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York has a vibrant calendar of festivals, events, gigs and shows and there's always something exciting taking place for you to enjoy whilst visiting the city.

Experience amazing world-class festivals and events in York. Don’t miss comedy nights, markets, exhibitions and much more at the city’s varied cultural venues and theatres. If you’re visiting in the winter months, enjoy the UK’s most festive city with the enchanting St Nicholas Fair and a plethora of Christmas activities. See our printer-friendly Events Calendar 2023.

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From 21st September 2023

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12th Oct 2023 - 12th Oct 2023

Yorkshire Craft Festival

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2nd Dec 2023 - 2nd Dec 2023

Malton Christmas Festival

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Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt with Go Quest Adventures

Explore the streets of York's city centre, unlocking a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See th…

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4th Oct 23

Rambert's Death Trap

Is Aishwarya dead? Or did she just exit stage left? IS AISHWARYA DEAD? OR DID SHE JUST EXIT STAGE LEFT? A meta dance co…

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4th Oct 23

Hidden Harriers Trail

Starting at May half term and running all Summer - find the Hidden Harriers around the Museum. 'H' the Harrier jump jet…

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4th Oct 23

The Big 2023 Hob Hunt

Hobs are little household faeries (they look like teeny tiny gnomes but don't say that to their face!) and they have be…

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4th Oct 23

Haunted York

Experience the most ‘Haunted City in Europe’ this Halloween. Brave Halloween in York and celebrate the spookiest time o…

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