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Harrogate International Festivals, Harrogate Borough Council and Harrogate Welcomes the World bring a fabulous day of colour and fun from around the globe... right to your doorstep. On 27th July Harrogate will be alive with colour and sound as the Carnival celebrations kick off.

There will be an opening parade featuring ensembles, music and dance from around the world including street theatre and some of our local performers too. An explosion of colour and sound through the town – what better way to announce that Harrogate is ready to welcome the world?!

The bandstand plays host to musicians. At the Carnival expect DJs, New Orleans meets 90’s club classics with Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, hip hop and afrobeat from Tetes de Pois, Latin and Jamaican groove from Dennis Rollins, and Sambroso recreate the irresistibly smooth sound of the Buena Vista Social Club.

There’s a huge array of family-friendly activities, dance and craft workshops, storytelling, rides, walkabout street theatre and more across the gardens throughout the day.

We’ve teamed up with some of the best street food suppliers to curate a fantastic array of food across the world, you’ll even see some of our favourite locals getting involved too.

Sit back and watch or dig out your dance shoes to learn Egyptian Tandoura, Turkish Belly Dancing or Indian Dance from Annapurna.

Theatre of Food is a fully immersive stage offering cooking sessions and inspiring food demonstrations from around the world.

For more details please go HERE

Or contact the Box Office: 01423 562303


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