Umbrella Parade

27th February 2022 - 11.30am for 12pm

An explosion of colour, music and fun for all the family, The Umbrella Parade is a firm Hastings Fat Tuesday favourite, and all you need to take part is a decorated umbrella. The parade will start at the Stade and travel along the seafront to St Mary in the Castle where the party continues all afternoon. Preservation Sunday at St Mary in the Castle will feature a host of second line brass bands including Mr Wilson's Second Liners, Dende along with the irrepressible Dr Savage.

With dancers and musicians galore, join in the fun!

11.30am line up on the Stade, 12pm Parade

Then carry on the party at Preservation Sunday in St Mary in the Castle


Ahead of the Parade, come and Pimp your umbrella at one of 18 Hours / Radiator Arts drop in workshops. The workshops are free and suitable for everyone. You will need an hour of your time although you are welcome to stay as long as you want, and most importantly bring an UMBRELLA.

We will have an array of materials to use but feel free to bring along anything of your own.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshops are as follows:

Saturday 19 February 12-4pm: Southwater Community Centre

Thursday 24 February 5-7pm: White Rock Theatre

Saturday 26 February 12-4pm: St Mary in the Castle

Part funded by Welcome Back Fund – ERDF EU funding via Hastings Borough Council.

Part funded by the Fairlight Arts Trust.