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28 April - 1 May 2017
Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

A true British May day celebration! 

Hastings traditional Jack-in-the-Green is a grass roots community led event organised completely by volunteers; this is part of what makes the festival so special. We have strong links with our friends, supporters and the local community. The Jack in the Green Festival is an annual event that takes place in various parts of the gorgeous seaside resort that is Hastings. It's a four day event and attracts thousands every year. This is a true British May Day celebration not to be missed.

The four day event has been described as 'thee celebration of Morris dancing and traditional merriment, centering on the symbolic figure of Jack in the Green and culminating in a wild costumed parade - one of the most bizarre in Britain.' The long weekend event includes the bikers weekend which explains itself, music of all genres from some of the best local and surrounding areas bands (Bigging up The Local Heroes!), much drinking, sun, historic and social events and is filled with family fun. The weekend is topped off by the main event on the bank holiday Monday (May day), being the Jack in the Green parade itself.