22nd of January 2024

Getting ready for the Mardi Gras magic!

Calling all market enthusiasts! 🌈✨

Come along to the Frock Up Friday Market on Saturday February 3rd, 10.30am – 3.30pm. If you’ve got unique treasures to share or want to be part of the market magic, now’s your chance! Come along and embark on a thrifting adventure to discover your next fashion treasures.

If you want to be involved as a vendor you can book a stall for the Market. The Fabulous Frock up Friday ladies already have lots of wonderful stalls booked, but if you make clothes, accessories or sell fabulous vintage, then please do join us!

CLICK HERE for a link to book yourself a stall and help make this market day unforgettable.

Regrettably, due to reduced funding, the umbrella parade will not take place in 2024. While we’ll miss the colorful spectacle, the spirit of celebration remains strong and we do encourage you all to join us for our fantastic Family Umbrella Workshop hosted by Radiator Arts! It’s free for all and being held at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 4 February, 11am – 3pm.

Bring an old umbrella and your imagination. Gorgeous materials and glue guns provided. Come together, craft some masterpieces, and keep the Mardi Gras magic alive! We’d love for you all to then flaunt your Umbrellas at the Unplugged tour on Saturday 10th. As well as the usual 30 participating venues, we will also be holding a family room at the Nest from 11-4pm.

β˜‚οΈ We hope the parade will return in 2025 β˜‚οΈ


A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed to our fundraising campaign and embraced the HFT 15 Year Anniversary Vinyl! Your generosity fuels our mission to nurture local artists, empower grassroots music venues, boost the cultural economy, and strengthen the bond within the Hastings and St Leonards community.

🎡🌊 Let’s continue making waves together! 🌊🎡