Here is a handy guide to some of the main events going on.
February to March
Dark Skies, North York Moors, Feb 18 to March 6.
Whitby Goth Weekend, Apr 22-24.
Penny Hedge ceremony, Whitby, May 25.
Whitby Gospel Music Convention, Whitby Pavilion, May 20 to 22.
Whitby Steampunk Weekend, July 22 to 24.
Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, Aug 2.
Danby Show, Aug 10.
Whitby Regatta, Aug 13 to 15.
Egton Show, Aug 24.
Whitby Folk Week, Aug 20 to 27.
Staithes arts and heritage festival, Sep 9 to 11.
Whitby Goth Weekend, Oct 28 to 30; Tomorrow’s Ghosts, Oct 28 to 30.
Krampus Run, Whitby, Dec 3-4.