34 things to do in York this weekend, September 10-11, 2016

Photograph: Yorkshire Whisky Festival
9 Sep 2016 @ 1.17 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Whisky, wild women – and ploughing. How’s that for a weekend you’ll never forget? More in our What’s On Guide

Sky Ride/York Festival of Cycling

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Sky Ride York is back – for one last lap! This year it’s your final chance to take to the streets of York for a traffic-free ride through the city. Meanwhile the York Festival of Cycling will give residents and visitors the chance to take part in all sorts of pedal-powered activities in Rowntree Park. A stunt team will be on hand throughout the day to show off their jaw-dropping skills. Both events are on Sunday – all the details here.

More family evemts

Event Venue Time
Wheldrake Village Show Wheldrake with Thorganby Primary School Sat @ 1-4:15pm
Family Fun Day Shipton by Beningbrough Community Centre Sat @ 12-4pm
Discover the Edible Courtyard Garden Central Methodist Church Sat @ 1:30-4:30pm

Heritage Open Days

The City of York crest. Photograph: Capture York
The City of York crest. Photograph: Capture York
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At England’s biggest festival of history and culture, you can explore local treasures for free. With so much history in and around York there’s plenty to choose from on our doorstep: from the Minster’s stoneyard to Naburn Locks, and plenty of museums and listed buildings. So pick your venue and step back in time… More.

More for history buffs

Event Venue Time
Open Weekend Holgate Windmill Sat @ 10am-3pm
Free Walking Tours St Helens Square Sat and Sun every half hour 10am-3pm
Guided Historic Pub Walk Royal Oak Sat @ 3-5pm

Ceramic Art York craft fair

Photograph: Ceramic Art York on Twitter
Photograph: Ceramic Art York on Twitter
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Meet some talented makers in the lovely surroundings of Museum Gardens and admire their ceramics and sculptures. Styles range from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary. More here.

More arts and crafts

Event Venue Time
Festival of Writing University of York Fri @ 2pm-Sun @ 5pm
Festival of Traditional Dance York city centre Sat @ 10:30am-Sun @ 1:30pm
Print Making Workshops Clements Hall Sat @ 2-3pm

World Ploughing 2016

Photograph: Society of Ploughmen
Photograph: Society of Ploughmen
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Here’s something to get you out of a rut! The World Ploughing championship is at Crockey Hill this weekend. Alongside the sport there’ll be trade stands craft exhibits, vintage displays and demonstrations. More here.

More outdoor events

Event Venue Time
New Earswick Reserve Open Day New Earswick Nature Reserve Fri @ 5-7pm
Stargazing Evening The Yorkshire Arboretum Sat @ 7:30-10:30pm
Pause for a Cause sponsored dog walk University of York East Campus Sun @ 11am

Yorkshire Whisky Festival

Photograph: Yorkshire Whisky Festival
Photograph: Yorkshire Whisky Festival
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If you’re a fan of a drop of firewater head to the racecourse for the 14th York(shire) Whisky Festival on Saturday. Scotch, Irish and world whiskies are up for tasting. More here

More miscellaneous events

Event Venue Time
The Black Rose Ball De Grey Rooms Sat @ 7:30pm
All Services Parade & Service Eden Camp Sun @ 4pm

Nine To Five

Clocking in to York: Nine To Five
Clocking in to York: Nine To Five
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From the producer of Ghost, Legally Blonde and Hairspray comes another feel good musical, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, it takes the audience back to the 1970s when three office workers, Violet, Dora Lee and Judy, turn the tables on their sexist boss. More

More music and shows

Event Venue Time
Celestial Fire Fibbers Fri @ 7:30pm
When We Are Married York Theatre Royal Fri @ 7:30pm
Open Mic Night The Nook Fri @ 8pm
Young Bulls The Basement Fri @ 8-11pm
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Fibbers Fri @ 11pm-2am
York Connections Dower Court Sat @ 2-4:30pm
An Evening With Tom Bleasby Clifton Green Primary School Sat @ 6:15-9:30pm
Jess Morgan & Stillhouse By Candlelight Old Fire Station, Clifford Street Sat @ 7:30-11pm
The Waldorf Wayfarers’ The Little Prince & more York Steiner School Sat @ 7:30-10pm
Noize Doctorz Black Horse Sat @ 9pm
Pure Magic Queen Tribute York Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
Domino York Acorn Rugby Club Sun @ 4-7pm
Burning Duck Comedy Club Presents Stuart Bowden The Basement Sun @ 7:30pm
OK Karaoke Fulford Arms Sun @ 8pm-12am