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Festival, Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019, free entry

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019

Whitby Fish and Ship Festival 2019


Whitby Fish and Ships Festival
18 - 19 May 2019
Celebrate Whitby’s Fishing Heritage
At this FREE Festival
Explore everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s magnificent maritime culture, from the building of its boats to its multi award-winning fish restaurants.

Choose from an endless choice of activities at this jaunty weekend, so much to enjoy for all the family.

Whitby is one of the few places left in Britain where you can still experience the seafarer’s way of life from sea to shore, as it has been for hundreds of years.

• Live cookery demonstrations from local chefs in the seafood kitchen marquee including celebrity chef’s (Brian • • • Turner & Jean-Christophe Novelli)
• Demonstrations from local restaurants and cafes Whitby Seafood Trail
• Fish filleting demonstrations and BBQ’s
• North Eastern Guardian Fishery Protection Vessel Tours
• Local Trawler Landings
• Special Exhibition in Pannett Art Gallery on Dora Walker
• Fireworks and Children’s Activities
• Talks from local fishermen (Fred Normandale/Arnold Locker) in Whitby library, children’s workshops & special exhibition
• Children’s animation workshop in Whitby Library from an animator from Wallace and Gromit - Virpi Kettu (from Finland)
• Live sea songs and shanties
• Craft stalls
• Special exhibition on ships food at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum & HM Bark Endeavour
• Angling Competition
• Whitby Rowing Club Competition
‘• The Whale’ An interactive theatre experience from Talking Birds
• Face Painting and Balloon making
• Lego Competition and Origamis Fish Making
• Archive Film Showing
• Whitby Abbey Locals Day
• Maritime Sculptures from Emma Stothard
• Park and Ride

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019 10:00 to 22:00


Free entry

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Sat 18 - Sun 19 May Whitby Fish and Ships Festival 2019


Langborne Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 1YN



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Map reference: NZ 898108  Lat: 54.48474 Long: -0.61473

Parking: with charge


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