Whitby Steampunk Weekend at Whitby Pavilion, Saturday February 8 to Sunday February 9''More than 80 merchandise stalls offering artisan and bespoke Steampunk, alternative and unique Gothic products.''Steampunk is an aesthetic based on a mixture of science fiction and the 19th century style. It combines old with new, so expect to see modern day items made with wood, brass and copper as well as classic Victorian clothing, such as top hats, waistcoats, goggles, corsets, bustles and fascinators.'Includes cabaret on the Saturday.''Many events are free.

Take a look: 18 top festivals on the Yorkshire coast this year

From its nightmares and nature to its fish and ships, the Yorkshire Coast is preparing to launch its biggest and best ever year of festivals, combining megastars and home-grown heroes.

Stand-out events include a new festival in Whitby inspired by the storytellers past and present who have fallen under the town’s spell, and Scarborough hosting the national Armed Forces Day event for the first time.

Coastival, Friday February 21 to Sunday February 23'Trailblazing town-takeover of live music and street art.

1. Festival time

Coastival, Friday February 21 to Sunday February 23'Trailblazing town-takeover of live music and street art.
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Scarborough TOP SECRET Blues Festival, Scarborough Spa, from Friday March 20 to Sunday March 22''International Festival with many bands from the USA, including the Grammy Award winning blues and gospel singer Mike Farris. 'The weekend will also include the UK Premier of Kaz Hawkins new stage show Memories of Etta, first performed at the Cognac Blues Festival, France, last year.''The festival takes over the Spa Scarborough and offers the best of blues, R&B, classic soul, Americana, and roots.''Tickets: 01723 821888
Scarborough TOP SECRET Blues Festival, Scarborough Spa, from Friday March 20 to Sunday March 22''International Festival with many bands from the USA, including the Grammy Award winning blues and gospel singer Mike Farris. 'The weekend will also include the UK Premier of Kaz Hawkins new stage show Memories of Etta, first performed at the Cognac Blues Festival, France, last year.''The festival takes over the Spa Scarborough and offers the best of blues, R&B, classic soul, Americana, and roots.''Tickets: 01723 821888
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Scarborough Punk Festival, Scarborough Spa, Saturday March from 1pm to 11pm''Celebrating Punk in all its forms, Scarborough Punk Festival will host a stellar line-up consisting of Punk legends, as well as the most talked about upcoming bands.''Confirmed so far 999; Menace; The Kingcrows; Peter and the Test Tube Babies; Hot Rockets; the Ramonas; the Vibrators; Chelsea; Hung Like Hanratty and TV Smith''Tickets: 01723 821888

3. Punk day

Scarborough Punk Festival, Scarborough Spa, Saturday March from 1pm to 11pm''Celebrating Punk in all its forms, Scarborough Punk Festival will host a stellar line-up consisting of Punk legends, as well as the most talked about upcoming bands.''Confirmed so far 999; Menace; The Kingcrows; Peter and the Test Tube Babies; Hot Rockets; the Ramonas; the Vibrators; Chelsea; Hung Like Hanratty and TV Smith''Tickets: 01723 821888
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Sci-fi Scarborough, Scarborough Spa Complex, Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5''Festival run by fans for fans, which gets bigger each year, and stars sci-fi heroes from film, TV and gaming worlds.''Guests this year include Jill Halfpenny, Frazer Hines and Clem So.''Tickets: 01723 821888

4. Out of this world

Sci-fi Scarborough, Scarborough Spa Complex, Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5''Festival run by fans for fans, which gets bigger each year, and stars sci-fi heroes from film, TV and gaming worlds.''Guests this year include Jill Halfpenny, Frazer Hines and Clem So.''Tickets: 01723 821888
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