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May 2022

“We have been working on plans for the Festival since last summer, so we are determined that it will still take place in 2022, but with parts of the UK still under restrictions on public gatherings, we consider it would be unwise to host events that draw crowds of thousands at this time,” comments Festival manager, Gareth Henry. “As we experienced in 2020 when we had to cancel our evening event due to high winds, weather can also impact on the event. Moving to the May half term week should give us a far higher probability of hosting the Festival that tens of thousands of people know and love, complete with march, fiery battle spectacular, living history, Symposium and so much more – including a host of free events thanks to support from City of York Council.”
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Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the JORVIK Viking Festival is a city wide celebration of York's rich Norse Heritage. Join us for an exciting line up of over 100 events; including living history encampments, hands-on sword fighting and archery workshops, crafting, walks, talks and of course dramatic combat performances, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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If there's one thing that truly brings the Vikings to life it’s hearing stories about them and there are plenty of those in store at this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival.

Watch the videos above to see our Viking heritage!

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Join in the action as hundreds of Vikings from all over the world descend on York for the Annual JORVIK Viking Festival.

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The Annual JORVIK Viking Festival returns with an exciting mixture of combat, academic, archaeological and historical events celebrating the fearsome Vikings that once ruled this great land. Join us for the biggest Viking Festival in Europe. Encounter the Vikings as they return to the place they once called home.

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