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
Staithes Sunset

Glenn Kilpatrick

The Festival Organisers

Most trustees of the previous festivals are busy with other things so have decided to step down. We are grateful for their inspiration and hard work. A new group has been formed to run the festival 2023, comprising local businesses, full and part-time Staithes residents.

More details soon.