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The weekend of Friday 22nd July to Sunday 23rd July sees Scarborough celebrate it's annual maritime festival, Seafest, on the West Pier at Scarborough's harbour. 

During the weekend there is plenty to entertain the family at Seafest, including local chef cooking demonstrations, music, street entertainment, children’s activities and a variety of stalls from local businesses. It's a wonderful celebration of Scarborough's seafood heritage where you can sample the local delights and see some of Yorkshire's finest chefs create fantastic dishes with local produce. You'll also be able to quench your thirst at the Great Yorkshire Brewery beer marquee.



The children will be enthralled by ‘Cali and Mari’, two larger than life octopus walkabout stilt characters. You can also spot Lionel and Leona the Lion Fish, two brightly-coloured sea creatures on stilts who will be entertaining the crowds. Davey Jones will also be on the lookout out for some new recruits.  

Not to be missed is the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening at 9:45pm. This takes place over the Scarborough's South Bay. 



There's a packed programme of events for a Seafest extravaganza. Here's what's on offer over the weekend;




Food Theatre, West Pier, Scarborough 

Saturday 23 July

10:30: Dan Hargreaves (Embers Restaurant)

11:30: Luke Daniels (Hideout Café, Kitchen at Peasholm)

12:30: Sausage Making Demo by Trotters Farm Shop

13:30: Martyn Hyde (Eat Me Café)

14:30: Rob Clark (Clark’s Restaurant

15:30: Phill Ackrill (Raithwaite Estate)


Sunday 24 July

10:30: Phil Ackrill (Raithwaite Estate)

11:30: Matthew Harper (Green Room of Bar Street)

12:30: Rob Green UK Chef Ambassador for Seafish

13:30: Martyn Hyde (Eat Me Café)

14:30: Dan Hargreaves (Embers Restaurant)

15:30: Luke Daniels (Hideout Café, Kitchen at Peasholm)


Pop up food, Westborough, Scarborough

Saturday 23 July

12:00: Old Time Sailors

13:00: Holme & Dry

14:30: Holme & Dry


Sunday 24 July

11:30: Bongomaniacs

13:00: Holme & Dry

14:30: Holme & Dry




Music Stage, West Pier, Scarborough


Friday 22 July

19:00: The White Roses

19:50: The Blackcoats

20:50: The Sub Gents

22:00: Deep Sea Daggers


Saturday 23 July

11:00: Holme & Dry

12:00: Mr Jim

13:00: Old Time Sailors

14:00: Old Time Sailors

15:30: The Jake Leg Jug Band

16:50: Dirty Windows

17:50: Holme & Dry

18:50: Sam Harrison

19:50: Bel Canto Duo

20:50: Tom Davenport

21:45: Fireworks over South Bay

22:00: Fuzz Junkies


Sunday 24 July

12:00: Holme & Dry

12:45: Annie & King

13:30: Soul Rida

15:00: Counterfeit Celts

16:00: Bongomaniacs


Street Entertainment


West Pier, Scarborough

Saturday 23 July

10:00: Pirate and Guard

11:00: Flotsam and Jetsom

13:00: Flotsam and Jetsom

14:30: Cali & Mari

15:00: Flotsam and Jetsom


Sunday 24 July

11:00: Flotsam and Jetsom

13:00: Flotsam and Jetsom

14:30: Lionfish

15:00: Flotsam and Jetsom


Westborough, Scarborough

Saturday 23 July

10:30: Pirate and Guard – Street Entertainment

11:30: Cali & Mari – Street Entertainment

13:00: Cali & Mari – Street Entertainment


Sunday 24 July

10:30: Pirate and Guard – Street Entertainment

12:00: Lion Fish – Street Entertainment

13:30: Lion Fish – Street Entertainment


Seafest is a free event and does not require a ticket so you can come and enjoy the festivities at your leisure. For more information you can check out Seafest's Facebook page. 

If you are looking for the perfect accommodation to escape to the country whilst enjoying the coastal festival then you can see our latest availability and choose from our luxury cottages and lodges with hot tubs set in North Yorkshire countryside.  

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