Film screenings, food stalls, fun competitions – here’s what’s happening in York for Yorkshire Day!
It’s time to celebrate all things Yorkshire for Yorkshire Day!
This weekend (Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August) a series of Yorkshire-themed activities will be taking place across the city centre to mark the special occasion.
The city streets will be decked out with Yorkshire bunting, and local businesses are invited to dress their windows for the celebrations.
Throughout the three days there will be film screenings, selfie competitions, food stalls, and more.
The celebrations are coordinated by Make It York, York BID and City of York Council.
Helen Apsey, Head of Culture and Wellbeing at Make It York said: “We are so excited to celebrate Yorkshire Day in the city with a fun-packed weekend of activities for residents and visitors to get involved with.
“We are proud to be a Yorkshire city and it’s great to be able to celebrate this special day with local people, businesses and visitors to the city after what has been a difficult year for us all.”
A series of family-friendly movie screenings will be playing on big screens in St. Sampson’s Square and Tower Gardens throughout the three days.
Sit back and relax in a deckchair and enjoy family classics such as ‘Chicken Run’, ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit’ and ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’.
Archive footage of York from days gone by will also be airing throughout the day
Food and drink stalls will also be located on St. Sampson’s Square showcasing some of the finest local products like York Gin, Crumbs Cupcakery and Love Cheese.
On Parliament Street and Tower Gardens will be Yorkshire countryside themed props for residents and visitors to have a go at taking their best selfies – with the chance of winning a £250 York Gift Card!
Just share your photos on social media using the hashtag #York_ShireDay #LoveYork and tag in @VisitYork and @YorkBID. Good luck!
York’s Civic party will also be welcoming a small number of Civic Heads from across Yorkshire to celebrate Yorkshire’s special status and York’s unique environment and cultural heritage in a Covid-safe way.
Cllr Keith Aspden, leader of City of York Council, said: “As a region famed for the strength of character of its residents, the last 19 months have shown how our communities come together in the face of adversity.
“Their resilience, compassion and understanding has showcased the very best of our county.”
However you choose to celebrate, we hope you feel proud to be in Yorkshire!
Find out more about the celebrations at the Visit York website.