Six things to do in York this weekend, May 10-11, 2014

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9 May 2014 @ 10.19 am
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mix-six-logo-rightThere’s a whole host of events coming your way this weekend, so grab a homemade trinket, check out some new bands and celebrate York…the Grand Depart is on it’s way and we’re just warming up with our wonderful What’s On Guide.

Family fun in the park

Photograph: imagesbywestfall on Flickr
Photograph: imagesbywestfall on Flickr
The University of York are celebrating our wonderful city this Sunday, May 11 from 11am – 3pm at Hull Road Park with a lovely family fun day. Enjoy live music, dance, sport and even a bit of theatre with PantSoc’s mini pantomime. Hook a duck, get your face painted or grab a bite to eat, there’s something for everyone.

Home and lifestyle fair

Percy the 'For the Love of' mascot will be joining the party.
Percy the For the Love of mascot will be joining the party.
For the love of all things crafty and handmade get yourself down to the beautiful Hospitium in the Museum Gardens this Sunday, May 11, 10.30am-4.30pm as the Home and Lifestyle Fair is back in town. Browse the colourful stalls and pick up a quirky trinket or two to brighten up your dreary Spring afternoons. There’s even a pop up “vintage tearoom” to relax in after a hard week’s work.

Spring Festival of New Music

Alice Ostapjuk  and Leo James are excited for the festival!
Alice Ostapjuk and Leo James are excited for the festival!

Spring is the time for all things new and fresh with the Spring Festival of New Music kicking off their carnival theme in St Sampson’s Square this Saturday, May 10 from 2pm. You’ll be energised by their samba drum workshop, face painting and perhaps even a bit of carnival dancing, so come along and try something different.

Fair Trade market


Celebrate all things ethnic and interesting with York’s Fair Trade Market as part of World Fair Trade Day in Parliament Street this Saturday, May 10 from 10am – 4pm. From food to clothes to jewellery, this market is celebration of everything that is good about world trade and showing how there are people out there making the world a better place.

Battlegroup North


Yorkshire Air Museum is hosting their famed Battlegroup North this weekend with up to 200 military vehicles gathering for an exceptional spectacle complete with battle scenarios and activities for kids. You can see Spitfires and artillery firing live, so head out this Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11 from 10am for a real treat.

Tour de Cinema

Continuing Yorkshire’s Tour de France build up, take a trip through five specially selected short films with the Yorkshire Festival‘s ‘Tour de Cinema’ rolling through Nunnington Hall this Saturday, May 10, 5-11pm. You can watch world champion cyclist Craig Maclean (shown above) prepare for the World Cup and immerse yourself in a wealth of Yorkshire Film Archive footage from first wheeling steps to exciting competitions.