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What's On Around Knaresborough

The medieval town of Knaresborough enjoys a great tradition of community led events which prove tremendously popular with visitors and draw crowds from far and wide.

Perhaps the biggest – certainly in terms of its international reach - is the world famous Knaresborough Bed Race!

First held in 1966, this extraordinary event takes place in June of each year and combines a serious sporting event for elite competitors, with a fun filled parade beloved by the whole community!

90 teams comprising 6 runners and a passenger will race through the narrow medieval streets of the town pushing a bed on wheels (yes - a bed!) which includes a crossing of the fast flowing River Nidd – not for the faint hearted!

This Knaresborough event is truly unique and whilst it may have spawned many imitators around the world – the Knaresborough Bed Race is the original and best!

Knaresborough also has an active and vibrant tradition which includes the annual poetry and performance festival Release the Hounds, and FEVA - the visual arts festival held every August – a glorious and eclectic celebration with a very inclusive offering. 

Enjoy open air street theatre and music as well as live performances in a range of venues both in and around town and an art trail as well as opportunities to explore your own creativity!

A variety of open air events take place in Knaresborough town and its imposing Castle, from the Spring Fayre to the Medieval day, often spilling out into the Market Square.

When looking for what’s on in Knaresborough you’ll find there are great events right through the year. 

Over the first weekend of December, Knaresborough’s Edwardian Christmas Market marks the start of the festive season for many.

A truly traditional offering based around the town’s picturesque market square where the visitor can browse stalls selling unique gifts, hand crafted Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and traditional Christmas food and drink whilst enjoying a programme of events and entertainment all weekend long.

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit?

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  1. Brennan Reece - Evermore

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Friday 22nd March the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is delighted to welcome back star of Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Brennan Reece returns with his third UK tour – Evermore.

    Brennan is a multi-award winning working class wordsmith (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2019 To 22 Mar 2019
  2. Four Nights in Knaresborough

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    Theatre

    Knaresborough

    The Knaresborough Players production, 'Four Nights in Knaresborough' by Paul Webb, starts on Wednesday 27th March and runs until Saturday 30th March 2019 with a performance at 7:30pm each night.

    This play contains strong language and sexual references and is unsuitable for children.

    On Christmas...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Mar 2019 To 30 Mar 2019
  3. Mother's Day Weekend at Goldsborough Hall

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    Food & Drink

    Knaresborough

    MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
    30th & 31st March - 12pm to 4pm

    Indulge your mother with a fabulous afternoon tea at Goldsborough Hall over this Mother's Day weekend.

    Taylor's of Harrogate supplies our range of tea and coffee, which you can supplement with a glass or two of champagne to toast your mother....

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2019 To 31 Mar 2019
  4. Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail

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    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Hop along to Mother Shipton's during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.
    The park will be transformed creating an engaging...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  5. Frazer Theatre Comedy Club - April 2019

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns on Friday 5th April with another fantastic line up.

    As always tickets are £10 in advance from the Old Chemist Shop, by calling 07835 927965 or from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £12...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2019 To 5 Apr 2019
  6. Spring Garden Opening for NGS

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    Gardens

    Knaresborough

    National Garden Scheme Spring opening

    Historic Goldsborough Hall will be opening again on Sunday 7th April for the National Garden Scheme. Garden highlights include spring bulbs, a woodland walk and a stroll up the quarter-mile Lime Tree Walk, underplanted with more than 50,000 daffodils. Also...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2019 To 7 Apr 2019
  7. Jollyboat,,Bards Against Humanity Tour

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Friday 19th April The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club brings"Edinburgh Fringe legends" Jollyboat to the Frazer with their Bards Against Humanity Tour when they will present their best comedy songs from 10 years of touring comedy clubs, comic cons and music festivals.

    Brothers Ed and Tommy always...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019 To 19 Apr 2019
  8. Lee Kyle and Cal Halbert

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Friday 17th May, Frazer Theatre Comedy Club welcomes back Lee Kyle and Cal Halbert with a double bill of their full tour shows.

    Tickets are £10 and are available from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or calling 07835 927965

    Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

    Lee Kyle:...

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2019 To 17 May 2019
  9. Great Knaresborough Bed Race

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    Carnival

    Knaresborough

    The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is one of the most spectacular community events held in the UK.

    It was first staged in 1966 and have been never cancelled. 90 teams of six runners and a passenger take part in the glorious fancy dress pageant that comprises the first half of the event, before...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2019 To 9 Jun 2019
  10. Alun Cochrane and Tom Taylor

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Wednesday 26th June Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents a double bill of comedians with work in progress shows as they prepare for the Edinburgh Festival.


    Alun Cochrane: Work in Progress

    Alun Cochrane has been doing solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004. He has performed at...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jun 2019 To 26 Jun 2019
  11. Tribute Nights 2019 @ Scotton Village Hall

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    Music

    Knaresborough

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

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jun 2019 To 28 Jun 2019
    From:
    2 Nov 2019 To 2 Nov 2019
  12. Summer Garden Opening for the NGS

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    Gardens

    Knaresborough

    National Garden Scheme Summer opening

    Goldsborough Hall will be opening on Sunday 21st July for the National Garden Scheme. At this time of year the garden is full of interest including the rose garden, the 120ft herbaceous borders and our new border planted with rose 'Yorkshire Princess' named...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
  13. Tockwith & District Show

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    Agricultural Show

    Knaresborough

    The Tockwith and District Show is a success story of a show, while only dating back to 1945 the show has gone from strength to strength and enjoyed such established success that the organisers have now purchased their own show field allowing a permanent base that will push show forward to another...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2019 To 28 Jul 2019
  14. 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
  15. Knaresborough Rugby club

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    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Full camping, caravans and motorhome facilities with use off showers and tiolets, club house bar and parking , staffed and full cctv security with easy access to bus and train and for riders a daily trip up the famous Beryl Burton cycle paths . barbacue's at the readyto use.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Sep 2019 To 30 Sep 2019
  16. Knaresborough Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    Knaresborough

    Knaresborough market square and the surrounding streets and courtyards overflow with festive delights and christmas cheer for the first weekend in December.  

    Visit our traditional Yorkshire Christmas Market for a feast to greet the senses, Fine local food and drink stalls, lovely handmade...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019

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