Scarborough on the east coast of North Yorkshire is renowned as Britain's first resort. There are two beaches; South Bay with the Spa, harbour and amusement arcades and the tranquil North Bay. The bays are connected by Marine Drive; ideal for a drive or walk, and dominated by the medieval twelfth century Scarborough castle
Oliver's Mount motorcycle racing returned in 2019 with the Barry Sheene Classic on 27th and 28th July and The Gold Cup 27th - 29th September.
The Spa Complex of theatres provides live entertainment of many varieties and during the summer hosts the Scarborough Spa Orchestra concerts; Scarborough is the only remaining seaside resort in the country with a professional orchestra and from June until September 2019 the Spa Orchestra celebrated the 107th concert season.
Events for 2019 included: The Top Secret Blues Festival in March, Sci - Fi Scarborough on the 6th and 7th of April, Vintage Fairs on the 5th of May and 27th October. The Specials on the 6th and UB40 on the 7th of May, Jools Holland on the 16th of May,The Gin Society Festival on the 21st and 22nd of June and the annual Jazz Festival from the 20th - 22nd of September.
Comedians at The Spa in 2019 include:
Mark Steel Friday 1st March
Hal Cruttenden Sunday 31st March
Rich Hall Friday 17th May
James Acaster Sunday 26th May
Count Arthur Strong Thursday 24th October
Henning When Sunday 8th December
Other shows in 2019 included:
Music Hall Tavern Friday 29th March
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Friday 15th March
Absolute Bowie Saturday 18th May
Giovanni Pernice Tuesday 19th March
Beyond The Barricade Saturday 30th March
The King of Pop Saturday 3rd August
Jive Talkin' on Sunday the 21st of July
Fastlove: A Tribute To George Michael Saturday 7th December
The Lindisfarne Story Friday 12th April
Walk Like A Man Saturday 13th April
A Vision Of Elvis Saturday 4th May
Menopause The Musical Wednesday 8th May
Quadrophenia - The Album Live! Saturday 11th May
Lipstick On Your Collar Sunday 8th September
Events announced for 2020 include: The 7th Annual Sci- Fi Scarborough on the 4th - 5th April, Jimmy Carr on the 3rd of July and Jason Donavon on the 3rd October
Scarborough will host The National Armed Forces Day on June 27th 2020
The Stephen Joseph Theatre with its famous theatre in the round offers a wealth of entertainment throughout the year. The shows this year included: Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde in May. Summer season shows at the SJT include: Two comedies written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn; The World Premiere of 'Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present' and 'Season's Greetings', also 'Stepping Out' By Richard Harris, and The World Premiere of 'The Monstrous Heart' by Oliver Emanuel. 'See it here first! The Stephen Joseph Theatre are very proud to be able to stamp the words Made In Scarborough on their work'.There are also; films, live and delayed streamings, lunchtime shows, play readings, teatime talks, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical on the 8th June, a silent film festival, tours of the building, musical events and exhibitions in the gallery.
Yorkshire County Cricket Scarborough is now one of the few remaining out grounds on the first class cricket circuit, and is now the only ground, apart from Headingley, used for home matches for Yorkshire County Cricket. The opponents for the County Championship matches at North Marine Road in 2019 were Surrey from the 30th of June - 3rd July and Nottinghamshire from the 18th - 21st of August.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre: Shows announced for 2020 include:
Saturday 4th July Snow Patrol
Friday 10th July Mixtape
Tuesday 21st July Little Mix
Friday 14th August McFly
Shows for 2019 included: Hacienda Classical, Biffy Clyro, Sir Cliff Richard, West End Proms, Years & Years, Madness, Lewis Capaldi, Jess Glynne, Queen Machine Symphonic and Kylie Minogue.
Shows for 2018 included: Lionel Richie, The Script, Gary Barlow, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Steps, Alfie Boe, Emili Sande, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, Pete Tong, IL DIVO, James Arthur, Bastille, Texas, James and Britney Spears.
Shows for 2017 included: The Beach Boys, Kaiser Chiefs, The Charlatans, The Jacksons, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Cliff Richard, UB40, George Benson, Tom Jones, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Madness, Eighties v. Nineties and Jess Glynne
Shows for 2016 included; Will Young, Status Quo, James Bay, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Legends of Pop, Bryan Adams and Simply Red.
Alpamere Waterpark opened in July 2016 with a Wave Pool, Splash and Play Area, a 35C Outdoor Garden Pool and four spectacular slides. Wellness at Alpamere, an Alpine themed spa, opened in March 2019
The tenth Coastival Festival was held 22nd - 24th February 2019
The next Books By The Beach annual literature festival will take place in Scarborough from the 24th until 26th April 2020
The First Scarborough Food and Drink Festival was held on the 12th and 13th May 2018
The 21st Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival was held on the weekend 26th - 28th July 2019.
The Goldwings returned to Scarborough in 2019 for a Static Display and evening Light Parade around Marine Drive on the 7th of September.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway is just a few miles away at Pickering and visitors can travel to Heartbeat country by steam train. The Royal television programme was filmed in Scarborough and the surrounding district; many of our visitors enjoy walking along the Esplanade to see the South Bay clock tower as featured in the show.
The Forestry Commission Great Yorkshire Forest of Dalby is a great day out in every season .There is lovely drive through the forest with plenty of places to stop and take a walk. Or enjoy a 5km run through the forest on Saturday morning hosted by Parkrun. Dalby Forest hosts annual concerts in June as part of The Forestry Commissions live annual music series. The 2019 Concerts were: Paul Weller on Friday the 28th and Jess Glynne on Saturday 29th of June.
Now four days! The Fifth Tour de Yorkshire was held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend; 2nd - 5th May 2019 Saturday 4th May: Bridlington - Marine Drive, North Bay, Scarborough The sixth Tour de Yorkshire takes place from 30th April - 3rd May 2020