This weekend we have a dragons battling on the Ouse, picnic at the proms, eyebrow comedy, and a chance to get hopelessly lost.

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

York Dragon Boat Race

York Dragon Boat Race

Thirty-six teams are set to battle it out on the Ouse as the annual York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge is back this weekend. Races start from 10am, with the grand final at approximately 4pm which will reveal who will be awarded The Challenge Trophy.
Sun Jul 14
10.00 am
River Ouse
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Wimbledon in Coppergate

Mon Jul 1 @ 12.00 pm - Sun Jul 14 @ 7.00 pm
Coppergate Shopping Centre
12 Coppergate Walk
York, YO1 9NT United Kingdom
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York Races – John Smith’s Meeting

Fri Jul 12 @ 11.15 am - Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York City FC Open Day

Sat Jul 13 @ 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Bootham Crescent
59 Bootham Crescent
York, YO30 7AJ
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Bike & Brew Tour

Sat Jul 13 @ 1.00 pm
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One event on Sat, August 10 at 1.00 pm

One event on Sat, September 14 at 1.00 pm

The Gillygate
48 Gillygate
York, YO31 7EQ United Kingdom
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York Kids FUN Triathlon

Sat Jul 13 @ 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
York Sport
Lakeside Way
York, YO10 5FG GB
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York Triathlon

Sun Jul 14 @ 8.30 am - 1.00 pm
York Sport
Lakeside Way
York, YO10 5FG GB
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July Have-A-Go at Archery

Sun Jul 14 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
York Archers Society
Hopgrove Playing Fields, Malton Road
York, YO32 9TD GB
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York Proms 2019

York Proms returns this year for another unforgettable picnic concert filled with popular classics, flag-waving, vintage catering and finished with a fireworks finale! Bring your deckchairs and picnic blankets and settle in for an evening of live orchestral music.
Sun Jul 14
5.00 pm-10.30 pm
Museum Gardens
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Thriller Live

Mon Jul 8 - Sat Jul 13
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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The Social Factory: Pre-Party

Fri Jul 12 @ 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Blackjack Regional Tour 2019

Fri Jul 12 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Jul 13 @ 12.00 am
The Three Legged Mare
15 High Petergate
York, YO1 7EN GB
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Marc Atkinson

Fri Jul 12 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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The Stroppies

Fri Jul 12 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Zach Lount – King No-One Solo Show

Fri Jul 12 @ 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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Pat McGarry Summer Spesh!

Fri Jul 12 @ 9.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Big Bad Blues Band

Fri Jul 12 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Volunteer Arms
5 Watson Street
York, YO24 4BH GB
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ADAM Festival

Sat Jul 13 @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Acomb Explore
Front Street
York, YO24 3BZ United Kingdom
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Student’s Picnic Concert

Sat Jul 13 @ 11.15 am - 12.30 pm
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Ave
York, YO31 0UG GB
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Taiko Drumming Workshop

Sat Jul 13 @ 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers
Shipton Community Centre,
York, YO30 1AA GB
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Music in the Park – The Big Sing

Sat Jul 13 @ 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Choral Evensong (St Benedict)

Sat Jul 13 @ 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
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Sister Madly

Sat Jul 13 @ 5.00 pm
The Knavesmire Pub
Albemarle Road
York, YO23 1ER United Kingdom
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Showaddywaddy

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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A Light in the Darkness

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
St Michael Le Belfrey
Minster Yard
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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A Night on Broadway with Michael De Costa and Friends

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
York Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ United Kingdom
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Live At FortyFive • The Herron Brothers, Tony Black

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
FortyFive Vinyl Café
29 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JH GB
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Open Mic Night

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm
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One event on Sat, August 10 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, September 7 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, October 5 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, November 2 at 7.30 pm

One event on Sat, December 7 at 7.30 pm

The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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Irie Vibes: Amelia Harmony

Sat Jul 13 @ 8.00 pm - Sun Jul 14 @ 12.30 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Melody Makers

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm
Cross Keys
32 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1LQ GB
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The Mix

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Jul 14 @ 12.00 am
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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Fireball

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Jul 14 @ 12.00 am
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Cover 2 Cover

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Clash City Rockers

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm
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Corrupt – Mansion Underground

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Jul 14 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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Josh Murray

Sat Jul 13 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9.00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 31

The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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Woodthorpe Fun Day

Sun Jul 14 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Woodthorpe Green
Summerfield Road
York, YO24 2RU United Kingdom
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Music in the Park – Leather ‘O and Scarlett Gordon

Sun Jul 14 @ 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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The Wind in the Willows

Sun Jul 14 @ 3.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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The Chris Berry Band

Sun Jul 14 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
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Ezee Goin

Sun Jul 14 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Live Music Sunday with Edwina Hayes

Sun Jul 14 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
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Steve and Al, Lynn Hollis, Sister and Brothers

Sun Jul 14 @ 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Glyndebourne at City Screen – Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Sun Jul 14 @ 7.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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The Infernal Sea, Necronautical, Ante-Inferno, Burial

Sun Jul 14 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Malcolm Middleton

Sun Jul 14 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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SLEDGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

Sun Jul 14 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Tandem

Sun Jul 14 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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The Dark Flowers

Sun Jul 14 @ 9.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Dan Webster & Emily Lawler

Sun Jul 14 @ 9.00 pm
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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York Maze

The giant maize maze is back giving everyone the chance to go get lost this summer. This year’s theme celebrates 25 years of the Lion King, featuring huge warthogs and meerkats.
Sat Jul 13
York Maze
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ADAM Festival

Sat Jul 13 @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Acomb Explore
Front Street
York, YO24 3BZ United Kingdom
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York City FC Open Day

Sat Jul 13 @ 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Bootham Crescent
59 Bootham Crescent
York, YO30 7AJ
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York Kids FUN Triathlon

Sat Jul 13 @ 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
York Sport
Lakeside Way
York, YO10 5FG GB
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Woodthorpe Fun Day

Sun Jul 14 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Woodthorpe Green
Summerfield Road
York, YO24 2RU United Kingdom
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Riverside Court’s Summer Fete

Sun Jul 14 @ 1.45 pm - 4.00 pm
Riverside Court Care Home
Riverside Court, Bridge Street, Boroughbridge
York, YO51 9BL GB
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St Wilfrid’s Open Garden

The Garden at St Wilfrid’s is open this Saturday! Experience this hidden oasis in York. There will also be a plant sale, Pimm’s tent and strawberry teas.
Sat Jul 13
12.00 pm-4.00 pm
St Wilfrid’s Rectory Petergate House
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Gary Meikle: The IBrow Guy

Gary Meikle: The IBrow Guy

Scottish comedy award winner and viral sensation Gary ‘The Eyebrow Guy’ Meikle is at the Barbican this weekend with a show all about the logic and laws of eyebrow etiquette, the workings of his mind and his relationships with his girls.
Sun Jul 14
7.30 pm-10.30 pm
York Barbican
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Thriller Live

Mon Jul 8 - Sat Jul 13
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Di and Viv and Rose

Thu Jul 11 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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A Night on Broadway with Michael De Costa and Friends

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
York Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ United Kingdom
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Script Factor Final 2019

Sat Jul 13 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Shakespeare Rocks!

Sun Jul 14 @ 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
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The Wind in the Willows

Sun Jul 14 @ 3.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Ben Target and Alwin Solanky Edinburgh Fringe Previews

Sun Jul 14 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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International Young Artists Competition

International Young Artists Competition

At the climax of the York Early Music Festival, this prestigious contest brings together musically gifted young people, judged by an international panel. The winner receives a recording contract as part of their prize.
Sat Jul 13
10.00 am-5.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
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