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

Other events taking place in Staithes 2023

June 2024 Staithes Weekender 

A weekend of music, cinema, storytelling, poetry, art and heritage in venues throughout the village.

August 2024 Lifeboat Weekend

 The hilarious annual fundraising weekend - parade around the village in your finest nightie, build and race a raft across the harbour, cheer on yellow ducks racing down the beck and browse your favourite stalls on the staith.

More Information

Details on how Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage is run, funding and how to volunteer in the headings to the left.