Summer Events in Whitby - 2016
Whatever time of year you visit Whitby there's always something to do in town or nearby. But throughout the summer, as the town fills up with visitors from around the world, so does Whitby's events calendar.
Here's a quick roundup of some of this summer's highlights:
Whitby's 60s Weekend
Since the first sixties music festival in 2006 Whitby Live has been pleased to present the Festival of 60s Music each June and the Whitby Sixties Spectacular in September. Running from Friday night to Sunday night, two full weekends of sixties music, featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s.
For the fan of sixties music there’s nowhere better than Whitby Live Music Shows & Festival on North Yorkshire's magnificent east coast.
- The Manfreds Featuring Paul Jones
- Marty Wilde & The Wildcats
- Dave Barry & The Cruisers
- Ivy Leauge
- Mike Berry & The Outlaws
- The Fourmost
- The Pacemakers
- The Shakers
Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend
From 10th - 12th June 2016 visitors and locals alike can enjoy a weekend of free folk music in the wonderfully picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, on the North Yorkshire Coast.
The village can get very busy during this popular event, so parking can be limited. Try and arrive early and park in the Village Hall car park at the top of the village - or even travel by bus - the Arriva X93 runs regularly throughout the day and into the evening.
Whitby Soul Weekend
The original Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby. Anually packed and featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's.
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.
Two huge rooms at the Whitby Pavilion offering Northern Soul Classics and Motown favourites.
EXCLUSIVE DJ line up including Kev Roberts, Ginger Taylor, Richard Searling, Mick H, Yocki, Nige Brown, Soul Sam, Chris King, John Poole, Chris Dalton, Snowy, Dave Evison, Sean Chapman,Ozz, Steve Woomble, Sean Hampsey,Tony B, Dennis Bradbury,Sam Evans, Nev Shooter, Phil Kingswood, Derek Mead, Andy Bellwood John Barker and guests.
1st – 3rd July 2016
Weekend Tickets: £37.50
Book here: http://www.whitbypavilion.co.uk
Whitby's Sea Festival
A weekend (8th - 10th July) of maritime song, shanties, music and spoken word. Concerts,Workshops, Workshops, Open Mic and more...world class performers. Whitby, historic maritime sea port is the perfect place for a maritime festival. Real Ale, Festival Food,Concerts and Sessions throughout the weekend. Artists confirmed for 2016 are Bill Adair, Monkeys Fist, Richard Grainger,Hughie Jones, David Kidman, Mareva Lindo, Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt, Colin Pitts, Fiona Katie Roberts,Ramshackle Shantymen, Men Of Staithes, Steve Turner, Malcolm Ward and Devils Water,. Watch as more artists are added to the programme.
Check out our website www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
Whitby Lifeboat Flag Weekend
Running from 30th - 31st July Whitby Lifeboat Flag Weekend promises to be a funfilled fundraising weekend for all the family. Attractions include a host of stalls with home made baking book tombola and pick a peg a classic car show bouncy castle and inflatable slides and the ever popular coconut shy.
The RNLI Sea safety roadshow will also be in attendance. On each day both of Whitby's Lifeboats will be on display for the public to view. On the Sunday there will be a air sea rescue display with Whitby's trent class lifeboat.
The George and Mary Webb Whitby's inshore Lifeboat OEM Stone 111. Staithes Atlantic 75 and Runswick bay Rescues boats will also take part. A Sea king helicopter from RAF Leconfield will also take part subject to operational availability.
Whitby's Folk Week
Britain’s premier folk festival with seven days and nights (20th - 26th August) in celebration of traditional music song and dance of the British Isles. Some of our finest musicians and singers form over 600 events including concerts dances singing and dancing in most of the local bars sessions workshops street entertainers and a whole lot more.
The Whitby Folk Week continues to enjoy the very best in traditional music and dance many events taking place in the Pavilion Complex with Concerts Ceilidh’s and Social Dance events in this venue. In and around the town over 600 events takes place in one week making this one of the country’s premier festivals.
All nestled in the pretty fishing port of Whitby with its cobbled streets filled with heritage along with fine restuarants cafes jet shops and a vibe not to be missed by any lover of music!
Come and join us for three full days (19th - 22nd August) of entertainment for all the family to enjoy including yacht racing rowing races fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!
History of the Event: This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with "The Whitby Challenge Cup". Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront.
Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region - the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman's Amateur Rowing Club. The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P - C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901.
1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts which form the present day's regatta and carnival. One hundred and seventy four 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.