What's On

In Whitby

Find out what’s on during your stay in Whitby

Whatever the weather or season there is always something fun happening in Whitby. The town hosts a variety of festivals, concerts and other events throughout the year to cater for foodies, music fans, salty sea lovers, and much more.

During the spring and summer months, Whitby comes alive with festivals, such as Fish and Ships in May, the Great Seaside Vintage Fair in July and the Whitby Regatta in August.

And the autumn and winter months don’t disappoint either. The renowned Whitby Goth Weekenders are held in April, October and November, and we highly recommend the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival held in October and February.

When you book your stay at the Riviera Guest House make sure to ask us what’s on during your stay. For now, here’s our What’s On Guide to festivals and events in Whitby. (Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and other locations. Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling). 

MAY 2022

May 2022

15th to 19th: Downton Abbey – A New Era

20th: Whitby Gospel Music Convention

21st May : Show of Hands

25th: Penny Hedge ceremony

26th: Bram Stoker’s Dracula: 125 years including World Record Attempt at Whitby Abbey

27th to 31st: Doctor Strange (film)

28th & 29th: Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

28th to 30th: HM Queen Platinum Jubilee film

29th: Skids

30th: Clearwater Creedance Revival

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling.  

JUNE 2022

June 2022

3rd: Whitby 60’s Revival

3rd: Jubilee Tea Party, Hetty and Betty in Whitby

3rd: Jubilee Gala Night at the Met Lounge

10th: Flipside

11th: The Real Thing

23rd: Lipstick on your Collar

24th: The Ragdolls

25th: Whitby Art Fair

25th: Some Guys Have All the Luck 

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling. 

JULY 2022

July 2022

From 1st: Whitby Soul Weekender

8th: Tina Live

22nd to 24th: Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling. 

AUGUST 2022

August 2022

2nd: Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

5th: Hit Parade with Five Divide

5th to 7th: Whitby Traction Rally

7th: Summer Circus Party

10th: Danby Show

13th, 14th and 15th : Whitby Regatta

12th to 14th: Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

14th: Reg Vardy Band

20th to 26th: Whitby Folk Week

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling.

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 2022

9th – 11th – Motown Weekender

16th: Steve Harley

17th – Hello Again – Neil Diamond Tribute

23rd – 25th – Whitby 60s Festival

24th to 25th: Whitby Fish and Ships Festival

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling.

OCTOBER 2022

October 2022

1st: Limehouse Lizzie

28th – 30th: Whitby Goth Wekeend

28th & 29th: Tomorrow’s Ghosts

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling.

NOVEMBER 2022

November 2022

Events to be announced.

Events taking place at Whitby Pavilion and in other locations. 

Please check all dates etc before booking and travelling.

DECEMBER 2022

December 2022

3rd: Bootleg Blondie

9th onwards: Panto: Beauty and the Beast