Calendar of Events in Whitby

We at Whitby Holiday Home love spending time in Whitby due to the character of the town and its people, plus the huge calendar of events each year.  I have tried to show you some of the best events in Whitby and the surrounding areas below, but please feel free to email me at bookings@whitbyholidayhome.com if you would like me to add an event I have missed.

I will add exact dates when announced for individual events.

Dates Event Location Info.
April Whitby Goth Weekend All around Whitby

Thousands of goths, cyberpunks, steampunks and emos of all ages meet for an amazing weekend of costume and music.  Well worth a visit but you will need to book accomodation 12 months in advance!

Jukly Whitby Tortuga Festival All over Whitby

A celebration of all things piratey.  Bring your outfit!!


July/August Whitby & District Lions 6th Annual Charity Beer Festival Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate

Celebrating some of the finest local and regional handcrafted real ales that are produced by a range of widely credited Micro Breweries.

The festival boasts more than 30 real ales and ciders, all available to sample (in ½ pint measures), giving you the perfect opportunity to experience and appreciate the wonderful variety of styles and flavours on offer.  In addition, there will also be a variety of perrys to sample, traditionally brewed using only the best quality fruits.

August Market Square Music Evening Whitby Market Square

Food - Music - Tombola

Two featured bands.  Guest musicians and singers welcome. Staged by the East Side Traders Association to support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

August Whitby Regatta Whitby

Fairground rides, boat races, vintage car shows and much more.  Very busy!!!


August Whitby Folk Week Whitby Fantastic week of folk music and dancing.  Every pub is full of folkies playing instruments, singing or telling stories.  Great fun for all the family.  I even learned to play the penny whistle at Folk week in Whitby.  Books up 12 months in advance!!
September Motown Soul Weekender Whitby Pavilion A celebration of Motown music
September 60s Spectacular Whitby Pavilion Many bands from the 60s appear at this increasingly popular celebration
Septembe Whitby Pirate Weekend


Great fund for all the family.  Bring your outfit and join in!  Kids games, custom bike shows, music at the bandstand, children's entertainers.  All to raise funds for RNLI.  One of our favourite events.


9th/10 September 2017 Staithes Art Festival Staithes

Wonderful art show with around 100 professional artists setting up pop up galleries in the little seaside cottages.  Great for art lovers and to nosey at the cottages.  About £5 to park all day.  Packed lunch advisable as there are limited food places in Staithes.


October Railway in Wartime NYMR A great chance to dress up in wartime dress and ride the North York Moors Railway


Musicport Whitby Pavilion Live world music festival


Bram Stoker Weekend Whitby Pavilion
November Goth weekend Whitby

Join thousands of goths, cyberpunks, steampunks and emos of all ages for an amazing weekend.  Well worth a visit to see the stunning outfits and catch a band!

Book up 12 months in advance!

December New Years Eve unofficial firework display Whitby Harbour Front Unofficial firework displays on the cliff tops and beaches to welcome in the new year.