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Hastings has a variety of events going on over the next few months to keep the town entertained and bring in more tourists to our seaside town.

Here is a list of what is happening in the town between June and September.

Hastings Town and Country Fair

Hastings town and country show

Now in its 8th year this popular family event takes place in pretty Alexandra Park on Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 June. All day entertainment will include the Dog & Duck Show, 1066 Reptile Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy.

Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival

Hastings Fringe

The 2nd annual Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival will be taking place from June 14 – June 18. With some of the best established and up and coming circuit comedians bringing previews and working progress shows to some of Hastings favourite venues in the Old Town.

St Leonards Festival

st leonards festival

Back with a brand new look, this event takes place on Friday 30th June (evening only) and Saturday 1st July 2017. There will be activities happening across the town including the Kings Road Market, Street Theatre and Performances, musicians and a beach zone. There will be plenty of family entertainment for everyone to enjoy at this unique and reinvented festival. Don’t miss out!

Hastings Pier Jam

Hastings Pier Jam 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017 you can have the opportunity to get your jam on at this lively event at Hastings Pier. The line up includes Gorgon City, Amine Edge & Dance and Redlight. Tickets are available to buy but they’re selling out quickly! The event will be held between 3pm and 11pm but the minimum age to get in is 18. Click here to buy your tickets.

Hastings Beer & Music Festival

Hastings Beer and Music Festival 2017

This is the best music event of the summer and is held in Alexandra Park in Hastings. This event runs between Thursday 6th July until Saturday 8th July 2017. So if you’re looking to have a bit of fun in the sun and enjoy great music, good company and a lovely atmosphere, make sure you get yourself along to this event. The best part is that it’s all for charity! There’s something for everyone, even the kids!

Hastings Pirate Day

Hastings Pirates Day 2017

If you’re up for dressing as a pirate, want to hear some good music and get involved in some awesome entertainment, then don’t miss Hastings Pirate Day on Sunday 16th July 2017. Get yourself to Hastings Old Town for a day of festivities. You can expect a golf competition (pirate themed, of course!), a pirate and craft market, a fancy dress competition and lots more.

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

hastings old town carnival

This exciting event takes place from Saturday 29th July until Sunday 6th August 2017. It will include the Pram Race, Sea Boot Race, Bike Race and the spectacular carnival itself. You can expect lots more events throughout that week including competitions for both men and women.

Hastings has plenty of events going on this year.  There is something for everyone to go to or take part in.  Here is our list of some of the things that Hastings has to offer us for 2015.

The Fat Tuesday Festival


Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival is a fantastic event for music lovers with a five day music festival raising money for local charities especially as in 2014 Hastings was tipped to be the place with the highest level of musical ability.

Fat Tuesday’s started in 2010 with the idea to create the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the UK.  The festival proved to be really popular with the local people and music loving tourists from out of the area.

Jack In The Green

Jack in the Green returns to Hastings again this year on May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Jack in the Green will be leading an annual procession of Mad Jack’s Morris Dancers through the streets of Hastings Old Town, starting from the Fisherman’s Museum and ending at Hastings Castle where Jack is slain to release the spirit of summer.

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Every year on the May Day Bank Holiday, 41,000 bikers and 90,000 people visit Hastings.

This is when we see Hastings at its best, with the South East’s biggest and best free motorcycle event, fantastic entertainment, top exhibitors and a great day by the seaside, checking out all the fantastic bikes that have travelled to Hastings and are parked up along the promenade.

Hastings Folk Festival

The Folk Festival will be following this year’s Jack in the Green celebrations.  This again is an event for music lovers of the town.

Working with local venues, promotors and folk musicians will be pulling together a programme of events providing entertainment such as concerts, music, gigs in pubs and lots more.

Old Town Carnival Week

Hastings famous Old Town Carnival Week will be returning.  With events running all week leading up to the annual carnival and firework display.

Every year this proves a popular event for families with lots going on throughout the week for everyone to take part in.

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Once again the Stade will be holding the Seafood and Wine Festival.  This event is very popular for the locals in to indulge in some delicious Seafood and luscious wines.

With live music and entertainment this is a fantastic event for Hastings which was proved when we won a tourism South East award in the category ‘Flavour of The South East’

With all this happening in 2015 we hope you have a brilliant year and your business continues to grow.