A look at some of the top events happening in York from 12 April to 18 April 2019.

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York Chocolate Festival

York Chocolate Festival

Prepare to be taken to chocoholic heaven! Check out the 3ft high chocolate sculpture of York’s iconic buildings, make your own lollipop and hear from expert chocolatiers at demonstrations and tastings. Plus so much more during our Easter Festival.

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Flying Scotsman Returns

Flying Scotsman Returns

Get up close and personal to the iconic locomotive ‘The Flying Scotsman’. For a limited time only, you can climb aboard the footplate and experience the view from the driving seat.

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Bike & Brew and Bloody York Gin tours

Bike & Brew and Bloody York Gin tours

Experience York like never before. Follow the River Ouse on a scenic bike ride and stop off for a guided tour at Treeboom Brewery, or walk the cobbles on the Bloody York Gin tour, where you’ll hear spooky stories and sample a few tipples from York Gin.

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Fairfax House After Dark

Fairfax House After Dark

Go on an atmospheric journey through stunning Georgian surroundings, led only by candlelight. In each room, live performances bring the tales of this 18th-century house to life.

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Exciting Rebellion! York Anti-Climate Change Open Mic

Exciting Rebellion! York Anti-Climate Change Open Mic

Take a stand! You have the right to freedom of choice, so use your voice and make your views heard in this fun open mic night. Share a song, story, a stand-up set or a piece of theatre, it can be about climate change or any topic that you wish to share.

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Dinosaur World Live!

Dinosaur World Live!

Lifelike Dinosaurs have taken over York Barbican. Witness this new touring family-friendly show, packed full of interactive fun, as you witness the dangers and delights of the pre-historic world.

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York Health & Healing Festival

York Health & Healing Festival

Free your mind and discover your spiritual side at Yorkshire’s leading Health and Healing Festival. With over 90 exhibitors, talks and workshops all covering everything from meditation, mediumship to palmistry.

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These events have been hand picked by Visit York. Go to our What's On page to see a full list of things to do in York.

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