40+ things to do in York this weekend, June 30-July 1 2018

Harley Wonderland Cosplay will be coming to the Comic Con. Photograph: Photo By Pedro
29 Jun 2018 @ 4.26 pm
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If you see Darth Vader wandering around the footstreets this weekend, don’t panic. And have Faith at the races too…

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

Superheroes and arch villains, lightsaber training, Harry Potter hampers and the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. All on Parliament Street for your pleasure.

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Paloma kicks off the first racecourse music showcase of the year. The sport starts with the first race at 1.45pm. And once the last race is done at 5pm the Brit nominee and Voice judge takes to the stage.
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The first weekend of the pop-up Shakespeare theatre gives you a chance to see all four plays – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Richard III. We picked the Scottish play because, well, we liked the pic.
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Performances @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm
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A brand new comedy showcase by those funny folk at the Burning Duck Comedy Club brings laughs for young and old. There’s fun for the little ones in the morning, then a line up of the up and coming stand-up stars like Lucy Pearman and Rob Kemp.
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Those marvellous people behind York’s online pub guide Within The Walls host this weekend pub crawl. Visit ten pubs close to the walls, starting at the Waggon on Lawrence Street. And we love this official advice: “Please drink responsibly and do not fall off the walls.”

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Back for a second year, the proms is a rousing picnic concert. This year’s line up includes tenor Vasili Karpiak and opera star Natasha Marsh.