Food, music, history and shopping: 15 things to do in York this month

Food, music, history and shopping: 15 things to do in York this month
14 Sep 2020 @ 8.07 am
| Entertainment

With a lot of us spending the summer inside due to the ongoing pandemic, the change of the season is bringing with it new and exciting events happening in the city.

One event that’s making a welcome return is York Food Festival – albeit downsized to just a weekend this year.

Also fun for all the family is Indie York’s and iTravel’s Treasure Hunt, as part of York Walking Festival. The perfect excuse to spend some time outside with your family and support local businesses.

Live music and performance is also making a return to the city – and it’s been sorely missed! This month look forward to Strictly Live in the Park, a musical spectacular of song and dance from the Bev Jones Music Company.

Also at Rowntree Park later this month is Jukebox Divas, brought to you by York Stage performers, three nights of musical theatre fun.

See the historic side of York and walk in the footsteps of Anne Lister on a Gentleman Jack Walking Tour, or take a peek into the past with a Behind the Scenes tour of Fairfax House.

It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping (yes that is the c-word in September) so make sure to pop in to the York Autumn Craft Fair and check out local crafters and artists.

If you’re in need of a laugh (aren’t we all), tune in to You’re ‘Avin a Laugh, an online comedy night headlined by Georgie Morrell and Richard Stott, which is fundraising for York Mind and SASH.

One thing that’s great to see is so many local events happening in the city. Local musicians, artists, venues are creating fun, innovative, and safe entertainment for the people of York. The sense of community from the city is fantastic!

Take a look below to see what is happening this month. For all upcoming events click here.

And if we’ve missed a key event add it here, and let us know on info@yorkmix.com.

Family fun

York FunFair Mega FunPark

Thu Sep 10 @ 4.00 pm - Sun Sep 20 @ 8.30 pm
Roko Health Club
Stirling Road
York, YO30 4TU
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Indie York and iTravel York Treasure Hunt

Sat Sep 12 @ 9.00 am - Sun Sep 13 @ 5.30 pm

Food Festival Weekend

Fri Sep 25 - Sun Sep 27
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB
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Music

Velma Celli – An Evening of Song

Velma Celli – An Evening of Song
Fri Sep 11 @ 8.00 pm
York RI New Lane Sports Club
New Lane, Acomb
York, YO24 4NX United Kingdom

Strictly Live in the Park

Strictly Live in the Park
Sun Sep 13 @ 3.00 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Songs Under Skies: Polly Bolton & Henry Parker

Songs Under Skies: Polly Bolton & Henry Parker
Wed Sep 16 @ 6.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Jukebox Divas

Jukebox Divas
Fri Sep 18 @ 7.00 pm - Sun Sep 20 @ 8.30 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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The Sunday Session

Sun Sep 20 @ 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Red Lion
1 Merchant Gate
York, YO1 9TU GB
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Walks and tours

A History of York (Guided Tour)

Sat Sep 12 @ 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm
York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Gentleman Jack York Walking Tour

Sat Sep 26 @ 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Micklegate Bar
Micklegate
York, YO1 6JX United Kingdom
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Behind the Scenes Tour: Unveiling the Secrets of Fairfax House

Behind the Scenes Tour: Unveiling the Secrets of Fairfax House
Tue Sep 8 @ 10.00 am - Sat Oct 3 @ 4.00 pm
Fairfax House
Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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Shopping

Antique Home & Vintage Fair

Sun Sep 20 @ 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Autumn Craft Fair and Cafe

Sat Sep 26 @ 10.30 am - Sun Sep 27 @ 4.30 pm
St Sampson’s Centre for over 60s
Church Street
York, YO1 8BE United Kingdom
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Online

York Chamber Festival

York Chamber Festival
Fri Sep 18 @ 7.30 pm - Sun Sep 20 @ 7.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

You’re ‘Avin a Laugh – Virtual comedy night fundraiser

Sat Sep 19 @ 7.30 pm - 8.45 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink