Lots to do this weekend! Haunted houses, chocolate celebrations, vintage finds and “Ey Up!” it’s the Yorkshire Marathon.

As always York’s biggest and best things to do guide is here.

York Haunted House

This weekend, York Mansion House will be transformed into York Haunted House for Halloween. A spooky experience aimed at ages 6-13, visitors will be guided around an immersive adventure to protect the house from the ghosts that reside there. An additional spooky adventure will run on Halloween night, for both children and adults!
Sat Oct 19-Thu Oct 31
5.30 pm-8.00 pm
York Mansion House
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The Home of Halloween

Thu Oct 3 - Sun Nov 3
York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD United Kingdom
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Hallowscream

Fri Oct 11 @ 6.30 pm - Sat Nov 2 @ 9.00 pm
York Maze
York Maze, Elvington Lane
York, YO19 5LT United Kingdom
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Trick or Treat Trek

Sat Oct 19 @ 1.00 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 6.30 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD GB
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York Haunted House

Sat Oct 19 @ 5.30 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm
York Mansion House
Saint Helen’s Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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HalloQween Drag Brunch

Sun Oct 20 @ 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Revolution York
Coney St
York, YO1 9NA GB
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National Chocolate Week

National Chocolate Week

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Learn all about the history of one of York’s chocolate families this weekend. Take part in indulgent activities like making your own chocolate box, and experience what it would have been like to work for Terry’s in the factory.
Wed Oct 16-Sun Oct 20
10.30 am-5.00 pm
Goddards
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Harry Potter Weekend

Sat Oct 19 @ 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
York Bird Of Prey Centre
Tollerton Rd
Huby, YO61 1JB GB
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The Little Mermaid

Sat Oct 19 @ 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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An Evening With Will Young & Special Guests

Pop icon Will Young is stopping at the Barbican this Sunday on his UK tour. The Pop Idol winner has multiple chart-topping albums, two Brit Awards and four UK number one singles. Don’t miss this pop legend performing from his latest album.
Sun Oct 20
7.30 pm
York Barbican
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One For The Road Festival 2019

Fri Oct 18 @ 6.00 pm - Sat Oct 19 @ 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Transmission – The Sound Of Joy Division + The Distractions

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Violet Contours with Serotones, The Feens and Joh Hendrickx

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Generation

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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The Magic of Motown

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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The Mixtapes

Fri Oct 18 @ 8.00 pm - Sat Oct 19 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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The Northern Riots

Fri Oct 18 @ 8.30 pm - 11.30 pm
The Stone Roses Bar
4 King Street
York, YO1 9SP United Kingdom
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The 5:15’s

Fri Oct 18 @ 9.00 pm
Severus Social Club
11 Milner Street, Acomb
York, YO24 4NJ GB
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Vintage

Fri Oct 18 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Oct 19 @ 11.30 pm
The Roman Bath
9 St Sampson's Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom
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White Starrs

Fri Oct 18 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Lendal Cellars
26 Lendal
York, YO1 8AA GB
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Travelin Band

Fri Oct 18 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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BlackBox Presents: Deep in Disco

Fri Oct 18 @ 11.00 pm - Sat Oct 19 @ 4.00 am
Fibbers: Live Music Venue
3-5 Toft Green
York, YO1 6JT
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Strummercamp

Sat Oct 19 @ 3.00 pm - Sun Oct 20 @ 2.00 am
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Joshua Burnell & Frances Sladen

Sat Oct 19 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Busk
114 Fishergate
York, YO10 4 GB
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The Arc Project

Sat Oct 19 @ 7.30 pm
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
York, YO18 GB
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Dennis Rollins’ Funky Funk!

Sat Oct 19 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Salzburg Mozart Gala

Sat Oct 19 @ 7.30 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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The Perfect Shambles

Sat Oct 19 @ 8.00 pm
O’Neill’s York
10 Low Ousegate
York, YO1 9QU GB
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The Cover Culprits

Sat Oct 19 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The Green Tree
Beckfield Lane
York, YO26 5PJ GB
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York Irish Music Night

Sat Oct 19 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
the micklegate SOCIAL
148 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JX
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The Threetles

Sat Oct 19 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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The Diamonds

Sat Oct 19 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Oct 20 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Twisted Circus

Sat Oct 19 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Oct 20 @ 3.30 am
Kuda Bar & Club
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD United Kingdom
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Dave Smith and Tom Cocks

Sat Oct 19 @ 9.30 pm
The Snickleway Inn
47 Goodramgate
York, Y01 7LS
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Ian Ossia

Sat Oct 19 @ 10.00 pm - Sun Oct 20 @ 6.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Pop Up Culturama

Sun Oct 20 @ 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Queen Elizabeth I – Her Music by the Lachrimae Consort

Sun Oct 20 @ 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate
70 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF United Kingdom
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Tandem

Sun Oct 20 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Sledge Against The Machine

Sun Oct 20 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Tandem

Sun Oct 20 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Snatch the band!

Sun Oct 20 @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Live Music Sunday with Paul Lewis

Sun Oct 20 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Pairings Wine Bar
28 Castlegate
York, YO1 9RP GB
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Heartsink with Next Year, Crosslight, Shark Bait

Sun Oct 20 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Sun Oct 20 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Sun Oct 20 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Vintage Clothing Sale Weekend!

A vintage clothing sale weekend at Spark! Fresh stock will be added both days so there will be plenty to search through to find that hidden gem.
Sat Oct 19-Sun Oct 20
10.00 am-4.00 pm
Spark:York
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Mad Alice

Mad Alice is a brand new play by Victoria Delaney and produced by Off The Rock Productions. The world premiere brings us into the life of the infamous character, whose ghost is said to haunt York’s very own Lund’s Court. Who was she? What was her life really like? Find out at the John Cooper Studio.
Wed Oct 16-Sat Oct 19
7.30 pm-9.30 pm
John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate
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The Two Shot Podcast: Live

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.00 pm
De Grey Rooms
St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Phoenix Dance Theatre: The Rite Of Spring & Left Unseen

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Oct 19 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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An Audience With Simon Reeve

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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The Magic of Motown

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Revelations

Fri Oct 18 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Charity Cabaret Night

Sat Oct 19 @ 8.00 am - Sun Oct 20 @ 1.00 am
The Carlton Tavern
140 Acomb Road
York, YO24 4HA
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The Little Mermaid

Sat Oct 19 @ 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Alex and Eliza

Sat Oct 19 @ 2.00 pm - 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Sat Oct 19 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Sun Oct 20 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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CollabFest2019

78 breweries, 16 countries, 1 epic festival is the tagline for this years CollabFest at BrewDog York. The multi-bar beer festival is even bigger this year, and it’s all about celebrating and supporting Craft Brewers from all over the world. Get your drinking trousers on!
Thu Oct 17-Sun Oct 20
12.00 pm-11.59 pm
BrewDog York
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National Chocolate Week

Wed Oct 16 @ 10.30 am - Sun Oct 20 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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CollabFest2019

Thu Oct 17 @ 12.00 pm - Sun Oct 20 @ 11.59 pm
BrewDog York
130-134 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JX GB
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Charity Supper Club

Fri Oct 18 @ 8.00 pm
The Pig And Pastry
35 Bishopthorpe Road
York, YO23 1NA United Kingdom
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Assize of Ale

Sat Oct 19 @ 12.30 pm
St Helen’s Square
York, YO1 8QP + Google Map

York’s Orchard Fruit Festival

Sat Oct 19 @ 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
The Belfrey Hall
52 Stonegate
York, YO1 8AS GB
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HalloQween Drag Brunch

Sun Oct 20 @ 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Revolution York
Coney St
York, YO1 9NA GB
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The Two Shot Podcast: Live

The Two Shot Podcast: Live

Join actor Craig Parkinson, star of Line of Duty, in this live podcast recording with special guests performance poet JB Barrington and actor Art Malik. They will chat through how their life story has made them into the creative people they are today.
Fri Oct 18
7.00 pm
De Grey Rooms
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Yorkshire Marathon

The Yorkshire Marathon is here! Since 2013 the event has been tempting athletes and amateurs alike to conquer the 26.2 miles around York’s historic sites and North Yorkshire countryside. Entries for the Yorkshire Marathon are now closed but that definitely doesn’t mean you can’t go along to support from the sidelines.
Sun Oct 20
9.30 am
Various venues
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