Things to do in York this weekend, 9-11 August 2019

Look out for the Doctor at Comic-Con
9 Aug 2019 @ 3.23 pm
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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.

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.

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.
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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.
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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

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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.

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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.

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