Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days.

The Big Picnic will be on in Valley Gardens on Sunday, July 1 11.30am-4pm.
The Big Picnic will be on in Valley Gardens on Sunday, July 1 11.30am-4pm.

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 4?



Theatre: HDS presents Death and the Maiden at Harrogate Theatre. Until June 30.

Theatre: Harrogate Operatic Players present Top Hat at the Royal Hall. Until June 30.

Exhibition: Great Yorkshire Art exhibition including Atkinson Grimshaw, Tessa Burney and more at Mercer Gallery, Swan Road. Until September 16.

exhibition: Posy Simmonds: Sketches & Drawings at Mercer Gallery, Swan Road. Until September

Exhibition: Trooping the Colour - British exclusive Andy Warhol photographs exhibition at RedHouse Originals gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount. Until July 7.

Music: Live music with The Phil Dean Trio at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic jam session hosted by Ade Payne at Charlies Place, Otley Road. 8pm. Weekly.

Music: Acoustic Night - Live music at the St Robert’s Club, Robert Street. All genres, any acoustic instrument. Open to all: performers and non-performers. Every Thursday, except third Thursday, 7.45-11pm.

Event: charity event at the Prince of Wales, Starbeck run by The Harrogate Scooter Scene.

Music: Weekly karaoke at the Hales Bar from 9pm.

Quiz: Christie’s Bar Quiz from 8.30pm.


Coffee Morning: Ripon Community Link coffee morning in Ripon Town Hall 10am-noon.



Music: Red Delta at the Blues Bar.

Music: The Chequered Band at The Den, Cambridge Street.


Event: All For One, One For All – One Year On at the Engine Shed. 7.30pm-1am.

Cinema: The Happy Prince - Fri-Thu: 7.30pm. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Fri, Sat, Sun: 4.30pm. Edie - Mon, Tue, Wed: 4.30pm. Thu: 2pm. Visit www.wetherbyfilmtheatre.co.uk.


Cinema: Ritz Cinema Thirsk - Book Club - Fri-Thu: 7.30pm. Matinee Wed: 2.30pm. Visit www.ritzcinema.co.uk.



Theatre: Bing at Harrogate Theatre. Until July 1.

Exhibition: Silson Contemporary Gallery’s Open Weekend for its Spring/Summer exhibition. Harlow Oval. Also Sunday. More info from sarah@silsoncontemporaryart.co.uk

Music: The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic night with Rob Reynolds at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Event: Starbeck Community Day, Staion View 2–4.30pm. Free entry.

Boston Spa

Music: No jazz at the village hall.


Event: Dance Through The Decades at the Engine Shed. 7.30pm-1am.

fair: Wetherby Antique and Collectors Fair Town Hall, Market Place every Saturday. Free admission, walk in lift, disabled friendly. Browse, buy and sell 01937 582803.


Event: Flower festival at Collingham Methodist Church, Harewood Road. 10am-4pm. Also Sunday noon-4pm.

Bilton in Ainsty

Exhibition: ‘There but not there’ art installation to commemorate the centenary ending of the First World War at St Helens Church, Bilton in Ainsty. 11am-4pm Free admission. Also on Sunday.

Event: Bilton with Bickerton remembers in the company of Serendipity 7.30pm St Helens Church, Bilton in Ainsty. Free admission.



Event: Sparkle & Shine Act Academy show at the Royal Hall.

Event: The Big Picnic in Valley Gardens 11.30am-4pm.

Music: Live music at the Blues Bar including The Dan Burnett Band (3pm), Rockyard (6pm) and The Matt Goldberg Band (9pm).

Music: Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Music: Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Event: Charity football match and family fun day at the CNG Stadium. Gates open 2pm, kick off 2.30pm.


Music: Acoustic covers from Two Well Worn at the One Eyed Rat. 5pm.


Fair: Summer fair at Holy Trinity Church Hall noon-4pm. Teddy bear’s picnic at 2.30pm.



Music: Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.


Concert: Cathedral Concert Society launch Season Song Recitals at St John’s Church, Sharow.



Music: Acoustic session at the Blues Bar.

Choir: Stray Sound Ladies barbershop choir at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30-9.30pm. Weekly. More info from Sue Lynch at suelynch443@gmail.com

Open day: Royal Hall Open Day 10am-4pm. Free admittance. Guided tours at 11am and 2.30pm.


Concert: Ripon Community Orchestra summer concert 8pm, Bishop Monkton Village Hall. Admission free but donations welcome.



Theatre: The Simon & Garfunkel Story at Harrogate Theatre.

Event: Tartufo Estivo at Sasso restaurant, Princes Square. 7.30-9.30pm.

Music: The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Music: Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground + guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.


Bingo: The Friendship and Leisure Centre, Knaresborough Market Place hosts Bingo on Wednesday evenings 7pm. More info at 01423 865991.



Event: Service of thanksgiving for 70 years of National Health Service at Trinity Methodist Church 2-2.45pm on Sunday, July 8.

Boston Spa

Concert: Bee Gees Tribute Band at Boston Spa Village Hall on Friday, July 6. Tickets £12.50. Fancy dress welcome. Doors open 7pm-midnight. Limited seating available. Tickets from www.tributetickets.co.uk (No fee’s apply).

Event: Boston Spa Big Weekend Festival. Friday-Sunday, July 13-15. Starting with a display of scarecrows the length of the High Street.