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

Glenn Kilpatrick

What's On

We are planning a great line up of talks, walks, workshops and events which will be listed here as they are confirmed. You can also keep up to date with Festival news on our Facebook page.

About the events:

Open Evening

Open Evening Friday 19:00 - 20:30

The open evening launches the Festival and gives a taster of what is to come. Galleries open their doors to friends, family, patrons, villagers and anyone who wants to have a sneak preview before the full business starts on Saturday. Please take a walk around the village and meet the artists. You will be made welcome and may even be offered a drink and a little bite of something. There will of course be an opportunity to buy as well. As soon as it is dark Light Fantastic will illuminate the village.