15 September 2023 @ 10:00 am

York 50+ Festival 2023

2023 sees the 18th 50+ Festival organised by the York Older People’s Assembly. It will take place across the city of York for 2 weeks between Saturday 23 September and Sunday 8 October.

We will share events and skills, enjoy meeting each other, provide tasters of new activities, and aim to contribute to the wellbeing of older people. We’re also providing special activities to highlight the UN’s International Day of Older People on 1 October, which we’re celebrating in York on 30 September – see pages 42-43 of the programme brochure.

Every year we produce a programme for the Festival which includes a wide range of events and activities to inform, excite, and introduce people to new ideas, interests, occupations, and pastimes. This year we have over 120 events in our programme. These include all kinds of walks – for fitness, history, or just to chat and stroll. We’ll learn about saving energy, using online and digital information, and avoiding scams. We’ll find out more about York through talks and presentations. We’ll enjoy musical events, guided tours, dancing of all sorts, and a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Groups and organisations are offering their one-off events, tasters, or regular activities to be included in our programme.

Event details

Many free, some paid - varies according to event
Technology, Fitness, Craft, Art, Theatre, History, Outdoors, Music, Tea/Coffee, Dance, Senior Activities, Relaxation, Swimming Sessions, Sport, Education



Mary Cannon
01904 332613 or 07920 162034


The details of all events and how to book them are provided in the programme brochure, which can be found on https://www.yorkassembly.org.uk/, with more details about the Festival on https://www.yorkassembly.org.uk/50-festival-2023/ .

Mary Cannon, Co-ordinator
Varies according to event

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