Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Bexhill Festival of the Sea
Bexhill Festival of the Sea is a two-part month long event that promotes all that is great about our seaside:
Festival weekend takes place over the 2nd & 3rd September.
Angling competitions during the festival month.
Festival Weekend – 2nd & 3rd September 2017
Saturday 10am – 6pm | Sunday 10am – 5pm
There is something for everyone at the Bexhill Festival of the Sea!
At the heart of the weekend event is conservation of marine life and our wildlife. You can see demonstrations of seafood cookery and cooking with foraged foods. Enjoy over 50 stalls highlighting local Sussex produce and global seafood cuisine, English wines, arts & crafts, free angling coaching, children’s fun fair, Morris dancing, belly dancing and a full line up of continuous live music.
The highlight of Saturday’s event will be the Guinness World Record attempt of the Largest Gathering of Mermaids. Come see all the lovely mermaids/mermen and merbabies. Better yet, don a tail and come along. A mermaid-only swim at the Bexhill Leisure Pool is arranged.
To complete the weekend – a very special concert on Sunday evening. This is an opportunity to see not one but two great performances featuring the fantastic Peter Knight’s Gigspanner and the very popular Liane Carroll with Roger Carey.
Tickets are available through the De La Warr Pavilion web site.
The second part of the Sea Festival celebrations are a full month of angling events. All planned with conservation in mind. The open beach matches are catch and release. More information on the angling competitions can be found here.
Free programmes are available at all entrances. If you like the event, please help to support us by donating in any of our official collection buckets.
Bexhill Festival of the Sea incorporates what was Bexhill Sea Angling Festival and now includes 7 angling competitions. The 24-day extravaganza showcases some of the best angling in the south of England. It aims to promote many of the diverse sea angling disciplines, as well as find the best anglers from around the country in their specialist field.