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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

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

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

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

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Half Term Fun, Whitby Abbey

Half Term Fun

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

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Join us at the abbey this half term for family fun.

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.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

Dark Skies Festival

National Parks Dark Skies Festival

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

Sat 18 - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Celebrating some of the best night skies in the country, our second Dark Skies Festival returns, bigger and better. Come and join in our star-filled festival of fun, with events and activities suitable for all ages.

Dark Skies Festival logo

National Parks Dark Skies Festival

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Celebrating some of the best night skies in the country, our second Dark Skies Festival returns, bigger and better. Come and join in our star-filled festival of fun, with events and activities suitable for all ages.

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.

Beside the Seaside

Seaside comes inside - February Half-term

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UE

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Feb 2017

Scarborough’s famous seaside will be brought to life for younger visitors to the Brunswick Shopping Centre this half-term as staff from the Sea Life Sanctuary host open days during the week.

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

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.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 7.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 7.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 21 Feb 2017

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

Woodend, Scarborough

Finding Happiness Seminars in Scarborough

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Finding Happiness Seminars in Scarborough - Bringing life to LIFE

Invincible

Invincible

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

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

The smash-hit tour returns! Credits: The Original Theatre Company Written by Torben Betts Directed by Stephen Darcy Original direction by Chris Harper

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

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

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Magic Mike returns to Scarborough Spa during February half term with a brand new show!

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

European Open Beach Championships

European Open Beach Championships

Hornsea Beach, Hornsea, HU18 1TE

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

The world’s largest three-day beach angling festival will kick off with the much-loved ‘Flattie Bash’ on Hornsea beach, on Friday 24 February. The event runs from 9.30am-1pm, with cash and tackles prizes to be won at £10 per per person.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Little Blue Fires

Little Blue Fires

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

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Max is struggling with life and has no idea why. A new comedy exploring generalised anxiety disorder in young people. Credits: By Liam Watt-Pattison Directed by Cheryl Govan

Pirate Adventure

Magic Mike's Pirate Adventure

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Magic Mike returns to Whitby Pavilion during half term with a brand new show!

Poppins the panto

Poppings - the panto!

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

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Presented by Y-Musical Theatre School | 24th to 25th February | YMCA Theatre

Cober Hill

1960's themed Murder Mystery

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Come and join us on Saturday 25th February for an evening of suspense, drama and fun. We are proud to host "Murder at the Pink Flamingo" Included in the ticket price is a three course meal. 7pm start.