After the success of Yorkshire Day 2023 in Rotherham, we are now looking forward to an amazing Yorkshire Day 2024 in York.

City of York Council were awarded the honour of organising the Society’s official Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration in 2021 but this was postponed due to the pandemic. So, 2024 will now see the centrepiece of Yorkshire’s celebrations return to its notional capital city on its ‘national’ day – 1st August.

Yorkshire Day is becoming an increasingly recognised across God’s own Country and beyond, with thousands of events happening across the region to mark the occassion.

The Society’s unique ‘Official Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration’ brings together Mayors, Civic Leaders and other dignitaries from across the North, South, East and West counties of Yorkshire for an unrivalled display of pageantry and pride that only members of The Yorkshire Society have the privilege of attending too.

It is believed to be the largest such gather of mayors in robes and chains, with their attending mace bearers, in the world. York hosted our first official civic celebration of Yorkshire Day in 1985, and then again in 2000. The event in 2024 is expected to be both bigger and better.


As this important, regional event has developed and grown, so too has its impact and influence for the host council providing an important boost to the local economy on the day. It also attracts attention to the town or city hosting and provides an opportunity for local businesses to get involved.

For more information about this official civic Yorkshire Day event please write to

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