Major events and festivals

Find out about the latest events happening across the North York Moors.

Whatever time of year you visit the North York Moors, there's always something going on. With a wide variety of local events taking place throughout the year, you won’t have to look hard to find something you wont want to miss.

We also organise our own jam-packed calendar of events throughout the year, including kid's activities, guided walks, family festivals, exhibitions and more, all can be found on our events page.

Outdoor adventures

Not all outdoor challenge events are included above, head to cycling and mountain biking, and fell and road running events to find challenge events and more. Do take a look at the monthly farmers' markets in and around the North York Moors, and Food & Beer Festivals for more foodie ideas.

See Discover Yorkshire Coast for more major events in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and along the coast.

Country shows

Traditional Yorkshire country shows are an integral part of summer, one of the finest being the Ryedale Show, near Kirkbymoorside, always held on the last Tuesday in July. We’re talking sheep-dog trials, shire horses, champion cattle, ferret roulette and improbably large vegetables – with similar events at another dozen or so local shows to follow throughout August and September.

Year of the Coast 2023

It's a big year as we celebrate Year of the Coast 2023, marking the creation of the new England Coast Path and a year-long programme of events occurring around the whole of England’s coastline, from major festivals to local food markets, arts trails and water sports. We'll have special events, family activities, exhibitions and more as we showcase the very best of the National Park coast.

Look for the * symbol below and head to our coastal pages to find out more.

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