Yorkshire Day 2021 in York

Friday 30th July - Sunday 1st August 2021

A celebration of all things Yorkshire!

This Yorkshire Day weekend, York is hosting all manner of activities showcasing the magnificence of God's Own County. The Yorkshire Declaration will be read out around York's Bar walls starting at Micklegate Bar at 11.46am on Sunday 01 August (the age of the county in years) and then at Bootham Bar, Monkgate Bar, andWalmgate Bar.

Giant TV screens in the city centre, at Tower Gardens and St Sampson's Square, will be showing archive footage of York from times gone by, as well as fun family films: Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep. Just sit back and relax in the deckchairs, and enjoy the show.

Dotted around York will be brilliant selfie points, equipped with iconic Yorkshire scenery and props, so that you can take a snap and share your Yorkshire pride on social media. The city will be resplendent for the occasion, with bunting and flags adorning the city streets.

Some of the finest local products will also be taking centre stage, with York GinCrumbs Cupcakery and Love Cheese all with stalls on St Sampson’s Square, as well as our own Visitor Information Centre team, on hand to give you great local advice on making the most of York and Yorkshire. York Mix Radio will be providing the area with some party atmosphere on the Friday morning.

Venues across the city will be joining in with special offers, events and experiences inspired by wonderful Yorkshire, so keep your eyes peeled and don't forget to give everyone you meet a friendly "Ay up!"


For further inspiration stop by our award-winning Visit York Information Centre where you’ll receive a warm Yorkshire welcome. If you’ve got any questions on where to go or what to do, our team of experts are on hand to give you the best advice on how to make the most of your day out. Don’t forget to pick up your money saving York Pass and your Yorkshire themed gifts.

Yorkshire Day Selfie Competition

Share your reyt good Yorkshire Day pictures and selfies on social media using #York_ShireDay and #LoveYork tagging @VisitYork and @theyorkbid. The best selfie will win a £250 York Gift card for each day of the celebrations!

Film Timings

See timings for family movies and historical footage of York being shown on the giant TV screens in the city centre, at Tower Gardens and St Sampson's Square.

Yorkshire Day Offers

Who doesn't love a special offer? Venues across York will be sharing their best offers in celebration of Yorkshire Day

Run For All - York 10K

The route starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road. It then takes in some of the city’s most historic landmarks, including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster.

Summer of Sport

This summer we’re celebrating all things sport! Whether you want to relax and soak up the sun, or have an action-packed school holiday, York is bursting with great things to do.

Rugby League World Cup 2021

With only 100 Days To Go to the first game in York, tickets are now on sale. Assemble your squad and get yours now!