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.

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Staithes Festival 2018

Find Out What's Going On!

The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage features a selling exhibition of artwork from 157 artists which will take place over the weekend of 8 and 9 September 2018 in some 100 temporary galleries in cottages, houses and public spaces throughout the village.

The preview evening takes place on Friday 7th September 1900-2030. Everyone is welcome. 

We also run walks, talks, workshops, concerts and heritage events throughout the weekend. 

Entry to the Festival is free of charge. Most of the events are free unless otherwise stated.

The printed programme and map of all the galleries and the weekends' events will be available from 27 August. 

The programme is free within the village in the week leading up to the Festival. It costs £1 on the Festival weekend.

Click below to see what's on at the 2018 festival