York Mystery Plays
The plays present the religious history of the world tackling such grand themes as the mystery of God's creation, the birth, death and resurrection of Christ and the Last Judgement. They are a wonderful example of medieval drama and are part of a dramatic tradition that was revived in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. Performed every four years in various venues around York including among the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, on the stage of the York Theatre Royal and on traditional wagons drawn through the city's streets the performances attract large and enthusiastic crowdsDate: 02 August 2012 - 27 July 2012
Venue: Various venues around York.
The Gunpowder Plod is York's unique answer to the 5km run. Set to pyrotechnics, fires installations and live music performances, every kilometre will offer more entertainment and dazzle.
Fittingly, in the city which was once home to Guy Fawkes, the event will culminate in York's biggest ever fireworks show. The event is presented by Rat Race Adventure Sports, which is the largest operator of adventure events in the UK. Visitors can either run the 5km or just enjoy the show with family and friends.
Venue: York Knavesmire
Eboracum Roman Festival
The sights, sounds and smells of Roman Eboracum come to life in the beautiful York Museum Gardens with a Roman Living History camp, an Archaeological Zone, talks, lectures, tours and much more.Date: 31 May 2019 - 02 June 2019