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WHAT'S ON Events and activities in and around the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast in 2019 

Here's a selection of some of just some of the events taking place. Click on the image below to download this free guide. 

Local Cycling Sportives & Events in 2019 

There are lots of exciting cycling and mountain bike events in the North York Moors area for all ages, whether you're a seasoned cyclist, a beginner looking to improve your skills or simply looking for a great family day out.  

MARCH '19 

1 - 3 , Dark Skies Festival 
2 – 3 WWII Living History Weekend - Axis-Allied, Eden Camp, Malton 
30 – 31 Union of South Africa, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
2 – 3 Orchid Festival, Burton Agnes, near Driffield 
16 WWII Living History Day - NWW2A, Eden Camp, Malton 

APRIL '19 

2 – 4, 6 – 7 Union of South Africa, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
4 – 6 May Rivers of Light, Inspired by… gallery 
6 – 7 Sci-Fi Scarborough, Scarborough Spa 
11 – 14 Books by the Beach, Scarborough Book Festival 
12 – 14 Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby 
13 – 21 Discover National Parks, annual celebration of National Parks at Sutton Bank and The Moors National Park Centres 
13 – 28 The Great Castle Howard Easter Egg Hunt, Castle Howard 
19 – 22 Easter Egg Hunt, Sutton Bank National Park Centre 
19 – 22 Easter Egg Hunt, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby 
19 – 21 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood's Bay 
19 – 22 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Ravenscar Visitor Centre 
20 – 21 WW2 Living History Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, Eden Camp 
26 Easter Fun Day, Scampston Hall 
26 – 28 Tomorrow's Ghosts Gothic & Alternative Festival, Whitby 
27 Escape Lines Memorial Society Reunion & Service, Eden Camp, Malton 


2 – 5 Tour de Yorkshire, (Bridlington to Scarborough via North York Moors 4 May) 
4 – 5 A Festival of Dogs, Castle Howard 
4 – 6 Behind the Scenes, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
6 Rhythm and Brews, Sutton Bank National Park Centre 
11 – 9 June 109 Miles, Inspired by… gallery 
18 – 19 Fish & Ships Festival, Whitby 
18 – 19 Yorkshire Game & Country Fair, Scampston Hall 
24 – 27 Great North Folk Festival, Botton: Folk festival, concerts, workshops and special events 
25 – 26 Malton Food Lovers Festival, 150 food stalls and street food, cookery theatre, Festival Bar, live music and more 
25 – 27 Castle Howard Traction Engine Rally, Castle Howard 
25 – 27 WalkFest!, celebrating 50 years of the Cleveland Way National Trail 

JUNE '19 

1 – 2, 8 – 9 North Yorkshire Open Studios, artists open up their studios across North Yorkshire 
7 – 9 Robin Hood’s Bay Folk Weekend, a free weekend of relaxed music sessions and singarounds 
9 Open Farm Sunday, visit one of a number of farms across the North York Moors 
15 – 29 July The Lost Words, Inspired by… gallery, Danby 
16 BunnyRun, Sutton Bank National Park Centre: North York Moors National Park in partnership with Hardmoors Race Series hops over to Sutton Bank for a new family friendly 5K run 
16 – 23 Scalby Fair, Nr Scarborough: one of the few remaining village street fairs in north England (Fair Day is 22 June) 
22 – 23 Rosedale Walking Festival, Rosedale Abbey 
23 – 29 Rosedale Wildlife Week: seven days of wildlife themed walks, family activities, talks and workshops 
28 – 30 Elephant at the Castle Festival, Castle Mulgrave 
28 – 29 Forest Live, Dalby Forest, Music gigs featuring top artists in the forest (Paul Weller, Jess Glynne) 
29 – 30 British Falconry Fair, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley 

JULY '19 

4 – 7 Staxtonbury Music Festival, Manor Farm, Staxton, family friendly festival 
6 – 7 Duncombe Park Steam Rally, Helmsley 
12 – 14 Whitby Sea Festival, Whitby 
12 – 14 Jazz & Blues Festival, Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens 
13 – 14 60s Fest, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
12 – 28 Ryedale Festival: Concerts and arts events in spectacular and historic venues 
20 Meadowfest, Malton - new boutique music festival 
21 Escape to the Moors, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby 
26 – 28 SeaFest Maritime Festival, Scarborough 


2 – 4 Whitby Traction Engine Rally, Hawsker, Whitby 
3 – 2 September Landscapes of the Mind and Heart, Inspired by… gallery, Danby 
3 Castle Howard Proms, Castle Howard 
9 – 11 Saltburn Folk Festival, Saltburn 
10 – 11 Filey International Food Festival, Filey 
10 – 13 Whitby Regatta, watch yacht and rowing races, Navy displays, fireworks and more set around this ancient port 
11 – 24 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival: Renowned classical musicians from around the world gather in some of the North York Moors' most remote and beautiful historical buildings 
15 – 18 BBC Countryfile Live, Castle Howard 
16 – 18 Staithes RNLI Lifeboat Weekend 
17 – 23 Whitby Folk Week, traditional music and dance with workshops and street entertainment 
18 Adventure on the Bank, Sutton Bank National Park Centre 
24 – 25 WW2 Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend, Eden Camp 
24 – 26 Viking Festival, Whitby Abbey 


5 – 16 October Saving Turtle Doves: linked exhibitions at Dalby Forest and Inspired by… gallery, Danby 
6 – 8 Whitby Pirate Festival 
7 – 8 Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage 
8 All Services Parade & Remembrance Service, Eden Camp, Malton 
13 – 15 Yorkshire Fossil Festival, Rotunda Museum, Scarborough 
14 – 15 Rhythm and Brews, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby 
14 Harvest Food Festival, Malton 
TBC Illuminating Rievaulx, Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley 
27 – 29 Annual Steam Gala, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
26 – 29 Autumn Harvest & Flower Festival, Castle Howard 
27 – 28 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, Cropton, Dalby and Langdale forests NB: walk and cycle trails in Dalby are closed for the day 


1 – 3 Tomorrow's Ghosts Gothic & Alternative Festival, Whitby 
8 Chamber Music Concert Jamie Walton, Musical Director for the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, presents an exhibition concert, Inspired by... gallery, Danby 
14 – 30 Christmas Opening, Burton Agnes Hall 
16 – 30 Castle Howard at Christmas: experience this magnificent house decked out and lit by candle and firelight 
16 – 17 Christmas Craft Fair, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby 
16 – 31 December Uniquely Made - by Brigantia, Inspired by… gallery, Danby 
23 – 24 Christmas Shopping Weekend, Sutton Bank National Park Centre 
30 Santa Specials, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
Dates tbc NSPCC Christmas Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley 


6 MoorsRun, North York Moors National Park in partnership with Hardmoors Race Series present the Turnpike Trot 10k and the Rabbit Run 5k 
11–13 Railway in Wartime, North Yorkshire Moors Railway: turn the clock back to 1940s for this popular event with street parades, vehicle displays and re-enactments along the line. Special events at Pickering Castle and Beck Isle Museum too. 
18 – 20 Musicport Festival, Whitby Pavilion: the UK's biggest indoor world music festival (20th anniversary) 
19 – 12 November Fragile Enchantments, Inspired by… gallery, Danby 
24 – 30 Illuminated Abbey, Whitby Abbey 
25 – 27 Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby 
26 – 27 Michaelmas Fair, Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens 
26 – 31 Halloween Trains, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
Dates tbc Halloween – Fear in the Forest, Dalby Forest: a spooky walk through the woods 


Scarborough Open Air Theatre is gearing up for a huge year of brilliant acts during 2019.  
Bringing music to the coast this this year will be international mega star Kylie Minogue headlining with a show as part of her UK "Golden" tour on Thursday 1st August.  
Other mega stars performing throughout 2019 include Cliff Richard, Texas, James Arthur, Stereophonics and the legend Nile Rodgers and CHIC. 
Click here for full details. 

WHITBY GOTH FESTIVAL Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2019 

Over the past few decades, Whitby has become synonymous with goth culture with its biannual Goth Festival bringing fans of the darker side of life flocking to the town. 
This April will see Whitby Pavilion host the reuturn of Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival! Bringing a whole weekend of entertainment including: bands, film, theatre and market stall! The event, organised by Absinthe Promotions, will see an increased focus on music with the aims of hosting both established and up-and-coming bands to reflect the diversity of the goth and alternative music scene. 
Click here to find out more 

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