Organised by Visit York, a part of Make It York, and sponsored by Grand Central, York Residents Festival is your chance to experience the city in a different way – for free!

Now in its 25th year, this annual festival is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the warm welcome you continue to give to York’s visitors. This year there is a chance to explore behind the scenes at a number of venues not usually open to the public, as well as some great dining and retail offers. York Residents Festival is open to all York Residents and York students who have a valid YorkCard or student ID – you’ll need one card per person - to find out more check online. York Cards are available from all Explore York Libraries.

Please note, due to limited capacity some attractions, tours or events will require pre-booking and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. More details can be found on individual entries. Read York Residents Festival FAQs here.