It’s Bank Holiday weekend! Horses and homemade cart racing, fantastic Fully festival, a trail of scarecrows and laugh out loud comedy to look forward to.

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

The York Bid Micklegate Soapbox Challenge

‘York’s Wackiest Race’ is back! Catch the many homemade carts racing down the cobbles for the chance to take home the title. Also, look forward to live music, fairground rides, a super-car exhibit and local food and drink. Get there early for a good view!
Mon Aug 26
10.00 am-5.00 pm
Micklegate
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Yorkshire Ebor Festival

This year’s Ebor Festival is halfway over. With only two days left of the most famous races of the York Racecourse season there’s all to play for.
Wed Aug 21-Sat Aug 24
11.00 am-7.30 pm
York Racecourse
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Summer Tennis Camps 2019

Mon Jul 22 @ 9.00 am - Fri Aug 23 @ 4.30 pm
York Tennis Academy
York Tennis Club, Shipton Road
York, YO30 5RE GB
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V2 World Cup

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 am - Sun Aug 25 @ 8.30 pm
David Lloyd Clubs
St John's Playing Field, Hull Road
York, YO10 3LF GB
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Heworth Scarecrow Trail

In its fourth year, the Heworth Scarecrow Trail is a great day out for families. This year the theme is Fairy Tales, Folklore and Fables. Purchase a trail map and you’re set! Don’t forget to vote for your favourite scarecrow.
Sun Aug 25-Mon Aug 26
9.30 am-5.00 pm
Glen Gardens
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Billy Shakes – Wonderboy!

Tue Jul 23 @ 10.30 am - Sat Aug 24 @ 10.30 am
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre
Tower Street
York, YO1 9WD United Kingdom
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Swallows and Amazons

Fri Jul 26 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Aug 24 @ 7.00 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Culture Connect Exchange Evening

Fri Aug 23 @ 4.30 pm - 8.00 pm
St Clement’s Hall
Nunthorpe Road
York, YO23 1BW United Kingdom
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Disco Night!

Fri Aug 23 @ 7.00 pm
Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club
Bishopthorpe Social Club 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe
York, YO23 2RB GB
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1940s Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend

Sat Aug 24 - Sun Aug 25
Eden Camp
Edenhouse Road
Malton, YO17 6RT United Kingdom
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Back to school

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.30 am - Mon Aug 26 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Y01 Radio’s Summer Time Special

Sat Aug 24 @ 11.00 am - 3.30 pm
Coppergate Shopping Centre
12 Coppergate Walk
York, YO1 9NT United Kingdom
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Carlton Carnival

Sat Aug 24 @ 11.00 am - Sun Aug 25 @ 1.00 am
The Carlton Tavern
140 Acomb Road
York, YO24 4HA
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Family Fun Day

Sat Aug 24 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Blacksmiths Arms, Naburn
Main Street, Naburn
York, YO19 4PN
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Osbaldwick Club Open Day

Sun Aug 25 @ 1.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Osbaldwick Sports Club
The Leyes
York, YO10 3PR GB
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Ready, Steady, Race

Sun Aug 25 @ 2.30 pm - 8.30 pm
The Fox
168 Holgate Road
York, YO24 4DQ United Kingdom
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The York Bid Micklegate Soapbox Challenge

Mon Aug 26 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LF United Kingdom
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Family Funday with Live music

Mon Aug 26 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Black Bull ‘Sizzling Pub’
Hull Road
York, YO10 3LF GB
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1940s Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend

1940s Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend

Journey back in time this bank holiday to the 1940s. A fun packed day of demonstrations, performances and re-enactments will ensure a history lesson like no other. Visitors are encouraged to also dress in period costume!
Sat Aug 24-Sun Aug 25
Eden Camp
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Back to school

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.30 am - Mon Aug 26 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Birds of Prey

Sat Aug 24 @ 10.00 am - Sun Aug 25 @ 5.00 pm
Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate
York, YO1 8AR United Kingdom
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Ghost Hunt at The Fairfield Manor Hotel (the old Sanatorium)

Sun Aug 25 @ 9.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 2.00 am
Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel
Shipton Road,
York, YO30 1XW GB
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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Join comedians Barry Dodds, Junior Simpson, Freddie Farrell and Damion Larkin (MC) for a night of laughter and entertainment.
Sat Aug 24
7.30 pm
The Basement
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Dodgy Comedy

Mon Aug 26 @ 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
The Artful Dodger
47 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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Fully York Festival 2019

A day that celebrate local York talent, Fully York Festival is back for its fourth year. Twelve acts are set to entertain all day, so kick back and indulge in the music scene York has to offer. And it’s free!
Sat Aug 24
2.00 pm-11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
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Uprising Club Night – Rock & Metal!

Thu Aug 22 @ 11.00 pm - Fri Aug 23 @ 4.00 am
The Drawing Board
10 New Street
York, YO1 8RA GB
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Culture Connect Exchange Evening

Fri Aug 23 @ 4.30 pm - 8.00 pm
St Clement’s Hall
Nunthorpe Road
York, YO23 1BW United Kingdom
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Charlie Swainston

Fri Aug 23 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Disco Night!

Fri Aug 23 @ 7.00 pm
Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club
Bishopthorpe Social Club 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe
York, YO23 2RB GB
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PLR Presents: talkshop plus Support

Fri Aug 23 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Of all the birds

Fri Aug 23 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Crescent Community Disco!

Fri Aug 23 @ 8.00 pm - Sat Aug 24 @ 1.30 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Saved By The 90’s

Fri Aug 23 @ 8.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 3.00 am
Popworld
George Hudson St
York, YO1 6JL
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The Y Street Band at The Hop

Fri Aug 23 @ 8.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Hop
11-12 Fossgate
York, YO1 9TA United Kingdom
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The Perfect Shambles @ The Cross Keys

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 pm
The Cross Keys.
34 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF GB
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Sledge against the machine

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 pm
Cross Keys
32 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1LQ GB
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Emma Wilson Blues Band

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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The Consequences

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Roman Bath
9 St Sampson's Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom
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DV80s – Retro Party

Fri Aug 23 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Aug 24 @ 1.00 am
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Arcadia Sounds: Eboracum

Fri Aug 23 @ 11.00 pm - Sat Aug 24 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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Carlton Carnival

Sat Aug 24 @ 11.00 am - Sun Aug 25 @ 1.00 am
The Carlton Tavern
140 Acomb Road
York, YO24 4HA
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Bank Holiday Terrace Party

Sat Aug 24 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Stone Trough Inn
Kirkham Abbey
York, YO60 7JS GB
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MOD All Dayer

Sat Aug 24 @ 2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Stella Donnelly

Sat Aug 24 @ 7.30 pm
Band Room
Mackridge Cottage Farndale
York, YO62 7LB GB
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Acoustica

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Aug 25 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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The Raccoons

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Black Horse
29 Monkgate
York, YO31 7PB GB
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Moonshine Creek

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Snickleway Inn
47 Goodramgate
York, Y01 7LS
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McGarry Summer Spesh v2.0

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Aug 25 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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The Y Street Band

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Old White Swan
80 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF United Kingdom
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The Mix – Debut gig at O’Neills!

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm
O’Neill’s York
10 Low Ousegate
York, YO1 9QU GB
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Mind The Gap – Bank Holiday Special

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Aug 25 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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NoizeDoctorz

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.00 pm - 11.50 pm
Black Horse
29 Monkgate
York, YO31 7PB GB
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All Acoustically

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.30 pm - Sun Aug 25 @ 12.30 am
Bay Horse, Stamford Bridge, York
6 Main St
York, YO41 1AB GB
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Bad Chapel with No Moon (Craigie Knowes / Lobster Theremin)

Sat Aug 24 @ 11.00 pm - Sun Aug 25 @ 3.00 am
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Music in the Park – Pen and Stu

Sun Aug 25 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Friends of Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park
York, yo23 1jq GB
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Soul on Sunday

Sun Aug 25 @ 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
The corner pin
17 Tanner row
York, YO1 6JB GB
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Music in the Park – Lucy’s Pop Choir

Sun Aug 25 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Friends of Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park
York, yo23 1jq GB
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Melody Makers

Sun Aug 25 @ 4.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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August Bank Holiday Mixtape Special (It’s always special)

Sun Aug 25 @ 4.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 1.30 am
1331 Cafe Bar, Grill, Venue & Little Cinema
9-13 Grape Lane
York, YO1 7HU GB
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Tandem at Kennedys

Sun Aug 25 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Travelin’ Band

Sun Aug 25 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Nashville Sessions

Sun Aug 25 @ 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Richard Ashcroft & Oasis acoustic tribute

Sun Aug 25 @ 6.35 pm
The Mount At York
72 The Mount
York, YO24 1AR United Kingdom
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Northern Soul & Motown Night VII

Sun Aug 25 @ 7.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 12.00 am
The Micklegate at 127
127 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LB GB
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Sotano Musical Showcase

Sun Aug 25 @ 10.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 2.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Bank Holiday Sunday: House of Tequila

Sun Aug 25 @ 10.00 pm - Mon Aug 26 @ 3.30 am
Kuda York
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD GB
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Open Mic Musical Showcase

Mon Aug 26 @ 12.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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Family Funday with Live music

Mon Aug 26 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Black Bull ‘Sizzling Pub’
Hull Road
York, YO10 3LF GB
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Pat McGarry

Mon Aug 26 @ 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Keg Fest 2019

Head down to Brew York this bank holiday weekend for a celebration of all things beer! Featuring a large selection of kegged beer, there’s also Meet the Brewer talks, live music and street food vendors. Not to be missed for any beer enthusiast.
Fri Aug 23-Sun Aug 25
12.00 pm-9.00 pm
Brew York
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Charity Bluebird British Bake Off

Fri Aug 23 @ 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Bluebird Care – York
8 Devonshire Court, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton Moor
York, YO30 5PQ GB
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Culture Connect Exchange Evening

Fri Aug 23 @ 4.30 pm - 8.00 pm
St Clement’s Hall
Nunthorpe Road
York, YO23 1BW United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Taco Party

Fri Aug 23 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
FortyFive Vinyl Café
29 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JH GB
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Bank Holiday Terrace Party

Sat Aug 24 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Stone Trough Inn
Kirkham Abbey
York, YO60 7JS GB
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The York Bid Micklegate Soapbox Challenge

Mon Aug 26 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LF United Kingdom
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Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

Last chance to catch Swallows and Amazons which closes this weekend at York Theatre Royal. This ‘much-loved children’s classic’ is brought to life by Helen Edmundson with original music by Neil Hannon. Grab your swords and join John, Susan and the gang on their last adventure!
Fri Jul 26-Sat Aug 24
7.00 pm-7.00 pm
York Theatre Royal
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Billy Shakes – Wonderboy!

Tue Jul 23 @ 10.30 am - Sat Aug 24 @ 10.30 am
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre
Tower Street
York, YO1 9WD United Kingdom
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Swallows vs Amazons Challenge! 7-11s

Wed Jul 31 @ 1.00 pm - Sat Aug 24 @ 1.00 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Aladdin Summer School

Mon Aug 19 @ 9.30 am - Fri Aug 23 @ 3.30 pm
Millthorpe School
York, YO23 1WF United Kingdom + Google Map

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri Aug 23 @ 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Newby Hall
Ripon, HG4 5AE United Kingdom + Google Map