22 things to do in York this weekend: April 24-26, 2015

Old fashioned fun in the sun at the Festival Of Vintage
24 Apr 2015 @ 3.33 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightYork can’t stop moving this weekend, with parades, triathlons, drag races and ballet. Plus loads of vintage and artisan shopping. Want the full lowdown? See our legendary What’s On Guide

St George’s Day Parade

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Scouts, guides and the Lord Mayor parade through the city centre in their annual celebration of St George’s Day – expect music, flags and colour. Lots of streets will be closed to traffic during the parade on Sunday between 1pm and 4pmmore here.

More St George’s Day fun

Event Venue Time
George & The Dragon Mansion House Sat @ 2pm

York Triathlon – and more fundraisers

Back to test our best athletes: York Triathlon
Back to test our best athletes: York Triathlon
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Imagine swimming 400 metres, then cycling 11 miles – then being asked to run three miles… That’s what the competitors of the York Triathlon have let themselves in for on Sunday, from 8.30am at York Sports Village – fortunately it takes a lot less exertion to watch and cheer them on. All funds raised to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. More here

See also Tri again! City of York Triathlon to return in 2015

More fundraising fun

Event Venue Time
Drag Race Thomas’s Pub, Museum Street Fri @ 7.30pm

Festival Of Vintage – and more shopping

Old fashioned fun in the sun at the Festival Of Vintage
Old fashioned fun in the sun at the Festival Of Vintage
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Old fashioned fun, with vintage music, dancing, fashion, cars and interiors from the 1930s-60s. Plus a series of make-do-and-mend workshops full of tips, advice and vintage inspiration for contemporary projects. York Racecourse, Sat 10am-5pmmore here.

More crafts & shopping

Event Venue Time
Artisan Craft Fair York Guildhall Sat @ 9.30am-5pm
York CD and Record Fair The Basement Sat @ 10.30am-4pm
Art Of Design Goddards Daily 11am-5pm

Seasick Steve – and more music

Happily for Steve, he's in landlocked York
Happily for Steve, he’s in landlocked York
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Since appearing on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny in 2006, Seasick Steve’s career both on record and on stage has gone from strength to strength. Expect songs from his album Sonic Soul Surfer, written and recorded in his front room. York Barbican, Friday 6.30pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
The Rock’n’Roll Outlaws Roman Bath Sat @ 8pm
Open mic night The Basement Sat @ 7.30pm
Blair Dunlop and Emma Stevens Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
The Atoms Fulford Arms Sat @ 8pm
Up In Smoke Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
Folk Night Golden Ball Sun @ 8.30pm

Vienna Festival Ballet – and more shows

Poetry in motion – Vienna Festival Ballet
Poetry in motion – Vienna Festival Ballet
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Vienna Festival Ballet celebrates 35 years with an anniversary gala on the Friday and Sleeping Beauty on Saturday. The Grand Opera House, Friday and Saturdaymore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Oliver! Jo Ro Theatre Until Sat
Drums In The Night Friargate Theatre Until Sat May 2
Dylan Moran York Barbican Sun @ 8pm
Saturday Night Lounge Duchess Sat @ 7.30pm

Michael Portillo’s York film – and more history

History buff: Michael Portillo
History buff: Michael Portillo
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Michael Portillo travels back in time (not to 1997) to mingle with the Roman Sixth Legion, stroll down a Viking street and shed new light on the Anglo Saxon city in this free screening of York: Historical Capital of the North. Three screenings at the Yorkshire Museum on Friday from 5.30pmmore here.

More history

Event Venue Time
The Victorian Gentleman Castle Museum Sat @ 2pm