Dani's Inexpertly Chosen Events for SEPTEMBER!

31 August 2017

Welcome to September everybody! 

There's plenty of stuff to be excited about in September (my 21st and me starting university being two things!) like being child-free, all the good stuff coming back on TV and - wait, did I mention the kids thing?

One we are definitely looking forward to (other than my birthday, of course) is the amount of events happening in September!

Literally there are so many. I've put them into bitesize chunks for y'all below, for your pleasure. Feel free to peruse. 


Forever Young Festival 2017 @ Grimston Bar Residential Care Home, Park and Ride – Saturday 2 September, 12pm til late.

Organised by ‘Big’ Ian Donaghy, of HUGE, and sponsored by Wellburn Care, the Forever Young Festival is aimed to unite all generations through music and dance in aid of St. Leonard’s Hospice and Age UK York. Acts set to play on the day include Sam Holden, Jess Steel, Heather Findlay, Beth McCarthy, York Valley Arts Group, Steve Cassidy Band, Stamford Bridge Choir and more.

More info here.

Fossgate Street Party @ Fossgate –  Saturday 2 September, 12-7pm.

Always a pleasure to behold and be part of, the street with (one of!) the biggest personalities is opening up a final time – and what better way to send off the 2017 season than a street party? Cosy Club, on Fossgate, will be putting up a Gin Bar, stacked out with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin!

More info here.

30th York Festival of Traditional Dance @ St. Sampson’s Square – 9-10 September, from 10.30am.

The second weekend in September brings with it the emergence of traditional dance throughout the city centre – be it Morris, Clog, Rapper of Longsword. With over 150 displays and musicians from 12 dance teams, the city is sure to be transformed for all that grooves.

Details here.

Northern Dharma Celebration 2017 @ Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Kilnwick Percy, Pocklington – 15-17 September.

The Buddhist northern Dharma celebration is held at Pocklington’s New Kadampa meditation centre, where those of similar belief will celebrate in style (and hopefully sun!)

Details here.

York Beer & Cider Festival 2017 @ York Racecourse – 20-23 September.

With Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival happening right in our backyard (well, the York Racecourse) I don’t think there’s a better way to get together with friends and family than also with 500 beers and 100 ciders also present. There’ll also be a foreign beer bar, world wines, a food village, live music and trust me – I’ve barely scratched the surface.

Info here.

Warhorns Festival 2017 @ The Venue, Ousegate, Selby – 21-24 September from 5pm.

Do you love Viking, black, folk, death or doom metal? Well, Warhorns Festival is bringin’ you two-and-a-half days FULL of it. Headliners include Lagerstein from Australia, FEN from London and Skyforger from Latvia.

More info here.

StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival 2017 @ Newby Hall & Gardens – 22-24 September.

This family festival will send attendees on a gastronomic global journey – all while stationed happily in Newby Hall & Gardens. From good grub to glamping, camping to craft beer teepees and cocktail bars, as well as movies to music, bath tubs to bushcraft and much more – this new kid on the block is worth checking out.

More details here.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music @ Parliament Street, York – 22-30 September.

Recently awarded the title of York’s Outstanding New Festival of the Year, York’s Little Festival of Live Music is guaranteed to be rockin’ – especially with this year’s gig having 28 hours of music planned. Acts include Chris Helme, Heather Findlay, Edwina Hayes, Grinny Grandad and more.

Info here.

YorFest 2017 @ York Knavesmire – Saturday 23 September.

The UK’s Number One Country Act, The Shires and Britpop legends, The Lightning Seeds will headline YorFest - but music isn’t the only thing on offer. There are over 20 live acts and comedy shows (one of which being the new arrival of Jason Manford’s Comedy Club stage!), beer tents, a Pimms bar, Prosecco van, tons of stalls and streetfood and even a vintage fairground ride.

More details here.

York 50+ Festival 2017 @ across York venues – 30 September - 8 October.

York’s 50+ Festival offers over 120 events, across York, as taster sessions to new activities for people of all ages, with a focus on those over 50 years’ old. Bringing together the community though events like information fairs, performances, health-oriented, workshops, displays, sport, talks and social gatherings, you’d struggle to find something you don’t want to try.

Information here.

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