Thousands of feet will pound York’s ancient streets on Sunday for the third Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. With a new 10-mile race, star names and a sprinkling of bonkers costumes, the event will be one of the most colourful in the city’s calendar.
Final day at York Races
A spectacular season of sport is wrapped up on Knavesmire as York Racecourse hosts the October finale on Saturday. There will be a military band performing during the afternoon to add to the festival atmosphere. More details here.
Autumn Fair at St Nicks
Feeling bereft after the end of the Bake Off? Fear not, there’s a baking contest at the St Nicks Autumn Fair, as well as apple juicing, pond dipping, stalls and all sorts of good natured fun. On Saturday from 1pm-5pm – more here.
He’s a comedian who courts controversy and has even provoked petitions to ban him from the ITV2 airwaves and a university campus or two. So his appearance at Fibbers on Sunday is a chance for York to judge Dapper Laughs – aka Daniel O’Reilly – for ourselves. Full details here.
An Evening Of Dirty Dancing
Celebrating the “greatest movie soundtrack of all time”, this high-energy show at the Grand Opera House includes classic hits like Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and of course the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Saturday at 7.30pm – more here.
Not York Average Oxjam
Organised by a bunch of “disturbingly enthusiastic York teens”, this charity-minded music extravaganza brings original music from local acts to the Fulford Arms. Featuring the indie sound of Toby Jackson, York/Leeds based alt-punk band Mesmer., and Hull’s incredible folk singer Katie Spencer. Sunday from 6pm – more here.