Events around Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and Scarborough 

All Year

The Original Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk. Take a Unique Tour through Streets and Alleyways as you listen to Tales of the Strange and Supernatural set against a background of Smugglers, Sailors and Shipwrecks, Folklore and Legend. Please call 01947 895122 for a weekly programme of days and times which will include all and any extra walks. Email:   

Calendar of Events 2018


9 - 25 February Dark Skies Festival

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best night skies in the country. The full Festival programme will be available on our Dark Skies Festival website. 

 10 – 11 February Whitby Steampunk Weekend

This unique, colourful and fascination of assortments for your delectation and amusement will include a veritable feast of performers, attractions and the finest traders around providing temptation to the senses, purse and pocket! The daytime event is FREE, as is parking for Charabancs, Airships, Balloons and Penny Farthings around the venue

10 Feb – 4 March  Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes Hall


3 - 10 March  60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Legendary locomotive, 60163 Tornado, will storm in the the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in March of 2018. This stunning Peppercorn A1 Pacific class engine has been on a whirlwind of tours since she began moving under her own steam in 2008 and this year talent spotting teams were quick to select her to be used in the latest film about a friendly bear from deepest darkest Peru, 'Paddington Bear 2'! Learn more about Tornado!

3 - 10 March Orchid Festival at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March 2018, the Elizabethan Great Hall will be filled with some of nature's most intriguing flowers. Local orchid expert Ray Creek will give talks, slide shows and specialist advice about growing and caring for your own orchids. Visitors can also buy plants from the widest selection in the area, and other orchid related goods, from stalls around the Hall's ground floor.


11 – 15 April Books by the Beach

Books by the Beach brings best-selling authors to the Yorkshire Coast. 2018's edition will see appearances from George Costigan, Saul David, Robert Daws, David Hewson, Ruth Jones, Denise Mina, Julian Norton and Tony Parsons.

21 – 22 April Sci Fi Scarborough 2018  Sci-Fi Scarborough is back for the fifth year in the beautiful Victorian Scarborough Spa with their magical mix of well-known guests, authors, movie & TV props, console, retro & table top gaming, software developers, comic book artists, indie films, Cosplay competition, geek pub quiz, live music, collectible traders, Saturday night party and the usual mayhem, SFS is the must go to convention of the year....

27 - 29 April Whitby Goth Weekend April 2018


5 – 7 May Festival of Speed Hill Climb.

12 - 13 May Scarborough Food & Drink Festival

The brand new Scarborough Food & Drink Festival is on it's way to the Yorkshire Coast! Taking place on the 12th - 13th May 2018. 

A fantastic 2 day celebration of food and drink, exhibiting, live cookery demonstrations and a selection of musical entertainment throughout the weekend. 

19 - 20 May Steampunk Festival Filey

19 - 20 May Pickering Game & Country Fair at Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

This excellent location provides the ideal opportunity to experience all the countryside has to offer – from all the country sports with loads of have-a-go opportunities, to fine foods and animals – all this and lots more not just for the country sports enthusiast but all of the family to enjoy throughout the weekend.

25 - 28 May Festival on the Moor at Botton Village

26 - 27 May Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking.The 2018 festival is set to be the biggest yet. Expect heaving stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chef demos, cookery lessons and much much more! Enjoy craft beer and cider at the festival bar, live music at the festival party and family entertainment for all!


8– 10 June  Robin Hoods Bay Folk Weekend

10 June  Bridlington Old Town’s very popular 1940s Festival returns for another year. There will be a parade and lots of traditional entertainment including bands, choirs and dancers. Plus 1940s stalls.


16– 17 June  UK Windsurfing Championships    Bridlington North Beach

17 - 23 June Scalby Fair one of the few remaining Village Fairs in the North of England, is a week long festival of entertainment and fun culminating in a large village street fair with over 50 stalls, music, dancing, and children specific attractions. A warm invitation is extended to all: local residents, friends, and visitors alike. FAIR DAY IS 23RD JUNE

23 - 24 June Cock O' The North Road Races, Olivers Mount at Olivers Mount Motor Racing


Oliver’s Mount road race circuit is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track. Situated just five minutes from Scarborough’s town centre, the races have been likened to a ‘miniature TT by the seaside’. Edge of your seat racing, the closest action seen at any race venue, friendly locals and a stunning setting are all key features of a race weekend at Oliver’s Mount. Importantly, for the racers, the 2.43 mile track has always been regarded as a challenging, tight and twisty circuit, which tests their skills to the maximum.



3 - 7 July StaxTENbury 2018 at Manor Farm

If you only go to one outdoor event this summer you must come to Staxtenbury. Come and join our tenth anniversary celebrations that promise to make this one heck of a special memorable weekend, the likes of which have never been seen before in Yorkshire. (A bold statement but one we will be trying our best to aspire to).

Again set in the idyllic specially prepared grounds of Manor Farm, Staxton, between the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York, we will be hosting a special tenth anniversary party and invite you, your friends, relatives and even work colleagues to help us celebrate what is best in Yorkshire. With five stages, hosting over 50 bands and 100s of singers, musicians and family entertainers it will be a party you and your group will remember for many years to come.

6 - 8 July Whitby Soul Weekender

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!


14 - 15 July 60s Fest 2018 at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Join us for our NEW bigger and better 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway. You will be transported to Memphis with Levisham becoming LElvisham, Goathland once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame will have a traditional country show and Grosmont will be taken over by 60s transport legends with Minis and Jaguar cars on show. Pickering will also host a pop pirate radio show, hall of legends exhibit and 60s fashion show!


7 - 9 July Northern Soul Weekender

21 – 23 July Scarborough Seafest

22 -23 July The Great Seaside Vintage Fair