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Mar 30

18th-20th July -U3A National Festival – University of York

   Join us for u3a Festival 24

The u3a movement is holding its first ever Festival in 2024, 18 – 20 July, where members will be running a wide variety of activities – talks, sporting events, musical entertainment and workshops which will make this u3a national festival something to remember.

How can I take part?


u3a Festival 24 will take place in the beautiful city of York over 3 days and will be held at the University of York based around their exhibition centre.

Book your accommodation

The accommodation on campus is now fully booked. York is a major tourist city and there is lots of alternative accommodation in the southeast of the city where the university is situated. Online booking agents have Airbnb options available together with a range of guest houses and hotels across the price range.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are not yet available to buy but the cost of the attending festival will be as follows:

  • Day 1, Thursday 18 July – £25 including buffet supper
  • Day 2, Friday 19 July – £10 for the full day
  • Day 3, Saturday 20 July – £5 for a half day
  • Full festival to include all 3 days and a buffet supper on Day 1 – £35

Festival updates

Keep up to date with the latest Festival 24 news by signing up to our u3a Friends Newsletter.

Once signed up, you’ll need to update your preferences to receive our monthly Festival updates.

We’ll also post regular updates on our social media channels.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved or have a query about the festival please get in touch by emailing