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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. Autumn Open Exhibition

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    Autumn Open Exhibition

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    This prominent and popular northern art exhibition returns for 2019. Embracing of those with a connection to Harrogate, the Mercer Art Gallery Autumn Open Exhibition provides a high profile, visual platform for contemporary regional artists to present their work to the public. All media are…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019 To 11 Jan 2020
  2. Stockeld Park Halloween Adventure

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    Stockeld Park Halloween Adventure

    Type

    Hop tu Naa/Bonfire Night

    Wetherby

    Stockeld Park - where magic is made & adventures begin....

     

    Nestled within ancient woodland, Stockeld Park hosts its Adventure Seasons from Halloween through to Christmas. We have a real outdoor ice skating rink, an Enchanted Forest filled with interactive sculptures and playgrounds, a huge…

    Venue

    Stockeld Park, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2019 To 31 Oct 2019
  3. Badapple Theatre Company Ltd. present 'The Frozen Roman' at Harlow Community Hall

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    Badapple Theatre Company Ltd. present 'The Frozen Roman' at Harlow Community Hall

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    They came, they saw, they built a wall... they went away again. Or did they? A clandestine meeting at the Phoenix pub gets heated, as the villagers rack their brains for new ways to fight the imminent housing development that threatens village life as they know it. The discovery of an ancient Roman…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2019 To 25 Oct 2019
  4. October Half Term Family Fun – Awesome Autumn

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    October Half Term Family Fun – Awesome Autumn

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Families can enjoy the glorious colours of autumn at Harlow Carr during half term (26 October – 3 November 2019). Follow a daily Awesome Autumn trail around the garden, enjoy autumnal crafts and seasonal storytelling with the Garden Detectives. Normal garden admission.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 3 Nov 2019
  5. Michael Starring Ben

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    Michael Starring Ben

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Michael​® starring Ben is a jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson.
    As the largest touring tribute to Michael Jackson in the UK today, this award winning production features an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance routines and of course, the inimitable…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  6. True North

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    True North

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    True North is back for its third year celebrating some of Yorkshire's best music, dance and visual arts all in one evening of entertainment

    This is a unique evening of inspirational art from local musicians, dancers, painters, photographers and fine artists who will showcase their creative talents…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019 To 27 Oct 2019
  7. Ed Sheeran Tribute

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    Ed Sheeran Tribute

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!!

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Ed Sheeran tribute night which includes a 2 course dinner with coffee, tribute act and a disco until midnight for only £26.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2019 To 1 Nov 2019
  8. Tribute Nights 2019 @ Scotton Village Hall

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    Tribute Nights 2019 @ Scotton Village Hall

    Type

    Music

    Knaresborough

    George Michael - Saturday 2nd March
    Blues Brothers - Friday 28th June
    ABBA - Saturday 2nd November

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2019 To 2 Nov 2019
  9. Wesley Centre Concerts

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    Wesley Centre Concerts

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Soraya Mafi (soprano) and Simon Lepper (piano) give a lunchtime recital of English songs 'From Dawn to Dusk"

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2019 To 4 Nov 2019
    From:
    4 Nov 2019 To 4 Nov 2019
  10. Open all day

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    Harrogate Christmas Market

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Putting a distinctly Yorkshire stamp on the traditional Christmas market experience the Harrogate Christmas Market has a strong focus on regionally made products, bringing the best of home-made and fairly traded Christmas goods to the heart of Harrogate for 4 days of festive cheer, absolutely free…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2019 To 17 Nov 2019
  11. Day of the Dead Silent Disco

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    Day of the Dead Silent Disco

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    On behalf of the children of hope Charity in Uganda https://childrenofhope.org.uk/ I am organising a fundraising Day of the Dead themed Silent Disco - tickets can be bought online here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-of-the-dead-silent-disco-tickets-71336987851 It is set to be a great night -…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2019 To 15 Nov 2019
  12. What's Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute to Tina Turner

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    What's Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute to Tina Turner

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

    Brought to you by the award winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney Queen Of The Night, What's Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2019 To 15 Nov 2019
  13. 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…

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    From:
    16 Nov 2019 To 16 Nov 2019
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    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
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    25 Jan 2020 To 25 Jan 2020
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    22 Feb 2020 To 22 Feb 2020
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    14 Mar 2020 To 14 Mar 2020
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    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
  14. Glow - Winter Illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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    Glow - Winter Illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Enjoy Harlow Carr in a different light this winter as special lighting effects bring a touch of magic to the garden. You'll find an illuminated trail around the magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk falls. See the Queen Mother's Lake, Winter Walk, Streamside, Doric columns and Alpine House as you've…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019 To 28 Dec 2019
  15. Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club - Autumn Exhibition 2019

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    Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club - Autumn Exhibition 2019

    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripley

    The Autumn Exhibtion of The Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club. A varied collection of art by local artists. Originals, prints and postcards will be available to buy.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019 To 24 Nov 2019
  16. Snow White

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    Snow White

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

    Join Snow White and a host of characters for the adventure of a lifetime, as they travel through the forest to the diamond mines on a thrilling quest to defeat the spells and enchantments of the evil Queen. They're going to need all the…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Nov 2019 To 1 Dec 2019
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    2 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
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    9 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
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    16 Dec 2019 To 22 Dec 2019
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    23 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
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    30 Dec 2019 To 5 Jan 2020
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    6 Jan 2020 To 12 Jan 2020
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    13 Jan 2020 To 19 Jan 2020
  17. The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate

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    The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the UK's biggest textile art, craft and design events. The events offer hundreds of workshops, demonstrations and interactive features, curated galleries showcasing the work of leading textile artists and groups from all over the world, and hundreds of specialist…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Nov 2019 To 1 Dec 2019
  18. Festive Lunch

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    Festive Lunch

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Available throughout December why not get your friends, family or collegues together. 

    For bookings of 10 or more and for only £14pp this includes a 2 course luncheon, coffee & mini mince pies.

    If you'd like to book or to find out more information then visit our…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2019 To 22 Dec 2019
  19. Festive Dining at Rudding Park

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    Festive Dining at Rudding Park

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Get together with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the party season with a choice of Festive lunch and dinner at Clocktower, Festive Afternoon Tea in the conservatory or dinner and dancing at Rudding House. For full details visit https://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/christmas/the-run-up/

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2019 To 23 Dec 2019
  20. Wesley Centre Concerts

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    Wesley Centre Concerts

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Susan Tomes (piano) returns to give another lecture recital with works by Mozart and Chopin

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2019 To 2 Dec 2019
  21. Party Nights at Rudding Park

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    Party Nights at Rudding Park

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Get together with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the party season with dinner and dancing at Rudding House.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2019 To 5 Dec 2019
    From:
    18 Dec 2019 To 19 Dec 2019
  22. 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 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
  23. Elton John Festive Tribute Party Night

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    Elton John Festive Tribute Party Night

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!!

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Elton John Festive tribute party night which includes a 2 course dinner, tribute act and a disco until 12.30am for only £26.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2019 To 6 Dec 2019
  24. Black Tie Ball at Rudding House

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    Black Tie Ball at Rudding House

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    A glamorous evening at Rudding House with dinner and dancing to Chris Hilton's Little Big Band.
    For full details visit https://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/media/7307/black-tie-ball.pdf

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
    From:
    20 Dec 2019 To 21 Dec 2019
  25. Christmas Party Nights

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    Christmas Party Nights

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    Looking for somewhere to hold your staff party night or just want something fun to do on a Saturday night close to christmas? 

    Why not not book one of our Christmas Party Nights from only £28.00pp includes 2 course dinner served at 8pm, 1/2 bottle of wine* followed by a disco til 12.30am. If…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 7 Dec 2019
    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
    From:
    21 Dec 2019 To 21 Dec 2019
  26. Festive Food & Flicks

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    Festive Food & Flicks

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    The perfect way to celebrate with a three course dinner at Clocktower followed by a film screening in the 14 seat private cinema. For full details and film schedule visit https://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/media/7313/festive-food-flicks.pdf

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2019 To 19 Dec 2019
  27. Henshaws Carols by Candlelight

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    Henshaws Carols by Candlelight

    Type

    Charity

    Harrogate

    Henshaws annual carol concert is coming to St Wilfrid's Church in Harrogate on Wednesday 11th December, with a number of fantastic performers including Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre band "The Hotspots", Soprano Elizabeth Frankland, New York Brass Band and more. There will be mince pies, mulled wine…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2019 To 11 Dec 2019
  28. Whitney Houston Festive Tribute Party Night

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    Whitney Houston Festive Tribute Party Night

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!!

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Whitney Houston Festive tribute party night which includes a 2 course dinner, tribute act and a disco until 12.30am for only £26.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2019 To 13 Dec 2019
  29. Freddie Mercury Festive Tribute Party Night

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    Freddie Mercury Festive Tribute Party Night

    Type

    Music

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!!

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Freddie Mercury Festive tribute party night which includes a 2 course dinner, tribute act and a disco until 12.30am for only £26.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Dec 2019 To 20 Dec 2019
  30. Fanfare for Christmas

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    Fanfare for Christmas

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    The world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band return to Harrogate's Royal Hall for their annual Christmas concerts at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. A firm favourite in the Harrogate calendar, once again the award winning Brighouse and Rastrick Band join forces with Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society for a…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Dec 2019 To 21 Dec 2019
    From:
    21 Dec 2019 To 21 Dec 2019
  31. Christmas Eve at Rudding Park

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    Christmas Eve at Rudding Park

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Relax the evening before Christmas with a three course dinner at Clocktower followed by a traditional carol service at Rudding Park chapel or enjoy contemporary fine dining at Horto Restaurant or a formal evening at Rudding House with jazz on arrival. For details visit https://www.ruddingpark.co…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Dec 2019 To 24 Dec 2019
  32. The Magic of Vienna

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    The Magic of Vienna

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Join us at our Magic of Vienna New Year Gala Concert for an evening simply fizzing with fantastic music and entertainment!
    Featuring the Festival Strauss Orchestra (Conductor Aidan Faughey, Ireland) and International Soloists;
    John Savournin (Baritone), Natalie Montakhab (Soprano) and Owen Lucas…

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jan 2020 To 4 Jan 2020
  33. Elton John Tibute

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    Elton John Tibute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!! Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Elton John 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:
    11 Jan 2020 To 12 Jan 2020
  34. Fun Burns night supper

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    Fun Burns night supper

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have a fun Burns night supper
    2 course dinner with tea or coffee and a wee dram of whiskey, Ceilidh band and dancing until 12.30am for only £28.00pp. If you wanted to make the most of your night out then why not add accommodation from £56.00pp. Single & sole occupancy…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jan 2020 To 25 Jan 2020
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

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