What’s On

Not sure what to do this month? Discover local events and what's on in Harrogate, Ripon & the wider District below...


Latest Events

  • 30th May - 26th September

    Guided tours at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

    Fountains Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
    Join one of our volunteer tour guides to find out more about North Yorkshire's only World Heritage Site - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
  • 15th June - 4th August

    Scarborough Art

    Scarborough, North Yorkshire
    Scarborough Art is an exciting new festival taking place at venues across the town this summer. Discover work from the artistic community and tap into your own creativity at workshops...
  • 30th June - 29th September

    Guided social walk from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey

    Brimham Moor Road, Harrogate , HG3 4DW
    Everyone is welcome to head on a monthly walk led by the Brimham Rocks volunteers.
  • 6th - 14th July

    Losing The Plot – Pateley Bridge Playhouse

    Benns Cottage Church Street, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LB
    This summer, the Pateley Bridge Playhouse will be the stage for the World Premiere of the brand-new musical ‘Losing The Plot’, written and directed by the acclaimed Nidderdale playwright Keith...
  • 14th July

    The Wind in the Willows

    Valley Gardens Bandstand, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ
    Valley Gardens in Harrogate hosts an open-air theatre experience, with a family-friendly production of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story.
  • 14th July - 8th December

    Guided social walk at Brimham Rocks

    Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW
    Head to Brimham Rocks on the second Sunday of every month for a free social walk led by our volunteers.

Community Events

1st June - 31st August

Inspired by our Landscape

Washburn Heritage Centre
A new programme of events, including walks, talks, visits, workshops, suppers and music. For more details and to book any events visit www.washburnvalley.org or Telephone 01943 880794 

18th June - 27th August

Anyone Can Paint

Christchurch Community Centre, Darley
Come along and discover tutorting and painting techniques, from beginners upwards, every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. £5 per session. Call Steph on 07849 860 260

26th June - 29th September

Eva Leigh Walker Exhibition

Mercer Gallery, Harrogate
Exquisite portraits by a little-known Harrogate artist capture faces from the 1920s and 30s. Some of which are owned by the Mercer Gallery. https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/leisure-tourism-and-culture/museums-and-galleries/museums-harrogate-area/mercer-art-gallery/exhibitions-mercer-art-gallery

1st - 31st July

Anyone Can Paint – Exhibition

Harrogate Library
Throughout July and August, art pieces are exhibitied upstairs in Harrogate Library, by the communitiy group - Anyone Can Paint, from Darley Christchurch Community Centre. Free to visit. See library opening times. 

13th July

Alfred Wainwright Talk & Rare Short Films by Chris Butterfield

St Mary’s Church, Bolton-on-Swale
Chris Butterfield will discuss Alfred Wainwright's life, his book publishing history, and how it all began over 70 years ago. Tickets available here: www.alfredwainwright.co.uk

13th July

The Sound of Musicals 2

Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Nr Harrogate HG3 3AX
Join Harrogate Theatre Choir for a magical stroll through the feel good Musicals of the 40s/50s/60s. Supporting Saint Michael’s Hospice. Tickets: https://trybooking.com/uk/DLVR

13th July

Scotton Feast Summer Fair and Dog Show

Scotton Village Hall Field.
Scotton Feast - Events, Food and Drink and Dog Show - Raising money to build a MUGA at Percy Fields. Please join us! Find out more

18th July

Inspiring talk with climate expert Professor Piers Forster

Harrogate Ladies College, Harrogate, HG1 2QG
Zero Carbon Harrogate hosts an inspiring evening with renowned climate scientist Professor Piers Forster. www.zerocarbonharrogate.org.uk/events

28th July

Nidderdale Clay Pigeon League Charity Shoot 2024

Menwith Hill Road, Darley, Harrogate, HG3 2RA
In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 40 Bird Sporting & Pool Shoot Sporting £12 Pool Shoot £2 Prizes Raffle, Flash Prizes and Food.