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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. Caroline Bailey & Fiona Starr Exhibition

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    Caroline Bailey & Fiona Starr Exhibition

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire – April 2020. Walker Galleries are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Caroline Bailey RSW & Fiona Starr The exhibition will run from the 4th – 11th April at the Contemporary Gallery, 13 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate.


    CAROLINE BAILEY…

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 11 Apr 2020
  2. Harrogate International Sunday Series: Joseph Moog

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    Harrogate International Sunday Series: Joseph Moog

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Harrogate International Festivals' season of coffee concerts returns to the Old Swan Hotel with an international line-up of world-class chamber musicians. 

    The son of two orchestra musicians, Joseph Moog’s ability to combine exquisite technical skill with a mature and intelligent musicality…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2020 To 5 Apr 2020
  3. Wesley Centre Concerts -  Daniel Tong

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    Wesley Centre Concerts - Daniel Tong

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Daniel Tong (piano) gives a lunchtime redital playing Brahms' Piano Sonta no 3 and the Three Intermezzi Op 117

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2020 To 6 Apr 2020
  4. No Horizon

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    No Horizon

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The new 'must see' musical, inspired by the astonishing true story of Nicholas Saunderson. No Horizon is uplifting, inspiring and truly astounding. Now cruelly forgotten by history, Saunderson sought to make the impossible possible. No eyes. No braille. No hope. It is 1682. Rejected at every turn,…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2020 To 8 Apr 2020
  5. Ripley Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

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    Ripley Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Ripley

    3 Day Easter Fair (Our first 3 day fair)
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11th, 12th & 13th April 9.30am to 4.30pm
    This is a lovely fair with quality goods and would be perfect for a visit and you could even treat yourself to an Easter present.
    We have a small selection of refreshments on site.
    We are…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Apr 2020 To 11 Apr 2020
    From:
    12 Apr 2020 To 12 Apr 2020
    From:
    13 Apr 2020 To 13 Apr 2020
  6. Tricksters

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    Tricksters

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Get up close to the impossible with accomplished showmen, Forster & Smith.

    Dressed in your finest attire, you'll enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the opulent surroundings of Harrogate's finest hotel. Pull up a chair in the evocative setting of a private suite where you'll witness an…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Apr 2020 To 11 Apr 2020
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    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
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    13 Jun 2020 To 13 Jun 2020
  7. Writing Weekend

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    Writing Weekend

    Type

    Workshop

    Harrogate

    ✍️LIFE WRITING RETREAT WITH COACHING✍️
    Ali Standen (Life Coach and Novelist), Maria Stephenson (Author, Poet and Creative Writing Teach) are delighted to bring our LIfe Writing Retreat back to Harrogate.

    ⏱SAT - SUN 18TH-19TH APRIL 2020⏱
    THE YORKSHIRE HOTEL, HARROGATE, HG1 1LA

    Inspirational…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2020 To 19 Apr 2020
  8. Martin House Glitter Ball

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    Martin House Glitter Ball

    Type

    Charity

    Harrogate

    A night of glamour and entertainment at Rudding Park, Harrogate. Enjoy a champagne reception, three-course dinner, live music and auctions. Our host for the evening will be TV antiques expert Charles Hanson (Antiques Roadtrip, Bargain Hunt). Tickets cost £100 each, with tables of 10 and 12…

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020 To 2 May 2020
  9. Wesley Centre Concerts - Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton

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    Wesley Centre Concerts - Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano) give a lunchtime song recital on the theme of A Musical Zoo. The programme is made up of:

     

    Schubert - Die Forelle 

    Schumann - Die Lowenbraut

    Wolf - Der Rattenfanger 

    Faure - Le Papillon et la Fleur

    De…

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2020 To 11 May 2020
  10. Alistair Griffin

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    Alistair Griffin

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    A night of acoustic music by talented Yorkshire singer songwriter Alistair Griffin, performing both original music and covers.

    Yorkshire singer songwriter Alistair Griffin has a wealth of experience in performing on live stages as well as intimate gigs and events. His song Just Drive has been…

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2020 To 16 May 2020
  11. Wesley Centre Concerts with Clare Hammond

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    Wesley Centre Concerts with Clare Hammond

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Clare Hammond returns to Harrogate prior to her debut in the International Piano Seies at London' s South Bank Centre. Programme: Mendelssohn: Songs without words - Book 6, Op.67 Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op.2 No.3 Interval Albéniz: El Puerto; Evocación from Iberia, Bk.1; Triana from Iberia, Bk.2 L.…

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2020 To 16 May 2020
  12. Harrogate car enthusiasts motor show and family fun day

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    Harrogate car enthusiasts motor show and family fun day

    Type

    Motorsport

    Harrogate

    Motor show of all kids of cars, bikes, tractors and steam engines. Charity stalls, animal encounters, bbq and more

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
  13. Robbie Williams Tribute

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    Robbie Williams Tribute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!! Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Robbie Williams tribute night which includes a 2 course dinner with coffee, tribute act and a disco until midnight for only £27.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 24 May 2020
  14. Wesley Centre Concerts - Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Lieber

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    Wesley Centre Concerts - Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Lieber

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    Concert

    Harrogate

    Lorenzo Gatto (violin) and Julien LIbeer (piano) are two highly regarded Belgian musicians with a growing international reputation. In this lunchtime concert they will be playing Beethoven’s Kreutzer sonata and Ravel’s second violin sonata.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2020 To 1 Jun 2020
  15. Royal Hall Open Days 2020

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    Royal Hall Open Days 2020

    Type

    Heritage

    Harrogate

    The Royal Hall will open its door to the public once more during 2020. Come along and see Harrogate's glittering palace of gold. Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides at either 11.00am or 2.00pm. Entry free.

     

    This event will unfortunately no longer be going ahead on the…

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    From:
    8 Apr 2020 To 8 Apr 2020
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    6 May 2020 To 6 May 2020
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    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
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    2 Jun 2020 To 2 Jun 2020
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    16 Jun 2020 To 16 Jun 2020
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    8 Jul 2020 To 8 Jul 2020
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    29 Jul 2020 To 29 Jul 2020
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    26 Aug 2020 To 26 Aug 2020
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    2 Sep 2020 To 2 Sep 2020
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    29 Sep 2020 To 29 Sep 2020
    From:
    14 Oct 2020 To 14 Oct 2020
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    27 Oct 2020 To 27 Oct 2020
  16. Harrogate Music Festival

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    Harrogate Music Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    The Hallé Orchestra return to Harrogate, bringing the quality and excitement they did under the baton of Sir Barbiroll. From the Leeds International Piano Competition winner Eric Lu, to the youngest ever joint winner of the Junior 1st Prize at the Menuhin Competition in 2018, Christian Li,…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2020 To 31 Jul 2020
  17. Wesley Centre Concerts Richard Weatherall Trio 2020

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    Wesley Centre Concerts Richard Weatherall Trio 2020

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    The Richard Weatherall Trio (Richard Wetherall-piano, Steve Buckley -guitar, Pete Turner-bass) makes a welcome return to the Wesley Centre for another highly enjoyable lunchtime jazz concert

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jul 2020 To 6 Jul 2020
  18. Lunchtime Jazz Concert with The Richard Wetherall Trio

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    Lunchtime Jazz Concert with The Richard Wetherall Trio

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    Concert

    Harrogate

    The Richard Wetherall Trio (Richard Wetherall-piano, Steve Buckley -guitar, Pete Turner-bass) end the Wesley Centre Concerts with lunchtime jazz

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jul 2020 To 6 Jul 2020
  19. Harrogate International Festivals - Museum Of The Moon

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    Harrogate International Festivals - Museum Of The Moon

    Type

    Science

    Harrogate

    Museum of the Moon: An out of this world experience for the whole family…

    Imagine having the moon close enough to be able to nip over to its dark side and see what’s happening in its nooks. Luke Jerram’s touring artwork Museum of the Moon allows you to do just that – well almost!

     To mark…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jul 2020 To 14 Jul 2020
  20. Freddie Mercury Tribute

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    Freddie Mercury Tribute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!! Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Freddie Mercury tribute night which includes a 2 course dinner with coffee, tribute act and a disco until midnight for only £27.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Aug 2020 To 16 Aug 2020
  21. Great Northern Quilt and Needlecraft Show

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    Great Northern Quilt and Needlecraft Show

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    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    An open competitive quilt show with entries invited from all over the world. Beautiful feature display quilts from well-known quilters and textile artists.

    A variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs. Demonstrators on hand to show you their techniques and to…

    Dates

    From:
    4 Sep 2020 To 5 Sep 2020
    From:
    6 Sep 2020 To 6 Sep 2020
  22. Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

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    Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

    Type

    Show / Display

    Harrogate

    Join us for the 2020 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at our fabulous new venue, Newby Hall & Gardens.

    Situated just off the A1M, Newby Hall is a jewel in the crown of North Yorkshire with one of the country’s finest 18th Century stately homes and was recently voted 2019 Historic Houses Garden of…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Sep 2020 To 20 Sep 2020
  23. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Harrogate Comedy Festival

    Type

    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:
    7 Oct 2020 To 19 Oct 2020
  24. Now Time To Sing

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    Now Time To Sing

    Type

    Charity

    Harrogate

    The Collavoce Collective have a licence to sing in the Crown Hotel, Harrogate on Saturday 007th November 2020.

    To mark the release of the 25th James Bond film, NO TIME TO DIE, Musical Director Catherine Field-Leather (M), invites you to join The Collavoce Collective Singers as they present…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2020 To 5 Apr 2020
    From:
    7 Nov 2020 To 7 Nov 2020
  25. George Michael Tribute

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    George Michael Tribute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!! Here at The Cairn Hotel we have George Michael tribute night which includes a 2 course dinner with coffee, tribute act and a disco until midnight for only £27.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2020 To 15 Nov 2020
  26. Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

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    Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to start the festive season than with a trip to the Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair.

    Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers along with regional food producers, all under one roof. A lively programme of talks, demonstrations…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Dec 2020 To 8 Dec 2020

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