Whitby Guide

Events coming soon


Illuminated Abbey at Whitby Abbey 25th - 31st October 2017 - Cast light on a dark history! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations.

Whitby Goth Weekend - 26th - 29th October - Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW) has grown over the last 17 years and is now a biannual celebration of all manner of wierd and wonderful characters, music and art. The main events are held at the Whitby Spa Pavillion but during the weekend many of the local hotels and pubs put on additional live music acts. There is also the popular Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market selling all things Gothic from jewellrey and clothing to art and music.

Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2017 at Robin Hood's Bay - 8th -10th December 2017 - 24th Victorian weekend. The festive, family fun, weekend will feature a mix of new and established events in the village’s quaint, cobbled, car free streets.

Whitby Christmas Market - 17th - 19th November 2017 - Whitby's Christmas festival will be held on the 17th 18th and 19th of November 2017. The event will open on Friday evening with the annual switch on of the towns Christmas lights which will be preceded by a massive lantern parade. There will be a fireworks display on the Saturday evening a Christmas market over the weekend

Fairport Convention at Whitby Pavilion - 9th February 2018 - Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend lll - Just Like Heaven - 10th & 11th February 2018 - Another action packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up as well as the Famous Steampunk Emporium for your amusement. 

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018 - 6th - 8th July 2018 - Annually packed and featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's. Yorkshire's original since 2002!

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend - 27th - 29th July 2018 - Entertainment and activities around the piers

Whitby Traction Engine Rally - 3rd - 5th August 2018 - A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.

Whitby Regatta 2018 - 11th, 12th & 13th August 2018. 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.

Whitby Folk week - 21st - 23rd August 2018 - 

Whitby Soul Mowtown weekend -14th - 15th September 2018 - 
Perfect 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)

Musicport 2018 - 19th - 21st October This year’s 19th Musicport Festival promises its usual high quality and eclectic line-up. It is widely regarded as a great way to end the festival season and coincides with the October half term for many.

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