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What’s on in Yorkshire 2024

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Rich in Roman and Viking history, and never short of a cobbled street or miles of hilly countryside, there’s an incredible amount to explore in Yorkshire. It’s so great a region that it is in fact split into four separate counties. Which means there’s always plenty to do, whenever you visit! 

We have four parks for holidaymakers here, all nestled on the coastline close to Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Read on for a taste of the events you could catch when you visit Blue Dolphin, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, or Thornwick Bay in 2024.



Not sure when to head to Yorkshire? Here are some events that happen all-year round 

Scarborough Walking Tours 

When: various regular tours 

Where: Scarborough Town Centre 

There’s plenty to see and explore in the seaside town of Scarborough – so why not take a guided tour? Organised by Visit Scarborough, these walking tours take in South Bay and the Esplanade, the old town and the modern town centre – with the option to make the tour longer if you want to see even more. 

Sewerby parkrun  

When: Every Saturday at 9am 

Where: Sewerby Hall, Sewerby 

Everyone is welcome at the Sewerby parkrun. This inclusive event is suitable for everyone, regardless of how fast you are. Buggies and dogs are also welcome! The 5k event happens on a weekly basis and is FREE to enter. Just head to parkrun UK’s website to register and get your barcode for the event. 


Scarborough Punk Festival 

When: 30-31 March 

Where: The Spa, Scarborough 

Get ready for a punk takeover thanks to the annual Scarborough Punk Festival that returns to the heart of the town in 2024. With 18 bands and a music market to entertain you – including a performance from Buzzcocks – it's one you won’t want to miss.



Sci-Fi Scarborough 2024 

When: April 20-21 

Where: The Spa, Scarborough 

This annual event has something for enthusiasts of every age, with kid and adult tickets available. Marketing itself as an ‘unconventional convention’, you can expect to see everything to satisfy your inner geek, from comic books (and their writers) to retro gaming, replicas and miniatures, and even a party on the Saturday night. All of this takes place in an iconic venue that takes pride of place on Scarborough’s seafront.



Race The Waves and The Great Bridlington Steampunk Weekend 

When: 11-12 May 

Where: Bridlington South Beach and The Royal Hall Bridlington   

There’s a family-friendly festival with entertainment, and workshops indoors, while outside at the beach you can watch vintage cars and motorbikes race along the beach at Bridlington in this unique, free event that’s attended by thousands each year.

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Bridlington Kite Festival 

When: 18-19 May 

Where: Sewerby Fields, Bridlington 

Kites of all shapes and sizes will be flying high by the East Yorkshire coast in this wonderful annual events. With inflatable kites, professional demonstrations, and the chance to have a go yourself, there’s even fairground rides and children’s entertainment. It’s an action-packed, free event that draws in the crowds each year.

Discover breaks in Yorkshire

Thornwick Bay self catering holidays

Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire

4 nights from £49
Primrose Valley self catering holidays

Primrose Valley, Yorkshire

4 nights from £49
Reighton Sands

Reighton Sands, Yorkshire

4 nights from £49
Blue Dolphin self catering holidays

Blue Dolphin, Yorkshire

3 nights from £49



Bridlington Northern Soul Weekender 

When: 28-30 June 

Where: Bridlington Spa 

Filling six rooms with soul is the agenda for this music event. With everything from classic soul to modern floor-fillers, “Bridsoul” is a highly popular event that runs year after year. 


Whitby Soul Weekender 

When: 5-7 July  

Where: The Pavilion, Whitby 

This soul event has been a staple of Whitby’s music scene since 2002, with a line-up spanning daytime and nighttime across three days. Grab our tickets if you like the sound of Northern Soul, Motown, Modern Soul and a handful of resident DJs.

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The Viva Las Vegas Elvis Weekender 

When: July 19-21 

Where: Bridlington Spa 

Elvis is in the building! 12 top Elvis tribute acts will go head to head in a battle to be named Vegas King and bag themselves a trip to sin city itself. And you can come along to enjoy the performances, and the hospitality.



Damian Hirst @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

When: until 1 September 

Where: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton 

Four major sculptures by Damien Hirst are available to admire at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, including Charity, The Hat Makes the Man, The Myth, and The Mother – which stands at an imposing 10 metres tall. The park itself spans 500 acres, with several pieces of artwork ready to explore in the open air.


The Mersey Beatles 

When: 14 September 

Where: Scarborough Spa Grand Hall 

One of the best Beatles tribute bands around, the Mersey Beatles are Liverpool born and bred, and are taking to the stage in Scarborough for one night only.

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