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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


Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

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

Thu 1 Oct - Mon 30 Nov 2020

The celebrated Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

Spooky Whitby Abbey

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

Wed 28 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Whitby Abbey this half term.

Tomorrows Ghosts present Virtually Halloween

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

Sat 31 Oct 2020

Due to the postponement of Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival please find details of their Virtually Halloween Online Festival.

Whitby Literature Festival

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

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Nov 2020

Whitby Literature Festival Information to be confirmed.

Whitby Lions Boxing Day Dip ***CANCELLED***

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?