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Make It York supports permanent and temporary markets, festivals, and delivers, attracts and facilitates world-class cultural and creative events that expand and positively enhance perceptions of York.

This includes, as examples, York’s status as a host city for the Rugby League World Cup and the expansion of our renowned York Ice Trail to become one of the UK’s largest outdoor events.

We also champion and support a range of independent festivals through our cultural work, such as York Mediale, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Festival of ideas, York Design Week and the York Early Music Festival, to name just a few flagship city events.

Make It York

Make It York delivers a year-round programme of flagship events for residents, visitors and businesses. Find out more about what we do.

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See prices for running your event in locations in York, including Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square, King’s Square, Exhibition Square, and St Helen’s Square.

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Ensuring that culture is relevant and accessible to everybody in York by placing culture at the heart of our activities.


Managing and developing York’s historic Shambles Market and St Nicholas Fair Christmas Market. 

Visitor Economy

Leading on the city’s tourism strategy, as part of York’s wider economic strategy, under our Visit York brand.

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