28 things to do in York this weekend, September 3-4 2016

Photograph: Yorkshire Air Museum
2 Sep 2016 @ 7.02 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Family-friendly races, the chance to grab a vintage bargain and more. Full details in our What’s On Guide.

Family Raceday at York Racecourse

Fun for all ages at the Family Raceday
Fun for all ages at the Family Raceday
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Marmalade-mad movie star Paddington Bear makes his debut (though not as a competitor) at this year’s Press Family on Sunday. There are seven races, an interactive racing zone and bouncy castles. Under 18s go for free. More details here.

More family events

Event Venue Time
The Witches York Theatre Royal Fri and Sat @ 7-9pm
More in Common Family Fun Day Hull Road Park Sat @ 1-4pm
Free Fun Open Day En Pointe Studios Sun @ 10am-4pm

The Forever Young Music Festival

Beth McCarthy is among those playing. Photograph: Beth McCarthy on Facebook
Beth McCarthy is among those playing. Photograph: Beth McCarthy on Facebook
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Big Ian’s Forever Young Music Festival is raising money for the charities Age UK and St Leonard’s Hospice. Artists playing at the unusual venue of the Grimston Court Residential Care Home on Saturday include Heather Findlay, Beth McCarthy, Boss Caine and Steve Cassidy, plus there are lots of activities the whole family can get involved in. More here.

More music and comedy

Event Venue Time
Friday Night Live The Grange Hotel Fri @ 7-9:30pm
Paul Booth’s birthday bash The Woolpack Fri @ 7pm
Sarah Millican: Outsider The Barbican Fri, Sat, Sun @ 8pm
Open Mic Night The Nook Fri @ 8pm
Maja Bugge St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel Sat @ 1-2pm
Open Mic Night The Basement Sat @ 7:30pm
York Madrigal Singers St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel Sat @ 7:30pm
Herb Helpless and the Marijuana Brass Freak out Black Horse Sat @ 8-11pm
David Ward Maclean The Yorkshire Terrier Pub Sat @ 9pm
The Dark Flowers York Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
Debbie J York Acorn Rugby Club Sun @ 4-7pm
OK Karaoke Fulford Arms Sun @ 8pm-12am

York Does Vintage

York Does Vintage returns to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Photograph: YorkMix
York Does Vintage returns to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Photograph: YorkMix
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With stalls selling clothes and more from the 1920s up to the 80s, there is something for every vintage taste as the fair returns to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on Sunday. While away your day at the tearoom, get glammed up in the beauty bar, or tap your feet to a classic Andrew Sisters trio or funky rockabilly band. More here.

More Shopping

Event Venue Time
Clothes, Jewellery and Accessory Swap Clements Hall Sun @ 2-4pm
Poppleton Book Sale Poppleton Library Sat @ 10am-12:30pm

Beningbrough bulb planting

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Back in February, people of all ages helped plant tens of thousands of snowdrops at Beningbrough Hall as part of its 300th birthday celebrations. Now everyone’s invited back to help finish the job, planting narcissi and crocuses every weekend in September. More here.

More miscellaneous events

Event Venue Time
Book Launch with Heidi Rabenau Waterstones Fri @ 7pm
York Irish Quiz Clements Hall Fri @ 7:30-10pm
955 New Season Kickoff Informal York CVS Fri @ 8-10pm

Mad Catter’s Tea Party

Just some kittens in the grass. Photograph: Jan-Mallander
Just some kittens in the grass. Photograph: Jan-Mallander
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The York Cats Protection Adoption Centre on Huntington Road has reopened after biggest face-lift the centre has seen in 20 years, and everyone’s invited to join in the celebrations this Saturday. There will be food, drinks, stalls selling local products including the Cat Gallery and Shared Earth and much more – plus, the chance to see the new-look centre up close. More.

More open days

Event Venue Time
YHA Day YHA York Sun @ 11am-4pm
Open Weekend Kentmere House Art Gallery Sat and Sun @ 11am-5pm

Allied Forces Memorial Day

Photograph: Yorkshire Air Museum
Photograph: Yorkshire Air Museum
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This year’s Allied Air Forces Memorial Day on Sunday looks set to be bigger than ever, with several flypasts and air displays at the Yorkshire Air Museum. It promises to be both and exciting and memorable day, with representatives of air crews from as far afield as Finland, Russia and the United States attending, alongside British veterans and families. More here.