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What's on in Whitby

Whitby Guide

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February 2020

Whitby Steam Punk Weekend 8th - 9th February 2020 - 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.

March2020

Martin Kemp - Back to the 80's 6th March 2020 - Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of solid ‘Gold’ at the biggest 80’s night to hit WHITBY ever!...

The Sixties Invasion Tour 21st March 2020 A stunning must see  show,  features a sensational line-up of musicians, that  deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. Taking you on a magical rollercoaster ride to the most exciting musical time in history,  with endless hits from the sixties and early seventies when pops greatest decade comes to life!

April 2020

We Are Champions - Queen- 3rd April 2020  The UK's leading tribute to the music of Queen. Playing all the hits of the UK’s greatest rock bands! No wigs, no stick on tache, no backing tracks, just sound, energy and spectacular Queen, played with passion and accuracy!

Easter Weekend  - 10th - 13th April 2020  

BRSA National Scooter Rally Weekend  - 10th - 13th April 2020 First BSRA National of the year. Friday and Saturday evening entertaiment at Whitby Pavillion from 8pm. Custom show and parts fair at Whitby Pavillion Saturday daytime from 10am until 4pm

The Springsteen Sessions17th April 2020 - The authentic sound of The Boss and The E Street Band !! For seven years now, this exciting and talented group of Scottish musicians have thrilled audiences across the country with their driving and dynamic versions of the very best of The Boss and The E Street Band – from ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’ right through to ‘Wrecking Ball’.

Whitby Goth Weekend - 24th - 26th April 2020The Spring Whitby Goth Weekend with the Bizarre Bazaar, Music Festival and usual activities over the weekend - Including Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

May2020

Fish & Ships Festival  - 16th - 17th May 2020 Celebrate Whitby’s Fishing Heritage at this FREE Festival. Explore everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s magnificent maritime culture, from the building of its boats to its multi award-winning fish restaurants

June 2020

60's weekend5th – 7th June 2020 - From Friday night to Sunday night, enjoy a full weekend of sixties music, featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s. ‘Whitby Live’, home of the 1960s Music Weekends, have hosted some of the top 60s Acts from the UK and the USA. Their weekends include Whitby, Blackpool and Southport. Over the past 15 years many of the 1960s biggest names have appeared including The Manfreds, Marty Wilde, Alvin Stardust, The Searchers and many more.

Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend5th – 7th June 2020 - A big part of the Bay Folk Weekend is raising funds for charity, and in 2019 we raised a record £1833 for the RNLI by the Morris Dancers, the Drummers, and the Singers and Musicians who took part in the infamous cafe dash. Over 50 dancers, drummers, singers and musicians danced their socks off and sung their hearts out throughout the weekend to raise this amazing.

Flipside Rock & Roll weekender – 12th – 13th June 2020 - 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

July 2020

Northern Soul Weekend 3rd - 5th July 2020- 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  4th & 5th July 2020 – Events include onboard music performances

Queen Bee Quilters Quilt Show  10th & 12th July 2020 – An Exhibition of Queen Bee Quilters & Friends last two years work with traders, raffle, tombola, etc. Our Theme is 'Queen Bees Go Japanese'

Limehouse Lizzy Concert  July 2020 - 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.

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair  18th - 19th July 2020 - Back for the TENTH year with the vintage fair with a SEA VIEW! Now with more than 50 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the spacious Northern Lights Suite of the Pavilion with spectacular sea views, in the lovely seaside town of Whitby.

Whitby Steam Punk Weekend 24th - 26th July 2020 - 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.

Whitby Traction Engine Weekend 31st July - 2nd August 2020 - This spectacular traction engine rally is held next to the iconic ruins of the Abbey in the popular tourist resort of Whitby and is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre  and the harbour. The Spectacular Saturday Night Firework Display will be one of the highlights over the weekend. 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. 

August 2020

Whitby Regatta 15th - 17th August 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 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 22nd - 28th August 2020 - Whitby Folk Week is a long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right. This year we have over 100 fantastic concert artists ready to entertain you.

September 2020

Motown Weekender 11th - 12th September 2020 - Already a massive hit with its July Northern soul weekend, this 2nd event at the famous venue, brings 2 nights of glorious music to Whitby. A Lighter Weekender with more Familiar favourites from the World Of Motown and Soul's Golden Era (60's-80's) 

NYMR Steam Gala 25th - 27th September 2020 - 

60's weekend (30 - 25th – 27th September 2020 - From Friday night to Sunday night, enjoy a full weekend of sixties music, featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s. ‘Whitby Live’, home of the 1960s Music Weekends, have hosted some of the top 60s Acts from the UK and the USA. Their weekends include Whitby, Blackpool and Southport. Over the past 15 years many of the 1960s biggest names have appeared including The Manfreds, Marty Wilde, Alvin Stardust, The Searchers and many more.

October 2020

The October Seaside Vintage Fair  3rd - 4th October 2020 - Back for the TENTH year with the vintage fair with a SEA VIEW! Now with more than 50 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the spacious Northern Lights Suite of the Pavilion with spectacular sea views, in the lovely seaside town of Whitby.

NYMR 1940s Weekend 9th - 11th October 2020 - 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.

Whitby Goth Weekend - 30th October - 1st November 2020 The Autumn Whitby Goth Weekend with the Bizarre Bazaar, Music Festival and usual activities over the weekend - Including Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

December 2020

Krampus Run 5th December 2019 - The Krampus is a fearsome horned creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his rounds, with the Saint giving presents to good children in parts of Europe on December 5th, the eve of his feast day; the Krampus punishes the naughty ones…

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