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.

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Staithes Village

Glenn Kilpatrick

Video 2014

The third annual Staithes Festival of Art and Heritage took place on the 13th and 14th September 2014. The weather was kind and a great crowd of art lovers and those looking for a terrific day out flocked to the village.

Visitors bought a record amount of art, and enjoyed exhibitions by 136 artists, buskers, concerts, pop-up cafes, and outdoor (and for the first time indoor) cinema, as well as Staithes’s year-round pubs, shops, and cafes.

Launched at the festival, but available all the time, is the Staithes Art Illusion Trail.

Filmed and Edited by Christian Cargill for the Staithes Festival Committee.

Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage 2014 from Staithes Festival on Vimeo.