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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 York Christmas Market and a range of Christmas activities.

Easter | Summer | Halloween | Christmas | 2024 Events Calendar

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Roman re-enactors at Malton in 2023
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21st Jul 2024 - 21st Jul 2024

Malton Roman Festival

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From 1st August 2024

York Georgian Festival

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From 1st August 2024

York Trailblazers

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The Great Summer Social

THE GREAT SUMMER SOCIAL Grab your friends and family and let The Great Summer Social begin. Now open until Sunday 8 September for FREE family fun!Whether you're looking to kick back and watch the world go by or challeng…

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18th Jul 24

Beasts at Barley Hall

Why would a porcupine’s quill be found in medieval York? Which animal’s teeth were carved into a chess set? And what do…

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18th Jul 24 , 0:00 (0h 0m)

SPARK* ART COMPETITION: Give Piccadilly a green makeover!

Envision Piccadilly as a completely eco-friendly street that is not just vibrant and beautiful, but also super kind to …

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18th Jul 24

70 Objeks and Tings

19 June – 1 November 2024Included in general admission Book tickets here ‘70 Objeks & Tings’ An Exhibition Celebrat…

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18th Jul 24

Around the World in 80 Days-ish!

Based on the novel by Jules Verne. Adapted and directed by Juliet Forster. Our beautiful building is hosting a big top…

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