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It is being described as an epic adventure on the Yorkshire coast. Inspired by Homer’s classic tales of the Trojan Wars, and the hero Odysseus’ incredible adventure trying to return to his beloved homeland, this version is going to be set across over 100 miles of Yorkshire’s dramatic coastline and surrounding areas. A huge illuminated ship […]

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They say that one swallow doesn’t make a summer; but thirteen brass and silver bands in the Crescent Gardens definitely does. In a wonderful sign that, perhaps, just perhaps, things are getting back to normal, the schedule for the band concerts in the Crescent Gardens Bandstand has been released. It’s an event akin to Yorkshire […]

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Filey hosts its first ever Americana Festival on October 1-3 this year. Americana is a genre that encompasses the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the US. Folk, country, blues, gospel and bluegrass, a distinctive roots orientated sound. The line up in Filey includes: Nathan Bell (US, sponsored by Filey Trade and […]

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Who wouldn’t want to see the world’s largest teddy bear kite soaring into the skies above Filey? This September Oscar, a sixty-three feet high teddy bear kite, will appear as part of the inaugural Filey Kite Festival which will take place on the Country Car Park on the weekend of 18-19 September. The teddy bear kite called Oscar […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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One of Filey’s most anticipated events has once again been forced to push its programme back in the face of the covid pandemic. The Filey Literature Festival, featuring household names such as Amanda Owen ‘the Yorkshire Shepherdess’ and the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ Ian McMillan, will now take place in May 2022. Despite the encouraging vaccine […]

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Filey's Fishtive Tree lit after dark
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The Filey Fishtive tree has been lit, but sadly in line with the times, there was little or no ceremony. However, it is still quite a sight, made as it is from lobster pots, dressed with fishy bunting and topped by a golden salmon. Although it is only the fourth year that the tree has appeared on […]

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A Blackpool man is currently attempting to circumnavigate the British Isles by paddle board. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no one has managed to stand on a paddle board and go all the way around Britain, through 2,000 miles of unpredictable weather and stormy seas. The intrepid paddler, Jordan Wylie, is no stranger to bizarre feats, having previously ran a […]

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Tour de Yorkshire at Filey
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Cycling fans will be disappointed to learn that the 2021 Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed until 2022 due to the on-going Corona virus pandemic. The tough decisions was taken after consultation with international cycling bodies and the host local authorities. The sixth edition of the race had been due to take place between 30th April […]

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After a successful, and safe, return in August, the Filey Food Festival is being hosted in the Crescent Gardens on the weekend of Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October. There will be thirty-five stalls with products from around the world, including some of Yorkshire’s finest producers. Chris Elley and his team have pulled out all the stops to ensure […]

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As this busiest of summers shows little sign of slowing down, the pressure on our beaches has been tremendous. Whilst the vast majority of visitors leave little more than footprints, unfortunately a persistent minority continue to leave litter on the beach. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, founded in 1946, is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and […]

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