Six things to do in York this weekend: August 30-31, 2014

mix-six-logo-rightA star name in a new venue, cute dogs doing tricks and knockout fun on Knavesmire. What more could the heart desire? Find out with our complete What’s On guide.

It’s A Knockout

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The St Leonard’s Hospice It’s A Knockout returns, where teams from across York have a laugh, get covered in foam and raise money for this important cause on Sunday, Aug 31 from 11.30am on the Knavesmire. Go along and give them a cheer.

Sport Village Open Day

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York Sport Village celebrates its second birthday this Saturday, Aug 30 from 10am. Have a free shot at the first class facilities at the University of York campus, take a spin round the cycle track and get involved in mini tennis. There’ll also be a bouncy castle, birthday cake and of course ice cream.

The Fall at Fibbers

It hasn’t been off the circuit for long, and now Fibbers is back – and at a new home too. To kick things off in style, Mark E Smith’s The Fall are headlining this Saturday, Aug 30 with support act Percy. Mark’s post-punk indie rock is gritty and industrial, harking back to his working class roots with songs such as Mr Pharmacist.

Dog day out

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It’s Dog Day at York Maze to celebrate the end of the summer season, until it reopens for Hallowscream on October 25. Don’t miss this opportunity to cheer these agile pups as they wind and bounce their way around the Ebor Dog Club’s obstacle courses, this Sunday, Aug 31 from 10am.

Beer festivals

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Quick! Get your last summer pint in before autumn sets in with the the fifth annual Swan and Slip Inn Beer and Cider Festival. There’ll be plenty of live music from bands such as Boss Caine, David Ward Maclean and Toby Burras plus 50 different beers, 13 ciders and a nice M & K Quality Butchers’ BBQ. This Friday, Aug 29 from 3pm and Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 from 12pm.

Yorkshire Market

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It’s a first for Nunnington Hall as they usher in their new Yorkshire Market, which is of course, selling all things Yorkshire. Within this Manor House on the picturesque banks of the River Rye you will be able to buy examples of regional craft, art and local food. This Sunday, Aug 31 from 11am – 4pm.