57 things to do in York this Bank Holiday weekend, August 26-28 2017

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25 Aug 2017 @ 5.23 pm
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Madness on the Micklegate cobbles, top sport on Knavesmire, drink, food and family fun – it’s an action-packed three days.

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

Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

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Spend a daring, thrilling, but mostly hilarious, day witnessing 50 teams compete for a charity prize at the Autohorn Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge. Teams race their homemade carts from start to finish, but who will make it to the end of the race? It all kicks off at 10am on Mondaymore here.

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Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery on Saturday and Sunday
Rolling Thunder Day – Live Jets on the Runway at Elvington at Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday
Little Diggers: Garden Explorers at DIG on Saturday

York Races: Ebor day

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It’s one of the biggest days of the Yorkshire sporting calendar on Saturday culminating in the epic Ebor handicap. Prepare for a fabulous afternoon of wine, sun and a bit too much fun! More here

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Armada Tournament at Travelling Man on Saturday
Village Cricket at University of York on Saturday
Mayweather vs McGregor LIVE at 127 at The Micklegate at 127 on Saturday
Bank Holiday Beach Party at Slug & Lettuce on Sunday

Heworth family fun

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Heworth has bucketfuls of summer family fun this weekend, featuring scarecrows, facepainting, raffles, live music and food! The community summer fair runs on Saturday from 2pm-5pm, while the scarecrow trail goes on till Monday. More here and here.

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Acomb Market at Front Street on Saturday
Brooch Making at Yorkshire Museum on Saturday and Sunday
Terry’s Guided City Walk on Sunday from York’s Chocolate Story
Meet the People and Chocolate and Sweet Treats at York Castle Museum on Saturday and Sunday
Dog Day at Rievaulx Terrace on Saturday
Lego Club at Acomb Explore Library on Saturday
Holgate Windmill Open Day at Windmill Rise on Saturday
Summer in the Garden at Treasurer’s House at Treasurer’s House on Saturday
Charity Fun Day at The Fox Inn on Saturday and Sunday
Charity Fundraiser Day at The Clifton on Saturday and Sunday
Fulford Library Booksale at Fulford Library on Saturday
Makers’ Market at Shambles Market on Sunday
Bee bank management at Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows on Sunday
Family Fun Day in aid of York SANDS at Acorn Rugby Club on Monday
Plates with Faces at York Art Gallery on Saturday

Beer and Cider Festival

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Calling all beer connoisseurs and cider sippers – The Slip Inn’s Beer and Cider Festival is back for its eighth year, and they have a barbecue! Head over for some fine-tasting, burger-chomping, pint-guzzling fun from Friday through Sunday. More here

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York River Art Market at Dame Judi Dench Walk on Saturday
Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival inc. Retro and Vintage at Sherburn in Elmet on Saturday
Brew York – Summer Bash at Brew York on Saturday
In it to Gin it @ The Perky Peacock at The Perky Peacock Lendal Bridge on Friday
Bay Tree Bank Holiday ‘Summer’ Sunday at The Bay Tree on Sunday

Grimm Up North

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This bank holiday weekend the Procter Goblins are performing a freaky northern revival of the Brother Grimm stories. Families are invited to learn the dark and miserable truths behind our bedtime fairytales from Friday till Monday at Bar Farm Antiques. Be sure you don’t get lost en route, or you may find yourself in a dark and dingy forest with a rather suspicious-looking wolf! More here

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Annie Jr at the Jo Ro Theatre on Saturday
WWII Living History Bank Holiday Weekend at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum on Saturday
Meet children’s author, Hazel Stevens at Waterstones on Saturday
Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny at York Theatre Royal on Saturday

Whitesnake UK

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Whitesnake UK are back and still love playing the old classics as much as you love listening to and singing them! Guilty pleasures-seekers and 70s rock-listeners, don’t forego this opportunity to dust off your leather boots and jackets for a memorable night at Fibbers this Saturday. More here

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GospelbeacH + Miranda Lee Richards + Sam Forrest – York at The Crescent Community Venue on Saturday
Beat2Beat at Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club on Saturday
Rod Stewart Tibute Night at Ainsty York on Saturday
Lauryn at The Woolpack Inn on Saturday
Live Music: Lewis Thresh at The Rise Restaurant on Saturday
New local band ‘Cassova’ at Puss ‘n’ Boots on Saturday
A Live Return to the Golden Lion! at Golden Lion York on Saturday
Jersey Boy Live at Acorn Rugby Club on Saturday
True Brit at The Flag and Whistle Pub on Saturday
Animaux: La Riviere at The Rope and Bollard Saturday
Bank Holiday Sunday School Disco at Popworld on Sunday
Bank Holiday Disco at The Flag and Whistly Pub on Sunday
Melody Makers at New york club on Sunday
Bank Holiday Special at The Corner Pin on Sunday
Northern Soul & Motown Night at 127 at 127 on Sunday
Sam Outlaw Band + Michaela Anne at Brundenell Social Club on Sunday
Sunday Sessions at No.88 Walmgate at No.88 Walmgate on Sunday
Kickback at Old White Swan on Sunday
Blondie & Lady Gaga Tribute Show at Acorn Rugby Club on Sunday
The Flying Donkeys at Acorn Rugby Club on Monday