Swaledale Festival

26 May – 9 June 2018

Grassington Festival

15 – 30 June 2018

Harrogate International Festivals

Our calendar of work includes:


Harrogate International Spring Series – international chamber concert series


Harrogate Festival – international arts festival throughout July, the foundation of all our work

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival – a stellar line up of literary events in beautifully intimate settings

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – world class, award winging literature weekend


Harrogate History Festival – an innovative new Festival celebrating the genre of historical writing and its authors

Our year-round work and outreach work encompasses a wide range of innovative projects and events:

Young Musician’s Platform – creating a platform for local and international talent

Spiegeltent – diverse artists in a unique venue

Children’s Festival – literature, music and arts delivered within the Spiegeltent setting

SalonNorth – a revolutionary movement exploring the best of arts, science and psychology

Big Read – increasing engagement in reading across the north of England

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – national partnership with libraries and bookshops to celebrate outstanding crime fiction with readers

Reader in Residence – supporting literacy development across the region

Musical Mums – weekly singing project for teen mums and their babies

Global Villages world music deliver across rural area of the District

You’re Booked – a digital hub for aspiring writers and readers


18 – 19 February 2017 – Main Festival

Other events in 2018

Coastival @ Tour de Yorkshire – 3 -6 May 2018
Coastival @ P1 Powerboats – 29th/30th/31st May
Coastival @ Seafest – 24th/25th/26th July