Get ready for Bexhill Carnival

One of the floats at last year's event
One of the floats at last year's event

Bexhill Carnival week starts on Saturday (July 23), kicking off a programme of events to entertain residents and visitors.

The annual event, sponsored by Hastings Direct, promises seven days of family fun, culminating with the traditional procession on Saturday, July 30.

From next Monday (July 25), there will be a full range of daily events taking place in Bexhill with full details available via

Party in the Park kicks off at 7pm on Friday, July 29 and those with tickets are welcome to bring along their own picnic (no glass bottles) and chairs to The Polegrove to see the live bands perform.

Steve Brookstein (first X-Factor winner), 1066 Rockitmen, and the Tar Babies featuring 80s pop sensation The Cutting Crew will be entertaining the crowd before the grand finale fireworks at 10pm.

All monies raised on the night will support the charity Entertainment Workshop.

People should be aware of rolling road closures for Saturday’s carnival procession.

Turkey Road will be closed from 10am on Saturday, July 30, except for floats, ahead of the procession starting at 1pm.

The route will start from Turkey Road and finish at The Polegrove at around 3.45pm. Everyone can enjoy free entry to the fun fair, side shows and stalls as well as performances from The Texas Ranger Wild West show at The Polegrove.

Nim Whitmarsh, Bexhill Carnival chairman, said: “We are looking forward to another great week, concluding with the procession, and even though addition work has been required this year, we are confident that there is something for all throughout the week.

“The weather forecast looks good so we encourage the community of Bexhill to come out and support us.”

This year the carnival has adopted Homecall, Special Kids Bexhill and Pit Stop Bexhill as its charity partners, with the procession street collection going directly to support the work of these charities.

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