Events

Whitby Beer Festival 2022 – It’s Back!

Whitby District Lion’s Club is very excited to announce that
The Whitby Beer Festival is a back for 2022! After having to cancel the
festival for the last two years due to pandemic. 

For tickets please see our Whitby Beer Festival page.

The Whitby Beer Festival is a charity beer festival held every year in aid of Whitby & District Lion’s Club. This year the festival is celebrating its 11th year and the club intends to celebrate the growing reputation of the festival of serving over 30 of the very best artisan ales, boutique beers and scrumptious ciders from award-winning local and regional independent brewers and micro-breweries.

The 2019 festival raised an amazing £5,000.00 for Whitby Lion’s with 100% of this been donated to many local Whitby charities that the club supports throughout the year. All the money we raise from the festival and throughout the year from our other events is kept and spent locally. The club provides vital funding which can be difficult to access for small independent charities that we support. We also support many personal good causes, helping people with disability, learning or health needs.  As a club, we also run our Disability Scooter Scheme which hires out mobility scooters (free of charge) to anyone who has difficulty getting out and about.            

The festival boasts an excellent range of delicious traditional hand-crafted real ales ranging from pale ales, IPA’s, bitters, blonds, golden, dark milds to porters which have all been brewed in small batches using locally sourced ingredients. All our real ales are served from traditional draught casks, this gives our real ales a fresher authentic taste.  You will not find any mass-produced carbonated beer here. We also have an exceptional range of real ciders to enjoy from traditional scrumpy, dry, sweet or to the ever popular fruity ciders such as mango and strawberry. All our ciders have been made from real apples and fruit by dedicated small producers, that use a natural production method of making deliciously mellow, aromatic or sweet great tasting ciders.

Our festival warmly welcomes anyone who wants to sample our great produce from tourists, day-trippers, evening goers and real ale enthusiasts. Families are very welcome as soft drinks are available for children and all we ask is for children to be supervised by an adult. Every year the festival is friendly and has a relaxed atmosphere, especially when the sun is out, as we have outside seating, which is a great way to bring along some friends, family or just by yourself and enjoy our real ale and ciders.  

Whitby Rainbow Colour Run 2022 – It’s Back!

Unfortunately, Whitby & District Lion’s Club made the unprecedented decision that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel we had no other option but to cancel our 2020 Whitby Lions Rainbow Colour Run.

Our 2019 run was a non-competitive event along Whitby’s West Cliff beach will see participants of all ages run, jog or walk the course, whilst facing an exciting, colourful shower of powdered paint. Help us turn the beach into a glowing rainbow of fun and laughter with both family members and friends. Or why not simply use this event as a great fun way to get fit and active. The event is to be held in support of local charities and good causes, all of which Whitby District Lions continue to support throughout the year. On the day there will be 2 courses available to complete, either a 5k course for adults (from the West Pier along the beach to the Dunsley ravine and back) or a 3k course for those who are accompanied by children under 16 years (from the West Pier along the beach to the end of the sea wall and back). We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating your desire to get fit, test yourself, feel awesome and celebrate your achievement!