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
Art

Glenn Kilpatrick www.whitby-photography.com

Staithes Festival 2021

At the start of the pandemic we took an early decision to cancel the 2020 Staithes Festival based on the nature of the village, the narrow streets, the small cottages and the lack of public space. This proved to be the right decision, though at the start of 2020 we never imagined the pandemic would make our lives so difficult and go on for so long. While we are optimistic about the vaccination programme, we feel there is still so much uncertainty about the future that we have decided we cannot safely go ahead with a festival in 2021.

We have no idea how things will pan out in the months to come but we feel sure you will understand that this is the right decision in the circumstances. We look forward, with renewed energy and vigour, to welcoming everyone back for a cracking festival in 2022.

Artists

Artists

Events

Events

Music

Music