Sky high to ocean deep: a historic shipwreck and all that jazz add to the fun this autumn

Tue 21st September 2021
Filey Beach C Duncan Lomax

Events announced for September and October on the Yorkshire Coast cover music and surfers, motor racing and goths.  Family entertainment on the Saturday also includes a children’s fairground ride, trampolines and an inflatable slide to enjoy on Saturday during the event.

A battle fought off Flamborough Head during the American War for Independence will be remembered during The Filey Bay 1779 Annual Festival, from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 September.  The Battle of Flamborough started on 23 September 1779 and resulted in the sinking of the USS Bonhomme Richard off the coast of Filey two days later.  The long-lost remains of this famous American warship were only discovered in 2018.

Trackrod Rally Yorkshire 2021 is revving up to return to Filey and the North York Moors on 24 and 25 September.  The two-day spectacular will be the fourth round of the British Rally Championship and act as points scoring rounds for the British Historic Championship and BTRDA series.  The rally was awarded the 2018 BTRDA Rally Championship ‘best event’ and is attracting record entries this year.

Jazz giants return to Scarborough for the 18th Scarborough Jazz Festival taking place from 24-26 September at Scarborough Spa.  This year favourite festival performers will be joined by new faces: ground-breaking pianist Fergus McCreadie; violinist John Pearce and gypsy jazz from Djanco – and recent Parliamentary Awards winners: Nikki Iles with the Jazz Education Award; Fergus McCreadie for “Turas” the Jazz Album of the Year, and a Scarborough Jazz Club favourite Zoe Gilby as Jazz Vocalist of the Year.  Weekend, day and session tickets are now on sale.

For more information about these and other events and activities, visit here.

Just Beverley