40+ things to do in York this weekend, 21-23 June 2019

It's the cycle rally this weekend. Photograph: Michał Wichrzyński / Unsplash
21 Jun 2019 @ 4.42 pm
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Tons on this weekend, with sporty fun on the river and in the saddle, a floral fiesta and incredible inking.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

After the huge success of the first Bloom! festival, a smaller version returns. Dean’s Park is the centre of events, including a flower and produce show, market, workshops and more.

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With some of the finest tattoo artists and body modification / piercers from around the world, you can watch masters at work – and buy their wares.


Just 15 amazing images from the York International Tattoo Convention

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Veganism is certainly having a moment, with many coming on board for environmental reasons as well as animal welfare. This event will include stalls, music, info – and food, of course.

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If you fancy taking part in this river race, you can sign up on the morning. Otherwise just watch as they paddle down the Ouse from race HQ at Millennium Bridge.

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If road travel is more your thing, the York Cycle Rally takes over Knavesmire, featuring vintage bikes, races, traffic-free rides, live music, food and a beer tent.

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Want to find out if you’re related to William Shakespeare or a descendant of Mary Queen of Scots? They have everything you need at this show for you to start digging into your family’s past. Who knows what you may uncover…

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We Are Theatre bring this new musical based on the famous story of the flying boy to York. Meet all the famous characters, including scheming Captain Hook, Tinker Bell and Nana the dog.

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