York Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in York? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in York with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in York and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for York, featuring the best of things to do in York – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. York fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival

8 November @ 10:00 am - 12 November @ 11:00 pm

£14 – £28

Aesthetica is York’s own BAFTA-Qualifying Film Festival. Every year, the event welcomes thousands of attendees in a vibrant celebration of independent cinema, VR experiences, and video games. Spanning animation, comedy, documentary, thriller and more, the event is perfect for all ages and even includes special family friendly screenings for those with small children. In addition to short films, feature films, video games, and VR, the event also includes a wide range of social events, industry sessions, sound installations and exhibitions, with featured speakers in 2023 including reps from Audible, Canon, BBC, Film4, Ubisoft, and Ridley Scott Associates.

York residents qualify for a 50% Discount on Tickets with #YorkDays

You can find the full Festival Programme here: https://tinyurl.com/32jyvupk


8 November @ 10:00 am
12 November @ 11:00 pm
£14 – £28
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City Screen, York Theatre Royal, NCEM, Yorkshire Museum, Bootham School, Friargate Theatre, and more
13-17 Coney Street, York
York, YO1 9QL York
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