Tour de Yorkshire
There’s some sort of cycle thingy happening this weekend, did you know? The TdY cyclists hit York on day two, when they’ll be doing a quick 174km sprint from Selby (they must be coming the long way round). Here’s our complete guide to the Tour de Yorkshire. They’re due into York about 2.30pm on Saturday.
It’s sport, Jim, but not on two wheels… Prepare to be oared as York City Rowing Club stages its Spring Regatta on the Ouse. The races take place between Clifton and Lendal. From 9am on Saturday – more here.
Copmanthorpe May Day Street Fair
With stalls featuring local produce and crafts, live music, tombola, fairground rides, games, refreshments and much more, Copmanthorpe’s annual fair – now in its 25th year – promises to be bigger and better than ever. Monday from noon till 4pm – more here.
Polish your spurs and knock the dust off your stetson – the cowboys are coming to the fort at Yorkshire Museum of Farming for the May Day weekend. Yeehah! More here.
Yamato Drummers of Japan
Now seen by more than six million people worldwide, Yamato’s perform authentic Japanese Taiko drumming using their whole bodies to expertly control the rhythms. At the Grand Opera House on Saturday at 7.30pm – more here.
Mostly Autumn in concert
York’s Mostly Autumn, who’ve built a loyal cult following since their first album 16 years ago, return with their latest album Dressed In Voices, exploring the dark concept of a killer forced to witness the full weight of all he is taking away as time briefly comes to a standstill. At Fibbers on Saturday – more here.