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 13th  – April 7th      Harrogate International Sunday Series (Music)

Apr  25th – 28th              Spring Flower Show                         Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

May 2 – 5th                     Tour de Yorkshire                             Route maps

May (tba)                       Sewing & Hobbycrafts                    Harrogate International Centre

May 25th  – June 8th     Swaledale Festival                           Various venues

July 9th  – 11th             Great Yorkshire Show                      Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

July  18th – 21st            Theakston’s Crime writing Festival    Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate

Aug 7th – 18th              Gilbert & Sullivan Festival                  Royal Hall, Harrogate

Aug 11th                       Ripley Show                                       Near Ripley Castle

Aug 10th – 19th            Knaresborough Feva                           Various venues

Aug 30th  – 1st              Quilting &  Needlecraft Show              Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate (Hall1)

Sept 13th – 15th            Autumn Flower Show                           Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Sept 21st – 29th            Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships

Oct 3rd  – 20th              Harrogate Comedy Festival                   Harrogate Theatre

Oct 19th – 20th              Countryside Live                                    Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

October   (tba)              Raworths History/literature

Oct 30th – Nov 1st         Great Northern Needlecraft & Quilt Show     Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

November (Tba)              Crafts for Christmas                              YSG (Rural Crafts Association)

November 14th – 17th     Christmas Fair                                       Stray, Montpellier Quarter, Harrogate

November 21st – 24th     Ripley Christmas Fair                             Ripley Castle grounds

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

December 5th – 8th       Country Living Fair


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)