York Racecourse alongside York Racecourse Hospitality regularly host specialist fairs, dinners, themed evenings and many more. From Comedy Nights to Mamma Mia! or Take That 2 there is sure to be something to suit everyone's taste. For more details on the Racecourse's upcoming events please click here
The city itself is a hub of activity. Please see below for just a few of York's key annual events-to find out more about York's busy social calendar visit www.visityork.org
JORVIK Viking Festival - Saturday 16th - Sunday 24th February 2013
The annual Jorvik Viking Festival returns in 2013 and is one the city's must see attractions. Attracting thousands of visitors each year with an exciting mix of combat events, archaelogical and historical activities celebrating York's rich Viking history, this is an event you do not want to miss.
York Literature Festival - Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th March 2013
Returning for its sixth year this event celebrating the written and spoken word has a fantastic range of events from authory siginings, workshops, poetry and a number of family orientated activities.
York Cycle Show- Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2013
With a wide range of cycling activities there will be something for all cyclists at this great cycling show. Including stunt shows, organised bicycle rides, trade stands, cycle club displays and activities for children there will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Jane Tomlinson's York 10k - Sunday 4th August 2013
This scenic 10k run is a must for any distance runners calendar. Taking a route through the breath taking city you'll pass landmarks such as York Minster, Clifford's Tower and the famous city walls. This exciting fundraising event sees thousands of visitors and competitors descend on the city guaranteeing a fantastic atmosphere.
York Festival of Food and Drink- Friday 20th - Sunday 29th September 2013
Running for ten days this festival at the heart of York's City Centre see's visitors experiencing the best of Yorkshire's produce. Each day see's up to a hundred market stalls offering a huge range of products from chocolates and cheeses to beer and wine with something to sure to meet everyone's tastes.
This year's festival focuses on the relationship between food and science and includes events such as Chef and Scientist double acts, many "don't do this at home" experiments, ice-cream workshops and many more. Children will also be entertained with many special events designed for the younger visitor.