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


May 20th – 23rd                Spring Flower Show                         Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

May 28th – June 17th       Swaledale Festival                           Various venues

June 24th – 27th                Harrogate Christmas Fair                        Ripley Castle

July 13th – 15th                Great Yorkshire Show                      Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

July 22nd – 25th                 Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival    Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road Harrogate

Aug 8th                               Ripley Show                              Near Ripley Castle        Event cancelled

Aug 8th – 22nd                   Gilbert & Sullivan Festival                  Royal Hall, Harrogate

Aug 13th – 22nd                Knaresborough Feva                           Various venues

Sept 10th – 19th                 Heritage Open Days                                Various venues

Sep 17th – 19th                 Quilting &  Needlecraft Show               Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate (Hall1)

Sept 17th – 19th                   Autumn Flower Show                           Newby Hall

October 14th – 16th                    Harrogate Comedy Festival                   Harrogate Theatre

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

October 21st – 24th               Raworths History/literature Festival         Crown Hotel, Harrogate

Nov 18th – 21st                   Christmas Fair               Stray, Montpellier Quarter, Harrogate     Event cancelled 31.7.2021  – Further details to follow

Nov 25th – 28th                   Country Living Fair                                Harrogate Convention Centre

Dec 2nd – 4th                       Christmas  Market                                Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Dec 3rd – 12th                    Harrogate Christmas Fayre                   Cambridge Street and town centre, Harrogate


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)