27 things to do in York this Bank Holiday weekend, Aug 29 to 31, 2015

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29 Aug 2015 @ 1.03 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightMusic, comedy and family fun aplenty to be had over this last summer bank holiday. See also our weekend shopping guide, and for the full list of happenings try our What’s On Guide.

In The City music festival

The Atmospherics are playing
The Atmospherics are playing
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A brand new music festival kicks off this weekend. Over two days – Sunday and Monday – and two venues, the Spread Eagle and The Mount, some of the best unsigned bands from Yorkshire and beyond will be performing. And all money goes to the young homeless charity SASH. More here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Alt Galt Fulford Arms Sun @ 2.30pm
Rosie & The Gang Roman Bath Sat @ 7pm
The Resonators Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
Girl Basement Sat @ 7.30pm
The Last Internationale Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Slow Down Band Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
Alvvays Duchess Sun @ 7.30pm
Elvis is in the Building Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7.30pm

It’s A Knockout

An enjoyabubble day out – It's A Knockout. Photograph: YorkMix
An enjoyabubble day out – It’s A Knockout. Photograph: YorkMix
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Sliding down foam filled inflatables – is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? That’s what the 36 teams in this year’s It’s A Knockout for St Leonard’s Hospice will be doing, among other daft games. It’s a great spectacle for all the family, and there will also be trampolines, other games and refreshments, so head over to Knavesmiremore here.

More family

Event Venue Time
Trailblazers’ shoot-out Museum Of Farming Sat-Mon @ 10am-4.30pm
Little Diggers: Music & Merriment DIG Sat @ 10.30am-11.30am
York RI Family Fun Day Railway Institute Sun @ 12pm-4pm

Living History Weekend

Lots of re-enactors bring back the war years. Photograph: Eden Camp
Lots of re-enactors bring back the war years. Photograph: Eden Camp
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War – what is it good for? Well, it makes for a fascinating day of reenactments at Eden Camp. Its Second World War Living History Weekend takes place on Sunday and Monday from 10am-3pmmore here.

More heritage events

Event Venue Time
Back to School 1930s Style Goddards Sat-Mon @ 11am-5pm
Fishergate Postern Tower Open Days Fishergate Sat & Sun @ 10am-4pm
Holgate Mill Open Weekend Holgate Windmill Sat-Mon, 11am-4pm
York True Vintage Fair Shambles Market Sat @ 9.30am-5pm
Thunder Day Yorkshire Air Museum 10am-5pm

Medieval Merriment

We're knights of the round table, we dance whene'er we're able… Photograph: Jorvik
We’re knights of the round table, we dance whene’er we’re able… Photograph: Jorvik
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A fun-packed family day from the Jorvik Medieval Festival, featuring a host of crafts and activities including archery and sword fighting workshops. Monday from 10amfull details here.

More medieval fun

Event Venue Time
Joan Of Arc: A History Guildhall Sat @ 2pm-3pm
Medieval Arms & Armour Richard III Experience Sat @ 10am-5pm

Ken Dodd’s Happiness Show

Twice as tickled… Ken Dodd. Photograph: David A Ellis on Wikipedia
Twice as tickled… Ken Dodd. Photograph: David A Ellis on Wikipedia
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Happiness, as Ken Dodd musically reminds us, is the greatest gift that we possess – and he has it in bucketloads. The one-liners will come thick and fast in a cavalcade of silliness. At the Grand Opera House on Saturdaymore here.

More comedy and comics

Event Venue Time
Saturday Night Lounge Duchess Sat @ 7pm
York Comic-Con York Racecourse Sun @ 10am-5pm

The Art Shack

Original and contemporary works will be on show at The Art Shack
Original and contemporary works will be on show at The Art Shack
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The Art Shack pop up gallery takes over 4-6 Gillygate, starting on Saturday and running for three weeks. Featuring the work of local artists Phil Dodsworth and Ric Liptrot it promises to offer fresh, original and unique perspectives.

More arts and crafts

Event Venue Time
Made in Yorkshire Summer Show Parliament Street Sat & Sun @ 10am-5pm