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Events & Workshops Calendar

Visit York hosts a diary of events throughout the year including networking and training events, the Annual Visit York Tourism Awards and the annual Tourism Conference. We’re also delighted to work with businesses across the city, opening up your events to our members in order to raise product knowledge, showcase new visitor experiences and share best practice.

Our networking events are often held at member attractions or conference facilities and provide a great opportunity to build relationships with other members across all tourism sectors. Event invites are sent out via email, our regular member eShot and details are posted below.

NOTE TO NON MEMBERS: If you’re not currently a member of Visit York and would like to come along to one of our networking events to find out more, please do get in touch. Non-members are welcome to come along free of charge to up to two networking events – please contact the Business Engagement Team for availability. 


York Celebrates Difference
Saturday 15 October – St Sampsons Square

A city-wide event to celebrate cultural diversity

Launched by York St John University, City of York Council, University of York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Make It York, this will be a unique opportunity for residents, schools, students, tourists and local organisations to demonstrate support for the city’s cosmopolitan mix of cultures and faiths and to engage and unite people of all backgrounds.

York Celebrates Difference event is now live on the website at:

For further information and to get involved in supporting this event
please contact


York Culture Awards
December 2016

Sponsored by York-based Benenden, The York Culture Awards, which will be held in December 2016, will celebrate, retrospectively, excellence in the arts and cultural sector and reward outstanding innovation, creativity and quality.

Free to enter, there will be eleven Awards for the taking including; Culture Partnership, Community Project or Event, Cultural Champion, Cultural Education, Cultural Equality and Diversity, Cultural Event or Festival, Film, Performing Artist/s, Production, Visual Artist and Writer. Entries will be open until 30 September 2016 for cultural activity which has taken place between July 2015 and September 2016.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel including, Professor Chris Bailey, York St John University, Dr Fiona Thompson, York St John University, Gill Greaves, Relationship Manager, Museums Yorkshire at Arts Council England, Colin Jackson, Owner, Creative Learning Partnerships, Alan Millard, Chief Operating Officer, Hiscox, Judith Buchanan, Professor of Film and Literature, University of York and Charles Hutchinson, Arts Editor, The Press.

For more information and to enter visit 


Visit York Tourism Conference
Wednesday 25 January 2017

The Visit York Tourism Conference is aimed at supporting businesses in and around York, the event is a must for anyone working in tourism or associated sectors in York and Yorkshire. The conference is an unmissable opportunity to hear the latest developments in tourism locally, regionally, nationally and internationally including Visit York's future plans, as well as offering inspirational speakers giving top tips to take back and implement within your own business. This also presents an excellent opportunity to network and share best practice. More information about the event will be announced later in the year.



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For all enquiries, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554650  |  Email:

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Revealing York Minster 

"Thank you so much for the wonderful evening yesterday. What an experience. I hope that all future visitors will enjoy it just as much as we did"

"The new exhibition at the Minster is brilliant, very well done and it was great to have a private viewing!"

"I thought that the event was excellent! If you could keep me in the loop for any more you have upcoming that would be great."

"Just to say 'thank you' for an excellent event last night. Evensong up to the usual high standard and the exhibition really world class, so well planned and carried out. We just have to tell everyone it's there!"

VIC Open Evening

"Thank you to you and all for the lovely event last night. Much appreciated!"

Visit York Tourism Awards 

"What a wonderful evening last night was, we all had a great time so thank you to you and the team at Visit York for putting on a great show."

"We had a fantastic time at the tourism awards, it was a great night!"

"Thank you for a wonderful evening, as always it was a fantastic night!"


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