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Events & Festivals on the Yorkshire Coast

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There’s always something happening on the Yorkshire Coast whatever the time of year, from tiny village shows to major internationally renowned festivals. They cover, of course, music, food, art, theatre and sport, but here on the coast, we can go one better, and bring you festivals of angling, sailing, rowing, surfing and maritime history – you don’t get those inland.Search for events by date and major events at a glance below. Alternatively, visit the individual town and village sections of our website to find out more about what’s going on up and down the coast – we’re confident you’ll find something that feels tailor-made for you.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

 
 

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Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

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

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

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!

Fences

Fences (12a)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Thu 23 Mar 2017

Running Time: 139 mins Rating: 12a Friday 17 March: 7.30pm Saturday 18 March: 7.30pm Thursday 23 March: 2.30pm

Hacksaw

Hacksaw Ridge

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

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Mar 2017

The true story of cDesmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during WWII, without firing a single shot.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

Lebberston Fields, Field (opposite Jet Service Station ), Lebberston Nr., Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3PB

Sun 19 Mar - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Lebberston Car Boot, Opposite The Jet Service Station, A165/B1261 (Scarborough to Filey Rd), Lebberston, YO11 3NX

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

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

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Crystal Lounge, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Victoria 2015

Victoria 2015 subtitled

Whitby Coliseum, Victoria Place, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1EZ

Thu 23 Mar 2017

The young heroine of the German film Victoria really does have a busy night on the town.

Moonlight

Moonlight

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

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

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

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Let's Move 2017

Let’s Move 2017!: Hannah Verity Dance Studios

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Hannah Verity Dance Studios Presents ‘Let’s Move 2017!’ Choreographed and Directed by Hannah Barnett-Savage.

Billy Joel

One Night of Billy Joel with Robert Schmuck

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Featuring all of Billy Joel's greatest hits | YMCA Theatre | 25th March

Parkrun

Parkrun

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

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Credit Bob Green

Royal Scot Spring 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Acrylic Painting Workshop

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Workshop focusing on acrylic paint.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

Mothers Day Carvery

Mother's Day Carvery

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

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat your mum to a delicious Mother’s Day Carvery at Scarborough Spa.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Moonlight

Moonlight

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

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.