Hastings Old Town Carnival Week: This is what is happening and when

After a fantastic opening weekend with the Nearly on the Beach Contest and Tug O War, Hastings Old Town Carnival Week is in full swing and there is lots to see and take part in as we head to the big procession on Saturday.

Friday, 6th August 2021, 10:27 am

Here are events taking place today as part of Carnival Week.

Friday August 6:

11am: Happy 100th Birthday to the Priscilla MacBean Lifeboat: Procession from the lifeboat station up High Street to the boat’s dry dock in Old London Road. All are welcome to join the parade.

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week cheeswe and wine party by Andrew Cliton SUS-210308-095054001

4pm: Onion Eating Competition at Courthouse Street. Fastest person to eat a raw onion and whistle Sussex By the Sea £1 a go.

4.30pm onwards: Bangers and mash Blowout in Courthouse Street. Only 100 tickets available. Book in advance at Dee Day’s Yard or the History House in Courthouse Street.

6pm: Old Town Gurning Competition at Butler’s gap, George Street, in memory of Ron ‘Popeye’ Everett.

7pm: Twilight Smugglers Walk - meet at the Shipwreck Museum at Rock-a-Nore.

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week opening ceremony SUS-210308-095106001

Saturday 7: Carnival Parade starts at 3pm leaving from Rock-a-Nore.