Eboracum Roman Festival in York

Eboracum Roman Festival

The Romans Return!

After the success of the first Eboracum Roman Festival in 2016, which saw more than 28,000 people attend, we are pleased to announce the dates for 2017. The festival will return on 1 to 4 June 2017 with a packed programme of displays, exhibits, events and activities suitable for all ages.

Keep visiting this website for updates on the festival.

If you would like to get involved or support the festival, please contact our Communications and Evaluations Manager Lee Clark at lee.clark@ymt.org.uk.


Eboracum Roman Festival – 1 to 5 June 2016

The armies of ancient Rome returned to York in June 2016 for a new festival complete with military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, guided walks and expert speakers.

Based in the York Museum Gardens, the festival included fighting displays, children’s army drills, a Roman camp showing domestic Roman life, stalls selling themed goods, book readings, guest lectures, guided walks, and a Roman march through the streets of the city.

Famous faces included leading Egyptologist Jo Fletcher and bestselling children’s author Caroline Lawrence.

For more information, visit our Eboracum Roman Festival 2016 page here.