5th to 8th July 2018

The Festival with the Sea at it's Heart

2018 is a very special year for Whitby Seafest.

It is the 250th Anniversary of the start of Captain James Cook's first Voyage of Discovery on board Endeavour.

James Cook was a local lad who learned his trade and began his seafaring career in Whitby. 'Endeavour' was built in Whitby for the collier trade and Cook, knowing the strength and quality of these ships, chose it to take him and his crew around the world.

Whitby Sea Festival started life in 1993 as the Captain Cook Festival before sailing off to Scarborough for a time to become 'Seafest'.

It is now back in Whitby and this year is proud to be part of the COOK250 Celebrations.

What's on at the Festival......

Thursday 5th July "Eye of the Wind" - A Folk Opera by Richard Grainger telling the story of James Cook and the famous voyage in drama and song.
Whitby Pavilion 7.30pm - BUY TICKETS

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th July "Whitby Seafest @ The Bandstand" Sea Songs, shanties, craft stalls, walkabout, kids fun, Festival Bar (Whitby Brewery)+ Performers on board HM Bark Endeavour and Special Events @Sander's Yard Bistro



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