If you're a fan of festivals, then York's your city. With over 20 festivals this year, we've got at least one for each month!

Take a look at some of our highlights here.


5 - 8 July

Celebrate 250 years of the Ancient Society of York Florists (the oldest florists’ society still in existence in the world) with this fabulously floral festival.

Great Yorkshire Fringe

9 - 29 July

Comedy, music and theatre combine to give you a laugh-a-minute festival with something for everyone!

York Mediale

27 Sept - 6 Oct

Experience an exciting array of art and technology in this citywide celebration.

York Balloon Fiesta

28 - 30 Sept

Up, up and away! York will be transformed this September as over 40 hot air balloons take to the skies.

The Great York Ghost Search

26 Oct - 2 Nov

Spot the spooks situated around the city and grab yourself your very own mini ghost!

York Christmas Festival

15 Nov - 23 Dec

Feel festive with fantastic outdoor markets and get cosy in Thor's Tipi during the York Christmas Festival!

For even more festivals, have a look at our Festivals page!