About York Festivals

(York, England)

The lively city of York is busy throughout the year and caters well for those looking for seasonal celebrations and festivals, with many street fairs, concerts and free exhibitions at the city's central art gallery.

Popular festivals in York include the following events.

Annual York Festivals

  • February: Jorvik Viking Festival, one of York's most famous festivals, attracting large crowds
  • May: Music Live and Jazz Series, with a number of concerts attracting prominent jazz musicians and performers
  • July: Dragon Boat Racing, taking place along the riverbanks and at the museum gardens
  • August: Battle of the Bridges, held at the Yorkshire Air Museum
  • September: York Festival of Food and Drink, with eating and drinking a plenty, featuring a range of food stalls, demonstrations and tastings

  • November: St. Nicholas Fayre, seasonal celebrations heralding the arrival of the Christmas spirit
  • December: Travis Perkins UK Championship, a major snooker tournament
  • December: York Early Music Christmas Festival, with carols, music, dancing and a range of other entertainment for all the family

Visit York - Official Tourist Information
Address: 1 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT, England
Tel: +44 (0)1904 550099
Website: www.visityork.org/

York Conferences and Conventions
Address: Grimston House, University of York, University Road, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, England
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328431
Website: www.yorkconferences.com/

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