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
Staithes Sunset

Glenn Kilpatrick

The Festival Steering Committee

The festival is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.

The committee is made up as follows:  Chair: Alison Milnes; Treasurer: Nigel Oates; Artist's Registration and Social Media: Bridget Wilkinson; Food & Drink: Jude Knight; Secretary: Jude Knight; Events & Talks: Helen Kippax

Volunteers: Artists: Rob Shaw; Heritage: Grant McKee; Press: Amanda Wragg; Music: Chris Wade; Advertising: Ed Everard; Special Projects: Barbara Govan; Consultant: Jill Turton

If you would like to help we always welcome volunteers. Please email us at: