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There are over 100 annual events held in and around our area. Follow this link for a full comprehensive list:


Below are a few of our favourites well worth a visit if you can.

Battle of Hastings Re-enactment

Second weekend of October
Experience the tension as horses hooves thunder and 500 soldiers clash in the epic battle. Get up close to the knights and their horses in the new cavalry encampment. Immerse yourself in medieval life: watch the chain mail and weaponry makers and take an entertaining look at the Bayeux Tapestry.

Battel Bonfire Night

First Saturday in November
Guy Fawkes is said to have sourced his gunpowder from the Battle powder mills and the Battel Bonfire Boyes, one of the world’s oldest membership societies, commemorate this fact in style. They’re responsible for organising the unmissable Battle Bonfire celebrations, with a torchlight procession, plenty of noise and fabulous firework display.

Jack In The Green Hastings

May Day Bank Holiday Monday
Hastings hosts this festival each May Day Bank Holiday weekend (that’s the one early in the month). The main man is of course Jack himself, who is basically a man covered by a giant May Garland, and he leads a procession through town accompanied by morris men.

Hastings Pirate Day – Free

Sunday 17 July 2016
Down on the Old Town seafront you’ll find the almost the entire population of Hastings dressed as Pirates. Jack Sparrow lookalikes on the Stade. Grand Parade with Drummers through the Old Town, Children’s and Street Entertainers.