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10 York Festivals to attend during 2017

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There always seems to be something happening in York so it’s no surprise that there is a wide choice of York Festivals that you can attend this year. From fashion to horse racing with a bit of culture and food thrown in, there should be something to please everyone.

Take a look at these top festival choices to attend during 2017:

Jorvik Festival, 20th – 26th February

A celebration of York’s viking history, the Jorvik Festival is the largest event of its kind throughout Europe. Great for kids (and handily taking place during half term) you can enjoy battle re-enactments and activities such as archery and sword combat. Find out more.


York Literature Festival, 16th March – 30th March

2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the York Literature Festival and famous names taking part include Michael Palin, Sue Perkins, Mark Gatiss and Jonathan Dimbleby.  You’ll also find a selection of authors discussing their books along with workshops and masterclasses. Find out more.

Fashion City York, 4th – 9th April

Fancy yourself as a bit of a fashionista? This is the perfect event for you with catwalks, fashion advice and the hottest trends for the coming season.

York Easter Festival, 14th – 17th April

A family-friendly festival that is great for little ones with a range of workshops, exhibitions and outdoor activities. York has a long history of chocolate making so you can learn more about this and take part in an Easter Egg hunt!

Eboracum Roman Festival, 1st – 4th June

Eboracum Roman Festival

Immerse yourself in the Roman history of York with the Eboracum Festival.  Based in the gardens of York Museum you can experience fighting displays, a camp showing how domestic life was in Roman times plus a selection of stalls selling themed goods.

Festival of Ideas, 6th – 18th June

The theme for 2017 is ‘The Story of Things’ and the festival will include a program of events to inspire your creativity and thought-provoking talks to stimulate your intellect.  Who knows you may even come up with the city’s next big idea!

Early Music Festival, 7th – 15th July

The event this year will be extra special as it is the 40th anniversary of the festival which celebrates music from the 12th – 18th centuries.

Great Yorkshire Fringe, 21st July – 13th August

Great Yorkshire Fringe

One of the main events taking place in York over the summer, the Great Yorkshire Fringe includes comedy, theatre, music, and cabaret taking place in venues around the city including teh White Rose Rotunda Spiegeltent on Parliament Street.

Ebor Festival, 23rd – 26th August

The highlight of the York racing calendar, the Ebor Festival is the oldest and most prestigious meeting of the year. A great opportunity to either get dressed up in your finest clothes or simply enjoy a picnic in the course enclosure.

York Races

York Food and Drink Festival, 22nd September – 1st October

A chance to sample some of the finest local food and drink that Yorkshire has to offer. You’ll also get the chance to watch some cookery demonstrations and take part in an ‘Ale Trail’ around the city.

Pear Tree House, York

If you fancy attending any of these York Festivals, we have a range of properties available in the city including Pear Tree House, which comes with an outside patio and parking space in the centre of the city.

Lendal Tower York

Lendal Tower is perfect if you fancy immersing yourself in the history of the city. The Grade I listed tower dates back 700 years and has a prime position on the River Ouse.

For more information give us a call on 01642 263 249.

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