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
Light Art on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival 2016:

10th & 11th September 2016 with
Preview Evening on 9th September

Registration is now open to artists wishing to take part in the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage 2016. If you would like to exhibit, please read the 'Information for Artists' and our 'Terms and Conditions' and then complete the registration and application forms online. Registration closes on 21st June 2016

If you would like to see the work of the artists taking part in this years festival you will find them on our 'Artists' pages.

The organisers are now preparing the programme for the weekend which will include talks, workshops, music and events. We will post them on the site as they confirmed. A printed programme will be available approximately a week before the festival.

We hope you will find everything on need on the website or on our Facebook page but you can send any queries to

Staithes Flyer 2016