May 2017

Experience the Theatre Classics in York – various dates

Enjoy an array of on-stage classics across York’s two primary theatre venues throughout Spring 2017. Kicking off with a musical inspired by the hit 1980s movie, ‘Footloose’ is sure to get your toes tapping and get you into that dancing mood (May 2nd-6th, Grand Opera House). Next up, the hugely successful Vienna Festival Ballet will be performing Swan Lake the world’s most popular ballet, and the classic fairy tale, Cinderella (May 9th-10th, Grand Opera House). Concluding a month of fantastic shows, The York International Shakespeare Festival will arrive at the Theatre Royal from 15th-20th May. Delivering explosive productions of timeless pieces such as Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Twelfth Night, the Shakespeare Festival has something for everyone to enjoy. 

York Races – ‘Dante Festival’ 17th-19th May, ‘First Saturday’ 27th May

It’s that time of year again, so shine your shoes and place your bets as we prepare for the return of the famous York Races, kicking off with the Dante Festival on 17th May, the first of many race meetings throughout 2017. Set your social summer off in style with a day at the races, the scent of newly mown grass and freshly planted flowers add to the sense of new beginnings with a definite buzz in the air.

York in May is a fantastic place to come racing, the season lies ahead and many star horses have risen to prominence on the Knavesmire over these three fantastic days. The Tattersalls Musidora and the Betfred Dante victors will be amongst favourites for the Classics.


June 2017

York Cycle Rally 2017 – Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017

Knavesmire, York
The York Rally is a grand weekend of grassroots cycling which has been held on York’s Knavesmire almost every year since 1945. It’s run purely for the love of cycling by an all-volunteer team from across the North of England, and it’s a fantastic free day out whether you cycle already or not. Entry, parking and almost all activities are completely free!


North Yorkshire’s biggest LGBT Festival -Saturday 10 June 2017

 Iconic Pride Parade through the historic heart of the City of York.


Visit the National Railway Museum York

Visit he family friendly museum suitable for all ages to enjoy and discover. Don’t forget the Flying Scotsman exhibition! It examines the highs and lows of its rollercoaster career, from glamorous icon to modern day national treasure. Experience the sounds, sights and smells of the world’s fastest steam locomotive in a simulator ride. Open daily 10am-6pm with free entry.


July 2017

York Races – Olly Murs / Jess Glynne

Saturday 1 July 2017 – Olly Murs
Friday 28 July 2017 – Jess Glynne

Copmanthorpe Carnival 2017 Saturday 8 July 

Copmanthorpe Carnival is a well established event featuring a mix of live music, dance, fairground rides, stalls and a wide variety of food available to suit most tastes. This year’s theme is superheroes!

York Proms in Museum Gardens Sunday 9th July 

Expect a show filled with some of the greatest, and most popular, classical music ever written. Bring your picnic basket and your flags to help us kick off a brand new event in York in style

 Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 July 2017

The Great Yorkshire Show, a celebration of agriculture and country life. The Main Ring is the hub of the show, providing a wonderful setting for international show jumping and world class cattle parade. The showground will be filled with animals, country demonstrations, family activities, the Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show, Fashion Pavilion, Flower Show, and rural crafts.


BBC Antiques Roadshow 2017 Thursday 13 July 2017

Castle Howard, North YorkshireFor our 40th series, Antiques Roadshow will be visiting some fantastic