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Major Events & Festivals - Yorkshire Coast

Discover all the major events along the Yorkshire Coast and across the North York Moors this year!

The Yorkshire Coast is renown for hosting some of Yorkshire's major events year on year. There are a number of different events from food festivals to heritage weeks and a few major international sporting events! The  Tour de France passed through the Yorkshire Coast in 2014, the Tour de Yorkshire has made two appearances on the Coast and will be revisiting us in 2017!

With our in house Events team growing our events are growing year on year, whether assisting others or managing our own, so why no check out all the major events below or click here to view all upcoming events.

There is an event for everyone!

Skipping

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

 
 

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Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Beryl, SJT, Scarborough

Beryl

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Tue 21 - Sat 25 Mar 2017

This is a new production created especially for the round. If you missed out on the sell-out endstage production we had in 2015 (or just want to see a new take on Maxine Peake’s acclaimed script), come and see this!

Top Secret Blues Festival

Top Secret Blues Festival

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017

Top Secret Blue Festival 2017at the Spa Ocean Room, Scarborough

Sci Fi Scarborough

Sci Fi Scarborough 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Sci-Fi Scarborough is back for the fourth year in the beautiful Victorian Spa over the weekend of Sat 8th & Sun 9th April 2017, SFS is the must go to convention of the year....

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend Spring 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Apr 2017

WGW™ has something for everyone with an interest in all things alternative. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend.

View from Oliver's Mount

Bob Smith Spring Cup National Road Races

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount circuit and experience the excitement of the Spring National Cup Road Races.

Books By the Beach

Scarborough Book Festival - Books by Sea

Scarborough Library & Information Centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN

Wed 26 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Books by the Beach | 26 APRIL - 1 MAY 2017

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF

Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

View from Oliver's Mount

Festival of Speed Bike & Hill Climb

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Festival of Speed Hill Climb.

Country Fair

Pickering Game & Country Fair

Outdoor Shows Limited, Skelton Banks, Cropton, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EX

Sat 20 - Sun 21 May 2017

Attractions include Clay Shooting, Air Rifle Competitions, Mounted Games Association, Terrier Show & Racing, Gundog Scurries organised by Adrian Slater, Flycasting Demonstration & Tuition by Hywel Morgan.

THE BEACH BOYS

The Beach Boys

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Wed 24 May 2017

Music legends The Beach Boys are set to bring 'Fun Fun Fun' to the Yorkshire coast in 2017 as they headline a night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre!

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Kaiser Chiefs

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Sat 27 May 2017

Yorkshire’s favourite sons KAISER CHIEFS are heading home for what promises to be an explosive night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Malton Food Lovers

Malton Food Lovers Festival

Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LP

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Filey Evron Centre Rooms, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Filey will again be host to the infamous Food and Drink Festival! Located near the Yorkshire Moors, you can expect local farmers markets, mouth-watering hog roasts, locally produced honey and plenty of other Yorkshire delicacies.

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival

Bridlington Old Town, 56 High Street, Bridlington, YO16 4QA

Sun 11 Jun 2017

The filming in Bridlington Old Town’s Georgian High Street as Walmington On Sea, including a superb St Georges Day Parade Bridlington’s Old Town 1940’s Summer Festival will be the place to be, Celebrating the new Dads Army movie.

Scalby Fair

Scalby Fair

Scalby Village, High Street, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0PT

Sun 11 - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Scalby Fair, one of the few remaining Village Fairs in the North of England, is a week long festival of entertainment and fun culminating in a large village street fair with over 50 stalls, music, dancing, and children specific attractions.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Thu 15 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

The Charlatans

The Charlatans

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Fri 16 Jun 2017

The Charlatans are set to rock the Yorkshire coast next summer on what promises to be an unforgettable night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

GYBR 2017

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2017

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Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Pickering Showground, Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EA

Sun 18 Jun 2017

One of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England, established over 10 years ago.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Jun 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Rick Astley

Rick Astley

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Rick Astley is the first artist to announce Dalby Forest date for 2017 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Armed Forces Day, Scarborough

Armed Forces Day

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June on Scarborough South Bay.

Whitby Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Whitby Town, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Whitby Armed Forces Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June on New Quay Road.

View from Oliver's Mount

Cock O' the North Continental Road Races

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Cock of the North.

Elbow

Elbow

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Since their debut album, 2001’s ‘Asleep At The Back’ their stature has grown with subsequent releases such as ‘Cast of Thousands’, ‘Leaders Of The Free World’, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, ‘Build A Rocket Boys’ and 2014’s ‘The Take Off And Landin

Craig David

Craig David

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sun 25 Jun 2017

British R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Craig David will perform with his band for Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum and Dalby Forest.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Tue 27 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Boe & Ball - Together Again

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together Again

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Following the stunning success of their Platinum selling album Together and 29 sold out shows across the UK in 2016, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe today announced they will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2017.

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard - Just Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Thu 29 Jun 2017

To celebrate the release of his brand new album, Just… Fabulous Rock ’n’ Roll, Cliff is heading out on a Summer Tour of the UK

This is UB40

This is UB40 Feat: Ali, Astro and Micky Virtue

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Fri 30 Jun 2017

This is UB40 Feat : Ali, Astro and Micky Virtue and is part of their GRANDSLAM tour 2017.

George Benson

George Benson

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Legendary 10-time Grammy Award winner George Benson – whose illustrious career spans five hit-packed decades – is to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Sat 1 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Music legend Tom Jones – whose iconic hits span six decades - today confirmed he will play at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday July 2 2017.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Tue 4 - Sat 8 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Little Mix

Little Mix

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Thu 6 Jul 2017

The world's biggest girl band LITTLE MIX are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in July as part of their 'Summer Shout Out' tour.

Staxtonbury 2017

Staxtonbury 2017

Manor Farm, Manor Farm, Staxton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4SH

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Staxtonbury is a family friendly music festival containing a varied programme of entertainment across five stages. Apart from the music there is a number of children and family entertaiment available.

Olly Murs @ SOAT

Olly Murs

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Olly Murs is heading to the beautiful Yorkshire coast to play Scarborough Open air Theatre as part of his massive 2017 summer UK tour.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Seafest, Scarborough

Scarborough Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

'Seafest' is an International Maritime Festival that focuses on Scarborough's maritime history. The three day festival takes place around Scarborough's Harbour, fishing pier and in community buildings and Public Houses of the old town.

View from Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene Road Race Festival

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Barry Sheene International Race Festival.

Ryedale Jazz festival

Ryedale Jazz Festival

Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DY

Sun 23 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

The 5th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival will take place from Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Mon 24 - Tue 25 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Whitby Steampunk

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Another splendid weekend awaits Beyond The Sea, down Whitby way.

Scarecrows

Muston Scarecrow Festival

Muston, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0EY

Sat 29 Jul - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Our annual scarecrow competition is extremely popular with visitors and locals alike. Each year the numbers of visitors to the village during the festival increases and it's existence is now known worldwide!

Madness

Madness

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Thu 3 Aug 2017

Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond next summer as Madness are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Saturday night fireworks

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

An introduction to the event… The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

Pop Legends 80s V 90s

80s V 90s

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Pop superstars The Human League, Midge Ure and Technotronic are all heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre for a night of chart-topping classics.

Scarborough Cricket ground

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2017

Scarborough Cricket Club, North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TJ

Sun 6 - Wed 9 Aug 2017

Yorkshire County Cricket Club v Essex

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Fri 11 Aug 2017

The Triple Brit Award nominee and platinum selling artist Jess Glynne heads to the Yorkshire coast for what promises to be a stunning headline performance.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Aug 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Filey Evron Centre Rooms, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

Filey will again be host to the infamous Food and Drink Festival! Located near the Yorkshire Moors, you can expect local farmers markets, mouth-watering hog roasts, locally produced honey and plenty of other Yorkshire delicacies.

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Filey Evron Centre Rooms, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

Filey will again be host to the infamous Food and Drink Festival! Located near the Yorkshire Moors, you can expect local farmers markets, mouth-watering hog roasts, locally produced honey and plenty of other Yorkshire delicacies.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Aug 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby - various venues, Various locations in Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Britain's premier folk festival with seven days and nights in celebration of traditional music song and dance of the British Isles.

Whitby Regatta Fair

Whitby Regatta

Whitby - various venues, Various locations in Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sat 19 - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Three full days of entertainment, including yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

View from Oliver's Mount

National Car & Bike Hill Climb Championship

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the National Hill Climb Championship.

P1 Powerboat Championships

P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep 2017

The world’s leading marine motorsport brand has announced that it will again head to the North Yorkshire coast for it's 2017 season.

18th Hole South Cliff Golf Club

Scarborough Open Golf Week

Scarborough Open Golf Week, Various Golf Courses, Scarborough, Whitby & Filey, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Sun 3 - Fri 8 Sep 2017

Scarborough Golf Week is a fun filled tournament for amateur golfers, commencing on the first Sunday of September annually. Established in 1921 it has proved to be one of the most enjoyable golfing competitions on the North Yorkshire Coast,

Goldwing

Goldwing Light Parade

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Sat 9 Sep 2017

The 2017 Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade - the UK’s best Glittering GoldWing weekend ever returns 9th September 2017!

Northern Soul Weekender

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Sep 2017

The North Yorkshire Soul Collective Presents: Scarborough Northern & Modern Soul Weekender 8

SJF

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

View from Oliver's Mount

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the International Gold Cup Road Races.

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Filey Evron Centre Rooms, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Filey will again be host to the infamous Food and Drink Festival! Located near the Yorkshire Moors, you can expect local farmers markets, mouth-watering hog roasts, locally produced honey and plenty of other Yorkshire delicacies.

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Filey Evron Centre Rooms, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Filey will again be host to the infamous Food and Drink Festival! Located near the Yorkshire Moors, you can expect local farmers markets, mouth-watering hog roasts, locally produced honey and plenty of other Yorkshire delicacies.

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k Road Race & Fun Run

McCain 10k Race

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sun 22 Oct 2017

The McCain 10km Road Race & Family Fun Run along the stunning Yorkshire Coast starting at Scarborough Spa.

Scarborough Dance Festival

Scarborough Dance Festival 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Tue 7 - Sun 12 Nov 2017

The 20th annual Scarborough Dance Festival will take place between 7-12th of November 2017.

Jimmy Carr 2017

Jimmy Carr 2017: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Grea

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 10 Nov 2017

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Boxing Day Raft Race

Boxing Day Raft Race

Scarborough Harbour, Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD

Tue 26 Dec 2017

Enjoy the annual Boxing Day Crazy Raft Race as part of the festivities on Scarborough's South bay.