Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW)—a very spectacular festival, founded back in 1994. Since then, its popularity grew so dramatically that the organisers decided to make it a biannual event for those who love all things gothic and steampunk.
It's a celebration of all sorts of weird and wonderful characters, goth culture, and arts. The festival is about drinking, shopping, dancing, and listening to music. Representatives of all subcultures are welcome here—goths, punks, bikers, Victorian vampires, and steampunk folks.
Visiting the festival gives you a great chance to witness beautiful and unique goth outfits. On Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live alternative music (gothic rock, gothic metal, electronic body music, industrial music, synthpop etc.), and on all three days of the event, you can visit alternative markets to buy some goth jewellery and other unusual items.
Whitby Goth Weekend usually takes place in the seaside town of Whitby twice a year in April and October (sometimes November) coinciding with Halloween.