Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

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

Parking in Staithes

There is no parking at the bottom in the old village. Please use the car parks at the top of the village as directed by our car park stewards. There are two main car parks at the top: the public car park and the Staithes Athletics Club car park. Please be considerate of local residents and avoid parking in the street and on verges. Parking charges apply including blue badge holders.

Cowbar Parking:

We have secured a large amount of additional parking at Cowbar. Take the Cowbar exit on the A174 opposite the Boulby Mine and follow the signs. Stewards will direct you where to park. Please do not park on the grass verges. Parking charges apply including blue badge holders. Once you have parked your car you can walk down the path to the old village.

Free Taxi Shuttle:

The free taxi is to enable any one with mobility difficulties to get up and down from the old village. It will operate 10:00-17:30 Saturday and Sunday and between 20:00 and 21:00 Friday and Saturday evening.

Pick up and drop off: 

The free taxi will pick up and drop off at the following points: Athletic Club and War Memorial at the top of the village and Chapel Yard, High Street at the bottom of the village. There will be no taxi shuttle from Cowbar car park