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#



Harrogate International Festivals programme

March 23rd                     Springtime Live!

April 19th – 21st             Wetherby Spring Quilt Festival         Wetherby Racecourse (replaces                                                                                                             Harrogate Show)

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

May 25th – June 8th       Swaledale Festival                           Various venues

June (Tbc)                     Summer Fayre                                Ripley Castle

July 9th – 12th               Great Yorkshire Show                      Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

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

Aug (Tbc)h                     Ripley Show                                       Near Ripley Castle

Aug (Tbc)                      Knaresborough Feva                           Various venues

Sept 6th – 15th               Heritage Open Days                              Various venues

Sept  (Tbc)                     Quilting &  Needlecraft Show               Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate (Hall1)

Sept 13th – 15th                Autumn Flower Show                         Newby Hall

October (date tbc)            Harrogate Comedy Festival                Harrogate Theatre

October (date tbc)            Countryside Live                                 Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

October  (Tbc)                 Raworths Literature Festival                 Crown Hotel, Harrogate

Dec  5th – 8th                   Country Living Fair                                Harrogate Convention 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)