It’s officially autumn – and what a weekend to start the new season.

Be dazzled by amazing hot air balloon displays, celebrate great music and dance, and have a G&T or two (or three. Or four).

As always York’s biggest and best things to do guide is here. Go have fun!

York Balloon Fiesta 2019

The York Balloon Fiesta is up, up and away! Massed hot air balloons, live music, food and drink stalls and all-new funfair rides. Don’t go home too early because you won’t want to miss the firework and laser show and the popular Hot Air Balloon Night Glow. And the best part is it’s all free!
Fri Sep 27-Sun Sep 29
York Racecourse
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Sporty Summer

Thu Jul 18 @ 10.30 am - Sun Sep 29 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Autumn Harvest & Flower Festival

Thu Sep 26 @ 10.00 am - Sun Sep 29 @ 6.00 pm
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Festival Gin Fair

Festival Gin Fair

The York Food and Drink Festival may be ending this weekend but there’s still loads of great events to catch before it leaves, including this one. Meet the distillers and owners of Yorkshire’s finest gins as well as lots of tasting! Any time is G&T time.
Fri Sep 27
7.00 pm-9.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
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Roots pop-up Farm Shop

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Festival Drinks Trail

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
York city centre
Parliament Street
York, United Kingdom

Taste Trail

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Festival Fizz Bar

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Grazing Cafe

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

The Food Factory

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Little Vikings Recipe Trail

Fri Sep 20 - Sun Sep 29
Various venues
United Kingdom

Oktoberfest

Fri Sep 27 @ 12.00 pm - Sat Sep 28 @ 11.00 pm
The Crooked Tap
39 The Green
York, YO26 5LL United Kingdom

A’Roma

Fri Sep 27 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Rafi’s Spice Box

Fri Sep 27 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Last Friday club – Basque menu

Fri Sep 27 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
The Chopping Block
25 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TX United Kingdom

Californian wine tasting

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Walmgate Ale House
25 Walmgate
York, United Kingdom

York Wild Food Walk

Sat Sep 28 @ 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Skeldergate Bridge
York, YO1 9WJ United Kingdom

Tom Heywood

Sat Sep 28 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

York College

Sat Sep 28 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Ashley McCarthy

Sat Sep 28 @ 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
York Pavilion Hotel
Fulford
York, YO10 4PJ Select a Country:
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Chocolate Masterclass with Mark Tilling

Sun Sep 29 @ 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
The Cookery School at The Grand
Station Rise
York, YO1 6GD United Kingdom

Krep

Sun Sep 29 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Will Mckee

Sun Sep 29 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary With The Mothers

Even though the 50th anniversary of the iconic Beatles album landed this Thursday (September 26th), York is celebrating this Sunday. With live music from popular band The Mothers, food and a raffle, this is not a day to be missed.
Sun Sep 29
2.00 pm-10.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
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Mindfest #6

Fri Sep 27 @ 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB

Sax Forte

Fri Sep 27 @ 6.00 pm
York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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From the Mountains to the Sea: An Evening of Opera and Song

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Parish Church of St Chad on the Knavesmire
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Mooch

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Charlie Swainston’s Sweet Berry Elixir

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Black Doldrums

Fri Sep 27 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Owen Martin

Fri Sep 27 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Spread Eagle
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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The 5:15s!

Fri Sep 27 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Sep 28 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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The Station

Fri Sep 27 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Eagle & Child
9 High Petergate
York, YO1 7EN
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David Ward Maclean

Fri Sep 27 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Sep 28 @ 12.00 am
The Habit
40 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF GB
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Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott!

Sat Sep 28 @ 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Shepherd Hall, St. Olave’s / St Peter’s School
Clifton
York, YO30 6AB United Kingdom
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Mindfest #7

Sat Sep 28 @ 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB

Andy Fairweather-Low & The Low Riders

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Skylights

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm - 11.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Last Night of the Proms

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Easingwold Galtres Centre
The Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold
York, YO61 3AD GB
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Katy Hurt, Harriet Rose Grant, Lost Hours

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
FortyFive Vinyl Café
29 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JH GB
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Rock n Roll from France

Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm - 11.45 pm
Huntington Working Mens Club
1 North Moor Road
York, YO32 9QT GB
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Honours & The Openers

Sat Sep 28 @ 8.00 pm
The Mount At York
72 The Mount
York, YO24 1AR United Kingdom
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Owen Martin Live

Sat Sep 28 @ 8.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Watergate Inn
24 Walmgate
York, YO19 GB
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Laura Kelly

Sat Sep 28 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Eagle & Child
9 High Petergate
York, YO1 7EN
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Black Ice

Sat Sep 28 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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KanOwurmz

Sat Sep 28 @ 9.00 pm
Cross Keys
32 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1LQ GB
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Craig Michael

Sat Sep 28 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Sep 29 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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The Sidewinders

Sat Sep 28 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The Roman Bath
9 St Sampson's Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom
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That Needs An Edit feat Sam Flanagan

Sat Sep 28 @ 10.00 pm - Sun Sep 29 @ 4.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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DUEL

Sun Sep 29 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Kitty & Tim

Sun Sep 29 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Victoria Shakes

Sun Sep 29 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Matt Shaw as Meatloaf

Sun Sep 29 @ 6.00 pm - 11.55 pm
The Corner Pin
17 Tanner Row
York, YO1 6JB United Kingdom
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Nashville Sessions – Margaretsville Themed

Sun Sep 29 @ 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Live music Sunday – Scott Wainwright

Sun Sep 29 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The Bay Tree
The Bay Tree, Main Street, Stillington
York, YO61 1JU GB
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Solar Bats Sundays!

Sun Sep 29 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

We all know the story of this this famous fable but don’t miss this heart-warming and beautiful play by award-winning children’s theatre company tutti frutti. Step into the village of knitters and meet delightful characters and a hilarious sheep. Watch out for a wolf or two!
Thu Sep 26-Sat Oct 12
1.30 pm-1.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
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English Youth Ballet – Swan Lake

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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The Vinyl Revival Screening + Q&A with Graham Jones

Are you passionate about everything vinyl? Make sure to catch this documentary screening which explores the importance of vinyl and the humble record shop. From musicians, enthusiastic shop owners and vinyl die-hards, hear why vinyl is connected to the human need for belonging.
Sun Sep 29
7.30 pm
FortyFive Vinyl Café
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BlackKklansman (15) at the Folk Hall

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
New Earswick Folk Hall
Hawthorne Terrace
York, YO32 4AQ GB
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The Third Man – 70th Anniversary Event

Sun Sep 29 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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iMOVE – Dancing in the streets

This Sunday the Castle Car Park will be transformed into an immersive performance space with music, animation and dance. Brought to you by York Dance Space, this performance is open to all so come prepared to be invited into the space and dance with one of York’s most iconic heritage sites as your backdrop.
Sun Sep 29
2.00 pm-6.00 pm
Castle Car Park
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English Youth Ballet – Swan Lake

Fri Sep 27 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Sep 28 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Autumn Harvest & Flower Festival

Autumn Harvest & Flower Festival

Autumn has officially begun! Celebrate the turning of the seasons at Castle Howard this weekend with their stunning harvest and flower festival. A fun day out for all the family including beautiful floral installations, traditional harvest games, guided tours and much more. Keep an eye out for the Michaelmas dragon breathing flames of wheat!
Thu Sep 26-Sun Sep 29
Castle Howard
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Orienteering in Rowntree Park

Sat Sep 28 @ 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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