Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light Art on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival 2016

We would like to thank all the participants: artists, caterers, musicians and visitors for making the 2016 Staithes Festival such a success. We would especially like to thank the Harbour Commissioners and the RNLI for allowing the use of their facilities during the weekend and the residents of Staithes for opening up their homes and their forebearance in the face of so many visitors.

For pictures and feedback go to our Facebook page.

Click here to view our animated gallery of festival goers!

Staithes Festival 2017

Next year's festival will take place over the weekend of 9th/10 September.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It has come to our notice that some artists are already seeking to  book accommodation for the 2017 Festival. Please note that booking accommodation does not automatically qualify an artist to take part in the Festival.

A small number of shared venues are offered to the Festival and they are allocated by us to artists without a venue once registration has opened. We advise you not to book accommodation if you do not have a venue confirmed by the Festival.

For more information about exhibiting please read the pages on Exhibiting at the Festival

Registration opens in March 2017. Check on Facebook for updates.

Staithes Flyer 2016