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

Glenn Kilpatrick

What's On

Events will be posted here as they're confirmed. Advance booking is recommended.

William’s Walks

Historian and long-time Staithes resident Bill Hinchley will lead a walk around the village sharing recollections, stories and history about this remarkable place and its inhabitants. 20 spaces, first come first served. Repeated on Sunday.

Meet Bank Top View Point £donations in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Walk Time TBC

Lobster Pots and Fisherman’s Tales

John Cole from one of Staithes’ oldest families, who has fished here for much of his life, will be ashore over the weekend to demonstrate how he makes his lobster pots, sharing stories of a lifetime at sea.

Garden at St Peter’s, £donations in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Demonstration/Talk Time TBC