Fabric Weaving Workshop

An all-day workshop to learn how to make a cushion or a bag using fabric weaving techniques.  Suitable for beginners and under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.  Maximum 4 people to take part, so book early.  Book direct with the venue, or by email info@zipinn.co.uk.

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: 6 Green Dragon Yard, Knaresborough

Price:  £40 – book with the venue.

Minfulness and Creativity Workshop

Rediscover your wholehearted engagement with the creative process in this workshop.  No previous experience of art or mindfulness required.

Suitable for adults and teenagers 14+, though 14-16s must be accompnaied by an adult.  Bring a packed lunch.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Yorkshire Yoga

Price: £40 or early bird bookings before 1st august for £35.  Teen and adult together for £60.

The Great Mandavi

He’s back!

Standing on the plank of doom, on top of the cylinder of almost certain death, The Great Mandavi will attempt to juggle with fire under water while fending off a man-eating shark!

Yes really!  Really.

Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Venue: Market Place

Price:  Free

Picnic in the Park

Don’t miss FEVA’s free outdoor festival event facilitated by FT Audio Visual.

Master of ceremonies is DJ Trev, the best DJ in the area.  The afternoon starts with the Hot Sauce Band, a great party band.  Then we have The Mercs Band, ska, new wave and soul.  Next The Diamonds possibly the best 60’s cover band in the area.  The afternoon ends with the Chequered Past Band, which are an energetic 5 piece mod, ska, punk and new wave band.

The whole afternoon is generously supported by Knaresborough Lions and this year is running alongside the Great Knaresborough Lions Beer Festival.

This event always happens regardless of weather (unless its gale force winds and we are likely to lose the stage!), so come and bring all the family.

Bring your own picnic, chairs, brollies and sun screen.


Starts at 12 noon with DJ Trev who then hosts the rest of the afternoon

  • 12:30pm   Hot Sauce Band
  • 1:45pm     The Mercs Band
  • 3:00 pm   The Diamonds Band
  • 4:15pm     Chequered Past Band

Venue: Knaresborough House Grounds

Price:  Free

Lion’s Beer Festival

Second day of the Lion’s Beer Festival, featuring the best of British beer.

The afternoon coincides with Picnic in the Park so come along and enjoy a beer while listening to Hot Sauce, The Mercs, The Diamonds and Chequered Past.

Live musical entertainment in the evening from Paul Watson.

Times: 12 noon to 11pm

Venue: Knaresborough House

Price: Free entry

“The Singing Mermaid” Storytime

Painting Pots will be reading “The Singing Mermaid” whilst participants complete mermaid crafts, have a juice and snack then paint their very own mermaid.  Booking essential and dressing up positively encouraged.

Time: 1 to 2.30pm

Venue: Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centree

Price:  £10

March of the Mermaids

Henshaw’s Arts and Crafts Centre presents Knaresborough’s second “March of the Mermaids”.  Come to Henshaws Urban Beach dressed as a mermaid, merman or pirate.  The gossip (group of mermaids) will be assembling at 3pm before departing on a short guided march.

There will be a prize for the best dressed mermaid and best dressed pirate.

There will be mermaid themed craft activities taking place at the centre from 11am and a “Diversity Disco” after the march.

Time: 1pm to 6pm (march departs at 3pm)

Venue: Henshaws Art and Crafts Centre

Price:  Free

Forster & Smith – Inevitable

Forster & Smith present “Inevitable”, a unique blend of magic, mentalism and humour where the audience decides the outcome of the entire show!

There is no telling what will happen, as the duo hands over control to the audience.

Not suitable for under 14s.

Time: doors open at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Venue: Frazer Theatre

Price:  £12

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