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Upcoming events in and around Whitby


18 – 19 May 2024 – Whitby Fish & Ships Festival.

A celebration of Whitby’s Maritime history. There will be live music, cookery demonstrations, heritage activities and all-round family fun.


May 25 – 2 June 2024 – Kids Rule – Whitby Abbey

Travel back in time and meet characters from the past at the Kids Rule events this May half-term. Pirate themed hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun.


7 – 9 June 2024 – Whitby 60’s Weekend – Whitby Pavilion

A full weekend of sixties music, featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s.


5 – 7 July 2024 – Whitby Soul Weekend – Whitby Pavilion

The best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North’s best loved DJ’s.


20 July – 1 September 2024 – Summer Explorer Quest – Whitby Abbey

Take your family on a fun adventure with a historical twist. Follow the quest through the grounds or gardens of our historical sites to become the ultimate adventurer.


20 July – 27 August 2022 – Dracula at Whitby Abbey

Gain a whole new perspective on Bram Stoker’s gothic story, and watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him.


25 – 28 July 2024 – Whitby Beer Festival.

A charity beer festival is held in aid of Whitby & District Lion’s Club. serving over 30 of the very best artisan ales, boutique beers and ciders from award-winning local and regional independent brewers and micro-breweries.


28 – 29 July 2024 Whitby Steampunk Weekend.

The second of Whitby’s  Bi-Annual Steampunk weekends.


17 August 2024 – Whitby Regatta

A full weekend of entertainment, yacht racing, rowing races and various forms of entertainment, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.


17 – 23 August 2024 – Whitby Folk Week

A celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles, taking places in various venues through the town.


13 – 15 September 2024 – Whitby Motown Weekend – Whitby Pavilion

A weekend of familiar favourites from the world of Motown and Soul’s golden era (60’s-80’s)


24 October – 2 November 2024 – Illuminated Abbey

See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready!!


26 October – 3 November 2024 – Halloween Half Term at The Abbey
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Whitby Abbey this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories.
1 – 3 November 2024 – Whitby Goth Weekend
The second of Whitby Goth Weekend’s bi-annual events.