Jorvik Viking Festival

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The annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.  Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

JORVIK Viking Festival is organised and funded by York Archaeological Trust, and all proceeds contribute to our work as an educational charity.

 

JORVIK Viking Festival

Over 80 Events Across York

Nine realms bar with Valhalla and Brew York

14th February 2020

Nine Realms Bar

Raise a glass to the Gods at our festival bar!

Evening Events, 

JORVIK Viking Festival 2020

15th February - 23rd February 2020

JORVIK Viking Festival 2020

Visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.

Highlights, 

Vikings in the encampment

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Viking Encampment

Meet the Vikings who have gathered in Jorvik!

Family Friendly,  Free,  Highlights,  Living History, 

Feast alongside the voyagers of the Viking Age

15th February 2020

Banquet of the Voyagers

Feast alongside the great Voyagers of the Viking Age

Evening Events,  Highlights, 

Viking sea serpent on Middleton cross

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Magic & Mystery: Seafaring Sagas and Spells

Discover Norse beliefs about sorcerers, shapeshifters and sea monsters.

Exhibitions,  Family Friendly, 

Have a go sword JORVIK Viking festival 2020

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Have a Go Sword

Prepare for battle with our sword-fighting activity

Family Friendly,  Hands On, 

Viking crafting for kids

15th February - 16th February 2020

Viking Crafting for Kids

Try your hand at Viking crafting!

Family Friendly,  Hands On, 

Children enjoying fantastical beats of the Viking age

15th February 2020

Magical Menagerie at Barley Hall

Discover fantastical beasts from Viking myth

Family Friendly,  Hands On, 

Gudrid Thorbjarnadottir at Little Diggers

15th February 2020

Little Diggers – Gudrid’s Viking Voyages

Enjoy crafting and story telling about Viking adventurer Gudrid Thorbjarnadottir

Family Friendly, 

Your Dig: Help for Heroes

15th February - 23rd February 2020

YourDIG: Help for Heroes

Experience art, music, artefacts, poetry and more on the theme of Viking travel and trade

Exhibitions,  Family Friendly, 

Our History

We've been celebrating York's Norse heritage for over 35 years.

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Accessibility

Everyone is welcome at JORVIK Viking Festival - find out about accessibility at our venues.

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