Explore York’s unique heritage through an exciting and inclusive city-wide programme of events and activities.

York Trailblazers, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is bringing to light some of York’s lesser-known pioneers, inspiring residents to discover and celebrate the history and heritage stories of people who are important to our local communities.

Working with partners across the city, York Civic Trust and Make It York are engaging residents of all ages through community workshops, a large-scale sculpture trail, community grant funding and events. Look out for Trailblazer events throughout the Festival and the magnificent York Trailblazers Sculpture Trail from August 2024.

Events Throughout the Festival