York has festivals, cutural events and spectacles throughout the year. There's a full listing, or see the list below to whet your appetite

 

 

January


11: York Book Fair. York Racecourse 01763 248400 www.pbfa.org

 

February


15 - 23: JORVIK Viking Festival 01904 543403 www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/viking-festival
15 - 23: Teddy Bear Week North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk

 

March


20-31: York Literature Festival Venues across the city
22 until end of the year: Duty Calls: Castle Howard in time of ware 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk
27: 100 Days Cultural Festival Celebrating the start of the Tour de France

 

April


4 April to 22 June: Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition with York Museums Trust York St Marys- York Art Gallery's contemporary art space Castlegate, York www.yorkstmarys.org.uk
4, 5, 6 & 12 & 13: York Open Studios Local artists in informal settings www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk
5-22: Easter Adventure Stockeld Park, near Wetherby www.stockeldpark.co.uk
5-27: Easter Activities at Nunnington Hall www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall
6: Thunder Day - all engines running Yorkshire Air Museum 01904 608595 www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
18- 21: York's Chocolate Festival 01904 898393 www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk
19- 21: York Model Railway Show York Racecourse. 10am - 4.30pm 01653 694319 www.yorkshow.org.uk
25 - 27: Spring Steam Gala (also in May) North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
26 & 27: Festival of Vintage York Racecourse 10am - 5pm www.discovervintage.co.uk

 

May


2-5: Spring Steam Gala North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
10 & 11: Battlegroup North Yorkshire Air Museum War-gaming, military vehicle and living history show 01904 608595 www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
15 & 16: Flower Festival Castle Howard 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk


June


12-22: York Festival of Ideas Range of events at venues across the city www.yorkfestivalofideas.com
14 & 15: Swinging Sixties North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
20- 29: York Food and Drink Festival 01904 466687 www.yorkfoodfestival.com
21 & 22: York Cyclefest TBC York Racecourse 0844 7368456 www.yorkcycleshow.co.uk
28 June (onwards): 1914 ·When the World Changed Forever New exhibition opens Saturday 28 June, York Castle Museum
www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
29: First World War Centenary Nunnington Hall www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall


July


6:
Tour de France Grand Depart York www.yorkshire.com/letour
10 - 19: York Early Music Festival National Centre for Early Music Box Office 01904 658338 www.ncem.co.uk/yemf
12 & 13: Classic Cars and Vintage Vehicles North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
13 & 20: York Mystery Plays Modem interpretations of bible stories staged on wagons across the city www.yorkmysteryplays.co.uk
19 July - 2 September: Summer Adventure at Stockeld Park www.stockeldpark.co.uk
Mid July - early September: York Maze, Elvington Amazing fun for all the family www.yorkmaze.co.uk


August


1 - 31: Yorkshire Medieval Festival 01904 615505 www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
16: Castle Howard Proms Spectacular 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk
25: Vintage Motorcycle Club Golden Era Run - pre 1931 vintage motorcydes Yorkshire Air Museum 01904 608595 www.yorkshireairmuseum.org


September


7: Allied Air Forces Memorial Day Yorkshire Air Museum 01904 608595 www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
19 - 28: York Food and Drink Festival 01904 466687 www.yorkfoodfestival.com
19 & 20: York Book Fair One of the largest fairs in the UK York Racecourse 01763 248400 www.pbfa.org
25 - 27: Craft Festival Castle Howard 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk
26 - 28: 40th Anniversary Autumn Steam Gala North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk


October & November


22:
Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon www.theyorkshiremarathon.com
22 October- 6 January Halloween and Christmas Adventure Stockeld Park www.stockeldpark.co.uk
25 October - 2 November: Witches and Wizards Week North Yorkshire Moors Railway 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
29 October - 1 November: Illuminating York 01904 554550 www.illuminatingyork.org


November & December


9: Remembrance Sunday Yorkshire Air Museum 01904 608595 www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
22 November- 14 December: 1920's Christmas weekends Nunnington Hall www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall
27 - 30: St Nicholas Fayre
29 November - 21 December: Christmas at Castle Howard 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk
29 - 24: Christmas at the Castle www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
5 - 14: Early Music Chrlstmas Festival 01904 658338 www.ncem.co.uk
13 & 14: Festival of Angels The Quarter. Tel: 01904 550099