60+ things to do in York this weekend, 12-14 July 2019

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12 Jul 2019 @ 12.11 pm
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.