33 things to do in York this weekend, June 20 and 21, 2015

19 Jun 2015 @ 3.51 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightYork is wrapped with Pride in the rainbow, they go biking bonkers on Knavesmire, and strings strum and swing in the ukulele festival. Plus things to do with dad for Father’s Day. See it all in our What’s On Guide

York Pride



Getting bigger, better and more inclusive every year, York Pride returns with the theme Raise Your Rainbow. Join the colourful parade at York Minster, march down to Knavesmire then enjoy a great afternoon of fun entertainment for all the family. Performers include Stooshe, Kieron Richardson, Jenny Brooke as Dolly Parton and Cat Diva as Kylie. Starts at 11.30ammore here.

York Cycle Rally 2015



Great to see the return of the York Cycle Rally. It ran for 70 years till 2012, and has been revived thanks to the sterling work of volunteers. There are displays, stands, competition and all manner of family fun at Knavesmire on Saturday and Sunday, starting from 10.30am.

More cycling & outdoors fun

Event Venue Time
Wildlife & Wilderness Skyride Knavesmire Sat @ 11am-1.45pm
York World Naked Bike Ride Millennium Bridge Sun @ 4.30pm
Meet the Millers Holgate Windmill Sat & Sun @ 11am-4pm
Yorkshire Cancer Research 5k Rowntree Park Sun @ 9.30am

Vintage vehicles for Father’s Day



It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and there’s many a motor-mad dad out there. So take yours along to the Vintage Vehicles Day at the Yorkshire Museum Of Farming, which will also host cowboys, vikings and steam train rides. More here.

York gifts for Father’s Day 2015 – perfect presents for dad

More Father’s Day fun

Event Venue Time
Dads Go Free York Dungeon Until Sunday
Father’s Day Bandstand Beningbrough Hall Sun @ 11am-5pm

Red Cow Music Ukulele Festival



There is something joyous about the sound of a well-strummed ukulele – and so Saturday‘s tribute to all things uke should have everyone smiling. The Uketopians the Blukuleles and of course the Grand Old Uke Of York (pictured) all play at the Black Horse from 2pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Kickback Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
New:York Fleeting Arms Sat @ 7pm
Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip Fulford Arms Sat @ 7pm
Everlate Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Peggy Seeger NCEM Sat @ 7.30pm
Prima Vocal Ensemble Grand Opera House Sat @ 7.30pm
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas St Michael le Belfrey Sat @ 7.30pm
Matt Philpott Basement Sat @ 8pm
A Summer Solstice Showcase Grand Opera House Sun @ 7pm
The Pepper Hearts Victoria Vaults Sun @ 4pm

Witness For The Prosecution



Back for one night only at the Guildhall, Theatre Mill’s take on Agatha Christie classic Witness For The Prosecution marks the author’s 125th anniversary. The audience plays the part of the jury – but is the accused guilty or not? Saturday at 7.30pmmore here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
Perform Explodes Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7pm

BBC man talks cyber crime



More brain food from the York Festival of Ideas. The Future Of Cyber Security sees BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones lead a discussion on the past and future of internet safety. On Saturday from 1pm at the Ron Cooke Hubmore here.

More Festival Of Ideas fun

Event Venue Time
Cracking The Code Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 11am-12.15pm
Mr & Mrs Disraeli: A strange romance Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 12-12.50pm
Darwin: A life in poems Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 1.15pm-2.15pm
Stories of The First World War York Explore Sat @ 2pm-2.45pm
Eating & Drinking in Anglo-Saxon England All Saints Church Sat @ 2pm-3pm
Surveillance, Snowden & Security Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 3pm-4.30pm
Intelligence Gathering & the Media: Who to Trust Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 5.30pm-6.30pm
The Woman With No Number St Peter’s School Sat @ 6.30pm-8pm
Crime and Terrorism Ron Cooke Hub Sat @ 6.45pm-8.15pm
Let Me Play The Lion Too York University Sun @ 2pm-3pm