Your guide to this summer's events in Scarborough and Whitby that you won't want to miss

Here are some of the events scheduled to take place in Scarborough and Whitby this year from May to September.

By Jade McElwee
Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 3:27 pm

Your guide to dates and acts at the Open Air Theatre, town traditions and free family days out.

Celebrate Whitby's Fishing Heritage at this free family festival this weekend, May 18-19, and enjoy exhibitions, film screenings, activities and competitions.
For those who love all things Victorian, a whole weekend of steampunk activities, stands and entertainment from May 17-20. There will be a food court, emporium, tea duelling, tank rides on the beach and much more.

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The stunning live music event which brings the iconic sounds and unique atmosphere of the legendary club is heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday June 8.
Eat Yorkshire and the Filey Evron Centre present Filey International Food Festival on Saturday June 8-9. A foodies delight with the likes of artisan pates, homemade cakes, fresh seafood, artisan chocolates and real ale.
Scalby Village will host it's fair with this year's theme 200th Anniversary of Queen Victorias birth. Scalby Fair 2019 will run from June 16-23, with a whole week of activities, and Fair Day itself is Saturday June 22.
Global superstar and chart record holder Jess Glynne is returning to headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday July 21. Jess performed an unforgettable gig at the venue in 2017.
One of the UK's music legends is returning to Scarborough on June 26 following his sell-out show at the Open Air Theatre in 2017.
Scarborough's South Bay is set to welcome thousands of visitors on Saturday June 29, as one of hundreds of events held across the country, to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Join in the 11th anniversary celebrations of Staxtonbury which promises to make a special memorable weekend. This year the event will run from Thursday July 4 to Sunday July 7 - starting one day earlier than previous years.
Chart topper Lewis Capaldi is bringing his unmissable live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer. The 22-year-old singer songwriter of UK Number One single Someone You Loved and will now play on July 20 and August 30.
Celebrate Seafest's 21st anniversary at Scarborough's South Bay on July 26-28 with cookery demonstrations along with a real ale and beer festival.
The new club which is bringing motorcycle racing back to Oliver's Mount have confirmed two meetings the Barry Sheene Classic on July 27 and 28 and the Gold Cup from September 27 to 29.
The event, on August 2-4, will feature top steam fair attractions including: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines and Stationary Engines.
The international pop star will perform some of her top hits at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on Thursday August 1.
The oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast that is guaranteed to draw hundreds of visitors to the town will take place on August 10-12. A full weekend of entertainment including yacht racing, rowing races and firework display.
The annual Scarborough Cricket Festival - one of the most historic sporting events in the town - has played host to some of the world's greatest cricketers. The event will be held at Scarborough Cricket Club on August 18-21.
Scarborough seafront will be lit up by a spectacular display of decorated motorbikes for the Goldwing Light Parade on September 7. The popular annual event will return to Scarboroughs South Bay with a show followed by spectacular firework display.
The historic fishing village will be transformed into one huge art gallery, with local and national artists exhibiting in the quaint houses, for Staithes Art Festival on September 7-8.
The 17th Scarborough Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend of September 20-22 at Scarborough Spa. There are lots of new performers amongst the line-up this year as well as multi award-winning reeds player Alan Barnes.