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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.

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Upcoming Festivals

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From 2nd June 2023

York Festival of Ideas 2023

York Festival of Ideas

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7th Jul 2023 - 14th Jul 2023

York Early Music Festival

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14th Jul 2023 - 15th Jul 2023

Big Sky Beer Festival

Wold Top Brewery

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Ryedale Festival

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17th Jun 2023 - 17th Jun 2023

Big Tent Ideas Festival: Regenerate

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21st Jun 2023 - 25th Jun 2023

Solstice Festival: celebrating soil to soul

Castle Howard

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30th Jun 2023 - 1st Jul 2023

Merchant Adventurers' Charity Beer Festival

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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5th Aug 2023 - 5th Aug 2023

York River Art Market

York River Art Market

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From 29th September 2023

Dead Northern Horror Film Festival

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York Christmas Festival