Once home to three bandstands, one at the pier head, one in the Valley Gardens and one in Hazel Grove, all now lost, a long campaign was fought by local people, in particular the Saltburn 500 Club to bring a bandstand back to the town. In September 1995 the campaigners finally managed to secure a grant from Arts Council of England of £63,500 to build a new bandstand for the town.
The new bandstand was designed by local architect Peter Fenton and the decorative wrought iron security panels, which tell the history of the town, were handmade by blacksmiths James Godbold of Egton, North Yorkshire. It was sited at the Saltburn footings to the old Ha’Penny Bridge and opened in July 1997 after nearly two years of construction.
The bandstand now hosts events between May and September every year.