What’s going on

What's going on in 2024!

The Whitby calendar is packed with events throughout the year. The towns multiple unique venues hosts a wide variety of music, culture and food festivals, gigs and events. Have a look at some of the key ones below and start planning your visit now. We’ve included some other events going on in the surrounding area which are also worth attending. 


9th - 25th North York Moors Dark Skies Event. Multiple events and workshops organised across the National Park
10th - 11th Steampunk Weekend. Along with another in July this is one of the biggest steampunk gatherings in the UK with music, events and retailers centred around the Whitby pavilion.
10th - 18th Half term History Makers at Whitby Abbey. Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands on shenanigans at Whitby Abbey this half term.


28th - 28th Whitby Goth Weekend. One of two goth weekends happening each year. Always a special event with music, events and sellers at the pavilion and many other venues across town.


3rd Whitby 70s Music Weekend at the Pavillion.
18th - 19th Fish and Ships Festival. An annual event celebrating Whitby's maritime heritage, with lots of fun events being held around the harbour.


7th - 9th 60's Weekend. The ever popular bi-annual event is back with three days of gigs at the pavilion.
7th - 9th Robin Hoods Bay Folk Weekend. A lively atmosphere for all ages, expect local musicians, dancers, singers, food stalls, and refreshing beverages.
30th The Malton Show


5th - 7th Soul Weekend. One of the most popular events of the calendar with the main ticketed event being held at the pavilion and pubs around the town hosting DJs throughout the day and well into the night.
26th - 28th Whitby Steampunk Weekend.


2nd - 4th Traction Engine Rally Weekend. The Whitby Traction Engine Rally boasts a spectacular live stunt show. A busy weekend with dancers, musicians, entertainers, and a fantastic firework display on Saturday evening.
17th - 19th Whitby Regatta. Drawing large crowds every year this popular event centred around the rowing and yatch races with lots of entertainment thrown in. Ending on Monday with a fair on the pier and the most spectacular firework display of the year.
17th - 18th Staithes Lifeboat Weekend.
17th - 23rd Folk Week. Comprising a diverse programme of exciting events and activities across the town.
21st Egton Show. The largest agricultural show of the year and definitely worth a visit.


13th - 15th Motown & Soul Weekend
22nd - 24th 60's Weekend. The ever popular bi-annual event is back with three days of gigs at the pavilion.


25th - 27th Musicport. Long running three day international music festival.
24th - 2nd October. Illuminated Abbey. Always a great week of events held at the Abbey with it dominating the skyline int he evenings draped in an entrancing light show.

1st - 3rd November Goth Weekend.
7th - 8th December Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend.