Discover Yorkshire Coast July 2017
Scarborough Seafest 2017

Discover Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors 

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

We’ve hand-picked the 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 in July.

In addition, we've attached a comprehensive list of all of July's events at the bottom of your newsletter; please feel free to distribute it to your customers.

If you’d like to get involved in any of the events featured here then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Until next month, let's look at what's happening this summer by the seaside!

Events and Entertainment -

What's hot on the Coast this summer?

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Across the 28th-30th July Whitby Pavilion plays host to Whitby Steampunk Weekend. Returning after last year's runaway success, the Yorkshire Coast's premier Steampunk event is packed to the gills with special guests, trade stands and superb entertainment.

The Most Fabulous Montague Jacques Fromage plays host for a weekend which will contain an appearance from Dr. Atticus Oldman of The Absinthe Affair who will be podcasting live across the weekend.

Tickets to 'Beyond the Sea' on Friday evening, 28th July, are priced at £18, and admission to the rest of the weekend is FREE!

Ahoy there Shipmates! Scarborough Seafest returns for a 19th installment in July, and there'll be more to see and do than ever before.

Sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, this year's FREE maritime festival is set to be the most feature-packed yet, with a seaside smorgasbord of family activities, street theatre & live music, and some very special guests all squeezed into one weekend.

Running over the weekend of 21st-23rd July, expect a winning mix of arts & crafts, delicious food & drink, live demo kitchens and cook-offs, and the famous Seafest fireworks display on Saturday evening.


More info on Seafest

Scarborough Seafest sponsored by Keepmoat Homes

Scarborough Seafest 2017
A row of houses with the caption Want to live here?

The hugely popular music and arts extravaganza Staxtonbury returns over 7th-9th of July.

The family-friendly festival makes an 8th outing this summer featuring the cream of local musical talent, as well as acts from across the country - and even the United States! Friday's closing act is The Sub Gents, whilst Tom Davenport will rock the headline slot on Saturday on the acoustic stage.

Expect a huge selection of delicious hot food stalls, craft tents, cider and ale by the gallon, a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday and even a big wheel!

More info on Steampunk

The sweet sound of Staxtonbury

Staxtonbury Bears

Music in the Open Air

Jess Glynne promo shot for the Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre's summer season is well and truly in full swing; Grammy-award winning George Benson and Sir Tom Jones close out a run of five outdoor shows in five nights at the beginning of this month, before chart toppers Little Mix return to Europe's biggest open air theatre for a sold out show the following week. In addition, fan-favourite popster Olly Murs will be welcomed back with open arms when he makes his third Open Air outing on Sunday 9th July.

Looking further ahead to the end of the summer, chart toppers Madness bring their unmistakable brand of Ska to the North Bay in August, 80s v 90s take us back to the golden age of the hit single, before the season is brought to a triumphant close with the arrival of Brit-award winning singing sensation Jess Glynne.


More info on Open Air Theatre

Antiques hunting with Auntie Beeb - Castle Howard

BBC Antiques Roadshow - Castle Howard

The BBC Antiques Roadshow stops off at Castle Howard on Thursday July 13th.

Bring along your family heirlooms, household hoards and car boot sale bargains and let the resident Roadshow experts run the rule over your artifacts - who knows, you could be sitting on a fortune!

Entry to the Castle grounds is FREE on the day and no ticket or pre-registration is required. An upgrade price is applicable if you wish to visit the house.


More info on Antiques Roadshow

  Tykes' title quest continues on the Coast

County Championship - Yorkshire v Somerset

Scarborough Cricket Club hosts another round of the Specsavers County Championship this July. 

Yorkshire v Somerset will take place between Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th July, as third place Yorkshire aim to climb the table and assert their title credentials. 

The first ball will be bowled at 11am at North Marine Road, with Yorkshire looking to close the gap on leaders Essex and local rivals Lancashire in second, as the race for the title of County Champions continues.


More info on County Championship Cricket

Festival of Filey - Return of the Dragon

Festival of Filey - Return of the Dragon

Variety is the name of the game at this year's Return of the Dragon, aka the Festival of Filey on July 29th-30th.

Building on the spectacular success of Rise of the Dragon, 2017's Festival of Filey is a ram-packed weekend of FREE, family fun.

Expect an eclectic mix of Marauding Vikings, a Motorcycle Display Team, Cossack Warrior Trick riding from the Stampede Stunt Company, and live music featuring tributes to ABBA and Rock of Ages!

More info on Return of the Dragon

Shake your tailfeather!

Whitby Northern Soul Weekender

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience is back once again at Whitby Pavilion for 2017!

Over three days between Friday July 7th and Sunday 9th, Whitby Northern Soul Weekender serves up two huge rooms of Motown classics, plus current variations on the classic soul blueprint.

Whitby Northern Soul Weekender is always packed out with the North's hottest DJs playing the best-loved tunes from the golden age of sweet soul music.

Tickets for the weekend are available for only £37.50 so book now, pack your dancing shoes and head for the coast.

More info on Northern Soul weekender

Rockin' on Redcliffe Farm

Yorkshire Coast Music Festival

Summer is traditionally festival season and it's no different on the Yorkshire Coast.

Hot on the heels of Staxtonbury, YC17 Yorkshire Coast Music Festival in Lebberston showcases the finest original acts in the area on July 28th and 29th. The line-up features amongst others Black Delta Movement, All Mod Cons, Page 45, Black Lime, Harley Likes Music, Vasolators and Jesse Hutchinson.

Weekend tickets for the festival at Welburn Farm, Lebberston are available to purchase for only £15 and include FREE camping and FREE parking!

More info on YC17

Trade meets Tradition

Ryedale Show

Ryedale Show is a unique family day of entertainment that dates back over 160 years.

Established in 1855, the traditional County Show is reputed for both its quality of livestock and its high number of Trade Stands. Held in Welburn Park's natural amphitheatre, Ryedale Show offers a full and varied day of entertainment as well as ample opportunities to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. 

Join the crowd of over 15,000 people enjoying the Ryedale Show's unique atmosphere in Kirkbymoorside on Thursday 25th July.


More info on the Ryedale Show
July's events at a glance
George Benson at Scarborough Open Air Theatre - Sat 1st
Little Voice at Stephen Joseph Theatre - From Sat 1st
Duncombe Park Steam Fair at Duncombe Park – Sat 1st – Sun 2nd
UK Windsurfing Championships at Bridlington – Sat 1st – Sun 2nd
Party in the Park at Flamingo Land – From Sat 1st
Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two at Scarborough Spa - From Sat 1st
Once Upon a Time at YMCA Theatre - Sat 1st - 2nd
Showaddywaddy at Scarborough Spa - Sat 1st
Tom Jones at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – Sun 2nd
Music in the Park- Brass Band at Peasholm Park- From Sun 2nd
Whitby Area Music Centre Does the 70s at Whitby Pavilion – Sun 2nd
Woodend Live with Jeni Hankins at Woodend Creative Workspace - Sun 2nd
County Cricket Championship- Yorkshire vs Somerset - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th
Naval Warfare at Peasholm Park - From Mon 3rd
Little Mix at Scarborough Open Air Theatre - Thurs 6th
Jimmy Carr at Bridlington Spa – Fri 7th
Northern Soul Weekender 2017 at Whitby Pavilion – Fri 7th – Sun 9th
Staxtonbury at Manor Farm– Fri 7th – Sun 9th
Jane Eyre at Scarborough Castle - Sat 8th
Malton Monthly Food Market– Sat 8th
Parkrun at Dalby Forest – Sat 8th
Community Open Day at Scarborough Castle - Sun 9th
Simply Brass at Filey Bandstand – Sun 9th
Olly Murs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre - Sun 9th
Taking Steps at Stephen Joseph Theatre - From Thurs 13th
BBC Antiques Roadshow at Castle Howard – Thurs 13th
Ryedale Festival at Malton – Frid 14th – Sun 30th
A ‘Taste of Smuggling’ Guided Walk at Robin Hood’s Bay – Sat 15th
Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at Scarborough Sea Life - From Sat 15th
Seafest Animated Objects drop in workshop at Peasholm Park- Sat 15th
Orchestra of Opera North: Ryedale Festival at Scarborough Spa - Fri 21st
Grease(PG) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, Seamer - Fri 21st
Scarborough SEAFEST Maritime Festival- Fri 21st - Sun 23rd
60s Fest 2017 at North Yorkshire Moors Railway– Sat 22nd – 23rd
Barry Sheene Road Race Festival- Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd
Dirty Dancing (12) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, Seamer - Sat 22nd
Magic of Motown at Scarborough Spa - Sat 22nd
Seaside Walks- Seafest in Scarborough - Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd
The Bodyguard (15) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, Seamer- Sun 23rd
Ryedale Jazz Festival at Pickering– Sun 23rd – 29th
Bridget Jones's Baby (15) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, Seamer - Mon 24th
Monday Showtime at YMCA Theatre - From Mon 24th
The Bernie Clifton Show at Scarborough Spa - From Mon 24th
Beauty and the Beast (PG) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, Seamer - Tue 25th
Sister Act The Musical at YMCA Theatre - From Tues 25th
Back to the Future (PG) at Moonlight Drive-in Cinema - Wed 26th
Whitby & District Lions Charity Beer Festival at Whitby – Thur 27th – Sun 30th
Explosive Light Orchestra at Filey Evron Centre – Fri 28th
Yorkshire Coast Music Festival at Redcliffe Farm - Fri 28th - Sat 29th
Whitby Steampunk Weekend at Whitby Pavilion – Fri 28th – Sun 30th
Musical Mashup at YMCA Theatre - From Sat 29th
Icons of Folk Rock at Whitby Pavilion – Sat 29th
Muston Scarecrow Festival at Muston – From Sat 29th
Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag Weekend at Whitby – Sat 29th – Sun 30th
Festival of Filey – Return of the Dragon– Sat 29th – Sun 30th
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