Events

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Staithes Lifeboat Weeked
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day
Staithes Lifeboat Weeked @ Staithes | Staithes | England | United Kingdom

Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat team hold a fundraising weekend in August each year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The weekend has a wide range of activities and events for all the family to enjoy.Traditionally events include the Nightgown Parade through the cobbled streets of Staithes on the eve of the weekend’s activities.

Over the weekend there are various events held across both villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes such as lifeboat rescue displays, cliff rescue demonstration by local coastguard teams, a raft race for all ages, stalls and games.

On the Saturday evening, there is a firework display following a seafront barbeque.
Sunday brings the famous duck race at Staithes beck and then thanksgiving services held at Runswick and Staithes.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage
Staithes has a long and celebrated history of art from the 19th century Staithes Group of Artists to the present day.We will be celebrating the art of the village and much more over the weekend of 7/8 September 2019 (preview evening Friday 6 September) when the villagers of Staithes will open their cottage doors to the public as temporary galleries for a selling exhibition of work by resident and visiting artists. Last year we hosted 150 artists in 90 venues. Work included painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and crafts.Visitors will be able to walk the maze of lanes visiting ‘galleries’ as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.Food and drink will be provided by the pubs and cafes in the village. Please support them, they are the life blood of the village. The regular cafes will be supported by a number of pop up tea rooms and other food offerings in locations across the village.
Sep
16
Mon
2019
Botanical Endeavours
Sep 16 – Nov 10 all-day
Botanical Endeavours @ Captian Cook Museum | England | United Kingdom

Our special exhibition next year will be called ‘Botanical Endeavours’ .

What did Joseph Banks do on Cook’s first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?

The exhibition will be on all season from mid February to the first week in November.

Joseph Banks was the young botanist who accompanied Cook on the First Voyage, and brought back masses of specimens of exotic plants, the foundation of his later career at Kew Gardens and with the Royal Society.

We are in the early stages of creating the exhibition.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Railway in Wartime
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
Railway in Wartime @ North Yorkshire Moors Railways | Pickering | England | United Kingdom

Over the three-day event families can hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays at stations along the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.

Each station will be transformed to create a variety of scenarios and performances including a wartime street, ‘The Sidings’, at Pickering, Home Guard demonstrations at Goathland and RAF themed Grosmont. Levisham will once again have a variety of living history displays.

Help us return back to traffic 3672 Dame Vera Lynn so visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of a genuine wartime locomotive!

Image © Copyright Colin Grice and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend @ Robin Hoods Bay | Robin Hood's Bay | England | United Kingdom

From the 2017 programme

The festive, family fun weekend will feature a mix of new and established events in the village’s quaint, cobbled, car free streets.

The weekend has always been popular for its many visitors dressed in Victorian attire. New for 2017 is the price of a free two night stay for two in Robin Hood’s Bay (thefernsuite.com) for the best dressed visitor.

The Victoria Hotel will be hosting the third Baytown beer Festival featuring all the local company’s smugglers’ ales and spirits.

Carol singing and live music will feature prominently throughout the weekend, starting with the switch on of ‘Bayilluminations’ in the dock on Friday evening.

Family fun will include traditional games like splat the rat. There will also be beach games and street entertainment. Ghost and Smugglers walks will also feature.

Event coordinator Bev Rutherfordsays: “We are planning a refreshed event which captures the Victorian spirit of Robin Hood’s Bay. Walking between old cottages through narrow, pedestrian only streets surrounded by people in Victorian costume can really transport you back in time. It’s an atmosphere that cannot be found elsewhere.

“Combine seasonal gift shopping with the many traditional events like ‘balls down the bank’ and the RNLI duck race and it’s clear Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend is an unmissable Christmas destination for all the family”.

Image: © Copyright Christopher Hall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Mon
2020
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Mon
2020
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Tue
2021
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Tue
2021
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Wed
2022
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Wed
2022
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Thu
2023
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Thu
2023
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Sat
2024
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Sat
2024
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Sun
2025
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Sun
2025
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Mon
2026
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Mon
2026
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Tue
2027
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Tue
2027
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Thu
2028
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Dec
7
Thu
2028
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

This annual seasonal event brings visitors and residents out in traditional Victorian costume. The village glistens with Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths. Some of the typical events include: Arts and Crafts, Open House exhibition, Bay Town Crier, Carol singing, Guided tours, Street Entertainment, Victorian attractions and games, Competitions, Church Services, Craft Demonstrations, Art Exhibitions

Victorian food and drinks, Duck Race, Treasure Hunt

Aug
10
Fri
2029
Whitby Regatta
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days 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 “he 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.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk