Major events and festivals on the Yorkshire Coast

We are proud to host so many major events and festivals across the Yorkshire Coast each year.

We are especially proud of Scarborough Armed Forces Day, held every year in June, commemorating and celebrating the important part the military play in our country. 

Looking for the best music acts in the world? Scarborough Open Air Theatre is a beautiful outdoor theatre that is home to a great summer line-up. With past performances from superstars like Sir Elton John, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue, you just know you are in for a fabulous time.

Make sure to extend your stay to enjoy live music, sand and sea - what more could you want?

Sport designed for long summer days

Scarborough Cricket Club’s annual Scarborough Cricket Festival, a nearly 150-year-old celebration of this much-loved game, is the perfect event for the sports enthusiast.

For those that enjoy something a little more adrenaline-filled get your fix as the motorbikes race past at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount, the only real road racing circuit in England.

Fun for all the family

You can enjoy that classic seaside holiday experience at some of our most popular events, including Whitby’s Fish and Ships Festival and Scarborough’s Seafest - both of which are family-friendly and explore the Yorkshire Coast’s rich heritage, as well as exploring the flavours that can only be found in our part of the world.

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