Veterans Weekend in East Park is a celebration of former Armed Forces personnel.

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

It’s been a somewhat warm week, so you may be looking forward to some fun in the fresh air this weekend. Luckily for you, the city is hosting its annual Veterans Weekend, a Pride finale and a folk festival with a maritime twist. Plan your weekend now!

1. Veterans Weekend
East Park
Saturday and Sunday 10am
Free

A full-sized spitfire plane will be on display at this year’s Veterans Weekend.

The popular Veterans Weekend is back at East Park at the weekend. Now in its 14th year, the free event, celebrating the role of the Armed Forces past and present, takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Visitors will have the chance to meet veterans, learn what life was like in the 1940s and meet current servicemen and women. Entertainment gets under way at 10am on both days. Get more details here.

2. After:Hours Pride Finale special
Paragon Arcade
Saturday 5.30pm-10.30pm
Free

The rainbow at Paragon Arcade. Picture: @Paragon_Arcade on Twitter

If you have been to Paragon Arcade this week, you don’t need to be told that its residents are supporting Pride celebrations – because the giant rainbow running the length of the floor will tell you that. And the arcade’s ever-popular AFTER:hours event is a Pride special this weekend, with Disko Klubb DJs spinning tunes, plus of course food, drinks and shopping. Organisers are raising money for local LGBT charities by raffling a “mammoth prize”. Find more details here.

3. Hull Folk and Maritime Festival
Hull Marina
Saturday and Sunday
Free

The Minerva pub in Hull.

See the area’s finest folk and roots performers outside The Minerva pub and shanty and more traditional acts on a stage on The Syntan barge, moored in the Marina. There will also be singarounds and playaround sessions at The Minerva and Whittington and Cat pubs and below decks on The Amy Howson sloop, plus folk and morris dancing in the city centre and festival area. Get more details here.

4. James Acaster – Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Bonus Arena
Saturday 7.30pm
Tickets from £23.60

The Bonus Arena in Hull.

The Bonus Arena in Hull.

This stand-up show by one of the UK’s up-and-coming stars was born in the moment that the comedian ate cold supermarket lasagne from the fridge at 4am after a night out. He then changed the name of a WhatsApp group to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 to represent the best year of his life and how much he hates himself sometimes. That perhaps tells you everything you need to know about what to expect from the show. Get tickets and more details here.

5. Having Fun
Hull History Centre
Until Tuesday 30 August from 9.30am
Free

Morris dancers in Queen’s Gardens in 1970.

Morris dancers in Queen’s Gardens in 1970.

A photographic exhibition is to provide a glimpse at how people of Hull have spent their leisure time over the years. The exhibition will pull together photographs from collections at the Hull History Centre. It touches on participating in sports, enjoying the city’s parks to visiting seasonal attractions such as Hull Fair. Find more details here.

Bao Ho and Anny Chong from Hong Kong will bring their creative talents to the Humber Street Sesh.