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
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
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
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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