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Family Events

There’s always something happening on the Yorkshire Coast whatever the time of year, from tiny village shows to major internationally renowned festivals. In addition to the usual music, food, art, theatre and sport events, here on the coast we can go one better, bringing you angling, sailing, rowing, surfing and maritime history festivals – 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.

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Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market Place, Market Place, Helmsley, YORK, YO62 5BL

Fri 5 Jan - Fri 21 Dec 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering Market Place, Market Place, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AA

Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Scarborough Photographic Society

Scarborough Photographic Society

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

Tue 27 Mar - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Scarborough Museum Trust is pleased to announce that a new community exhibition will be on display in partnership with ‘Scarborough Photographic Society’ from 27 March until 22 April 2018.

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

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

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

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

Sat 7 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

Brigantia is an association of talented Art , Craft and Design Workers.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

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

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Tue 17 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Kingsgate, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO15 3NG

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Hard Times

Hard Times

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

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

Spada Spring Cup ft. Bob Smith Road Race

**CANCELLED** Spring Cup ft Bob Smith Road Race

Olivers Mount Motor Racing, The Circuit Office, Olivers Mount, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

**CANCELLED** Paddock admission at Oliver’s Mount is only available to advance ticket holders.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Present your Sci-Fi Scarborough ticket and get your film ticket for just £5 Cosplay welcome!

Hard Times

Hard Times

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

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

Motor Bike Racing on Olivers Mount

**CANCELLED** Bob Smith Spring Cup

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

**CANCELLED** Come along to Oliver's Mount circuit and experience the excitement of the Spring National Cup Road Races.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough Town, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Make It!

Make It!

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

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018