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York Festivals and Annual Events Calendar

York Festivals

Here is our guide to the many festivals, shows, fates, carnivals, markets and events held each year in the City of York. Due to popularity of the major York Races events we have created a seperate page here for York Races events.


York Markets & Fayres

York markets host a full programme of events throughout the year including Farmers’ and Continental Markets.


January

7: York Book Fair
York Racecourse
Tel: 01763 248400
www.pbfa.org


February

11-19: Jorvik Viking Festival
Tel: 01904 543403
Visit: Viking Centre Inside York Page


March

23-25 & 31-1 April: York Open Studios
Local artists in an informal setting
www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk 


April

6-9: York's Chocolate Festival
Tel: 01904 898393
www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk

7 – 9: York Model Railway Show
York Racecourse. Tel: 01653 694319
www.yorkshow.org.uk
 


May

4-7 & 11–17: Spring Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751 472508
www.nymr.co.uk

26 & 27: Battlegroup North & Military
Yorkshire Air Museum.
Tel: 01904 608595
Visit: Inside York Yorkshire Air Museum page


June

June & Throughout Summer: York Science & Innovation Grand Tour 2012
Open air exhibition of large scale images - city wide
www.yorkgrandtour.co.uk

2-10: Railfest
Britain's biggest ever railway festival
Tel: 08448 153 139
Visit: Inside York NRM page

4 & 5: Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Tel: 01904 550 099

9 & 10: Swinging 60s Weekend
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01904 472508
Visit: Inside York NRM page

16-30: York Festival of Ideas
Tel: 01904 550099

19 & 20: Olympic Torch Relay
Tel: 01904 550099

23 & 24: York Cycle Show
York Racecourse
Tel: 0844 7368456
www.yorkcycleshow.co.uk

24: Polo Tournament
Castle Howard
Tel: 01653 648333
Visit: Inside York Castle Howard page

29, 30 & 1 July: De Havilland Weekend
Yorkshire Air Museum
Tel: 01904 608595
Visit: Inside York Yorkshire Air Museum page


July

6 – 14: York Early Music Festival
National Centre for Early Music.
Tel: 01904 658338
www.ncem.co.uk

7-22: Festival of the Rivers
Tel: 01904 554253

8: Dragon Boat Racing
Riverbanks and Museum Gardens area
www.yorkrotary.co.uk/dragon-boat-challenge

9: Charter Day
Celebrations across the city
Tel: 01904 550099

14-15: Vintage Vehicale Weekend
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751 472508
Visit: Inside York NRM page

July-Sept: York Maze
Elvington
Amazing fun for all the family
www.yorkmaze.co.uk

 


 

August

2-27: York Mystery Plays 2012
York Museum Gardens
Box office: 01904 623568
www.yorkmysteryplays2012.com

4-12: Yorkshire Medieval Festival
Tel: 01904 615505
Visit: Jorvik Viking Centre Inside York page

18: Castle Howard Proms Spectacular
Tel: 01653 648333
Visit: Castle Howard Inside York page

27: Vintage Motorcycle Club
Golden Era Run
Yorkshire Air Museum
Tel: 01904 608 595
Visit: Yorkshire Air Museum Inside York page

September

14 & 15: York Book Fair
One of the largest book fairs in the UK - held on the site of York Racecourse
Tel: 01763 248400
www.pbfa.org

14, 15 & 16: Heritage Diesel Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751 472508
www.nymr.co.uk

21-30: York Festival of Food & Drink
Tel: 01904 466687
www.yorkfoodfestival.com

28-30: Autumn Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751 472508
www.nymr.co.uk


October

12-14: Railway in Wartime
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751 472508
www.nymr.co.uk

24-27: Illuminating York
Tel: 01904 554550
www.illuminatingyork.org

31 Oct - 5 Nov: Halloween & Guy Fawkes Events
Celebrations across the city.


November

6-9: BAFTA Accredited Short Film Festival
Tel: 01904 629137
www.asff.co.uk

25 Nov - 16 Dec: Christmas at Castle Howard
Tel: 01653 648333
www.castlehoward.co.uk


December

29-2 Dec: St Nicholas Fayre
Tel: 01904 550 099

1-8: York Early Music Christmas Festival
Tel: 01904 658338
www.ncem.co.uk

8 & 9: Festival of Angels
The Quarter
Tel: 01904 610076


If your event is not listed and you would like it reviewed for consideration on this page then please contact us with the details and dates. York News & Press Releases are also very welcome.

 

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