2017 EVENTS PROGRAMME

Preliminary listing & subject to permissions

 

15TH APRIL                      SWITCH ON OF SEAFRONT LIGHTS

The switching on of the two miles of decorative themed summer illuminations along Bognor's famous seafront. Bognor Regis seafront with fireworks on the Pier

 

 

9TH APRIL                            CLOWNS

Clowning around in the beautiful surroundings of Hotham Park, a picnic and a parade from the town into the park.The parade starts in the Town Centre and finishes in Hotham Park. For a full breakdown of the weekend please click here https://www.facebook.com/events/1850862161853112/

 

14th APRIL                          MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY

A hand-carved wooden sculpture crafted by Simon Groves to depict the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that will be a permanent feature in the Park and the grand unveiling will be at 2.30pm on Friday 14 April 2017, to be followed by a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Hotham Park 2.30 – 4

               

29TH APRIL                         OUR GENERATION (BOGNORPHENIA)

Our generation young people’s day with live music all day involving the community groups of Bognor. Supporting the community young people children & families Hotham Park 10 - 5

 

30TH APRIL                         BOGNORPHENIA ANNUAL EVENT

Bognorphenia annual event in Hotham Park, scooters, live music, children's activities stalls and lots more www.bognorphenia.org.uk/ Hotham Park 10 - 6

 

13TH MAY                           ROX AROUND THE WORLD

Annual ROX in the Park family, fundraising event, with a Mardi Gras theme, embracing different cultures from around the world, music, dance and workshops Hotham Park 11 - 5

 

21ST MAY                            BOGNOR 10K

The Bognor Prom 10k Road Race has been run by Bognor Hotham Rotary Club since 1994 and had enabled runners to raise thousands of pounds for good causes. Seafront

  

31ST MAY                            PARK DAY – A FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION

A magical day Celebrating the 20Xth Anniversary of World Book Day, with storytelling, arts & crafts, children’s rides, book swap and lots lots more. Hotham Park 11 - 3

 

10TH JUNE                          CARNIVAL

WHAT? The carnival includes a procession of spectacular local floats through the town celebrating the best of Bognor Regis, followed by celebrations at West Park. http://www.bognorregiscarnival.co.uk/ Esplanade & West Park 11 – 5.30 parade starts at 1.30

 

18TH JUNE                          ARMED FORCES DAY

The event will include representatives from Ex-service associations serving personnel and cadet groups, military vehicles, static and air displays and various bands and choirs Waterloo Square Garden & seafront 9.30 - 5

 

TBC JULY                              KITE FESTIVAL

3rd Annual Kite Festival to be held in Bognor Regis. Professional Kite Fliers attending from all regions of the UK. Live Music - Children’s Rides - Craft Stalls and also a Bar & Refreshments. Superman will be flying in again West Park 10 - 4

 

16TH JULY                            DRIVE THROUGH TIME

In its 6th year the Drive Through time is a day of classic and vintage motor vehicles at West Park includes: craft & charity fair, hog roast, kidszone and live broadcast of the Silverstone Grand Prix on a big screen West Park 11 - 4

 

31ST JULY – 25TH AUG   FUNSHINE DAYS

Everything from Donkey Rides to Paddle Boarding sessions, music workshops to pavement art.FREE fun activities for children of all ages. Follow on Facebook for daily updates https://www.facebook.com/BognorRegisTCEvents/ for more detail see entries on the Events calendar. Seafront Bandstand 11 – 3 weekdays

 

29th 30th  JULY                              ROX MUSIC AND ARTS SECRET GARDEN

Rox free Music & Arts festival. Weekend of superb live music from some of the region’s top bands, Hotham Park.www.the-rox.com Hotham Park 12 -7


5TH & 6TH AUG HOTHAM PARK COUNTRY FAIR

The organisers are working hard to bring together a full programme of children’s activities, attractions to suit all ages and good musical acts for the Bandstand. Once again there will be a terrific range of arts and craft and food stalls providing a good opportunity to purchase locally made items Hotham Park 11 - 5

 

12TH & 13TH AUG            INTERNATIONAL BOGNOR BIRDMAN

The International Bognor Birdman is a competition for human powered flying machines held each summer in the picturesque seaside resort of Bognor Regis on England’s South Coast. http://www.birdman.org.uk/ The Pier

 

TBC AUG                              ILLUMINATED GALA

WHAT? Funfair on the seafront all weekend and the crowd-pulling night time procession will once again leave 8:30pm to its destination at the Pier from where the Grand Finale Fireworks Display will light-up the skies at 10pm. Esplanade & West Park

 

9TH SEPT                              PROMS IN THE PARK

Rousing evening of free entertainment on the Bandstand, bring your chair, grab a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Hotham Park. Refreshments will be available on the night also. Hotham Park 6.30 – 9.30pm

 

21ST - 24TH SEP                SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL

Ticket holders will have FIVE great afternoon and evening concerts to attend, plus a free Folk Club, sessions, workshops, dancing and all the music, food fayre and other attractions in various venues in the Town Centre . Ticketed www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

 

28TH OCT                             ROX HALLOWEEN

The annual Rox Halloween extravaganza in Hotham Park. Get dressed up and enjoy the live music and spooky entertainment and array of crafts and stalls. Hotham Park 1 - 7

 

25TH NOV                           SWITCH ON OF CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS

The switch on of the town centre Christmas Illuminations, themed to the local pantomime Aladdin. Live music, stalls, performance and of course the beautiful lights. Jointly hosted with Spirit FM. Town Centre 2 - 7





Events organised by Bognor Regis Town Council



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For more information on the events organised by Bognor Regis Town Council contact Kirsten Fitzpatrick Tel: 01243 825535
Email kirstenfitzpatrick@bognorregis.gov.uk
Or write to Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Events Officer, Bognor Regis Town Council, The Town Hall, Clarence Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1LD 
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Place St Maur des Fosses
Belmont Street
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
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