Events in 2020 - Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

Covid-19 - safety and precautions

Some events this year will be virtual, such as the Carnival and Pram Race. Others will still take place. Please check individual events for details, and take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety and well being of those around you.

Old Town Carnival Week 2020 - 31st July to 9th August 2020

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week takes place from Friday, 31st July 2020 until Sunday, 9th August 2020.

A week of exciting events from Pram Racing to Treasure Trails, Open Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows to Historical Talks, Live Music, Street Parties, all culminating in a Grand Carnival Procession

Old Town Carnival Week started in 1968, gradually increasing in popularity until the present day. Organised by volunteers and supporting numerous local charities, Hastings Old Town Carnival week has become a fun week for visitor and locals alike.

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2020, takes place from 31st July to 9th August 2020

Old Hastings Preservation Society

The Old Hastings Preservation Society and Hastings Old Town Carnival Association and welcome you to Hastings Old Town Carnival Week. We are grateful to the Old Town community for organising a great programme of events to town for you to enjoy, full details are in this programme. We are proud of our historic Old Town and of its community spirit. As well as the large events which support local charities many smaller events also raise funds for a wide range of good causes. So please be generous with your support.

Carnival Association

The Hastings Old Town Carnival Association proudly invites the whole of Hastings and beyond to enjoy Carnival Day in the Old Town.

Our carnival has continued to be the climax of Old Town Week for many many years. Carnivals up and down the country make something special of our British summer and link with many other grand and famous carnivals around the world; this year our theme isĀ Hastings Celebrates


This programme is compiled by the Old Hastings Preservation Society by co-ordinating information provided by individuals, organisations and groups. Neither the Old Hastings Preservation Society nor its officers or Council of Management accept any respsibility for the correctness of the information given, nor do they accept responsibility for accidents, incidents or occurrences that may occur at any event. All participants take part in events entirely at their own risk.

Amendments to the programme or late additions will be posted on this website, and will be published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer.