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Hastings Events

Discover what's happening in Hastings.  Updated regularly with events for the town; from major events to quiz nights, theatre, markets and music evenings.

Here are just some the highlights of the year (2018) but there is always a good reason to visit Hastings at any time of the year.

February – Fat Tuesday  -  from 9-13

March – Hastings Half Marathon – 18 March

April – Beatles Day 19 – on 8th at White Rock Theatre

May - Hastings’ Jack in the Green

June – Stade Saturdays - cultural events every Saturday on Stade Open Space; and free!

July – Hastings Beer and Music Festival, The Oval

August – Old Town Carnival Week

September – Seafood & Wine Festival

October – Hastings Bonfire – 13 October

November – Hastings Storytelling Festival

December – It’s Christmas!

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  1. Type

    Type

    Community

    Location:

    St Leonard's on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018

    Come along to our annual Pumpkin Trail. As always this year will be full to bursting with spooky shenanigans!

    - Follow the Witch's cats (and mice) around the trail. Search for the pumpkin pails, collect the pumpkin tokens then exchange them for some wicked treats!

    - Meet the Pumpkin Witch in the...

  2. Type

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Kings Road

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2018 To 3 Nov 2018

    The main shopping precinct of Central St Leonards is set to come to life as the fabulous and colourful Kings road street market returns for another year of showcasing new businesses, talent, offers and a vibe like no other.

    The rich variety of stalls from people sharing their experiences and...

  3. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2018 To 9 Nov 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  4. Type

    Type

    Other

    Location:

    Battle Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2018 To 9 Nov 2018

    Join us for the inaugural St Michael's Hospice Charity Ball at the prestigious Montgomerie Suite, Bannatyne Hotel, Hastings. The theme for this year's ball is Black and White.

    Welcome drink

    3 course meal

    Magic from Michael Drinkwater

    Music from local band, The Do Theys.

    There will also be...

  5. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2018 To 16 Nov 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  6. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018 To 23 Nov 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  7. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2018 To 30 Nov 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  8. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2018 To 7 Dec 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  9. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2018 To 30 Dec 2018

    Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a pantomime comes to Hastings in 2018! 

    Michelle Collins will star as The Fairy and X Factor star Chico will star as Jack in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Michelle Collins, a household name from her famed role as Cindy Beale in...

  10. Type

    Type

    Free Event

    Mardi Gras troupe

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019 To 5 Mar 2019

    In New Orleans and Rio they call it Mardi Gras, in Venice it’s known as Carnivale and Hastings has “Fat Tuesday” (English for Mardi Gras).

    Traditionally occurring on Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Ash Wednesday, “Fat Tuesday” is a chance for people to let their hair down before...

  11. Type

    Type

    Festival

    West Hill

    Location:

    HASTINGS

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2019 To 6 May 2019

    A festival of Morris and other traditional dance with visiting teams from all over England and Europe. Procession on Bank Holiday Monday with music, dance, singing and street entertainment.

  12. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Fish Fest logo

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2019 To 23 Jun 2019

    Enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from local restaurants along with a range of the best produce the area has to offer. Locally made wine will also be available, as well as a beer festival, and the fishermen will be showcasing their skills and their catch.

    There will be non-stop...

  13. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Classic car

    Location:

    HASTINGS

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019 To 13 Oct 2019

    This show is fully booked.

    Show of classic cars and motorcycles up to 1988 (plus later exceptional vehicles).

    Free admission.

    Refreshments nearby

    Street cruise each day from 1.30pm.

     

  14. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Hastings Bonfire Procession, part of Hastings Week

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019 To 20 Oct 2019

    A week long celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. The Classic Car Show, National Town Criers Championship, Battle of Hastings re-enactment and the grand finale of the Hastings Bonfire Torchlight Procession are just some of the exciting events on...

  15. Type

    Type

    Run / Rally

    Sprat & Winkle Run

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019 To 20 Oct 2019

    The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks attracts around 70 different commercial vehicles.

    The event is named the Sprat & Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!

  16. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Quiz

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    5 Mar 2018 To 26 Nov 2018

    A 6 round quiz on a variety of themes and subjects, often topical! Teams of up to 6, £1 per person entry. A selection of prizes to be won ...... come and join in the fun. Highly advise reserving a table - just give us a call.

  17. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Pumpkin

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2018 To 31 Oct 2018

    Join in the fiendish fun here at Blue Reef Aquarium, from searching for hidden pumpkins to designing your very own sea monster with the chance to win a child’s annual pass for the best entries! Then scuttle down to our jungle discovery room where you will find our hair-raising tarantula amongst...

  18. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Brassey Inst

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sep 2018 To 16 Sep 2018

    A change to visit the newly refurbished Hastings Library The Brassey Institute and see some of Lady Brassey dairies and photo albums

    lady Brassey was notable Victorian who travel the world with her Husband. The Brasseys on their steam yacht the Sunbeam travelled all over the world on...

  19. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Brassey Inst

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    A change to visit the newly refurbished Hastings Library The Brassey Institute and see some of Lady Brassey dairies and photo albums

    lady Brassey was notable Victorian who travel the world with her Husband. The Brasseys on their steam yacht the Sunbeam travelled all over the world on...

  20. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2018 To 13 Oct 2018

    With MC Hastings Town Crier Jon Bartholomew. Town Criers from around the country take part in this spectacular event. Judging will be based on volume, diction, clarity and inflection.

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