What’s on this March?

As always, there are some amazing things you can come along to in March. North Yorkshire is full of exciting events and activities that we don’t want you to miss out on.

Take a look at some of the things we’re most looking forward to this March.

Follow the Vikings

Explore the cultural and historic impact of the Vikings in this spectacular event. Actors, musicians, film-makers and dancers from all over Europe are collaborating on a unique visual celebration of Viking heritage.

Date: 2nd March
Time: Shows start at 5pm and 7pm
Location: York Museum Gardens, Museum St, York, York, YO1 7FR
Link: https://www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/event/destination-viking-association-follow-the-vikings-roadshow/

Viking axe in a lump of wood

Orchid Festival

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the gorgeous orchid flower at the festival at Burton Agnes Hall. You’ll be astounded by the stunning displays and get chance to speak with experts about growing and caring for your own orchids.

Date: 2nd – 3rd March
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Link: https://www.burtonagnes.com/DB/Events/Orchid_Festival_4.html

Yorkshire Ales Food Festival

Yorkshire Ales are hosting their first food festival this year and it is set to be amazing! Street food and other delicious treats will be available throughout the day. Come along and support this brand new Yorkshire food festival.

Date: 3rd March
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Yorkshire Ales, The Manor House, 17 Selby Road, Snaith, DN14 9HT
Link: http://www.yorkshireales.co.uk/events

Exploring Rievaulx Abbey

Come along to Rievaulx Abbey this March and learn lots more about the fascinating site from Tony Powell. Tony is an English Social History lecturer who has studied the site for the past 20 years. Join him on an in-depth walk around the Abbey.

Date: 8th March
Time: 10am – 2:30pm
Location: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB
Link: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/exploring-rievaulx-valley-8-mar/

Rievaulx Abbey

Malton Food Market

Malton Food Market is back in full swing and we’re really excited about it. There are 35 food stalls for you to enjoy nibbling your way around. The treats on offer are all locally sourced and delicious.

Date: 9th March
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Milton Rooms and Malton Market Place, Malton, YO17 7EG
Link: https://www.visitmalton.com/food-market-yorkshire

Botanical Endeavours

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum are hosting a special exhibition this year. They’re sharing the lesser known, amazing discoveries of Cook’s first voyage. Cook sailed with respected botanist Joseph Banks who made a variety of important discoveries on the trip.

Date: 9th Feb – 3rd Nov
Time: Open daily in March between 11am and 5pm
Location: Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
Link: http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk/

Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend

While the full Ryedale Festival doesn’t take place until later in the year, you can welcome in the Spring with three wonderful events.

Date: 15th – 17th March
Time: Dependent on the event
Location: Dependent on the event
Link: http://www.ryedalefestival.com/

people looking at a star filled night sky

Dark Skies Festival

If you didn’t get chance to go along to any of the fantastic Dark Skies events that took place in February, don’t worry. There are still plenty of things you can pop along to in March to learn more about the wonderful night sky.

For events in the Yorkshire Dales, check out: https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/yorkshire-dales-events

For events in the North York Moors, check out: https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/north-york-moors-events

Gin Cruise

Yes, you read that correctly! You can set sail on the Dalesman canal boat and enjoy two hours of cruising and gin tasting. You’ll get to sample five different gins of your choosing from the collection and learn all about serving the perfect drink. You’ll even get to take a souvenir Copa glass home with you.

Date: 17th March
Time: 2pm
Location: Skipton Boat Trips, Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1LH
Link: https://www.canaltrips.co.uk/trips/gin-cruise/

Lucy Pittaway Spring Lunch

Come along and meet Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway. You’ll get to spend time talking to Lucy and viewing some of her latest work before tucking into a delicious two course lunch.

Date: 22nd March
Time: Arrival from 11am
Location: The Black Bull Inn, Moulton, Richmond, DL10 6QJ
Link: https://www.theblackbullmoulton.com/lucy-pittaway-spring-lunch/

Nunnington Hall and garden in York

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall are opening their doors to York and Ryedale residents free of charge. You’re invited to explore the hall, enjoy a guided tour, and take in the splendour of your surrounds. Simply show your York resident card or proof of address when you arrive for free entry.

Date: 22nd – 23rd March
Time: 10:30am – 5pm
Location: Nunnington, near York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY
Link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/cbc60933-1a8a-464f-a09b-ec3b43ee8c10/pages/details

Music at Malham

Enjoy classical music in a stunning location in Malham this March. You’ll hear from fantastic performers completely free of charge.

Date: 23rd March
Time: TBC
Location: Malham National Park Centre, Malham, BD23 4DA
Link: https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/event/music-at-malham/

Meetings with Trees

Come along to The Yorkshire Arboretum and learn a little more about trees. You’ll learn how to tell them apart and uncover their differences.

Date: 24th March
Time: 11am – 1pm (meet in the café at 10:30am)
Location: The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY
Link: http://www.yorkshirearboretum.org/events/meetings-with-trees-march

This is just a selection of the fantastic events that are happening in our area this March. What are you most excited about?

If you think we’ve missed something incredible that should be on this list, let us know! Get in touch, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.