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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

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

     

  6. 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...

  7. 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!

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2012 To 13 Oct 2012

    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.

  12. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2013 To 19 Oct 2013

    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.

  13. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    18 Oct 2014 To 18 Oct 2014

    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.

  14. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    17 Oct 2015 To 17 Oct 2015

    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.

  15. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2016 To 15 Oct 2016

    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.

  16. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Town Crier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2017 To 14 Oct 2017

    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.

  17. Type

    Type

    Workshop

    1 : 1 Music Advice Clinic

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    21 Feb 2018 To 21 Feb 2018

    Book a one to one advice session with the Musicians’ Union Regional Officer, Jamie Pullman.

    You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward or, perhaps you have a legal query or a project which you would like to get up and running but need some initial advice.  Whatever...

  18. Type

    Type

    Walking

    sea road

    Location:

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018 To 7 Oct 2018

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

    Walkers should allow 2-3 hours.

  19. Type

    Type

    Walking

    sea road

    Location:

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    20 May 2018 To 20 May 2018

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

    Walkers should allow 2-3 hours.

  20. 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. 

    Walkers should allow 2-3 hours.

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