St George’s Day Parade
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 4pm – more here.
York Triathlon – and more fundraisers
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
Festival Of Vintage – and more shopping
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-5pm – more here.
Seasick Steve – and more music
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 6.30pm – more here.
Vienna Festival Ballet – and more shows
Vienna Festival Ballet celebrates 35 years with an anniversary gala on the Friday and Sleeping Beauty on Saturday. The Grand Opera House, Friday and Saturday – more here.
Michael Portillo’s York film – and more history
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 5.30pm – more here.