York: A City of Festivals

Known for its festivals since medieval times, the city of York offers visitors a year-roundprogramme of events that cater for all ages and interests. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day of live music in the sunshine or an enchanting winter wonderland filled with ice sculptures and snow, York has more than thirty fantastic festivals to choose from throughout the year, and because Travelodge offer cheap hotels in York, you can join in the festivities this summer.

With an aim to make York more eventful, ensuring vibrancy and diversity within its programme of festivals, the York City of Festivalscontributes to the success of existing events as well as developing new ones. Some of this summer’s events include:

6th – 14th July: The York Early Music Festival

Set in some of the UK’s most beautiful historic venues including York Minster, Harewood House and the National Centre for Early Music, the York Early Music Festival is festival of historically informed performances including concerts and lectures.More

7th – 22nd July: Festival of the Rivers

The seventh annual Festival of the Rivers promises to be bigger and better than ever this year, with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities to celebrate the city’s Ouse and Foss rivers.More

4th – 12th August: Yorkshire Medieval Festival

Combining falconry, archery, re-enactments, children’s activities, dramatic performances and guided visits to a host of medieval sites, the Yorkshire Medieval Festival is a new addition to the calendar this year. More

Bringing colour and vibrancy to the city’s beautiful parks and quaint cobbled streets, York really has something for everyone, whether you want food and drink, history, music, plays or cutting edge illuminations at the Illuminating York Festival in October, so what are you waiting for? Book a York hotel today and see what this historic city can offer you this summer…