There is an overwhelming array of events and festivals happening in and around Harrogate for 2022 you won’t want to miss. The year ahead welcomes car fairs, arts, culinary and agricultural shows filling up the calendar! See below for what's planned for 2022 - we'll keep adding to the list as we hear about new events.
Monthly from February 2022
LITTLE BIRD ARTISAN MARKETS are set to be held monthly in Valley Gardens after the success of its festive event held there last month, Little Bird Artisan Markets will relocate to the sun colonnade from February!
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th January 2022
THE PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE DECORATIVE, ANTIQUES & ART FAIR - High quality art, antiques & decorative fair featuring specialist dealers from across the UK
Sunday 6th – Monday 7th February 2022
HARROGATE FASHION WEEK - Harrogate Fashion Week will bring together leading fashion brands and independent retailers across a two-day exhibition
Friday 15th – Wednesday 20th April 2022
HIYF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS - The Harrogate International Youth Festival is a unique music and performing arts Festival that offers a richly rewarding opportunity to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the World.
Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th April
HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW - Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first major event in the UK gardening year, held at the Great Yorkshire Showgrounds in Harrogate with everything you need to plan and plant the perfect outdoor space.
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022
THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL - showcasing stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons and lots of children's activities, top chef demos. Held at Harewood House, Harrogate
Saturday 11th June 2022
THE RETURN OF THE GREAT KNARESBOROUGH BED RACE - The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is something different: it is part fancy dress pageant and part gruelling time trial over a 2.4 mile course, ending with a swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd.
Thursday 16th June 2022
Sunday 12th June 2022
RIPON CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW - Hundreds of vintage vehicles will be roaring over to Ripon Racecourse to dazzle and delight in the summer sunshine at the 23rd Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show hosted by Great British Motor Shows.
Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th July 2022
GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW - Over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground every year for the agricultural show, making it one of the biggest in the UK.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2022
MASHAM STEAM ENGINE AND FAIR ORGAN RALLY - Over 800 glorious entries, something for everyone - children's entertainers, stalls, fair, cookery theatre, displays, arena entertainment and much more.
Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th July 2022
THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL held at The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate
Sunday 14th August 2022 9-5pm
RIPLEY SHOW –a traditional country show filled with agriculture, produce, entertainment, and crafts!
Monday 19th September 2022 10-5pm
NIDDERDALE AGRICULTURAL SHOW - Nidderdale's Big Day Out is a classic and timeless event - includes sheep dog trials, a dog show, show jumping, livestock classes, cookery demonstrations, trade stands, the finest produce and crafts that the Dales have to offer. Held at Pateley Showground
Saturday 5th November
THE STRAY BONFIRE hosted by Your Harrogate – an incredible organised professional fireworks display for the whole family!