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Festival Itinerary

Join us for a grand celebration of music and the performing arts in the picturesque town of Harrogate.

Sample 2025 Festival Itinerary

Friday 18th April to Wednesday 23rd April 2025

Festival Schedule

  • Good Friday - 18th April 2025

    • Meet and greet Festival welcome event
  • Easter Saturday - 19th April 2025

    • Grand Parade through Harrogate Town Centre
    • Grand Opening Concert - The Royal Hall
  • Easter Sunday - 20th April 2025

    • Community Performances – Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey
    • Jazz and Big Band Evening - The Royal Hall
  • Easter Monday - 21st April 2025

    • Community Concert at St James Birstwith
    • Easter Monday Concert – Ripon Cathedral Concert
  • Tuesday - 22nd April 2025

    • Excursions
    • Grand Closing Concert – The Royal Hall
  • Wednesday - 23rd April 2025

    • Free time to enjoy Harrogate and surrounding area
    • Time to say goodbye to new friends made at the Festival before travelling home
  • Please Note

    All attending groups and performances are subject to change on the day.

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