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February

Jorvik Viking Festival
Coppergate
The year is 1014 AD, and a bitter war is raging in England. The old Danelaw is once again under the heel of the Danes, ... More

March

York Schools Choral Festival
University of York

Schools from across York come together and sing in the York Schools Choral Festival.

More than 400 children from around ten schools gather in Central Hall ... More

April

York Chocolate Festival
various locations
Early April
Join us as York reclaims its rightful title of the Home of Chocolate and an indulgent celebration of the industry. Chocolate lovers, artisan chocolatiers, museums ... More

York Open Studios
Various venues

York Open Studios provides the perfect combination of discovering creative talent and enjoying the experience of wandering around the mediaeval streets of York in search ... More

May

Battlegroup North & Military Wheels & Wings
Yorkshire Air Museum
Military Vehicle, Living History and Wargaming Show ... More

Great Ouseburn Spring Festival

A fantastic annual event and family day out. Wander through 12 outstanding gardens. Visit the craft fair, garden jumble sale, plant stalls & flower and ... More

June

From Hamlet to Hollywood: the Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Barley Hall
*YAT 40th ANNIVERSARY* From Hamlet to Hollywood: the Diamond Jubilee Celebration

10.00am – 5.00pm, Barley Hall, normal admission prices apply.

Barley Hall’s stunning exhibition of historic costumes ... More

Inspirations STEM Education Challenge
Yorkshire Air Museum

‘Inspirations’ is an annual event which showcases the skill and creativity of young people across York and North Yorkshire, particularly in the areas of science, ... More

York Cycle Show

July

Eco-Dating

Eco-dating is back and this time it‚s bigger and better than ever! BTCV York are running the summer Eco-dating event ˆ speed-dating with a difference ˆ for ... More

Rolls Royce Enthusiastics Club Driving Day
Yorkshire Air Museum

Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club(Yorkshire Branch) Driving Day. 30 + Rolls Royce cars.

... More

York Early Music Festival

York Stamp & Coin Fair
York Racecourse
Late July
The two-day York Stamp & Coin Fair has been running twice a year since the 1980s.

95+ Stamp Dealers and 60+ Coin Dealers

Admission: Free ... More

August

Ebor Festival Meeting
York Racecourse
Four days of top class horse racing that takes place at the York Racecourse each year in August. A popular racing festival held in the ... More

Nunthorpe Stakes
York Racecourse
The Nunthorpe Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race which is open to thoroughbreds aged two years or older. It is run at York ... More

Yorkshire Airshow

September

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day
Allied Air Forces Memorial (Yorkshire Air Museum)

Annual veterans reunion and Allied Forces celebration. Services, parades and historic aircraft flypasts.

Wherever possible, events will feature flypasts by historic aircraft from the Battle of ... More

Continental Market
Parliament Street

World Ploughing Contest
Crockey Hill

This unique event is two in one - the British National Ploughing Championships and World Ploughing Contest - and visitors will be travelling from ... More

York Festival of Food and Drink

York Festival of Traditional Dance

First weekend in September
A rich variety of traditional dance from all over the country. ... More

York Food & Drink Festival
Various locations
A showcase of Yorkshire's finest food and drink set around York's historical city. ... More

York National Book Fair

Largest bookfair in Britain selling rare and out of print books, maps and prints. Friday Noon to 7.00pm and Saturday 13th 2008 10am to 5pm. York ... More

October

Ghost Festival

SightSonic Digital Arts Festival

November

Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Various venues
Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world, ... More

Remembrance Sunday
Allied Air Forces Memorial (Yorkshire Air Museum)

There will be a service and Wreath Laying ceremony taking place in the Museum's Chapel commencing 13:30pm. alll Museum visitors welcome to attend.

... More

St Nicholas Fayre

December

Christmas at the Castle
York Castle Museum
York Castle Museum always has a range of activities throughout December to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.
From Decking the Halls, meeting ... More

Festival of Angels
Minster Quarter
A true Christmas festival transforming York’s unique streets into a winter wonderland of ice sculptures, stalls and street entertainment. A magical weekend with a sprinkling ... More

St Nicholas Fayre
Parliament Street
A popular four day event, this Christmas market specialises in gifts, crafts, and the very best in local farm produce.
As well as the outdoor ... More

York Early Music Christmas Festival

The NCEM runs an ambitious national programme of early music including the prestigious York Early Music Christmas Festival.

Various venues are used to showcase European ... More

York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts
York Minster
Early December
An annual Christmas event, and one of the year’s most popular concerts, featuring the York Minster Choir with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band.

York Minster Box Office
Tel: ... More

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