Crime Writers Festival.

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Heart of local tradition

Local events that are part of the local heritage can give the best window into what makes a community tick, from local agricultural shows to whacky events that bring the whole town out like the Great Knaresborough Bed Race.

Your passions and interests

The events that take place across Harrogate and the surrounding area cater to every interest imaginable, whether your passion is gardening, food and drink, comedy, culture, live music or history – you can be sure there will be something for you taking place around Harrogate that will be right up your street.

Are you organising an event that is of interest to visitors?  Tell us about it here.

Harrogate  Events

Masham Sheep Fair 2021
Agricultural Shows
Masham
Market Place Masham North Yorkshire HG4 4DZ
25th Sep 2021
Masham Sheep Fair 2021

Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for Yorkshire charities, and filling the town with sheepy fun and entertainment. There is an action packed programme for Saturday and Sunday including Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Fleece Stalls, Wood Competition, Sheepdog...

Michael Bolton
Live Music
Main Auditorium Harrogate North...
25th Sep 2021
Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million...

Royal Hall Open Day 25th and 26th September 2021
Heritage
Harrogate
The Royal Hall
25th Sep 2021
Royal Hall Open Day 25th and 26th September 2021

The Royal Hall, Harrogate's Kursaal, was completed in 1903, the creation of Britain's greatest theatre designer, Frank Matcham and...

Little Bird Artisan Market, Pateley Bridge - Sept '21
Food & Drink
Pateley Bridge
Pateley Bridge
26th Sep 2021
Little Bird Artisan Market, Pateley Bridge - Sept '21

Little Bird Artisan Market Pateley Bridge takes in the beautiful surroundings of the Nidderdale Showgound listed St. Wilfrid's church...

Royal Hall Open Day 6th...
6th Oct 2021
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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
12th Oct 2021
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
Katherine Ryan - Missus
14th Oct 2021
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15th Oct 2021
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Paul Foot : Swan Power
16th Oct 2021
Paul Foot : Swan Power
Martin Hughes-Games and Lolo...
17th Oct 2021
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17th Oct 2021
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21st Oct 2021
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21st Oct 2021
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