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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting York - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in York to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in York

24
JUL
Toyah
The Duchess York

Music knows no time gender or geographical boundaries. 70s and early 80s of the nineteenth century is known for giving music a new different and interesting lease of life. Punk became a rage and a…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JUL
Beach Boys
York Racecourse

The Beach Boys are an American treasure. Known for their fun light hearted California centric sound this band has rocked the world with surfer style music since the early 1960s They are one of the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

26
JUL
Wet Wet Wet
York Racecourse

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1's With A Little Help From My Friends' 1988; Goodnight Girl' 1991; and Love Is All Around' 1994 the Glasgow lads have made…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
AUG
The Waterboys
York Barbican Centre

The Waterboys are truly a one of a kind band. They claim to be like no other band with no genre school or fashion they simply play Waterboy music. They have performed all over the…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
AUG
Arctic Monkeys
Bramham Park

Arctic Monkeys are a punk‐inspired band that have been influenced by the likes of The Smiths The Jam and The Clash. Theyre at the peak of a very successful career both here in Britain…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Festival
Bramham Park

Festival at Bramham Park in Leeds on Wednesday 20 August 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices all…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Festival 2014 Extras
Bramham Park

Festival 2014 Extras at Bramham Park in Leeds on Wednesday 20 August 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
AUG
Leeds Festival
Bramham Park

Leeds Festival takes place in Leeds in England from Friday to Sunday on the weekend of the August bank holiday.The festival consists of the following stages. There is the main stage which hosts music genres…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Leeds Festival 2014 Extras
Bramham Park

Leeds Festival 2014 Extras at Bramham Park live on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. For tickets to see Leeds Festival 2014 Extras at Bramham Park see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Reading Festival
Bramham Park

Astonishingly Reading Festival has been rocking the UK since 1961. Its a three day festival held simultaneously with the Leeds festival during the August bank holiday weekend. Both festivals share a bill on a rotating…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Reading Leeds Festival
Bramham Park

Reading Leeds Festival at Bramham Park live on Wednesday 20 August 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. For tickets to see Reading Leeds Festival at Bramham Park see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Blink 182
Bramham Park

After being in indefinite hiatus for quite some time this American rock band is so back Yes Blink 182s Tom DeLonge Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus have decided to play music again together.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Metronomy
Bramham Park

Metronomy at Bramham Park in Leeds on Friday 22 August 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Metronomy live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. See…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Paramore
Bramham Park

US rock band Paramore hit the big time in 2004 and continued to carve out a strong and successful career and following. Their debut album was All We know is Falling in 2005 their second…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Queens of the Stone Age
Bramham Park

Queens of the Stone Age are an American hard rock band from California. On the scene since 1997 they are famed for their collaborations with blues and grunge stars and their riff‐orientated heavy sound. They…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
You Me At Six
Bramham Park

Together since 2004 English rock band 'You Me at Six' released their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours' in 2008. They claim inspiration from American bands such as 'Blink 182' and 'Thrice' and have received…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
AUG
The Courteeners
Bramham Park

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
AUG
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bramham Park

Unlike so many alternative British bands who have just their brief time in the sun and one acclaimed debut album Bombay Bicycle Club have evolved from awkward indie freshmen into one of the most highly…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
AUG
Imagine Dragons
Bramham Park

Imagine Dragons appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at Bramham Park on Sunday 24 August 2014. For ticket prices to watch Imagine Dragons at Bramham Park see the list of tickets available for Imagine Dragons.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
SEP
City of Lights on 6th Sep
Fibbers

Leeds rock heroes The Dunwells are hitting the road this September for a spectacular 13‐date tour.2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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06
SEP
The Dunwells at Fibbers
Fibbers

Leeds rock heroes The Dunwells are hitting the road this September for a spectacular 13‐date tour.2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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07
SEP
Tony Bennett
York Barbican Centre

Tony Bennett at York Barbican Centre in York on Sunday 07 September 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Tony Bennett tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
SEP
Lisa Stansfield
York Barbican Centre

Known internationally for her first UK number one hit single All Around The World released in 1989 Lisa Stansfield is one of Britain's most treasured singers. A BRIT Award winning artist in 1991 and…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Selby Rock Choir
Portholme Church

Your friendly local Selby choir is run by singing teacher Nic Slack. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around North Yorkshire and as a choir we also sing together with other Rock Choir singers in the nearby…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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21
SEP
Aquaducked Family Day Out
River Ouse

Family day out raising money for CLIC Sargent MacMillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01780 470718
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28
SEP
John Bishop
Barbican Theatre York

Scouse comedian John Bishop was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside winning the North West Comedy award for best stand‐up in 2004. Since then he has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
SEP
John Bishop Work In Progress
York Barbican Centre

John Bishop Work In Progress at York Barbican Centre in York on Sunday 28 September 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
OCT
Dry The River
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Dry the River aren't your average English folk band. Formed in 2009 by exiles from the punk and emo hardcore music scenes don't let their looks deceive you. Dry the River's tattoos and piercings are…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
OCT
Tom Stade 'Decisions Decisions' Tour
The Duchess

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around. Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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10
OCT
Jon Richardson
York Barbican Centre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live at the Apollo is taking his new show Funny Magnet across the UK. With a sell‐out run at…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

Tourist Attractions


National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York, England is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and…

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

York's county house and garden, this imposing Georgian Mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most empressive baroque interiors in England. Exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house, and over 100 pictures on loan from the National…

Jorvik

Between 1976 and 1981, visitors to York from all over the world watched as some of the best preserved remains of the Viking world came to light. York Archaeological Trust discovered wooden houses which stood to over 2 metres in height, fence lines, alleyways and backyards. …

York Dungeons

The York Dungeon brings York's horrible history to life with 11 live shows, actors and special effects.Travel to the dark depths of York Prison where murderer, thief, and infamous highwayman Dick Turpin awaits his death at the gallows.After years of stealing livestock, robbing stage‐coaches and murdering those who…

Yorkshire Air Museum

A Traditional Hangar Dance to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe. Dance the night away to the Big Band sound of the highly regarded New York Dance Band. Set in the atmospheric hangar at the Yorkshire Air Museum with the unique backdrop of the Halifax…

Derwent Valley Light Railway

The railway in its current form began in 1989, with the arrival of the Great Yorkshire Preservation Society, formerly based at Starbeck, near Harrogate. The society was looking for a new home as they had been asked to vacate their site on the old locomotive sheds at Starbeck…

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