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** Scarborough Goldwing Light Parade ** 12th September 2019

A light and sound spectacular.

The glittering Goldwing Light Parade & Fireworks Display has become a popular tradition for Scarborough, bringing thousands of bike fans from around the UK to the South Bay for a FREE seafront party every September. Goldwing motorcycles sporting neon lights transport a fleet of riders on a procession around the Marine Drive, illuminating both sides of the shoreline, before the night is closed out with a show-stopping fireworks display.

First held in 2008, the Goldwing Light Parade has built a reputation for its unique atmosphere. The site of the stunning motorcycles, decked with flourescent lights, blaring music from the bikes' loudspeakers and driven by riders in fancy dress all adds up to create a truly fantastic spectacle. No matter what your age you're sure to find yourself captivated by the vivid visual display and aural assault as the bikes roar past you on the sea front. 

The Goldwing Light Parade & Fireworks Display has won a deserved reputation as the first name for good time family fun in Scarborough, and we invite you to come down and join us for the party....

Britain’s finest Honda GoldWings, the world’s top touring motorbikes, will be on display on Scarborough’s West Pier and in Foreshore Road on Saturday 12th September 2020 from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Then at 8.00pm they leave West Pier for a dazzling parade along the North and South Bays’ promenades, all in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade is one of the UK’s most glitzy GoldWing charity events and it all takes place beside the beach, followed by a fabulous fireworks display fired from the South Bay Beach around 9.00pm, courtesy of the South Bay Traders’ Association. A great weekend break for the whole family so book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment!

A Honda Goldwing motorcycle lit up with blue, red and green neon lights
A lineup of Goldwings on Scarborough West Pier
A Honda Goldwing motorcycle lit up with blue, red and green neon lights

Raising money for fantastic causes

Since the Goldwing Light Parade debuted in Scarborough in 2008 the event has raised over £62,000 for the R.N.L.I Scarborough and Filey Lifeboat Stations. However, following the launch of the brand new lifeboat and construction of the new boathouse, this year the Goldwings will benefit another great cause; the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance preparing to take off

Dream bikes

The Goldwing Light Parade serves up a seaside spectacular motorcycles for you to feast your eyes upon before the parade begins. Goldwings ranging from vintage models to modern, stereo and lighting-equipped bikes will be in attendance, so come along, speak to the riders and swap road stories with fellow enthusiasts.

A line of Honda Goldwings parked up at night

A show-stopping end to the evening!

The breath-taking visuals on show at the Goldwing Light Parade are not the sole property of the motorcycles themselves; once the riders have completed their laps of the shoreline and parked the bikes, the night sky is lit up with a thunderous pyrotechnic display, compered by Yorkshire Coast Radio personality Patrick Billington.

Red and green fireworks on Scarborough South Bay

Daytime Static Display

Before the evening's parade by night there will be a static display of the motorcycles, running from 10am to 4pm, on West Pier and Foreshore Road. Amongst the activities taking place during the six-hour display, the Mayor of Scarborough will judge his favourite trike and draw a raffle. Yorkshire Air Ambulance will run a gift shop and tombola.

A line of Goldwing motorcycles displaying on Scarborough South Bay in the day time

The Evening Parade

Mustering for the parade begins from 6.30pm, giving the bikes ample time to arrange in parade formation. The parade starts at 8.00pm, leading the riders south along the Foreshore to the roundabout. From there the procession turns back along Foreshore Road and around Marine Drive, looping at Peasholm and returning to South Bay promenade.

A Goldwing Motorcycle lit up with blue, pink and red neon

The evening at a glance: 

* Nighttime parade of Goldwing motorcycles
* Family-friendly carnival atmosphere
* Closing fireworks display
* Raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
* Daytime display with raffle, tombola and gift shop
* Bikes parading on both sides of the bay
* FREE Admission

A pair of riders dressed as Mario and Luigi on the back of a Goldwing