Winners of the Carnival Mask Competition held at Knaresborough Library are from left to right 4 year old Evangeline Bethany Houlgate from Western Primary School, 9 year old Grace Owens, and her 7 year old sister Mae, both from St Mary's Primary School.

Nine retro pictures of Harrogate groups enjoying carnival-themed events

The Carnival returned to the streets of Harrogate at the weekend. Crowds of visitors enjoyed a parade through the town centre as well as a host of festivities at Valley Gardens. The big, colourful, family-fun extravaganza featured a range of global dance performances and was bursting with colours, costumes and sounds.

By Gemma Jimmison
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 11:33 am

The Carnival returned to the streets of Harrogate at the weekend. Crowds of visitors enjoyed a parade through the town centre as well as a host of festivities at Valley Gardens. The big, colourful, family-fun extravaganza featured a range of global dance performances and was bursting with colours, costumes and sounds.

Carnival-goers also enjoyed a Global Music Stage, a Global Dance Stage, and the Theatre of Food as well as family craft workshops - such as bunting making, mask making with the Leeds West Indian Carnival, and a dance workshop with Anonymas Dance.

Here we take a look back at other carnival-themed events organised in and around Harrogate over the years.

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