Don’t think you need day-glo Lycra and thighs like Bradley Wiggins for the York Cycle Rally. It’s fun for all, whether you’re seeing the amazing cycle creations at the Invention Convention, having a go at the skills circuit, or just chilling to some music. Saturday and Sunday on Knavesmire – more here.
Raise your rainbow! York’s most colourful day returns on Saturday, with a parade through the city followed by a host of entertainment and food and drink at Knavesmire. More here.
Elvington Summer Festival
They don’t just do raffles and a barbecue at the Elvingon Summer Festival. You can also try your hand (or foot) at human table football or crockery smashing. Saturday from 1pm to midnight – more here.
The Great Steampunk Challenge
Another amazing York Festival Of Ideas comes to an end this weekend. And throughout Saturday and Sunday you can help design and build games of all kinds inspired by historical collections from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. At York University – more here.
Walking works of art and the artists that made them will takeover York Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday as the York International Tattoo Convention 2016 arrives. Live tattooing, lots of traders and entertainment too – more here.
Words And Whippets
Yorkshire’s finest poets perform in the intimate York Theatre Royal Studio for the fourth Words & Whippets spoken word showcase. Hosted by our own Henry Raby, the headliner is Andy Craven-Griffiths, a veteran of Glastonbury Festival and the BBC. Saturday @ 7.45pm – more here.