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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 such as the 
JORVIK Viking Festival, York Races, the Early Music Festival and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

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.

Get the latest news on events, festivals and special offers happening in York by signing up to the Visit York eNewsletters and following us on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram)

York Festivals

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18th Feb 2022 - 6th Mar 2022

Dark Skies Festival

North York Moors National Park

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1st Jun 2021 - 30th Jun 2021

York Pride

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8th Jun 2021 - 20th Jun 2021

York Festival of Ideas

Upcoming Events

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6th Dec 2021 - 16th Aug 2022

Chocolate Lollipop Making

Join us at York Cocoa Works to craft your own chocolate treat to take away to show off, share or just enjoy! Budding chocolate makers are invited to join us in our Chocolate Cafe where we will seat you so you can design…

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5th Dec 2021

Chocolate Truffle Masterclass

Chocolate Tempering The science behind chocolate tempering can at times be overwhelming however it is an essential com…

Traditional Confectionery
18th Dec 2021

Traditional Confectionery Masterclass

Traditional Confectionery MasterclassCome and discover how to create traditional confections from nougat, fudge, hon…

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4th Dec 2021

Bean to Bar Chocolate Masterclass

Our Bean to Bar Chocolate Masterclass at York Cocoa Works is perfect for a chocolate enthusiast who wants to learn how …

Chocolate Indulgence
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17th May 2021 - 31st Dec 2021

Chocolate Indulgence at York Cocoa Works

Join us at York Cocoa Works for a Chocolate Indulgence straight from our chocolate manufactory. Chocolate lovers are in…

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17th May 2021 - 31st Dec 2021

Chocolate Manufactory Tasting …

Bar Making
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22nd May 2021 - 23rd Jan 2022

Chocolate Bar Making Workshop

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6th Dec 2021 - 11th Jul 2022

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6th Dec 2021 - 13th Jun 2024

Light, Glass & Stone: Conservi…

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6th Dec 2021 - 7th May 2022

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6th Dec 2021

Young Gainsborough: Rediscover…

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6th Dec 2021 - 17th May 2022

Archaeology Through the Lens

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11th Dec 2021 - 12th Dec 2021

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Choose Your Adventure in York with York Pass. York Pass is a sightseeing card which gives you free entry to top attractions, museums and monuments in York.

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Included in York Pass

York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

Each York Pass also comes with a free 24 Hour hop on hop off bus tour plus a choice of three pasta or pizza dishes at ASK Italian Restaurant, York.

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