Six things to do in York this weekend, May 31-June 1, 2014

30 May 2014 @ 2.11 pm
| Entertainment

Lots of wheel-based entertainment this weekend as the excitement over the Tour de France goes up a gear. Elsewhere, we’ve talent shows, sport and shopping. Take your pick or consult our complete What’s On guide for more ideas.

York Has Talent

monks cross

We all know that Britain’s Got Talent, but has York been hiding some gems of its own? Monks Cross Shopping Centre is hosting a whole range of acts this Saturday, May 31 from 1 – 4pm so join in the frivolity, have a boogie and get your shopping done at the same time. Simon Cowell aint seen nothing yet.

Cycling songs


Musician Richard Durrant stops in York this weekend on his Giant Escape City cycling tour of Britain. He brings all his gear – guitar, amp, lights – on the back of his bike. You can enjoy this unusual in-store gig on Saturday, May 31 at Giant York from 3pm.

It must be fête


The Tour de France is pedalling our way, and it’s time for another round of York celebrations: the Fête du Tour. Plenty of French or cycle themed entertainment is planned for the city centre on Saturday from 10am to 4pm, or join the Bike Belles as they set out to paint York’s National Cycle Network mileposts yellow this Sunday, June 1 from 10.30am.

Forget bikes, check out these cars


The East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club is bringing its wealth of classic motors to Eden Camp this Sunday, June 1. It’ll be a great day away from bike mania while you get up close and personal with motoring history, from VW Campers to Bentleys, available to ogle between 10am and 5pm.

York Spring Show


Made In Yorkshire are back to brighten even the most overcast days with rows of creative and independent local stalls in their marquee on Parliament Street. So head along and treat yourself to something hand made from Red Bear Jewellery or some landscape photography by Dennis Bromage this Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1 10am – 5pm.

May Spring Meeting


Grab your savings, find your favourite thoroughbred and make a profit with York Racecourse’s May Spring Meeting. The day’s action, featuring the LLP Grand Cup, begins this Saturday, May 31 from 11.15am.