Hastings International Chess Congress

Horntye Park Sports Complex Hastings, East Sussex

The Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress this year celebrates its 97th edition, and will take place from 28th December to 7th January, 2024.   The Hastings International Chess Congress is an annual chess tournament which takes place in Hastings, England, around the turn of the year. The main event is the Hastings Premier tournament, which was traditionally a 10 […]

Hastings Fat Tuesday

Hastings East Sussex

Hastings Fat Tuesday is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in the historic town of Hastings. This lively event has become a highlight on the local cultural calendar and draws in visitors from all over the UK and beyond. The festival typically spans several days, culminating on Shrove Tuesday, which is the […]

Rye Bay Scallop Week

Rye East Sussex

Rye Bay Scallop Week is a culinary celebration that takes place annually in the picturesque coastal town of Rye, East Sussex, England. This event, which typically spans over a week, pays homage to one of the region's most prized treasures the succulent Rye Bay scallop.   The festivities revolve around the delectable mollusc, known for […]

Hastings Half Marathon

Hastings East Sussex

The Hastings Half Marathon is a renowned event in the running calendar, held annually in Hastings, East Sussex, England. Established in 1984, it has become one of the most anticipated and popular half marathons in the UK. The race draws thousands of participants and spectators alike, creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere on the streets […]

Jack In The Green

Old Town Hastings, East Sussex

Jack in the Green is a traditional May Day celebration that originated in England, particularly in the southern counties such as Sussex and Kent. This vibrant and lively event is a colourful manifestation of ancient pagan customs intertwined with more recent Christian traditions.   The Hastings festival is the largest event of its kind in […]

Famous May Day Motorbike Run

Seafront Hastings, United Kingdom

The Famous May Day Motorbike Run to Hastings is an annual event steeped in tradition and adrenaline pumping excitement. Held on the first Monday of May, this event draws motorbike enthusiasts from all corners of the United Kingdom and beyond. It's a celebration of the open road, camaraderie among riders, and a testament to the […]

Hastings Beer & Music Festival

The Oval Hastings, East Sussex

Hastings Beer and Music Festival started in 1981 and is a annual three-day event organised by Hastings Round Table. In 2017, the HBMF committee decided that the event had outgrown its home in Alexandra Park and after 35 years moved to it's new venue at The Oval on Bohemia Road in Hastings.   It is […]

Hastings Pirates Day

Hastings East Sussex

Hastings Pirates Day is a vibrant and exhilarating event that transforms the historic seaside town of Hastings, UK, into a swashbuckling haven of piratical adventures.   This annual extravaganza, held every summer, draws crowds of enthusiastic buccaneers, families, and history enthusiasts alike, all eager to immerse themselves in a day of high-seas fun.   The […]

Hastings Week

Battle East Sussex

Hastings Week is an annual celebration held in the historic town of Hastings. This vibrant event pays homage to the town's rich history, dating back to the year 1066 when the famous Battle of Hastings took place. Events take place all week finishing with a massive bonfire & firework display on Saturday 14th.   The […]

Hastings Bonfire

Seafront Hastings, United Kingdom

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society’s Torchlit Procession and Fireworks is on Saturday 14th October 2023.   Bonfire societies from all over Sussex come together to march through the streets of Hastings in a procession of drums, flares and flaming torchlights. Along with a huge bonfire on the beach, the burning of the effigy and a spectacular […]