September in Harrogate

It’s official, England’s 2018 summer may have been the hottest on record and whilst the heatwave may have passed, we are still clinging onto the last weeks of summer. And what could be more summery than Heritage Open Days and Harrogate Flower Shows? We have cherry-picked a selection of September events taking place in Harrogate and the surrounding areas, suitable for enjoying during your stay at Rudding Park.


 Heritage Open Days (6-9 & 13-16 September)


Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. This year in Yorkshire, enjoy free admission to locations including Fountains Abbey, York Gate Garden, Boston Spa Heritage Trail, and many more.


Harrogate Flower Show (14-16 September)

The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) is a leading gardening charity set up more than 100 years ago to support and promote horticulture across the north.

The society organises and runs the twice yearly Harrogate Flower Show, widely regarded as the biggest and most prestigious independent show in the gardening year.

Tickets here.


The Great North Art Show (1-23 September)


(Artwork by Kate Simpson)

The Great North Art Show is an exciting and diverse open exhibition of contemporary art by professional northern artists, in the magnificent setting of Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.  


Harrogate Theatre: Carmen – Russian State Opera (3 September)


After its successful season of Madame Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen - feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera.

Tickets here.


Othello (25-29 September)


Othello is one of Shakespeare's most startlingly contemporary plays - a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice. Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

 Tickets here.


For more events in the local area, click here.