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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

  • York Chocolate Festival - 3rd - 6th April

    York Chocolate Festival - 3rd - 6th April

    In one of the chocolate centres of the United Kingdom York plays host to the chocolate festival with activities across the city. With Chocolate markets in St Sampson's Square and Parliament street, the Chocolate Story attraction and hosts of other events, trails and attractions across the city this is one festival you will want to delve straight into!

  • Tour De Yorkshire - Saturday 2nd May

    Tour De Yorkshire - Saturday 2nd May

    After the success of it's french counterpart Le Tour return's to Yorkshire in the form of the inaugral Tour de Yorkshire with York hosting the thrilling finish of Day 2.

    Relive treasured memories of Le Grand Depart, see the start line up close and see history once more. York Racecourse Centre is the ideal place to spend the weekend of this momentous sporting occassion.

  • York Food and Drink Spring Festival - 6th - 7th June

    York Food and Drink Spring Festival - 6th - 7th June

    York Food and Drink festival celebrates the best in local and Yorkshire produce and this taster festival is the lead up to the reknowned food festival in September.

    With taster sessions,master classes and famous chefs and wine producers this event is a must for every food and drink lover.

  • Yorkshire Medieval Festival - 19th - 31st August

    Yorkshire Medieval Festival - 19th - 31st August

    The Yorkshire Medieval Festival brings with it a wide range of events and activities for all the family to enjoy. Try your hand as an eagle-eyed archer, discover mighty birds of prey with falconry demonstrations, see brave knights battle in thrilling re-enactments and spend the day in some of Yorkshire’s most idyllic settings.

    The Yorkshire Medieval Festival boasts a wide range of events and activities for the whole family and brings to life York's Medieval past. From training as an eagle-eyed archer, to falconry demonstrations, medieval battle re-enactments each day of this month long celebration is jam packed with thrilling events.

     

  • York Food and Drink Festival - 18th - 27th September

    York Food and Drink Festival - 18th - 27th September

    York Food and Drink festival celebrates the best in local and Yorkshire produce and this fantastic festival showcases the very finest Yorkshire has to offer.

    Taster sessions, master classes, demontrations and no entry fee this event is one you will not want to miss.

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