Discover Yorkshire Coast August 2017
What's coming up on the Coast

Discover Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors 

Welcome to the August 2017 Discover Yorkshire Coast events newsletter, your personal guide to the upcoming entertainment in our area this month.

We’ve highlighted the region's hottest events to give you and your customers an exclusive insight into the live shows and family attractions that are taking place on the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors this August.

As always, we've compiled a comprehensive events calender and attached it to the foot of your newsletter; please feel free to share it to your customers.

If you’d like to be involved in any of the events featured here then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Until next month, feast your eyes on these summer holiday happenings by the seaside!

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What's hot on the Coast this summer?

Festival of Cycling

Scarborough Cycling Festival


Oliver's Mount is the host venue for Scarborough Festival of Cycling in August.

Over the weekend of Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th, a variety of bike-based activities and events will take place, catering for everyone from first-time pedal pushers to seasoned cyclists. 

Highlights of the two day festival will include Closed Circuit Road, Cyclo Cross Racing, Sportive and 'Come and Try' events.

More info on Cycling Festival


The first of a trio of Eat Yorkshire Food Festivals takes place at Filey Evron Centre across August 12th-13th.

The Eat Yorkshire events are an ideal opportunity for local chefs, confectioners, bakers and brewers to showcase their creations, and, as you might expect, a flavour-filled, mouth-watering weekend for Filey-going food lovers.

Building on the success of last year's events, three family-friendly Food Festival weekends will take place in August, September and October, exhibiting everything from chillis, cheeses and chutneys, breads, beers and biscuits, to meats, sweets and savoury treats!

More info on Eat Yorkshire

Eat Yorkshire Festival of Food

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

Whitby Regatta

Whitby Regatta


One of the oldest regattas in England returns this August for three full days of water-based, family entertaintment.

Established in the early 19th Century by local fishermen looking to best one another in competition, Whitby Regatta features yacht racing, competitive rowing, free-form entertainment around the town, a fun fair and a prizegiving ceremony, all rounded out by a spectacular fireworks display.

The Regatta runs across Saturday 19th - Monday 21st August.

More information on Whitby Regatta

Escape to the Forest this summer

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Fun meets Factual at Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is serving up a super selection of summer holiday activities this August, helping you to keep the kids' boredom at bay. 

The Hands on History crew are ready to take you back to Medieval Times with dress up play, dancing and sword fighting throughout August, Roman Scarborough, on Saturday 5th-Sunday 6th August offers you and your little centurions the chance to race chariots, while Scarborough at War, 19th-20th August takes an interactive look at Scarborough during the First and Second World Wars.

More info on Scarborough Castle

Celebrate tradition at Danby Agricultural Show

Danby agricultural show

Danby Agricultural Show is the oldest show of its kind in the area, having being established in 1848 by Canon Atkinson, promises a wholesome day out for the whole family.

The show continues to welcome thousands of attendees every year, with over 6,000 people expected to celebrate the rich history and tradition on Wednesday 16th August.

In keeping with previous shows you can enjoy sheep dog trials, displays of vintage tractors and farm machinery, numerous competitions, and horse and pony classes.

More info on Danby Agricultural Show

Pick of new productions at YMCA

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The YMCA Theatre in Scarborough is a long-established hub of the community, and the venue has an exciting new schedule, packed with great shows coming up this month.

It's a case of sibling rivalry as Sister Act The Musical is joined on August's bill by Blues Brothers, beginning Friday 4th August. The roster also features Musical Mashup, running all through the month, West End Nights which begins on Friday 11th August, while the programme is completed on Friday 18th by The Cloughton Rat Pack.

More info on YMCA
More info on Scarborough Spa events

Scarborough Spa, has two fantastic musical productions taking place throughout August. First up, Teddy Bears' Picnics with the Spa Orchestra provides 90 minutes of child-friendly, audience participation, with the chance for you and your youngsters to sing along, play along and dance along with the musicians on stage. The Teddy Bears' Picnics will happen every Monday throughout August. Showdates for your diary are the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Secondly, the UK's longest-running summer show returns to the Spa stage, with Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2. Expect a sensational cast including stunning vocalists, dazzling costumes and sparkling sets all with a bit of Hollywood glitz! The showbiz extravaganzas take place each Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout August with the first performance taking place on the Thursday 3rd.

Pushing the boat out at Staithes RNLI fundraiser

Staithes RNLI

The popular Staithes & Runswick RNLI Lifeboat Weekend returns this month, running between Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August.

Kicking off with the traditional Nightgown Parade on Friday night, the event will also feature lifeboat rescue displays, cliff rescue demonstrations, raft races, stalls and games. Saturday features a seafront barbeque and a fireworks display, while the highlight of Sunday is the much-anticipated Duck Race!

Proceeds benefit the Staithes & Runswick Lifeboat which provides 24/7/365 cover for the area.

More info on Staithes RNLI

Everybody wants a piece of the Traction

Traction engine rally

It's full steam ahead for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, which takes place next to Whitby Abbey, over the weekend of 4th-6th August.

Main attractions for the event include The Adrenaline Tour featuring Jason Smyth, performing motorcycle and quad street style stunts. The Crazy Bears will be on stage over the three days providing hours of entertainment.

The Traction Engine Rally will also feature tractor pulling, classic cars & motorcycles, miniature steam engines, fairground organs, vintage commercials, trade stands and catering & licensed bar.

More info on Traction engines

Full month of music for Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand showcases 4 shows across 4 Sundays in August.

Set in the picturesque Crescent Gardens, the venue welcomes Altofts and Normanton Brass Band on Sunday 6th, Hunmanby & District Silver Band on the 13th, before Malton White Star Band entertain on the 20th, and the month's schedule is completed by Yorkshire Traction Honley Silver Band on Sunday 27th.

The summer has proved unpredictable so far, so if rain stops play then the performances will be relocated to St. John's Church.

More info on Filey bandstand
More info on Seaside Walks

Kick start your Scarborough Seafest weekend by soaking up the fresh sea breeze on a Guided Coastal Walk brought to you by the Family Holiday Association and Hidden Horizons.

Let the kids explore all of the creatures found along the foreshore and discover Jurassic dinosaur footprints hidden in the rocks. If that’s not enough, dive into an underwater adventure with out-of-hours access to Scarborough SEALIFE sanctuary included in the ticket price.

It’s going to be bucket loads of fun!

August events at a glance
Yorkshire Day at Scarborough, Whitby & Filey – 1st 
All Ride School Holidays Open Days at Bridlington North Promenade – 1st 
Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017 – 1st 
Free Shows courtesy of Tony Peers, Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 1st
Magic Mike at Bridlington Spa – Starting from the 1st 
The Bernie Clifton Show at Scarborough Spa – Starting from the 1st 
Music in the Park Organ Concerts ft David Hale at Peasholm Park – 1st to 2nd 
Medieval Hands on History at Scarborough Castle – 1st to 4th
Muston Scarecrow Festival – 1st to 6th
Di and Viv and Rose at Stephen Joseph Theatre – 3rd to 5th

Madness at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 3rd 
Naval Warfare at Peasholm Park – Starting from the 3rd 
Tom, Dick and Harry at Whitby Pavilion – 3rd
Woodend Live with Rachel Harrington at Woodend Creative Workspace – 3rd 
Blues Brothers at YMCA Theatre – 4th 
Learn to Skydive: Static Line Course at Skydive GB Bridlington – 4th
Whitby Traction Engine Rally at Whitby Abbey – 4th to 6th 
Withernsea Festival at Withernsea – 4th to 6th 
80s V 90s at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 5th 
American Wrestling at Whitby Pavilion – 5th 
Pickering Car Boot at Pickering Showground – 5th to 6th
Roman Scarborough at Scarborough Castle – 5th to 6th 
Altofts and Normanton Brass Band at Filey Bandstand – 6th 
Bridlington Lions Summer Gala at Bridlington – 6th
Dalby Duck Dash at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest – 6th
Music in the Park – Brass Bands at Peasholm Park - 6th 
Musicport Open Mic at Whitby Pavilion – 6th
Pirates, Princesses & Fairies Summer Event 2017 at Bondville Model Village – 6th 
Scarborough Cricket Festival at Scarborough Cricket Club – 6th to 9th 
Coastal Explorers – Nature Bingo at Skipsea Beach – 7th 
Di and Viv and Rose at Stephen Joseph Theatre – 7th to 10th 
Medieval Hands on History at Scarborough Castle – 7th to 18th 
Magic Mike’s Summer Show at Whitby Pavilion – 7th 
Megaslam Wrestling at Bridlington Spa – 7th 
Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017 at Scarborough Spa – 7th 
Free Shows courtesy of Tony Peers at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 8th 
Music in the Park Organ Concerts ft David Hale at Peasholm Park – 8th to 9th 
FREE Megaslam Wrestling: LIVE at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 9th 
Thornton-Le-Dale Show at Thornton-Le-Dale – 9th 
GIMME ABBA at Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall – 10th
Larkin with Women at Esk Valley Theatre – 10th 
Jess Glynne at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – 11th 
Little Voice at Stephen Joseph Theatre – 11th to 12th 
West End Nights at YMCA Theatre – 11th 
EAT Yorkshire Food Festival at Filey Evron Centre Rooms – 12th to 13th
Malton Monthly Food Market at Malton Market Place – 12th 
Pirate Festival at Withernsea – 12th to 13th 
Scarborough Festival of Cycling at Olivers Mount – 12th to 13th 
Supersonic 70s show at Whitby Pavilion – 12th
The Velvet Burlesque at Scarborough Spa – 12th 
Hunmanby & District Silver Band at Filey Bandstand – 13th 
North York Moors Chamber Music Festival – 13th to 26th
Taking Steps at Stephen Joseph Theatre – 14th to 15th 
Danby Agricultural Show at Danby Showground – 16th 
Blondie Tribute at Filey Evron Centre – 18th 
Staithes Lifeboat Weekend at Staithes and Runswick RNLI – 18th to 20th 
Summer Showstoppers: A Night at the Musicals at Whitby Pavilion – 18th 
The Cloughton Rat Pack at YMCA Theatre – 18th 
Castle Howard Proms at Castle Howard – 19th
Coastline Festival at Cross Butts – 19th 
Party in the Park at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo – 19th 
Roy Chubby Brown at Scarborough Spa – 19th
Scarborough at War at Scarborough Castle – 19th to 20th 
Whitby Folk Week at Whitby ‘Various Venues’ – 19th to 25th 
Whitby Regatta at Whitby – 19th to 21st 
National Car & Bike Hill Climb Championship at Oliver’s Mount – 20tht
Taking Steps at Stephen Joseph Theatre – 21st to 23rd 
Filey Art Society Exhibition at Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall – 25th to 27th 
West End Nights at YMCA Theatre – 25th 
ABBA Revival at Whitby Pavilion – 26th 
Black Dyke Band at Scarborough Spa – 26th 
Organ Recital at The Priory Church, Bridlington – 26th 
Beauty and the Beast: Summer Pantomime at Whitby Pavilion – 27th 
Charity Rainbow Paint Run at Whitby Lions Club – 27th 
Burniston Show at Coastal Road, Burniston – 28th 
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