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 weekend of the 8 – 9th October sees the return of the Classic Car Show revving it’s way on to the Stade Open Space, and by Friday the vintage and classic tractors will arrive for a fish and chip run! Rather take in the scenery? Join one of many guided heritage and history walks taking place across the town throughout the week, including the Stade Fishing Quarter.
The focal point of Hastings Week is the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, which took place on October 14, 1066. This pivotal event marked the Norman conquest of England and forever altered the course of British history. The re-enactment draws history enthusiasts, actors, and curious onlookers who gather to witness this dramatic portrayal of the past. The participants, adorned in authentic period attire, bring the battlefield to life, providing a vivid glimpse into the challenges and strategies faced by both the Norman and Saxon forces.