Aimed at thanking locals for welcoming York’s seven million global visitors each year, the event is organised by Make it York and sponsored by First.

The festival deals are available to residents with YorkCards (available for £5 from Explore libraries and also entitle holders to discounts at leisure facilities and attractions for a year).  Also, for the first time this year, those with York student ID cards can benefit.

Some attractions and events need to be pre-booked, other venues have limited free tickets.

For more information, log onto or call into the Visit York Information Centre in Museum Street.