JORVIK Viking Festival 2024

12th until 18th February 2024

It’s not long now until Feb Half Term which means it’s also nearly time for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival.

Now in its 39th year, this event attracts visitors from all over to the streets of York, to march with the Vikings, learn new crafts, brush up on battle skills and prove (once and for all) they really do have the best beard!

The full programme of events has been released and tickets are going fast, with some events already sold out. So, if you’ve been thinking about coming, now is the time to secure your place.

If money is tight at the moment then don’t let that put you off; we have included more free and low cost events than ever to ensure everyone can join in the fun, these include:
• Living history encampment on Parliament Street
• Arena performances and displays in St Sampson’s Square
• March to Coppergate
• Best Dressed – now featuring Best Beard (for both real and home-made beards), Best Cosplay and Best Beast (yes, you read that right!)
• Stagecoach presents…
• Soundmarks York
• Family crafting – £3 for one, £5 for 2.

We really hope you’ll join us.

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Find all the info and the full programme of events HERE!