February Events In Rye And Hastings, East Sussex

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Gosh, hasn’t January seemed a long month?

The good news is, it’s nearly over and time to look ahead to Spring, as we say goodbye to Winter.

In our little pocket of Sussex, we have a wide and varied calendar of events to look forward to and something for everyone.

Looking to book that special someone a surprise Valentines weekend away, we have many holiday properties for couples only. Whether you want river frontage or the romantic open fire, we have something for everyone’s taste and best of all, no need to rush up Sunday morning to depart, as we will give you a midday departure.

A well stablished event on the 1066 Country calendar is Rye’s ‘Scallop Festival’, happening this year from the 22nd February to the 1st March 2020. Many restaurants will be showcasing a huge variety of scallop dishes and there will be cooking workshops, tasting sessions and demos taking place. It’s a great chance to indulge in this very tasty mollusc and enjoy the fresh catch from the waters just two miles out from the Rye bay. If you want to find out more details on what’s happening and what restaurants are taking part, visit The Rye Bay Scallop Festival .

Looking for a party vibe, then look no further than Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival taking place from the 21st - 25th February 2020. Five days of music and Mardi Gras on the South Coast. Hastings has a thriving music scene and bags of character to boot, showcasing a wealth of music talent. Hastings Fat Tuesday is the Uk’s largest Mardi Gras celebration, located in the seaside town of Hastings, only 1.5 hours from London by train or an hours drive from Dover ferry ports or Folkestone’s Euro tunnel; making it the perfect weekend getaway destination, wherever you are travelling from.

So if you want to indulge in good food, wine and music this February, then look no further than a trip to the coast and enjoy all that 1066 Country, East Sussex has to offer. Both Rye and Hastings are great for families, couples and larger groups and we have holiday accommodation to suit everyone, so come and enjoy half term with us and sample our counties delights.

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Jacqui Maxted

Jacqui is the owner of Rye and Beyond