What’s On in York in June?  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. 

Fancy something a bit different?  Have a look at these York Tours.

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York Cycle Rally 2023

24th & 25th June 2023 at the Knavesmire, York

The historic York Rally returns in 2023! Join us for a free, family-friendly and 100% volunteer-organised grand weekend of cycling on York’s Knavesmire.

Famous since 1945 as the annual ‘gathering of the cycling clans’, the York Rally draws cyclists from across the country for a friendly weekend of cycling activities, food and music.

It’s also popular with day visitors from York and the area. There’s free parking, free entry and just about all activities on site are free too.

It’s a grand, traditional and refreshingly non-commercial celebration of cycling in a family-friendly atmosphere, with camping available on site. We’ll look forward to seeing you in June!

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Bottomless Afternoon Sea at Pearly Cow

Saturday 10th June 12.00pm-3.30pm

Pearly Cow is devoted to respecting what thrives nearby offering only THE best produce from land and sea. And Afternoon Sea is no exception.

They’re putting on an incredible layered spread of the best quality seafood alongside a bottomless supply of QV wines rosé.

They’ve teamed up with our friends over at Quatre Vin wines to bring you a fantastic afternoon filled with tiers of fresh seafood (think oysters, smoked salmon scones and garlicky scallops. Plus some added extras like old school prawn cocktails and a bowl of mussels) alongside a bottomless supply of their QV Côtes de Provence Rosé. It’s a match made in (seafood) heaven!

All for £50 per person

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Late Music: Stuart O’Hara (baritone)

Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate – June 3 @ 1:00 pm

The programme will focus on no fewer than eight new settings of regional and local poets by regional and local composers.

Tickets: £5

Click here for more info.


Late Music: Late Music Ensemble, conductor Nick Williams

Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate – June 3 @ 7:30 pm (6:45 preconcert talk with complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice)

The End of the World Jukebox – composers and players re-imagine the pop songs they would like to hear if the world was coming to an end: The concert will feature works by Tim Brooks, Murphy McCaleb, Naomi Perera, Anna Snow, Christopher Fox and Tony Adams

Tickets: £12/£10

Click here for more info.


Hands-on Family Wildlife Day – 25th June 2023

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Ln, Stillingfleet, York YO19 6HP

The hands-on family wildlife day at the organically run Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens just outside York will return for its 10th year on Sunday 25 June 2023 11am to 4pm.

The fun and educational event is thought to be unique in Yorkshire, facilitating hands on close up access to a diverse range of Yorkshire wildlife and the chance to meet people from numerous wildlife and conservation organisations.

Dissect owl pellets provided by famous East Yorkshire wildlife artist and conservationist Robert Fuller, meet a rescue bat, dip in the wildlife pond and see if you can identify whos poo is whose.  See birds close up at a bird ringing demonstration.

Wildlife friendly features include insect hotels, hedgehog houses, log piles, wildlife ponds, a wild flower meadow and bird boxes. 10 different species of butterfly, 300 species of moth, 9 species of bumblebee and over 45 species of birds are regularly recorded.

Advanced family tickets for the event cost £20 and advance booking is recommended at https://stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk/. Admission can also be purchased on the day at £8 adult and £4 child.

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Sunday Night Jazz and Steak Night at Pearly Cow

Sunday 25th May 6-9pm

Alongside their full menu, to pair perfectly with an evening of live jazz, Pearly Cow have put together an unmissable fixed menu:

  • 2 steaks
  • 2 sides
  • 2 sauces
  • AND a bottle of wine

All for just £85

If you haven’t heard, Pearly Cow is our new concept restaurant that resides in No.1. It serves the highest quality ingredients that are always sourced from the surrounding land and sea. They keep it simple by cooking over fire, or serving on ice to always put nature first.

Once a month they’ll be welcoming our good friends the Karl Mullen Jazz Trio in to play your requests as well as classics by Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Nina Simone and songs from the Great American Songbook.

You can even choose your cut from fillet, sirloin or ribeye. And there’s a choice of sides too including skin on fries, charred greens or chicory salad.

This event is going to be a sell-out. So we’d recommend getting booked in QUICK!

Click here to buy tickets for the Jazz evenings at Pearly Cow.

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Latin Booster Anniversary Party!

Friday 26th May – Yates York (River Room)🔥

Join us and celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary! 

¡Sí, estamos de Cumpleaños! 🎂


EXTRA! Learn to Dance Salsa with the one and only Sita Mamacita! Lesson at 10 PM.

Do you want to sing and win a nice Prize? We have a Karaoke Bingo at 8:30 PM to start the engines.

Click for more info.


StreetLife York

29-31 Coney St, York YO1 9QL

Visit the StreetLife Hub at 29/31 Coney Street for free workshops, performances, exhibitions, and more! We have a wide range of events for creatives, local businesses, and families. Use our historic printing press, journey into sound with our listening booths, or help shape the story of York’s ancient high street that has been more than a thousand years in the making!

StreetLife is an exciting project funded by the UK Government Community Renewal Fund and led by the University of York.

Follow @StreetLifeYork and contact info@streetlifeyork.uk for more information.

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What Festivals are on in York in June?


York Festival of Ideas

2 – 15 June 2023

Taking place under the banner of The Next Chapter, this year’s Festival offers an exciting programme of over 150 free in-person and online events to educate, entertain and inspire.
Meet world-class speakers, experience incredible performances, join fun family activities, explore York on guided tours, and more! With topics ranging from archaeology to art, history to health, and politics to psychology, the Festival promises something for all ages and interests.
Browse our diverse programme – by theme, date or format – and find out everything you need to know about the Festival.
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York Pride

Saturday 3rd June 2023

York Pride, North Yorkshire’s biggest LGBTQ+ event, is back with their annual festival on the Knavesmire.

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What’s On at The Grand Opera House in June?

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

The Grand Opera House’s listings for June.


Frankie Boyle at Grand Opera House York

Sold out
SUN 11 JUN 2023

Frankie Boyle


Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.80 transaction fee

Demon Dentist at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £1.95 transaction fee
THU 15 JUN – SAT 17 JUN 2023

Demon Dentist


Six at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £31
+ £3.80 transaction fee
TUE 27 JUN – SUN 2 JUL 2023



What’s On at The York Theatre Royal in June?

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

York Theatre Royal what's on in June
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What’s On at The York Barbican in June?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

Here are some of the highlights at The York Barbican, but please check their listings for lots more events.


 Fri 02 Jun 2023


A tribute to the legends.

 Sat 10 Jun 2023


Bringing the best live stand-up to York, featuring comedians from shows such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and many more.

 Mon 12 Jun 2023


Progressive legends YES have announced UK dates for their long-awaited Album Series 2023 Tour featuring their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites.

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

 Fri 16 Jun 2023


The Illegal Eagles celebrate the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band with their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

 Sat 17 Jun 2023


Shalamar will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Friends” album by performing the entire album live in concert for the first time in their history!




What’s On at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in June?

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

Have a look at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre website for listings.


What’s on at York Racecourse?

2023 Fixtures & Pricing

General admission, Melrose Club Lounge & Premier Racing Lounge are now on sale for 2023

For more information on our Hospitality Packages please click here.

June Meeting – Friday 16th – Saturday 17th of June 2023.

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