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Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival - 20th to 22nd July

Ahoy there shipmates! And all aboard for the Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival.

Come and join us and celebrate the Yorkshire Coast's amazing Maritime Heritage, in this our 20th year, on West Pier, South Bay Scarborough. This popular event is one of the key events that take place during the summer along the coast and is attended by over 20,000 people during the event. 

Alongside mouth-watering street stalls showcasing food from around the region and the world, we have the popular Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre featuring live cookery demonstrations by celebrated Yorkshire chefs. For more information click here.
Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre
Enjoy delicious locally brewed ales from The Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale tent, soundtracked by fantastic live music from local bands, groups and singers, all whilst soaking up the amazing views of our coastline and town. For more information click here.
Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent
RNLI Flag Day - Date to be confirmed
We're busy working on big plans for Scarborough Seafest's 20th anniversary event. Keep checking back in the new year, and more details will be confirmed in Spring 2018. 
Photo Credit Karl Johnson
SEAFEST 2017 is supported using public funding by Arts Council England enabling us to present exciting Street theatre acts and music such as the Hard Times Orchestra, Jelly Rolls Band and Suitcase Circus, alongside Comedienne Justine Sless, and close-up magic displays, all adding to the lively atmosphere. Watch out for ‘Wayfarer’ the giant puppet from Animated Objects Theatre Co, and ‘The Trawlers’ with their giant yellow wellies! For more information click here.
Street Theater Acts and Music
There’s always plenty for the kids to do at Seafest! Join Responsible Fishing with their beach doodling and stone balancing sculptures. Explore the natural world around us with the Hidden Horizons team and learn about dinosaurs and rockpools, be captivated by lunchtime storytelling with Adrian Spendlow, drop in on art workshops but watch out for the Fairly Fresh Fish Co! – all is not what it seems when you meet these two fishmongers! For more information click here.
Kids Activities

Other Activities

Travel Information

Bus Information

Buses should be running as normal on the day and Seafest will not affect the the bus timetables.

For other bus information please visit:

Car Park Information

The only car park closed for the event will be West Pier Car Park, (From Thursday 20th July at 6pm till Sunday 23rd till late and operating as normal on Monday).

To find alternative car parks please visit:

Train Information

For any train times or services please visit

Lost Children

We want everyone to have a great time over the weekend, but sometimes children can become separated from adults. Below are a few simple rules and pieces of information to avoid getting separated and what to do it it happens:

  • You may wish to write your mobile number on a piece of paper for your child to keep in their pocket. This may help with quick contact should you become separated.
  • At most events, most instances of children becoming separated from their parents happens during a display, as people get distracted, please ensure your children are with you at all times. 
  • If a lost child has not been claimed by a parent, relative or carer within 20 minuites of being found by a staff member, the police will be called.

Event Safety

There will be a first aid point located on West Pier. If you or someone you are with suffers an injury or is feeling unwell, please notify an event steward immediately, who will arrange for medical assistance.

Please check expected weather conditions before travelling, bringing appropriate suncream and fluids with you if warm temperatures are expected. There will be many outlets along the seafront area also selling drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Listen for safety announcements from the PA system located along the main seafront area, and follow the safety advice given by events stewards or security.

Please do not bring glass bottles or glasses to the event and please help keep our beautiful seafront tidy by using the bins provided.

Where to Stay

Esplanade Court - Lounge

Esplanade Court

Sea View 3 bedroom Apartment (suit 4 adults 3 children) just off the Esplanade. Sophisticated and stylish with touches of luxury

Bolthole Cottage,Whitby

Bolthole Cottage

This cosy hideaway has all the amenities you could possibly require for a well deserved holiday. For guests ranging from adventurous explorers to lazy lovers, you'll find Bolthole Cottage's central position ideal.

Easby Hall Apartment 14

Easby Hall Apartment 14

The best of both worlds. Modern apartment in a grand old building. Convenient for Town yet in a quiet conservation area. Sumptuous master bedroom for a couple - but sleeps 4 if you need to

Guest Conservatory

Toulson Court

All rooms en-suite. Fully refurbished. TV/Videos. Refreshment tray. Car park. Guest Conservatory. Home from home.

Friarage Apartments and Cottages, Scarborough

Friarage Apartments and Cottages

Luxury accommodation situated in the Old Town of Scarborough. Close to the Castle and old market hall, 200 metres to the beach and seafront. The Harbour, The Spa and the town centre are just 5 mins away.

Lastingham Grange Country House Hotel

Lastingham Grange Country House Hotel

A family-run country house hotel on the edge of the North York Moors. In the peaceful backwater of Lastingham.

The Arran Guest House

Arran Guest House

A bed & breakfast guest house serving full English breakfast. Clean, cosy and comfortable seaside base on North Bay. Victorian townhouse with high ceilings, bay windows and good size bedroom.


Cliff House Country Cottages

Winter Special - 10% discount

Five cosy cottages in the grounds of an historic former manor house. Indoor swimming pool, games room and victorian walled garden with ancient yew tree tree-house.

Park Manor Hotel, Scarborough

Park Manor Hotel

We make our guests feel welcome and relaxed .We offer an Indoor heated pool, spa, steam room, lift, free private car park, restaurants, lounge bar. Close to all North Bay attractions and Open Air Theatre.

End House Farm

Lilac Farm

Lilac farm is as family run sheep and arable farm in the picturesque village of Levisham in the heart of the North YorkMoors National Park.

The Grainary

The Grainary Farm Stay

Looking for a place to stay in the North Yorkshire Moors, within easy reach of Scarborough, Whitby and Dalby Forest? Look no further than the award-winning Grainary Farm Stay Guesthouse in Harwood Dale. Pet Friendly & Wheelchair Friendly

Trailside Lounge


Based in Thornton Le Dale, Trail Side is a charming house which offers a warm welcome, ideally situated for Dalby Forest and the seaside towns of Whitby & Scarborough.

Wrea Head Country Cottages, Scalby, Scarborough

Wrea Head Country Cottages

National winner of the English Tourist Council's Self Catering Holiday of the Year. We offer nine quality cottages with facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Rural location offering sea and countryside views.

Barker Stakes Farm self-catering

Barker Stakes Farm

The farm is in a quiet haven of North Yorkshire one and a half miles from Pickering and set in 32 acres on the banks of Pickering Beck. Our farm based accommodation consists of three timber lodges (sleeping 4-6) and a 2 person cottage.



Friendly, family run guest house with stunning panoramic views over the North Sea. The guest house is a stone's throw from the beach & within walking distance of all local amenities & attractions.

The Royal Bridlington

The Royal Bridlington

The Royal Bridlington, in Bridlington's South Bay is only a short walk from the beautiful South Beach.

Sea View Penthouse

Sea View Penthouse

Superb 2 double bedroom Sea-View Penthouse apartment with balcony. Children over 8.

Sunset Cottages

Sunset Cottages

Granary conversion forming 4 cottages & two flats on a quiet, secluded working farm. Set amidst the Howardian Hills with splendid views. Central for the moors, dales, coast and York. Wi Fi throughout.

The Grainary Cottages, Harwood Dale, Scarborough

The Grainary Cottages

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary Cottages gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Inn is situated in the heart of Gillamoor on the edge of the North York Moors. A cosy and tranquil Inn with 8 en-suite letting bedrooms. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Open fires, residents car park.