Residents Festival is back!

This is your chance to be involved in the 26th York Residents Festival.

Residents Festival will be returning on 29 and 30 January 2022 and we are inviting you to help us make this year the best yet. Residents Festival is our opportunity to thank the people of York for welcoming 8.4 million visitors each year to our beautiful city. It also represents a unique opportunity for you to showcase your business to local people who could become your future customers.

When: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January 2022

How to participate: Simply fill in your online form and submit.

Your offer will be included in our Residents’ Festival brochure and online at

Deadline: Please submit your event by 5 November 2021

Condition of participation:


Simply click here, fill in your online form and submit.

Free entry* to York residents with a valid YorkCard and students (York universities and colleges) with a student ID card.

*It’s crucial for the success of York Residents’ Festival that we offer a clear and simple message to residents that they can explore their city for free. Please talk to us if you have any queries about how your business can participate and manage this offer.


Simply click here, fill in your online form and submit.

To take part, please offer a discount of at least 10% or choose some form of added value.


Simply click here, fill in your online form and submit.

The booking form provides a choice of three offers and we would ask that you keep within this frame. As weekends may be difficult for you, we are happy if you opt to run your offer during the following week on days / evenings to suit.


Simply click here, fill in your online form and submit.

We welcome participation from cafes but appreciate that the offer needs to be tailored in a different way to the restaurants. Suggestions for offers include: complimentary cake or scone with a beverage or bottomless teas and coffees. Any attractive offer of your choice will be welcome.

Participation in Residents Festival is free to Visit York members and local charities. If you are not a member with us but want to know more, please email: PJ Edgar, Membership Executive

This year the Ice Trail, featuring 50 magnificent ice sculptures, will return on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February so why not extend your offer into the following week so you can capture those weekend visitors?

If you have any questions about being involved with Residents’ Festival, please contact