Things to do this September in York - Hotel Indigo York

Things to do this September in York

Summer might almost be over, but Autumn is one of our favourite seasons – so we’re not complaining! And, with its impressive surroundings and historic charm, York is just perfect in September. In this blog, our boutique hotel in York takes a look at some of the wonderful things happening in the historic city next month, so you can start planning your trip ASAP.



York Balloon Fiesta

Fri 27th – Sun 29th September

Watch as the skies of York are transformed once again at the magical hot air balloon show based at York Racecourse. Following last year’s success, York Balloon Fiesta is back with live music, delicious food and drink, children’s entertainment and its show-stopping Balloon Night Glow, fireworks and laser show. What’s more, the family-friendly event is completely free! So, put it in your diaries and make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.


York Balloon Festival[Photo credit: York Balloon Fiesta]


York Beer and Cider Festival

Weds 18th – Sat 21st September

Another unmissable event held at York Racecourse this year. York Beer and Cider Festival will take place in a huge marquee with over 500 real ales, 100 ciders, and a massive beer garden for good measure. You’ll also be able to enjoy a foreign beer bar as well as UK ales, world wines, delicious food, live music and talks from internationally famous beer writers. There are even some demonstrations on how best to cook with beer! Tickets for non-members start from as little as £3.50, so, what are you waiting for?


Pints of Beer


Heart of York Bike Ride

Sunday 8th September

Feeling active? Join the fight for every heartbeat by taking part in the British Heart Foundation charity bike ride! Not only will you feel accomplished, but you’ll also get to experience the scenic countryside of North Yorkshire as you cycle from the city of York through the scenic moors. If this is your first bike ride, try the 26-mile route, or if you’re up to the challenge, go for the 41-mile course!



The Shambles Market

Open daily from 7 am

No matter what time of year it is, no trip to York is complete without a visit to the historic and vibrant Shambles Market. The Shambles is the most famous street in York, so it’s very popular amongst tourists, but don’t let that put you off! The atmosphere alone is worth it, not to mention the delicious food, unique crafts and quirky merchandise!The Shambles

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email

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