Six things to do in York this Bank Holiday weekend, May 3-5, 2014

2 May 2014 @ 2.23 pm
| Entertainment


mix-six-logo-rightKnit yourself a jumper for the YO1 Festival this weekend, or perhaps immerse yourself in classical music and have a scary stroll around Haxby. We’re praying for good Bank Holiday weather over here at YorkMix. And if these bad boys don’t tickle your fancy there’s always our extensive What’s On Guide to satisfy your cravings.

YO1 Festival


It’s festival time again! YO1 Festival is back, filling up the Knavesmire with music, fun and food. It’ll be the place to be this Sunday, May 4 from 12pm. Prepare for Glasto with this one-day music fest with headliners such as De La Soul, Pulled Apart by Horses, Boss Caine and many more.

Tonight’s The Night


Saturday night is in fact the night to see the hit musical comedy based on the songs of superstar Rod Stewart at the Grand Opera House. Join a shy young man as he sells his soul to get the girl, and sing along to classics such as Maggie May and Baby Jane. This Saturday, May 3 from 7.30pm.

Scarecrow Festival


There won’t be any crows in Haxby this weekend as the annual Scarecrow Festival heralds the arrival of spring. Grab your kids between Saturday, May 3 and Monday 5 between 10.30am and 4pm and take them for a wander along the beautiful lanes of Haxby and Wigginton – but be prepared for a scare with this year’s bizarre and bonkers straw-stuffed visitors!

La Mer Trio

la mer trio

Late Music welcomes the La Mer Trio to York for the first time. The performance will include pieces by William Mathias, Sally Beamish and Tore Takemitsu. This colourful concert also features Michael Parkin’s extraordinary Courting Rites of Cranes so grab a free glass of wine and join the throng at the Unitarian Chapel this Saturday, May 3 from 7.30pm.

Yarn Shop Day


Don’t drop a stitch this weekend with RamshamblesYarn Shop Day. Celebrate everything about wool from knitting to crocheting and help yourself to a glass of bubbly while browsing. This Saturday, May 3, 10am – 5pm.

Yorkshire art workshops

Photograph: Allan Harris on flickr
Photograph: Allan Harris on flickr

If you don’t fancy knitting, how about helping to create a tapestry? DIG is hosting a free workshop making a tapestry which aims to answer the question, “What does Yorkshire mean to you?” The finished work will be displayed during the York Tour de France weekend. Contribute this Saturday, May 3, 12 – 2pm.