Summer’s nearly over, but that doesn’t mean the holidays are! There’s plenty to do in the city and along the coast this weekend, so grab a poncho and brave the weather with our complete What’s On Guide.
Get that festival feeling
Bet on your favourite horse to win the Betfred Ebor, don your best dress and head to York Racecourse this Saturday, August 23 from 11am – 5pm.
At Galtres, it’s a family affair with three days of live music, cabaret and local Yorkshire produce. Headliners include The Levellers, Morcheeba and The Human League. Don’t miss out this Friday, Aug 22, 12pm – 3am and Saturday 23 – Sunday 24, 10.30am – 3am at Duncombe Park.
If you fancy browsing some local talent, a wide range of exhibitors are bringing the goods with the popular Fulford Show 2014. There are plenty of exhibits to be perused and trophies to be handed out from flowers to bread, this Monday, August 25 at Fulford School from 1 – 5pm.
In the town centre it’s the Made in Yorkshire Summer Event, with craft stalls in St Sampson’s Square. There are many local and unique gifts to be purchased this Thursday, Aug 21 – Sunday 24 from 10am – 5pm.
Off the beaten track
Have a lovely wander through the city this Saturday, with York Guided Historical French Connections. To celebrate the aftermath of York’s involvement in the Tour de France, this walk covers sites and people of interest that link the two. Starting at St William’s College from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Trips to the coast
Why not escape the busy cities and head to the coast for a day, with X Factor finalists Union J playing a set at Scarborough Open-Air Theatre along with Rough Copy, this Saturday, 6 – 10pm.
Flamborough’s Living Seas Centre are celebrating ‘Seaweed Week’ with themed arts and crafts activities for children, from Monday, Aug 25 – Sun 31, 10am – 5pm.
Or perhaps you’d like to Make Your Own Bird kite at North Yorkshire Moors National Park? Sunday, August 24 from 10.30am – 4pm.