January 2023

  • Wassailing - Various venues around Sussex - usually the first Saturday closest to 12th Night.
    An early winter custom of Morris Dancing, ale and cider drinking and making merry.
  • Blessing of the Seas - Margate, Kent.
    A Greek Orthodox celebration marking the baptism of Christ, where a decorated cross is thrown into the waters.

February 2023

  • Snowdrop Walk - West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ
    Special event to remember the babies and children who have died or have been bereaved each year.
  • Rye Bay Scallop Week - Rye, East Sussex - last week in February
    Enjoy this much loved seafood delicacy (sourced straight from the South Coast), in a week long celebration of tastings, cookery courses, special events and live music.

March 2023

April 2023

  • British Marbles Championship - Tinsley Green, West Sussex - Good Friday
    The Greyhound pub hosts this annual competition attracting players from all over the world.
  • Long Rope Skipping - Alciston, East Sussex - Good Friday
    All of Sussex was one famed for its tradition of skipping with long ropes on Good Friday, now the tradition is carried on in just a few areas, such as the Rose Cottage Inn at Alciston.
  • Biddenden Dole - Biddenden, Kent - Easter Monday
    A charitable distribution of bread, cheese and special biscuits is made each Easter in remembrance of the Chulkhurst twins who died in the 11th-century.

May 2023

June 2023

  • Isle of Wight Music Festival - Hampshire
  • Royal Ascot - Ascot, Greater
    Possibly the greatest horse race meeting in the world, dating back 300 years. The Ascot Gold Cup, traditionally held on Ladies' Day, is famous for its fashionable guests.

July 2023

August 2023

  • Cowes Week - Isle of Wight.
    England's longest running annual maritime race.

September 2023

  • Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival
    Join thousands of food and wine fans at this popular annual showcase of local produce. Enjoy tastings with the experts, plus entertainment and music.

October 2023

November 2023

  • Windsor Festival
    This celebration of the arts welcomes a diverse programme of events including family walks, classical music concerts, literary talks and medieval themed tours.

December 2023

  • A Victorian Festival of Christmas - Portsmouth
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is transformed into a period scene with costumed characters and a traditional Christmas market.

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