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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 2020 - 23rd November 2019

Have a Go Sword

Prepare for battle with our sword-fighting activity

Viking fashion talk

18th February 2020

Home and away: fashion and identity in the Viking Age

Discover how styles varied across the Viking world, as well as how Viking fashion fused with other cultures.

Evening Events,  Talks & Tours, 

10th century traders of jewellery and weapons

21st February - 23rd February 2020

10th Century Traders

Transport yourself to the 10th Century city and meet traders from all over the Viking world.

Family Friendly, 

March alongside the mighty Viking armies

22nd February 2020

March to Coppergate

Witness the mighty Viking armies march through York

Family Friendly,  Free,  Highlights,  Living History, 

We're looking for the most glorious beard in York

22nd February 2020

Annual Best Beard Competition

We're looking for the most glorious beard in York!

Family Friendly,  Free,  Highlights,  On Stage, 

Battle Spectacular in the Land of Darkness

22nd February 2020

Battle Spectacular in the Land of Darkness

Our breathtaking Festival finale

Evening Events,  Family Friendly,  Highlights,  Living History, 

Family friendly Strongest Viking Competition

22nd February 2020

Annual Strongest Viking Competition

Come and cheer on your favourite Viking champion

Family Friendly,  Free,  On Stage, 

Hear about the latest research from Viking experts

23rd February 2020

Richard Hall Symposium

A Single Market for Goods and Services? Travel and Trade in the Viking World

Highlights,  Talks & Tours,