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

Glenn Kilpatrick

Visitor parking at Cowbar

There is no visitor parking at the bottom of the old village. For the festival, use the two visitors’ car parks in fields at Cowbar. To get there, take the exit marked Cowbar off the A174 opposite Boulby Mine and follow the signs. No parking is allowed on the grass verges. Park as directed by stewards. Parking charge is £5 per day. Card payments preferred. Once parked, it’s a ten-minute walk along the road and down the steep hill into the village.

Parking at the top of Staithes village

There are council and private car parks. Do not park in residents’ bays and on verges.

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 10.30am-430pm Saturday and Sunday, with pick up and drop off points at the village hall in Cliff Road, and Chapel Yard in the High Street.