Whitby Fish and Ships

Taking place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, the Whitby Fish and Ships Festival is back for 2024 promising a lively celebration of Whitby’s rich fishing heritage. Join us for live cookery demonstrations from top local chefs, exclusive tours at some of Whitby’s top attractions alongside incredible live music from local bands and sea balladeers. There will be plenty of family activities and entertainment, local exhibitors and so much more!

  • Cooking demonstrations in the Seafood Kitchen headlined by local chefs
  • Live Music from local artists organised by Whitby Brewery and Whitby Sea Salt
  • Expert skills on display in the Fish Craft Marquee by Magpie Café, L&W Shellfish, Lockers Trawlers & Hodgson Fish
  • Get crafty with Whitby Museum, Captain Cook Museum, Pannett Art Gallery & Whitby Library. in the Museum Marquee
  • Performances of the Chip Shop Chronicles by Dogwood Productions
  • Street Theatre performances, including an appearance from an inquisitive pirate!
  • Local stall holders and exhibitors
  • Folk music at Whitby Bandstand by Whitby Sea Festival

Find out what’s coming up on each day of the festival below, and follow the Fish and Ships Facebook page for updates.