Bigger and better than previous years, the UK’s answer to Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday starts on Lucky Friday (13th).
When local musician, Bob Tipler, dreamed up a Cajun night at his local in Hastings, he never imagined that in just 5 years, it would have grown to what is now a 5 day jamboree! Bob, along with event organiser Adam Daly, is responsible for what is now known as Fat Tuesday, the name being a literal translation of ‘Mardi Gras’, the huge festival in Rio di Janiero and Hastings is following in its footsteps.
Details of the opening night, Friday the 13th of February are on the website and come rain or shine, the much loved Umbrella Parade returns on February 15th. with floats, marching bands and plenty of audience participation, the procession leads to the town centre, recreating the New Orleans spirit.
The centrepiece of the festival is Fat Tuesday itself -February 17th – when 21 Hastings venues host 67 gigs. Other favourites such as Preservation Sunday are back as well. Visit http://www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/2015/ for more information and, of course, we have some lovely places to stay while you are visiting Hastings.
There are loads of things to do in Hastings even if you can’t make it for Fat Tuesday! The art scene is huge in Hastings or maybe you love finding treasures in the antique and bric a brac shops which are in abundance in Hastings, such fun.
We have some great luxury holiday accommodation throughout the UK, Hastings is one of our favourite seaside towns. If you are looking for a child friendly place, we have lots of cottages with cots and high chairs. If you want your four legged friend to come on holiday, we have plenty of pet friendly holiday cottages, just have a look at the website. The Colonnade is on the seafront, perfect place for a winter or summer break!
Inland, the Granary Old Church Farm is gorgeous.
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