Festivals

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Take a look at the astounding events and world-leading festivals taking place, Only In York.

York is known as the city of festivals and with a major event happening every month – sometimes even two or three! - there’s immersive experiences and exciting entertainment to be enjoyed around every corner across the year.

Close the year with festive fun in the most festive city in the UK at our York Christmas Festival, with a wide-array of Yuletide activities and experiences including the charming St Nicholas Fair Christmas Market.

Latest Festivals Events

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YO1 Beach Club - Riverside Beach

York’s residents and visitors can now head to the beach for fish ‘n’ chips and a wine or beer, or just soak up the Ibiza vibe, without having to go as far as the coast or endure a traffic jam! The newly opened YO1 Beach…

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9th Jul 2021 - 5th Sep 2021

Summer of Sport

This summer we’re celebrating all things sport! Whether you want to relax and soak up the sun, or have an action-packed…

Yorkshire Day
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30th Jul 2021 - 1st Aug 2021

Yorkshire Day

Friday 30th July - Sunday 1st Aug 2021 A celebration of all things Yorkshire! This Yorkshire Day weekend, York is hosti…

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10th Nov 2021 - 22nd Nov 2021

Rugby League World Cup 2021

We are delighted to announce that York will be one of the nation’s host cities for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. We …

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29th Jan 2022 - 30th Jan 2022

York Residents Festival

Enjoy over 100 attractions, events and offers with a valid YorkCard or Student ID! Organised by Visit York, a part of M…

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19th Feb 22 - 27th Feb 22

JORVIK Viking Festival

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