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

Contact Us

A temporary Festival Office will be set up outside the Staithes Gallery over the festival weekend. In the meantime, you can contact us on

Registration forms for artists, commercial caterers and pop-up cafes is available online.

If you would like to volunteer or host an artist in your cottage / space, contact us on