FIT on the Beach has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  All tickets have been refunded.  Any queries please do contact us.  We are sure that Lyndsay and the lovely ladies at FIT Harrogate would love to see you at one of their sessions.  Please visit their Facebook page or website for more details.

Bag Making Workshop

Learn how to make a simple tote bag.  Suitable for beginners (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult).

Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: 6 Green Dragon Yard, Knaresborough

Price:  £20.  Tickets from the venue.  Booking essential.

The Castle Under Siege

Medieval Day
Medieval Family Day at Knaresborough Castle

A special day discovering the weapons and weak spots that were used to attack Knaresborough Castle in the past.  Become a medieval warrior in our battles at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm (extra charge, bookable in advance).  Warning, you will get wet!

Watch soldiers in battle and learn about their weapons and armour.  Take a tour of the defences.  Make your own knight’s helmets, swords and shields.

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Knaresborough Castle

Price:  Discount admission to the Castle, museum and sallyport – £2 adults, £1 children.  Small charge for crafts and £2 to book your place at our medieval battles.

Busk Stop

Join us in the Market Place at 11am for a full day of local bands and musicians who will play in 20 minute sets all day.  Hosted by the amazing Martin Rose, who will be playing us in.  Martin, a FEVA favourite, has played at the festival for may years and his local contacts in the music scene will ensure a variety of musicians will be playing all day.

If you would like a slot, please email

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Market Place

Price: Free!

Beats on the Beach with DJ Rory Hoy

Beach Rave

Rory Hoy is a multi-award winning DJ/Music Producer/Film-Maker with 6 albums, countless remixes, EPs,  singles and  collaborations on worldwide labels.   He has also written a book, due to be published in 2018, about the 1990s Big Beat scene, with new and exclusive interviews from over 100 of the major players behind the movement (including Fatboy Slim), as well as an A-Z guide to over 150 of the artists who produced Big Beat and a timeline – this is a celebratory (and sometimes humorous) look at a music scene that was short lived … but had a very big impact.

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

Price:  Free

Tea on the Terrace – The HUB @ St John’s

Coffee and tea, savoury and sweet refreshments in a lovely church hall or outside on the terrace with tremendous views overlooking the Nidd.

Blind Jacks Tap Takeover

Blind Jack will be teaming up with street food legends Tacoporium for delicious eats and will be hosting a tap takeover from Vocation Brewery.

Time: All day

I Was Glad!

St John’s Choir & friends present a cornucopia of Choral Music to mark the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry, whose compositions include the popular hymn ‘Jerusalem’.

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry was born on 27th February 1848 and died on 7th October 1918. The concert will feature notable works by Parry and his contemporaries, including Elgar, Ireland, Stanford and Vaughan Williams. St John’s Choir will be joined by Voix Celestes and Not Another Choir in this stirring celebration of the English choral tradition.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: St John the Baptist Church, Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough

Price:  £8 standard, £5 concessions – buy tickets on the door

Knaresborough Players present Plaza Suite / Going Astray

A double bill of comedy drama by The Knaresborough Players. Programme includes Act One of Neil Simon’s classic “Plaza Suite”, first performed at the Nidderdale Drama Festival, plus “Going Astray” – a brand new work, depicting memorable scenes in our neighbour Harrogate’s history in a fresh and amusing way. 

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

Price:  £8 includes a drink at the bar 
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Alehouse Rock

This is FEVAs 60s Night – Dance the night away to golden oldies with Alehouse Rock!

Alehouse Rock are a group of guys playing music of the 50s and 60s,  originally played by the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Cliff Richard, Buddy Holly etc. 

This is the music of their youth for which they have a great affection and try to recreate the sound as faithfully as they can in a live environment, having a load of fun in the process. 

Enjoy dancing and listening to the band playing “Rock n Roll” from the “good ol’ days” and have a great time. 

Amongst the old favourites there are modern hits which fit the genre, as well as instrumentals in the style of the Shadows, which the band enjoy performing.  Something for everybody.

Time: 8pm

Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

Price:  £12. Book online or tickets on the door. 
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