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 in July and The Gold Cup in September.
The first four confirmed meetings at Oliver's Mount for 2020:
Spring Cup 18th - 19th April
Northern Festival 20th - 21st June
Barry Sheene Classic on 25th and 26th July
Gold Cup 12th - 13th 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 1st June until 10th September 2020 the Spa Orchestra will celebrate the 108th concert season.
Events for 2020 include: Scarborough Real Ale and Cider Festival, The Top Secret Blues Festival and a Punk Festival in March, Adventures of The Yorkshire Shepherdess: Amanda Owen on the 29th March, Francis Rossi on the 2nd April, Sci - Fi Scarborough on the 4th and 5th of April, Vintage Fairs on the 3rd of May and 25th October, Jools Holland on the 21st of May, the 18th annual Jazz Festival from the 25th - 27th of September, G4 Live 2020 on the 29th of September, Jason Donavon on the 3rd of October and The Northern Soul Weekender 30th October - 1st November
Comedians at The Spa in 2020 include:
Dom Joly Wednesday 26th February
John Shuttleworth Sunday 8th March
Jimmy Carr Friday 3rd July
Jethro Wednesday 18th November
John Lydon Saturday 21st November
Other shows in 2020 include:
From The Jam Thursday 2nd April
Streisand: The Music, The Lady, The Legend Friday 28th February
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Monday 18th May
Absolute Bowie Saturday 24th October
The Bon Jovi Experience Saturday 7th March
I'm Still Standing - The Music of Elton John Saturday 28th March
The King of Pop Friday 24th April
Jive Talkin' on Sunday 9th August
Friends: A Musical Parody Thursday 7th May
Killer Queen Saturday 6th June
A Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond Sunday 7th June
UK Pink Floyd Experience Saturday 4th July
Ibiza Classical Friday 31st July
Joe Longthorne Songbook Sunday 2nd August
Thank Abba For The Music Sunday 16th August
The Simon and Garfunkel Story Sunday 20th September
The Upbeat Beatles Saturday 7th November
The Dreamboys: Too Hard To Resist Tour Friday 20th November
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 include: The Talented Mr Ripley in February, The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel in March, Two by Jim Cartwright in April and J M Barrie's Quality Street in May. '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, Round The Horne on the 11th and 12th of March, 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 2020 are Lancashire from the14th - 17th of June and Warwickshire from the 23rd - 26th of August.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre: Shows announced for 2020 include:
Tuesday 9th June Lionel Richie
Wednesday 17th June Westlife
Saturday 20th June Supergrass
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 Yorkshire Goes To The Seaside Coastival Festival will take place 21st - 23rd February 2020
Books By The Beach annual literature festival will take place in Scarborough from the 24th until 26th April 2020
The 22nd Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival will be held 17th - 19th July 2020.
The Goldwings return to Scarborough in 2020 for a Static Display and evening Light Parade around Marine Drive on the 12th 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 2020 Concerts are: TBC on Friday the 26th and James Morrison and Will Young on Saturday 27th of June.
The sixth Tour de Yorkshire takes place from 30th April - 3rd May 2020 Thursday 30th April - The Yorkshire Coast Stage Beverley - Redcar