Hastings Jack-In-The-Green festival is back

Hey fellow Hastings folks, get ready to embrace the green spirit because the much-awaited Hastings Jack-In-The-Green festival is back and bigger than ever!

At Goldstar, we’re not just passionate about supporting local business we’re also deeply committed to our community and local events. As proud residents of Hastings ourselves, we understand the importance of supporting local businesses and events that make our town truly special. That’s why we love Jack-In-The-Green. The event is not just celebrating spring; you’re also championing our vibrant community and helping us create lasting memories right here in our beloved town.

What is Hastings Jack-In-The-Green?

For those not in the know, Hastings Jack-In-The-Green is a beloved local tradition that celebrates the arrival of spring in the most vibrant and whimsical way possible.

Picture this: a procession of fantastical characters, bedecked in elaborate green costumes, parading through the streets, accompanied by music, dance, and an air of enchantment. It’s like stepping into a fairy tale right in the heart of our charming town.

This year our very own Vicki Goldsmith will be in the procession herself as a Green Lady Guardian! Green Lady Guardians are elemental nymphs and are a big part of the procession on Monday.

On Saturday they will be in the Old Town, Hastings to encourage people to add messages, greenery or flowers to the green Lady’s skirt and keep their collection buckets full!

When and Where?

Mark your calendars for Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May. Or visit the Jack-In-The-Green website for more information as Hastings turns green and revels in the magic of this age-old tradition.

What to Expect?

  • Procession of the Green: Watch in awe as Jack, the Green Man, leads the procession, surrounded by a merry band of Morris dancers, musicians, and other mystical creatures.
  • Live Music & Entertainment: Groove to the beats of local bands, enjoy lively performances, and soak up the festive atmosphere with friends and family.
  • Arts & Crafts: Explore stalls offering unique crafts, artisanal goodies, and delightful souvenirs to commemorate your Jack-In-The-Green experience.
  • Food & Drink: Indulge your taste buds with a delectable array of street food, local delicacies, and refreshing beverages to keep you energised throughout the festivities.

Get Involved!

Want to be part of the green magic? Involvement awaits both seasoned revellers and newcomers eager to join the fun, offering plenty of ways to participate:

  • Dress to Impress
    Don your most creative green attire and join the procession as we turn Hastings into a sea of emerald hues.
  • Spread the Word
    Help us spread the word and share the excitement with friends, family, and fellow green enthusiasts. Let’s make this year’s Jack-In-The-Green the talk of the town!

See you there, greenies! 🌱💚

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