What’s On in York in February? Whether you are visiting the city or, like me, you live here, it’s always good to have a list of what’s on so you can plan your month ahead!
As always, things are subject to change, so do check with the individual venue to make sure of the most up to date details. Links to venues can be seen below highlighted in red.
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Valentine’s Candlelit Concert
The Guildhall, St Martins Courtyard, Coney St, York YO1 9QL
Saturday the 10th February 2024 8PM to 9PM
What a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day! Check out all the details at Ignite Concerts.
Celebrate Valentine’s this year Saturday Feb 10th with a romantic night of candlelit love songs. Performed by the fantastic Ebor quartet, and later accompanied by Alistair Griffin, let them take you on a musical journey of love song classics. Set in the beautiful Guildhall in the centre of the city, treat yourself to a glass of fizz whilst being serenaded in the soft glow of a thousand candles. Each ticket holder will automatically be entered into a draw to win a romantic meal for two after the show!
Buy Candlelit Concert tickets here.
What Festivals are on in York in February?
Jorvik Viking Festival
York, 12 – 18 February 2024
This year’s JORVIK Viking Festival, which runs from 12 – 18 February at venues throughout the city of York. Known as Europe’s largest Viking Festival, regularly drawing 45,000 visitors to the city, the event promises seven days of Viking fun, with a host of free and paid-for events for people of all ages, from Beserker Bootcamps which train the next generation of young Viking warriors, to academic lectures. A free living history encampment will be pitched in Parliament Street for the duration of the Festival, with other highlights including the March to Coppergate, a parade of hundreds of Vikings through the streets of York and a best costume and beard competition – open to real and artificially-enhanced facial hair entries! Saturday evening will see a fiery finale take place in the shadow of Clifford’s Tower.
Anyone who can’t contain their excitement about attending the Banquet can prepare themselves for the unique evening at home thanks to a very special scented candle currently available in the giftshop at JORVIK Viking Centre. The Jorvik Feast candle produces a unique blend of aromas to recreate the scent profile of a traditional Norse dining experience – the perfect calorie-free aromatic appetiser for the delights that follow! Burning for around 42 hours, it is priced at £18.50.
Click here for more information about JORVIK Viking Festival.
Dark Skies Festival
9th – 25th February
Join one of the fabulous events taking place in the North York Moors during the ninth Dark Skies Festival this February.
There is a full programme of activities and opportunities to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. Take some time to look up and marvel at the thousands of sparkles in the sky during a guided night walk, enjoy a mindful experience to launch into the new year or choose from an array of stay and gaze packages.
York Ice Trail
3rd and 4th February 2024
The theme for York Ice Trail will transform York into the ‘City of Dreams’ and invite people to dream big and let their creativity run wild.
The last York Ice Trail took place in February 2023 and was a huge success. Over 40,000 visitors came to the city to view the 36 ice sculptures that lined the streets over the weekend. Research commissioned with Qa Research showed that 9 out of 10 visitors would recommend the trail to family and friends, with 4 out of 5 saying they would want to return for the next Ice Trail.
What’s On at The Grand Opera House in February?
Clifford St, York YO1 9SW
What’s On at The York Theatre Royal in February?
St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD
Thu 01 Feb – Sat 03 Feb
Fri 02 Feb
Sat 03 Feb
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Wed 07 Feb – Sat 17 Feb
Thu 08 Feb – Sat 17 Feb
THE LOVELY JUBBLY CLUB!
Fri 16 Feb
A SONG FOR ELLA GREY
Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb
CAN BEARS SKI?
Fri 23 Feb – Sat 24 Feb
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 09 Mar
What’s On at The York Barbican in February?
Paragon St, York YO10 4AH
Here are some of the highlights at The York Barbican, but please check their listings for lots more events.
Shut the gate! Kaleb Cooper, Chipping Norton’s finest celebrity farmer and Sunday Times bestselling author, who shot to fame starring in Prime Video series, Clarkson’s Farm, has decided to conquer his fear of the unknown and embark on his first ever theatre tour with THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KALEB – KALEB GOES ON TOUR!
Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back in regional theatres to see off the sellout Arena tour HORIZONS.
What’s On at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in February?
Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA
See what is on at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in February