Local events

There are always lots of events going on in the district, but how do you find out about them, so that you can plan your diary? Here are just a few suggestions …..

  • Your local newspaper has a  list of the current week’s events:  see the ‘What’s On’ section
  • Bill boards (eg at the junction of Milton Way and Leeds Road on the Stray, and outside Harrogate library) highlight some of the local events.
  • Your local library also has listings of local events
  • Your local tourist information office

Here are some dates for some of the annual events in Harrogate, otherwise you can also check some of the local venues.

Events …….        to find out what’s happening where you are     click here

                    Events in Ripon

                    Events in Ripley

    Events in Knaresborough

                    Events in Pateley Bridge and the Dales


Jan 21st  – April 15th      Harrogate International Sunday Series (Music)

March 31st                      Springtime Live                                  Great Yorkshire Showground

Apr  26th – 29th              Spring Flower Show                           Great Yorkshire Showground

May 5 – 6th                     Tour de Yorkshire                               Route maps

May (tba)                         Stitching Sewing & Hobbycrafts       Harrogate International Centre

May 26th  – June 9th       Swaledale Festival                             Various venues

July 10th  – 12th             Great Yorkshire Show                         Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

July 19th – 22nd              Crime writing Festival                         Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate

Aug 8th – 27th                  Gilbert & Sullivan Festival                  Royal Hall, Harrogate   Information

Aug 12thth                       Ripley Show                                         Near Ripley Castle

Aug 11th – 20th               Knaresborough Feva                           Various venues

Sept 1st – 3rd                  Quilting &  Needlecraft Show              Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate (Hall1)

Sept 14th – 16th               Autumn Flower Show                          Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Oct 2nd  – 14th                 Harrogate Comedy Festival                  Harrogate Theatre

Oct 20th – 21st                Countryside Live                                    Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Oct   (tba)                         Raworths History/literature

Nov 1st  – 3rd                   Great Northern Needlecraft & Quilt Show     Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate (video)

Nov 8th – 11th                        Crafts for Christmas                                YSG (Rural Crafts Association)

Nov 15th – 18th                Christmas Fair                                         Stray, Montpellier Quarter, Harrogate

Nov 22nd– 25th              Ripley Christmas Fair                              Ripley Castle grounds

Nov 23rd – 26th               Knitting & Stitching Show                         Harrogate International Centre

Nov (tba)                         Country Living Fair                                    Harrogate International Centre


Venues and programme of events

Everyman Cinema   Full listings, information about the venue etc

Odeon Cinema  Full listings  for local cinemas, including showings with subtitles etc

Harrogate Theatre   Also ticket office for the Royal Hall

Royal Hall      Venue for a variety of events and concerts

Harrogate International Centre (HIC)     Conference and exhibition centre

Mercer Art Gallery     Venue for a variety for art exhibitions and events

Valley Gardens, Harrogate     Spectacular gardens, sun pavillion and venue for events

Nidderdale    Find out what’s on in the Dales

Pateley Bridge    A charming town at the start and finish of the Nidderdale Way

Ripley Castle    A fascinating historical attraction

Ripon    Lots of interesting events in this historical city

Newby Hall     House and gardens with lots of events and attractions

RHS Garden Harlow Carr    A great day out for garden lovers, plant shop, events and Betty’s Café Tea Rooms

Yorkshire Events Centre   (Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate)