32 things to do in York this weekend, Jun 18-19 2016

Fun for all ages… Photograph of York Rally 2015: David Walsh Kemmis
17 Jun 2016 @ 2.02 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Loads to do this weekend. If you’re after ideas for Father’s Day we’ve a long list here. And check out our What’s On Guide for full listings

Cycle Rally

Fun for all ages… Photograph of York Rally 2015: David Walsh Kemmis
Fun for all ages… Photograph of York Rally 2015: David Walsh Kemmis
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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 Knavesmiremore here.

More outdoors fun

Event Venue Time
Awesome Seventies & Heritage Diesel Gala North Yorkshire Moors Railway Till Sun
Fire Service Preservation Group Rally Weekend Eden Camp Sat
Father’s Day classic vehicles Nunnington Hall Sat @ 11am-5pm
A Cemetery Stroll York Cemetery Sun @ 2pm

York Pride

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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.

Here’s your complete guide to York Pride 2016 as whole city #RaisesTheRainbow

More music

Event Venue Time
York CD and Record Fair Basement Sat @ 10.30am-4pm
Purcell’s King Arthur with Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary NCEM Sat @ 7pm
Spike and Tyla – Special Acoustic Show Fulford Arms Sat @ 7pm
Clare Teal and her Trio Celebrate Doris Day York Theatre Royal Sat @ 7.30pm
Yorkshire Bach Choir: Monteverdi and Croce St Michael le Belfrey Sat @ 7.30pm
The Dukes Revolver Black Horse Sat @ 8.30pm
Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll NCEM Sun @ 4pm

Elvington Summer Festival

Play human bar football. You know you want to… Photograph: Altitude Events
Play human bar football. You know you want to… Photograph: Altitude Events
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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 midnightmore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
The Minster School summer fete Minster School Sat @ 11am-3.30pm
Acomb Primary School Summer Fair Acomb Primary School Sat @ 1pm-3pm

The Great Steampunk Challenge

Design for a walking stick gun by John Clark Barnes, 1879 (The National Archives)
Design for a walking stick gun by John Clark Barnes, 1879 (The National Archives)
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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 Universitymore here.

More Festival of Ideas events

Event Venue Time
The York Historical Atlas Explained St Oswalds Church Hall Sat @ 10am
The Need For Speed York Station Sat 10am-11.30pm
Wartime: Britain in the Second World War Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 12-12.50pm
Migration, Migrants and the Media Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 2pm-3.30pm
Make a Lego Memory Explore York Library Sun Jun 19
Preserving Cultural Heritage: What Can We Do? Ron Cooke Hub Sun @ 5pm-6.30pm

Tattoo Convention

A body of art… Photograph: York International Tattoo Convention
A body of art… Photograph: York International Tattoo Convention
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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.

More art

Event Venue Time
York College Creative Show York College Till Jun 29
Tales of the Real & the Imagined Lotte Inch Gallery Till Aug

Words And Whippets

Your host Henry Raby
Your host Henry Raby
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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 @ 7.45pmmore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Dancing in The Streets [Music] Barbican Sat @ 7.30pm
York Minster Mystery Plays York Minster Till Jun 30
Unite with Perform Jo Ro Theatre Sat Jun 18
Horrible Histories – Groovy Greeks Grand Opera House Sat @ 2.30pm
Horrible Histories – Incredible Invaders Grand Opera House Sat @ 7pm