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One of York’s premier festivals is the internationally acclaimed Festival of Food and Drink. This festival has been running for eight years and proves to be a popular event for citizens and tourists alike. With events taking place at a variety of locations within the city centre and offering some mouth-watering cuisine from around the world, this festival really is a foodies dream.

The York Festival of Discovery is an event that aims to show visitors to York how science is used in every day life. The festival demystifies science and with assistance from well-known scientists makes inventions accessible to all.

York’s rich history takes centre stage at The York Early Music Festival. Offering visitors the chance to see, hear and have a go with a range of medieval instruments, the festival runs through the first week of July.

Every February the Vikings invade York for the annual Jorvik Viking Festival. Organised by York Archaeological Trust, the festival includes living history events, a themed market and battle re-enactments.

If you like a giggle the streets of York ring out with laughter when the York Comedy Festival arrives in town every June. Local and international comedians pitch up in a variety of venues to amuse and entertain assembled crowds.

Real ale lovers flock to York to attend The York CAMRA Beer Festival. With the opportunity to sup and sample the old amber nectar at a range of central locations this is definitely the place for beer lovers.

If you see Morris Dancers taking to the streets in York with big sticks and ribbons everywhere, don’t be alarmed, September heralds the beginning of The York Festival of Traditional Dance. Tourists and groups flock to the city to watch or participate as York dances to a different beat.

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