Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

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

Glenn Kilpatrick

Watch this space... see the artists registering, heritage events confirmed, and musicians being booked.

Galleries will be open THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE

Friday 15 September 7pm-8.30pm

Saturday 16 September 10am-5.30pm

Sunday 17 September 10am-5.30pm

The village will be ringing with music events, singing and busking, celebrating history and heritage with talks, walks and demonstrations. 

As in previous years, we hope to attract thousands of visitors to view art, meet the artists, listen to music and discover the history and heritage of Staithes.

We don’t charge visitors to get in, but we may charge you to get out! Please be generous if you see any collecting boxes around the village. Your donation will support this and next year’s festival.

Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage was established in 2012 and enjoyed eight successful years attracting artists and audiences before it paused for thought during the pandemic.

The festival has highlighted the local arts scene, benefitted the local economy and made donations to 30 local organisations.