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What's on in Whitby

 Twice a year, Whitby goes over to the dark side – Goths and steampunks gather in the port in the spring and around Halloween for the Goth Festival, a photographer’s heaven with dramatic costumes and make-up everywhere. Just before the autumn event, there’s a horror extravaganza in the International Bram Stoker Film Festival, paying tribute to the creator of Dracula.Whitby also offers music – Whitby Folk Week and Musicport have loyal followings, and are growing ever year – and there are regular music weekends covering everything from rock and soul to jazz and 60s music at the Whitby Pavilion.


For those who love the sea, there’s the annual Whitby Regatta, the oldest sea regatta on the North East Coast, and sea angling festivals throughout the year, drawing keen fishermen to the town.

Events in Whitby


Great Run Local *** CANCELLED ***

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 8 Aug 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Great Run Local Whitby. Great Run Local is a free, weekly, friendly running initiative organised by fantastic volunteers and open to all to participate in.

Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 13 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2020

The celebrated Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

Whitby Regatta 2020 **CANCELLED**

Whitby Harbour, St Annes Staith, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PY (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 15 - Mon 17 Aug 2020

The Whitby Regatta presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular fir

Whitby Folk Week ***CANCELLED***

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 22 - Fri 28 Aug 2020

We have lined up a series of extra special events for you this year. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events

First Class Wrestling *Cancelled*

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 29 Aug 2020


Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2020

English falconry is a centuries old pursuit traditionally practices throughout history by the noble and titled. Hawks were kept at castles, country houses and even abbeys to provide sport and supply game for the larder. Our short falconry p

8th North Yorkshire Moors Cycle Challenge

Fylingdales Village Hall, Station Road, Robin Hoods Bay, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4RA (5 miles, 8 km)

Tue 6 Oct 2020

The 2019 event has been cancelled. Please contact Rosemary Holtz on for further details on the 2020 event.

Whitby Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby Beach, Whitby Beach, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 26 Dec 2020

When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?