Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to work and school for most of us… but it’s not all doom and gloom!
There’s lots to look forward to this September to help keep those back-to-work/school blues at bay.
You can journey to a big, bright, beautiful world with Shrek the Musical at the Grand Opera House with Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and all of your favourite characters.
Witness the fantastic spectacle of the York Balloon Fiesta at the Knavesmire, with mass launches, tethered displays and more fun attractions that is fun for all the family.
The Beer & Cider Festival is back! From over 500 beers and ciders to choose from there will be something for everyone.
Catch comedy on screen and stage this September with encore showings of the much talked about NT: Live Fleabag and don’t miss the chance to see comedians from both sides of the pond as Frank Skinner and Rob Delaney visit the city.
And Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band are back to bring Ghanian highlife music to your ears.
You can see all the upcoming events in our things to do guide here.
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It’s a big, bright, beautiful world as Shrek the Musical arrives in York for the first time ever
Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. This year's festival will run 13-22 September. What will you discover?!
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Visit us for a wide choice of antique and vintage items, home décor inspiration, collectables and curios.
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Join us as we celebrate harvest at Castle Howard.
Food and Drink
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York Beer Festival has a vast choice - over 500 beers and ciders and perries including a UK keykeg bar and a foreign beer bar with beers from all over the world. There’s something for all tastes - with world wines, meads, prosecco and York gins all available too.
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Calling all ocean lovers! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back with a brand-new selection of the world’s most captivating ocean films!
One event on Fri, September 20 at 8.30 pm
One event on Tue, October 1 at 8.30 pm
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See the award-winning one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag broadcast live to City Screen from London’s West End.