|Where:||Staithes, North Yorkshire in the High Street|
|When:||Friday evening in mid August|
The opening event of the annual Staithes and Runswick Bay Lifeboat Weekend is always the Friday evening’s Nightgown Parade. The event is organised by the local RNLI and you can expect a procession led by a jazz band, followed by a plethora of nightie and pyjama-wearing participants which will include fabulous costumes, heavy disguise and much cross-dressing! Traditionally white nightgowns are the order of the day but anything goes today: expect a large crowd and a light-hearted atmosphere. The parade is only one event in a weekend of activities organised by the RNLI which include demonstrations of the abilities of the lifeboat crews, fireworks and a duck race. The RNLI is a very important organisation in coastal communities like Staithes and the weekend is a way of raising awareness and of raising funds to help them to continue their work.
In 2017 it will be on Friday 18th August. The full programme for the weekend will appear on the Facebook page.
Click here for the Facebook page for the local RNLI : https://www.facebook.com/Staithes-Runswick-RNLI-143206792464297/
and here for the RNLI: http://rnli.org/
View larger map