<h3>From visitor attractions to outdoor activities</h3>
<p>
There is so much to do in and around Whitby, from walking or cycling in the North
York Moors National Park to learning about Whitby’s connections to Dracula and
Captain Cook.
</p> <h3>Some of Yorkshire's finest coastal retreats</h3>
<p>Enjoy the quirky fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay, the unspoilt
sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay, the staggering views from the
clifftops at Ravenscar, and the popular seaside resorts of Saltburn and Redcar.</p> <h3>The North Yorkshire Moors Railway</h3>
<p>
Travel from Pickering to Whitby along ‘the world's most popular steam heritage
railway'. The Pullman Diner Service also allows you to dine in style within the lavish
setting of the beautiful period carriages.
</p> <h3>There's more to Whitby than meets the eye</h3>
<p>With its connections to Captain Cook and Dracula, its quirky narrow streets and
bustling harbour overlooked by the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, Whitby is
a fascinating town, unlike any other.</p> <h3>An enchanting place</h3>
<p>Come and stay for a romantic break in a boutique hotel, a cosy B&B or a luxurious cottage hideaway.</p> <h3>Horse riding on the Moors</h3>
<p>Enjoy the 800km of bridleways that weave through the peaceful and colourful countryside of the North York Moors National Park, which surrounds Whitby town.</p>

Upcoming Events › Whitby Events

July 31, 2014

Whitby & District Lions 5th Annual Beer Festival

Whitby & District Lions (5th) Annual Beer Festival will be held at Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate, Whitby. Doors will be open at 12.00 noon throughout the event and will close at 10pm (apart from Sunday when we close at 4pm). Over 30 beers and ciders will be available to sample. All money raised will go to various local charities. Locally produced food will be available throughout the Festival. Entry: £5 includes a commemorative Festival glass, program with tasting notes and one beer token.

Start: July 31, 2014
End: August 3, 2014

August 11, 2014

Esk Valley Railway Late Service after Regatta Fireworks

A late night service (provided by Northern Rail) will be running on Regatta Monday after the spectacular Fireworks Finale for for visitors to Whitby who are travelling back to the Esk Valley and Middlesbrough. See Esk Valley Railway’s website for further information.

Date: August 11, 2014
Venue: Esk Valley Railway
Address:
Whitby, Whitby, United Kingdom

August 16, 2014

Whitby Folk Week

Another annual popular calendar event for Whitby – the famous Folk Weekend – an extremely popular dance and music event as Morris Dancers perform their English traditional dances which all adds to the wonderful atmosphere of this popular week. Local pubs will be filled with lots of live entertainment. Huge guest link of singers, bands and dancers.

Start: August 16, 2014
End: August 22, 2014
Venue: Whitby Folk Week
Address:
Bow House Ltd, Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Sleights Show

This will be the 133rd traditional Village Show, which will again be held at the Sports Field in Sleights. Come along and join us for a fun filled day with brass band music, colourful displays of flowers and vegetables (children’s classes included), handicrafts and photography etc. Great variety of stalls, dog show, home-made teas and children’s sports – something for all ages to enjoy. For further information please telephone the Show Secretary on 01947 600177.

Date: August 16, 2014

September 19, 2014

Whitby Motown Soul Weekend at Whitby Pavilion

Enjoy two nights of glorious Motown music at the Pavilion – one of the best locations for dancing in Whitby. Special live artist from the USA (to be confirmed – check Whitby Pavilion’s own website for further information on this spectacular event). Main level includes 60s-80s Club Classics and fabulous Motown Music. Massive Stage. Competition prizes and Classic Soul on big screen. Downstairs: from the heady days of Wigan Casino: stomping Northern Soul, Twisted Wheel and more.

Start: September 19, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

September 26, 2014

Whitby 60s Festival Weekend at the Pavilion

WHITBY LIVE is pleased to present the 60s Spectacular for September 2014. Running from Friday night to Sunday night and featuring 20 acts in 5 shows over the 3 days, including: Amen Corner, The Merseybeats, The Troggs, Union Gap, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

October 17, 2014

Whitby Musicport Festival

Held in Whitby Pavilion,and known to be the UKs largest indoor World Music Festival, this annual event has become over the years a popular and much loved Festival. Loads of excellent musical acts over the weekend. Great Festival line-up in place. Not to be missed.

Start: October 17, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
Venue: Whitby Pavilion
Address:
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, United Kingdom

October 23, 2014

Bram Stoker International Film Festival

Now in its 6th year, this popular Film Festival has rapidly expanded into one of the most unique genre festivals in England. With Whitby being the literary birthplace of Count Dracula and the setting for this event, the Film Festival is surrounded by history and is soaked in atmosphere and is dedicated to continuing the Gothic tradition through music, art, literature and film. The Festival runs over five days and will feature over 40 films, a Dark Arts exhibition displaying unusual artworks from around the globe and the world-famous Vampire’s Ball (25 October), 1880s night (26 October) and more.

Start: October 23, 2014
End: October 27, 2014

October 31, 2014

Whitby Goth Weekend (Hallowe’en)

Take a trip to Whitby and enjoy its hugely famous Goth Weekend which coincides with Hallowe’en 2014. Due to popularity, and to the fact that it also happens to be WGW’s 20th ANNIVERSARY too, this year’s Autumn Goth Weekend may well turn in to a 4 night event. Don’t miss it. Please visit the Whitby Goth Weekend website for further information – www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk .

Start: October 31, 2014
End: November 2, 2014
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