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
Festival Goers

Glenn Kilpatrick

Volunteering and Stewarding at the Festival

The festival is run by a team of unpaid volunteers. We are always looking for extra help during the Festival weekend to man the festival office for an hour or two. We employ a small team of stewards over the weekend to sell programmes, move furniture and generally help out where needed. We pay the living wage. If you would like to be a steward contact us at