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What's on in Whitby

Whitby Guide

Events coming soon:  

June 2019

60's weekend - 7th - 9th June 

Flipside Rock & Roll weekender – 14th – 15th June 2019 - Our aim is to promote 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, booking some of the best bands up and down the country to make sure our guests have a great Rockin Weekend

Armed Forces Day - 29th June 2019 A locally organised event to give Whitby the opportunity to show its support and say thank you to the Armed Forces.


July 2019

Northern Soul Weekend - 5th - 7th July 2019 - The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby. Annually packed and featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's. Since 2002, the fastest selling Northern Soul Weekender. Offering you daytime sessions plus Soul nights spread over three days, we have chosen a different presentation for the weekend from the other 'Friday through Sunday packages' which allows for a relaxing weekend break as well as the time-honoured soul experience.

NYMR 60s Fest - 13th - 14th July 2019 – Events include onboard music performances

Limehouse Lizzy Concert - 13th July 2019 - Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

Whitby Steam Punk Weekend - 26th - 28th July 2019 - Another action-packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store for us with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up as well as our Famous Steampunk Emporium for your amusement.


August 2019

Yorkshire Day – 1st August 2019 – One of the most important days in the Yorkshire calendar, 1st August, will see the Society’s official Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration take place in Whitby.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally – 2nd - 4th August 2019

Whitby Regatta - 10th - 12th August 2019 - 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 firework display. Over one hundred and seventy years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

Whitby Folk Week - 17th - 23rd August 2019 - Choose from over 300 concerts over seven days spread across 50 venues. Try your hand at anything from Melodeon to Medieval Dance, Banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. We endeavour to cater for all skill levels and abilities. Perform your new-found skills at the Workshop Showcase in our main venue, the SPA Pavillion.

Whitby War Weekend 24th - 26th August 2019 - Let us take you on a journey through history. Eras include medieval, romans, saxons, vikings up to world war 2, you may even see a pirate! Educational workshops, Demonstrations and encampments displaying how people lived in the different periods of history.


September 2019

Pirate Weekend - 6th - 8th September 2019 - Ahoy me hearties, our provisional dates for next years festival! A Piratical weekend full of fun, live music, kids entertainment and swashbuckling all in aid of the RNLI.

Whitby Motown Weekender – 13th – 14th September 2019 - For those who want a lighter weekender with more familiar favourites from the world of Motown and Soul's golden era(60's-80's), Whitby Pavilion is the perfect venue.

NYMR Steam Gala - 27th - 29th September 2019


October 2019

NYMR 1940s Weekend - 11th - 13th October 2019 - Over the three-day event families can hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays at stations along the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line. Each station will be transformed to create a variety of scenarios and performances including a wartime street, ‘The Sidings’, at Pickering, Home Guard demonstrations at Goathland and RAF themed Grosmont. Levisham station will see a celebration of Victory in Europe which will include 1940s style show bands, music acts, dance troupes and much more.

Musicport 2019 - 18th - 20th October 2019 - Now it’s 19th year Musicport has an international reputation for the quality and diversity of the artists it books. All indoors with 6 stages in one venue and over 50 acts many of them coming from overseas make this a journey of discovery and is supported by Arts Council England

Whitby Goth Weekend - 25th - 27th October 2019The Autumn Whitby Goth Weekend with the Bizarre Bazaar, Music Festival and usual activities over the weekend

Tomorrow's Ghosts Gothic Festival - 1st - 3rd November 2019- In addition to these great bands, the Dark Days Alternative Market will run from Friday to Sunday with many stalls full of beautiful, creative and unusual finds!


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