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Whitby - Events & Festivals

Singer on stage with purple lights

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.

Dippy

Whitby

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

 
 

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What's on in Whitby

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

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

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty: Vienna Festival Ballet

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

Fri 1 Dec 2017

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

Winterfest

Winterfest

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

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Winterfest is a free to enter Christmas themed event held at Whitby Pavilion over the first weekend in December. There will be stalls inside and outside the Pavilion with local traders, community groups and entertainment.

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

Whitby Krampus Run 2017

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

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Whitby Krampus Run organised by Decadent Drawing community arts as a fundraiser for Whitby Wildlife Sanctury.

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2017

Robin Hood's Bay, The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ST (5 miles, 8 km)

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Typically held the first weekend in December, the Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend is a wonderful magical event involving traditional Victorian costumes, Christmas window dressings and general festive merriment throughout the villiage.

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

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

Sun 10 Dec 2017

The Three Musketeers Written & Directed by Ivan Wilkinson Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas Novel Produced by Claire Bibby

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

Christmas Tea Dance with Ray Kirk

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

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Round off our programme of dance in 2017 in style!

Folk Horror Revival

Folk Horror Revival Whitby 2017 - Winter Ghosts

The Met, 1 Argyle Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Where better to spend an engaging winter’s evening in the company of the Folk Horror Revival group, than in the beautiful coastal town of Whitby.

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball 2017

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

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Celebrate the festive season in style with a night to remember at our Masquerade Ball.

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball 2017

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

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Celebrate the festive season in style with a night to remember at our Masquerade Ball.

Whitby Boxing Day Dip

Whitby District Lions Boxing Day Dip

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 26 Dec 2017

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

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

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

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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

Sat 10 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 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?

The Quo Experience

The Quo Experience

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

Fri 16 Feb 2018

The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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

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?

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend

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

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

WGW™ has something for everyone with an interest in all things alternative. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

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

Fri 1 Jun 2018

The glamourous and glittering White Lily Ball returns for the 7th year.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

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

Fri 6 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

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

Sat 7 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

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

Sun 8 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

New York

Queen Bee Quilters

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

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

An exhibition of patchwork and quilting by Queen Bee Quilters and Friends who will be displaying the work they have done over the past two years.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

This is a fundraising weekend , with lots of attractions for all the family.There will be a host of stalls and activities - keep an eye out for updated details closer to the time.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

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

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

NEXT TO WHITBY ABBEY, HAWKSER LANE, WHITBY YO22 4JR. The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

Gooseberries

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1UX (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 9 - Sun 12 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Danby

Danby Agricultural Show

Danby Showground, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP (12 miles, 19 km)

Wed 15 Aug 2018

The Danby Show the oldest agricultural show in the area, attracting around 6,000 people. A great wholesome day out for the whole family!

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Egton Show

Egton Horse and Agricultural Show

Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ (6 miles, 10 km)

Wed 22 Aug 2018

The 129th Egton Show will be held on Wednesday 22nd August 2018, at Egton, North Yorkshire.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 23 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 27 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 30 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.