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Whitby - Events & Festivals

Singer on stage with purple lights

Twice a year, Whitby goes over to the dark side – Goths and steampunks gather in the port in the spring and around Halloween for the Goth Festival, a photographer’s heaven with dramatic costumes and make-up everywhere. Just before the autumn event, there’s a horror extravaganza in the International Bram Stoker Film Festival, paying tribute to the creator of Dracula.Whitby also offers music – Whitby Folk Week and Musicport have loyal followings, and are growing ever year – and there are regular music weekends covering everything from rock and soul to jazz and 60s music at the Whitby Pavilion.

For those who love the sea, there’s the annual Whitby Regatta, the oldest sea regatta on the North East Coast, and sea angling festivals throughout the year, drawing keen fishermen to the town.

 

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Whitby

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Esk Valley Railway, Whitby Station, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 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 Great Seaside Vintage Fair

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the Great Seaside Vintage Fair returns for its 7th year at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017.

Lythe Chamber Music Course

Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017

Lythe Chamber Music, Lythe Chamber Music, YO21 3RW (4 miles, 6 km)

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Set in the historic coastal village of Lythe, the Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017 offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solo and ensemble repertoire for historical winds and strings and early keyboards.

Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra

Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 27 Jul 2017

ONE of the region’s most successful youth orchestras is bringing the sounds of summer to Whitby Pavilion as part of its own ‘Tour de Yorkshire’.

Whitby Lions

Whitby & District Lion's 8th Charity Beer Festival

Whitby Mission and Seafarer's Centre, Haggersgate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PP (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Whitby & District Lion’s 8th Charity Beer Festival aims to raise money for various local charities and good causes that Whitby Lions support.

Whitby Steampunk

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

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

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

This is a fundraising weekend , with lots of attractions for all the family.There will be a host of stalls and activities - keep an eye out for updated details closer to the time.

Gooseberries

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1UX (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 1 Aug 2017

Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800.

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 3 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

The Ragdolls

The Ragdolls: The Ultimate Tribute to the Jersey B

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey through the well known career of one of the most successful bands of all time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, recreating the iconic sound of the Jersey Boys.

Whitby Traction engine rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

American Wrestling

American Wrestling

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 5 Aug 2017

The larger-than-life phenomenon that is taking over the hearts and imaginations of children and adults all over the world returns to Whitby Pavilion for its much anticipated Wrestling extravaganza!

Magic Mike

Magic Mike's Summer Show

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 7 Aug 2017

New Tricks! New Illusions! New Summer Show!

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 8 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Dippy

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

A Giant Craft & Gift Fair by the sea!

Boggle Hole

Kayak Adventure

Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4UQ (6 miles, 9 km)

Sat 12 Aug 2017

See the coast from a different perspective, by paddle power with a sit on top kayak! Spot seals on the rocks and sea birds gliding over the waves. Encounter more maritime wildlife with a bit of lunchtime rock pooling. Beginners welcome.

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - August 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 12 Aug 2017

The ‘SUPERSONIC 70s Show’ - “The most explosive show in theatre land”

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Various locations, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Magic Mike

Magic Mike's Summer Show

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 14 Aug 2017

New Tricks! New Illusions! New Summer Show!

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Danby

Danby Agricultural Show

Danby Showground, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP (12 miles, 19 km)

Wed 16 Aug 2017

The Danby Show the oldest agricultural show in the area, attracting around 6,000 people. A great wholesome day out for the whole family!

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Summer Showstoppers

Summer Showstoppers: A Night at The Musicals

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 18 Aug 2017

The Whitby Regatta Show Company presents for one night only: Summer Showstoppers: A Night at the Musicals

Coastline Festival

Coastline Festival

Cross Butts, Guisborough Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TL (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Following the enormous success of last year`s festival, COASTLINE returns on Saturday the 19th August. This year`s event will be some-thing very spectacular with the best in live music and the best food and drink from around Yorkshire

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby - various venues, Various locations in Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

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 Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Named by The Guardian as one of 'Six of the Best Festivals by the UK Coast' in 2017

Whitby Regatta Fair

Whitby Regatta

Whitby - various venues, Various locations in Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

Abba Revival

ABBA Revival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 26 Aug 2017

The legend of ABBA lives on with an incredible legacy of timeless tunes and their undeniable place in music history.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and The Beast: Summer Pantomime

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 27 Aug 2017

AJ Productions present a tale as old as time but brand new pantomime; the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast.

Whitby & District Lions Club

Charity Rainbow Paint Run

Whitby Lions Club, Whitby Lions, Whitby Rifle Club, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HT (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 27 Aug 2017

Whitby District Lions Club charity rainbow paint run.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and The Beast: Summer Pantomime

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 28 Aug 2017

AJ Productions present a tale as old as time but brand new pantomime; the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast.

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Keep It Cash

Keep It Cash

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Keep it CASH .. The Voice and Sound of Johnny CASH.

The Discount Comedy Checkout

The Discount Comedy Checkout

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 3 Sep 2017

The Discount Comedy Checkout Comes to Whitby Pavilion for the first time this September!

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 5 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 7 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Country Music Weekend

Whitby Country Music Festival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 8 - Sat 9 Sep 2017

Overlooking the beach, with lots of comfy chairs, good stage views, a huge dance area, bar, food, stalls etc,creating a great atmosphere to enjoy music from a cross section of some of the UK's best country artists.

Boggle Hole

Kayak Adventure

Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4UQ (6 miles, 9 km)

Sat 9 Sep 2017

See the coast from a different perspective, by paddle power with a sit on top kayak! Spot seals on the rocks and sea birds gliding over the waves. Encounter more maritime wildlife with a bit of lunchtime rock pooling. Beginners welcome.

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 9 Sep 2017

He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

Skelmanthorpe Band

Skelmanthorpe Band

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass Sunday 10th September, 2.30pm

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

WADS

Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Motown Soul Weekender 2017

Motown Soul Weekender 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 15 - Sat 16 Sep 2017

Already a massive hit with its July Northern Soul Weekend, this event at the famous venue, brings 2 nights of glorious music to one of the best locations for dancing.

Whitby 60s Sept

Whitby 60's Weekend September 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Whitby Live brings you a weekend of live sixties music from some of the biggest bands of the decade.

Billy Fury

Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story 20th An

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 30 Sep 2017

On their 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR & with stunning new live screen footage, Billy's own band, the all original FURYS TORNADOS, are able to play live once more with BILLY FURY in an electric & emotional concert.

Let Sleeping Bags Lie

Let Sleeping Bags Lie

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 5 Oct 2017

Planet Rabbit Productions return to Whitby Pavilion with their latest production 'Let Sleeping Bags Lie' by Claire Spratt.

The October Seaside Vintage Fair

The October Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the October Seaside Vintage Fair returns to Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017 for its fourth Autumn outing.

Blues Festival

Whitby Blues Festival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 14 Oct 2017

The fifth annual Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival. Whitby Blues Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Whitby Pavilion in October for another full day of the best blues, rhythm and rock music.

Musicport

Musicport 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Musicport

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Oct 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.

Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Few bands have survived as long or achieved as much as the legendary Wishbone Ash.

John Cooper Clarke

Dr. John Cooper Clarke with Special Guests

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 12 Nov 2017

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Angelos & Barry

Angelos & Barry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Are you lost? Is your soul knackered? Are you disillusioned with the current state of things? If you answered yes to one of these then why not come along to see Angelos and Barry in The New Power Generation?

Whitby Sci-Fi and Comic Con

Whitby Sci-Fi and Comic Con

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 18 Nov 2017

A great event for all ages with something for everyone.

Said The Maiden

Said The Maiden

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 19 Nov 2017

Award winning folk trio 'Said The Maiden' are to perform live at Whitby Pavilion on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty: Vienna Festival Ballet

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Dec 2017

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby Town, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Whitby Krampus Run organised by Decadent Drawing community arts as a fundraiser for Whitby Wildlife Sanctury.

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2017

Robin Hood's Bay, The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ (5 miles, 8 km)

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Typically held the first weekend in December, the Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend is a wonderful magical event involving traditional Victorian costumes, Christmas window dressings and general festive merriment throughout the villiage.

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 10 Dec 2017

The Three Musketeers Written & Directed by Ivan Wilkinson Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas Novel Produced by Claire Bibby

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Round off our programme of dance in 2017 in style!

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Celebrate the festive season in style with a night to remember at our Masquerade Ball.

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Celebrate the festive season in style with a night to remember at our Masquerade Ball.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years.

The Quo Experience

The Quo Experience

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 16 Feb 2018

The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Jun 2018

The glamourous and glittering White Lily Ball returns for the 7th year.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 6 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 8 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.