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.

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light Art

Glenn Kilpatrick

Where to Eat and Drink in Staithes

The Royal George and Cod and Lobster pubs will be serving food and drinks all day throughout the festival. We are blessed with a variety of fabulous cafes and tearooms serving cakes, fudge, hot drinks, savoury snacks and ice cream, which include Cobles by the bridge, Dotty’s Vintage Tearoom and Reyt Good Fudge in the High Street, Sea Drift cafe on the harbourside.  Betsy and Bo sells delightful sweets, chocolate treats and delicious deli. At the top of the village there is the Coastal Kitchen cafeCaptain Cook Inn, Welcome 2 Staithes and Excelsior fish and chips.

The festival features pop-up cafes and take-aways too. Check out our programme to see who's serving what where.