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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!

Promote your event by using our online form – remember to submit an image too!  It’s the ideal place for visitors to find out what’s on.

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  1. Type

    Type

    Walking

    from west hill

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 May 2018 To 22 May 2018

    Join us for a tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings twittens and cat-creeps.  Find out why the celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings.

    Old Hastings Preservation Society volunteer guides lead all walks, which proceeds gently...

  2. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Health Walk

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    22 May 2018 To 22 May 2018

    Health Walk for 1-3 miles.

    A great opportunity to take in the sea views and feel the sea breeze. Amble gently at the back or whiz off at the front if you are a fast walker. Once on the promenade the walk is all on the flat. The walk is suitable for wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters...

  3. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Burtons' St Leonards Walk

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2018 To 23 May 2018

    This is a leisurely walk for 1.5 miles.

    A tour around the unique, purpose built, resort of St Leonards.  A late regency town built by James & Decimus Burton for well to do Londoners.  It was intended as a health resort but substantial service areas were included.

    There is one steep...

  4. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Health Walk

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2018 To 23 May 2018

    Health Walk for 1-3 miles

    See Alexandra Park change with the seasons, it's different every time! This walk caters very well for the slow walker as well as the fast walker, with many variations, additional loops and short cuts, either on the flat or with a few slopes. The walk is suitable for...

  5. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Pier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2018 To 24 May 2018

    This is a short, gentle 30 minute walk aimed at those who might not wish to attend a one hour walk. Particularly suitable for those recovering from ill health, with mobility issues, or those using mobility scooters / wheelchairs.

    Meet outside Hastings Pier

  6. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Hastings

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2018 To 24 May 2018

    Health walk for 1-3 miles.

    A walk with many faces! Discover the well kept secret of Linton Gardens, or venture out to the Old Town. Discover leafy Summerfields Wood or take in the sea air on a walk to Rock-a-Nore. The walk is suitable for wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters.

    Please...

  7. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Hastings Lifeboat

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2018 To 24 May 2018

    This is an easy walk for 1 hour.

    Meet RSPCA Wild Things walk leaders outside the big blue Hastings RNLI Lifeboat Station then walk down to the beach to begin.  Children and families will be given Treasure Hunt lists and buckets and we will search for interesting things all along the shoreline...

  8. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Health Walk

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2018 To 25 May 2018

    Health Walk for 1-3 miles.

    This beautiful walk leads you along paths named Butterfly Walk and Holly Walk, past an iron ore smelting pit and Church in the Wood's church yard. Stout footwear recommended.

    Please wear suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear

  9. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Historic Experiences Guide through the Old Town

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2018 To 25 May 2018

    Join local tour guide Tina Brown and her team for this journey into the past around Hastings Old Town. This is so much more than a guided tour as historical events and people are brought to life in street theatre.

    Meet at the Chessboard 5 minutes before the walk starts. Tickets are avilable at...

  10. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Walks

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2018 To 26 May 2018

     

    Meet outside the Fishermen’s Museum (inside if it’s raining.)

    Join us for this fascinating tour of the Fishing Quarter of Hastings Old Town. Starting from the museum with our experienced guides, you will explore The Stade Fishing Quarter and discover the history of the area and our...

  11. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Luv 80s

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 26 May 2018

    Music First Festival in association with More presents: Luv80s

    Celebrating 80s Pop Culture

    UB40

    Alexander O'Neal

    Go West

    Loose Ends

    Adamski

    Marshall Jefferson

    and more!

  12. Type

    Type

    Museums

    Payback

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018

    If you're writing the biography of a killer aristocrat you'd better get your facts straight or you could find yourself in the middle of a PAPERBACK PAYBACK! Join the search through the bookshelves of crime at The True CRIME Museum this MAY school holiday! Unveil the secret messages left for the...

  13. Type

    Type

    Walking

    sea road

    Location:

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2018 To 27 May 2018

    10.66km walk from Grosvenor Gardens to De La Warr Pavilion and back again. 

     

  14. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Alexandra Park Walk

    Location:

    St Helens Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2018 To 27 May 2018

    Join Park Ranger Nick Hennessy for a short walk through Alexandra Park formal Gardens ending at Shornden Meadow SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Interest). The meadow is not open to the public as it’s a sensitive conservation area, this is a great opportunity to see some of the wonderful work...

  15. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Last Day of Pilgrimage to Hastings Castle

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2018 To 27 May 2018

    There are 218 steps up to the West Hill that participants need to negotiate.  Medieval dress is encouraged not not compulsory.  Free entry to Hastings Castle for all participants on the walk, the Lord's Prayer will be said in Anglo-Saxon and a picnic (weather permitting).  Please bring your own...

  16. Type

    Type

    Festival

    The summer soul bbq

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2018 To 27 May 2018

    Join us for a sunshine filled day of Soul, Funk, Reggae & Hip Hop!

    A line up like this comes to town just once in a lifetime, spread the word!

    Featuring….

    Main Stage in Association with ‘Pure DJs’

    THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES

     BIG DADDY KANE

    INCOGNITO

    SUGAR HILL GANG

    ...

  17. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Toys

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2018 To 29 May 2018

     

    Come and explore our old toy collection, play with replica Victorian games and make your own creations to have fun with at home. FREE - drop in

  18. Type

    Type

    Food

    Hastings Town & Country Show

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2018 To 3 Jun 2018

    This popular family event takes place in pretty Alexandra Park in the heart of buzzing Hastings. Arena entertainment will include brand new for 2018 the fabulous Savage Skills Bike Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children's entertainer with Banana Brain the Tallest...

  19. Type

    Type

    Sporting Event

    Cycling Festival

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2018 To 10 Jun 2018

    The third Cycling Festival between Hastings and Bexhill.

    Lots of activities over the 2 days:

    Savage Skills Stunt Team, Sustrans family friendly bike ride; Freedom Leisure challenge; Bike decorating competition; pedal powered Scalextric, make your own free smoothie, have a go on balance...

  20. Type

    Type

    Cycling

    Morning 25 Mile Cycle Run

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2018 To 9 Jun 2018

    Road ride to Rye and Winchelsea. Route includes a number of hills, some quite steep. Overall distance 25 miles.

    Suitable for experienced riders with a good level of fitness. 

    The route will be The Stade, Ore, Three Oaks, Brede, Udimore, Rye, Winchelsea, Pett, Ore, The Stade

    Booking...

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