Dodge dinosaurs and daleks, uncover the secrets of York’s ancient fortifications, boogie with Bootleg Blondie and enjoy a dramatic birthday party.

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

York Unleashed Comic-Con 2019

Meet the eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, plus stars from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel and more at York Unleashed Comic Con this year. There’s cosplay, VR gaming, owl flying displays and awesome traders too.
Sun Aug 11
11.00 am-5.00 pm
York Racecourse
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York Walls Festival 2019

York Walls Festival 2019

An event-packed weekend for all ages at the second Walls Fest. Explore Red Tower and Fishergate Postern Tower, enjoy live music and perfomances and get creative at York Explore with craft and writing workshops.
Sat Aug 10-Sun Aug 11
Various Times
Various venues
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Viking School Holiday Activities

Mon Aug 5 @ 11.30 am - Fri Aug 9 @ 3.00 pm
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One event on Mon, August 19 at 11.30 am

Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Murton
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Family Day

Fri Aug 9 @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Tang Hall Explore Library
York, GB + Google Map

Digital Ghost Hunt

Fri Aug 9 @ 2.00 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 3.00 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Kia Summer Smash Northern Festival

Sat Aug 10
St Peter’s School
Clifton
York, YO30 6AB United Kingdom
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Family Day

Sat Aug 10 @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Explore: Acomb Library Learning Centre
Front Street
York, YO24 3BZ GB
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Paper Play on Saturday

Sat Aug 10 @ 10.30 am - 4.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10.30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 31

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Adolescent Festival

Sat Aug 10 @ 11.00 am - 10.00 pm
York Knavesmire
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1HD United Kingdom
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Legendary Joust

Sat Aug 10 @ 11.00 am - Sun Aug 11 @ 5.00 pm
Scarborough Castle
Castle Road
Scarborough, YO11 1HY United Kingdom
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Summer Fun Day

Sat Aug 10 @ 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Dormouse Pub
Clifton Park Avenue
York, YO30 5PA GB
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Family Fun Day at Acomb Fire Station

Sun Aug 11 @ 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Acomb Fire Station
Boroughbridge Road, Acomb
York, YO26 5SH United Kingdom
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Women’s Services Day

Sun Aug 11 @ 1.30 pm
Yorkshire Air Museum
Elvington
York, YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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275th Birthday Celebration Weekend

275th Birthday Celebration Weekend

This weekend York Theatre Royal turns 275. Just don’t give it the bumps. To celebrate this gargantuan birthday they’re opening their doors for an weekend full of free activities and events. Witness the magic that goes on backstage with tours and costume exhibits and don’t miss out on the celebatory barbecue and ghost expedition.
Fri Aug 9-Sun Aug 11
Various Times
York Theatre Royal
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Theatreland Workshop

Mon Aug 5 @ 10.00 am - Fri Aug 9 @ 3.30 pm
Catton Village Hall
Main St, Low Catton
York, YO41 1EA GB
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Stephanie Aird LOLs – The Extra Mania Tour

Sat Aug 10 @ 6.00 pm
Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club
Bishopthorpe Social Club 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe
York, YO23 2RB GB
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Adolescent Festival

York’s ‘biggest and best music festival’ is back with a whole host of tribute acts including Bootleg Blondie, Viva La Coldplay and The Take That Experience. Plus food stalls and family fun. Picture from the Adolescent facebook page
Sat Aug 10
11.00 am-10.00 pm
York Knavesmire
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Black Bear Bones

Fri Aug 9 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
The Roman Bath
9 St Sampson's Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom
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Bile Beans

Fri Aug 9 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Talk More with Saytr Play, Beth McCarthy and Red Yeti

Fri Aug 9 @ 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Ampersand Live with Katie Bethan

Fri Aug 9 @ 7.00 pm
All Saint’s Church
North Street
York, YO1 6JD United Kingdom
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Sarah Loughran & Paul Young

Fri Aug 9 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Trinacria Sicilian Cafe Bar
27 Bishopthorpe Road
York, YO23 1NA
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FOXHAUNT

Fri Aug 9 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Azera plus Tranqua Lite, Kilnsey Green and Kitty VR

Fri Aug 9 @ 7.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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TK and The Splitters

Fri Aug 9 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Black Horse
29 Monkgate
York, YO31 7PB GB
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Tandem

Fri Aug 9 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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Friday Street

Fri Aug 9 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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The Resonators

Fri Aug 9 @ 9.30 pm - Sat Aug 10 @ 12.30 am
The Golden Slipper
20 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7 GB
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Collapse The Arcade

Fri Aug 9 @ 10.00 pm - Sat Aug 10 @ 1.00 am
The Stone Roses Bar
4 King Street
York, YO1 9SP United Kingdom
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Haus Social Launch Party

Fri Aug 9 @ 10.00 pm - Sat Aug 10 @ 3.00 am
Sotano
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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One For The Road Charity Gig – Chris Laycock, Sing Ramona Sing & Harrison Rimmer

Sat Aug 10 @ 7.30 pm
The Snickleway Inn
47 Goodramgate
York, Y01 7LS
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Slip Into Something More Comfortable 2

Sat Aug 10 @ 8.00 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 12.00 am
Slip Inn
20 Clementhorpe
York, YO23 1AN GB
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Los Fastidios, Mammoth Tank

Sat Aug 10 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Irie Vibes Jungle Special: K Jah

Sat Aug 10 @ 8.00 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 12.30 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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The Northern Riots, Steve Woods and the Hoods, and Graham Rhodes

Sat Aug 10 @ 8.30 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 12.00 am
The Spread Eagle
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Chelsea Radford

Sat Aug 10 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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The Perfect Shambles

Sat Aug 10 @ 9.00 pm
O’Neill’s York
10 Low Ousegate
York, YO1 9QU GB
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Max Band

Sat Aug 10 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Wenlock Arms
73 Main Street
York, YO19 6AA GB
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Blackout is BACK

Sat Aug 10 @ 10.00 pm - Sun Aug 11 @ 1.00 am
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX United Kingdom
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Glamrockz

Sun Aug 11 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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The Consequences

Sun Aug 11 @ 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Danny Charles

Sun Aug 11 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Simon Snaize

Sun Aug 11 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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10:01

Sun Aug 11 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
The Black Horse Wigginton
42-44 The Village, Wigginton
York, YO32 2PJ GB
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Snatch the band!

Sun Aug 11 @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Nashville Sessions

Sun Aug 11 @ 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Imarhan

Sun Aug 11 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Tandem Duo Gig

Sun Aug 11 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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David Ward Maclean

Sun Aug 11 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Hole in the Wall
10 High Petergate
York, YO1 7EH GB
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Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema at York Museum Gardens

What happens when Freddie Mercury, D. Frank-N-Furter, Withnail and dinosaurs meet in Museum Gardens? A weekend of outdoor cinema! Enjoy Withnail And I, Jurassic Park and The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the shadow of St Mary’s Abbey.
Thu Aug 8-Sun Aug 11
7.00 pm-11.30 pm
Museum Gardens
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York Unleashed Comic-Con 2019

Sun Aug 11 @ 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
York Racecourse
Knavesmire Road
York, YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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Celebrating 30 years of Empire Magazine

Sun Aug 11 @ 12.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12.00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, September 1

City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Preview: Pain & Glory

Sun Aug 11 @ 5.30 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Women’s Services Day

Women’s Services Day

Celebrate Women’s Services Day at Yorkshire Air Museum this Sunday to ‘commemorate and pay tribute to the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict.’ A colourful parade will be followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Women’s Memorial Garden.
Sun Aug 11
1.30 pm
Yorkshire Air Museum
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Viking School Holiday Activities

Mon Aug 5 @ 11.30 am - Fri Aug 9 @ 3.00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Mon, August 19 at 11.30 am

Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Murton
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Military Memorabilia Day

Sat Aug 10 @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
York Army Museum
3 Tower Street
York, YO1 9SB GB
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