Yorkshire Day In Ripon - Wednesday 1st August!

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Ripon will be the place to be this August as Ripon City Council hosts an amazing event to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1st

Yorkshire's smallest city is set to put on a fantastic day of regional pride which will be part of a very special week, including the traditional St Wilfrid's Procession on Saturday 4th August.

On 1st August there will be a Civic Procession of dignitaries from all corners of Yorkshire. All decked out in their full regalia, this will certainly be a sight to see. The procession will leave the Spa Hotel at around 10.20am, proceed along Westgate, around the Market Place and along Kirkgate to the Cathedral for a special service.

The Market Place itself will be filled with activities including amusements and activities for children; market stalls showcasing Yorkshire businesses, organisations and produce; storytelling and re-enactments. Ripon Photographic Society will be hosting a photography competition.

The evening will see a programme of entertainment on the square with live music including the Ripon City Band. At 9pm there will be a special one-off Hornblowing ceremony around the obelisk and the evening will culminate in a Yorkshire Day themed firework display.

In the early evening, as well as the fun on Ripon's Market Place, Ripon Cathedral will be hosting a 'Picnic int' Park' event in the Dean's Garden (the same site as the Beer Festival). Bring your own refreshments or buy from on-site food vendors and licensed bar and be entertained with live music and children's activities. The Cathedral will also be hosting a series of Family Days throughout the week.


Yorkshire Farmers' Markets 2018

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Otley Farmers' Market - held on the last Sunday of every month on Otley Market Place from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Harrogate Farmers' Market - held on the second Thursday of every month on Cambridge Street from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wetherby Farmers' Market - held on the second Sunday of every month on Wetherby Market Place from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Knaresborough Farmers' Market - held on the third Saturday of every month on Knaresborough Market Place from 10:00am to 3:00pm

York Farmers' Market - held on the first Friday of every month on St Sampson Square from 10:00am to 5:00pm


All the markets sell a wide range of good quality specialist food and crafts from local producers and are continually adding to the products on offer.

For further details please visit


Ripon Racecourse Meets

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Known as the Garden Racecourse, Ripon is one of the most colourful and attractive courses. Ripon's friendly welcome and homely feel makes a day's racing experience so enjoyable people want to come back time and time again!

The dates for your diary this year are:

Monday 16th July - First Race 2:00pm

Saturday 21st July - First Race 2:20pm

Monday 6th August - First Race 2:15pm

Monday 13th August - First Race 2:00pm

Saturday 18th August - First Race 2:10pm

Monday 27th August - First Race 2:10pm

Tuesday 28th August - First Race 2:00pm

Saturday 29th September - First Race 2:05pm


Full details can be found at


Local Events coming up in 2018

Monday, 11th June 2018

Here are a selection of events that are coming up in and around Ripon in 2018...


Ripon Hosts Yorkshire Day 2018!! - 1st August from 10:00am

Ghost Walk from Market Square - Thursday 2nd August - 7:30pm

St Wilfrid’s Procession & Evening Concert – Saturday 4th August from 2pm

Alice in Wonderland Day @ Ripon Racecourse - 13th August from 12:15pm

Ghost Walk from Market Square - Thursday 16th August

Ripon Summer Classic Car & Bike Show @ Ripon Racecourse – Sunday 26th August

Ghost Walk from Market Square - Thursday 30th August - 7:30pm


The Great North Art Show @ Ripon Cathedral - 1st - 23rd September

Ripon Horticultural Show @ Ripon Racecourse - 2nd September from 12:30pm

Ripon International Festival – Thursday 6th September to Saturday 6th October

Ripon By The Sea @ Spa Gardens - 8th September - 10:00am-3:00pm

Nidderdale Show @ Pateley Bridge Show Ground – Monday 24th September

Masham Sheep Fair – Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September

Countryside Live @ Harrogate Show Ground – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October

Lightwater Valley Fabulous Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November

Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair – Saturday 24th November