Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

This year it's 15-17 September 2023.

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

Glenn Kilpatrick

Steps in Staithes can be unexpected, steep and slippery - take extra care as you're visiting the festival!

Staithes Family History Group will now be in Staithes Museum 11am-4pm with a break for lunch

Search the Gazette for Staithes - look through our touch-screen for 100 years of history and news from Staithes' local paper, the Whitby Gazette. No need to book. Courtesy of David Tindale and Whitby Museum. Staithes Museum, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

Staithes Coastguard meet real members of the heroic volunteer rescue service down on the staith on Saturday, happy to meet you, talk about what they do (if they're not called out, they're a busy team!). Or meet them at their HQ on Sunday Unit 1b, Station View, Hinderwell - right next door to Gallery 60 artist blacksmith Katie Ventress who will be working at her forge.