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
Festival Goers

Glenn Kilpatrick

Volunteering and Stewarding at the Festival

The festival's success depends on its volunteers. We are looking for stewards or extra help during the weekend at the festival office for an hour or two. 

We employ a small team of stewards over the weekend to sell programmes, move furniture and generally help out where needed. We pay the living wage. If you would like to be a steward, we need to know in advance. Contact us at