60+ things to do in York this Bank Holiday weekend, August 25-27 2018

Micklegate fun on the run. Photographs: Richard McDougall
24 Aug 2018 @ 5.09 pm
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Three days off, hurrah! Hit the races – horsey or wacky – toast the city’s new beer hall and enjoy a musical birthday party.

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

Are you ready to shake, rattle and roll? The amazing Micklegate Run is back, with 40 teams in home-made go-carts rattling down the royal hill. Those that don’t career off, crash or collapse will be in with a chance of the trophy. Brilliant family fun.

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After a spectacularly successful crowdfunding campaign, Brew York has created a venue like nowhere else in York. The opening weekend sees no fewer than 60 beers available, and Born To Lose burgers dishing out the grub.

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It’s been a record-breaking Ebor Festival so far, and on Saturday the stakes get even higher with a total prize pot of £700K. One of the city’s stand-out sports days – gates open at 11am, with the first race at 1.50pm.

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Outdoor cinema comes to Dean’s Park this year, thanks to Luna Cinema. All the films are family friendly, and they kick off on Monday evening with JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Is it only a year since FortyFive opened its doors? Since then the vinyl café has become a favourite of music lovers and they are celebrating with an exclusive cocktail menu and DJs playing till 10pm.

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