Hastings Borough Bonfire Society
Our next Hastings Bonfire will be on
14th October 2023
What we do
We remember the overthrowing of The Gunpowder Plot in 1605. We have great fun promoting the Sussex bonfire tradition.
Our main event is the Torchlit Procession with Fireworks along the route, Drumming, Bonfire, Effigy and Grand Finale Firework Display on the beach.
This is a 'no ticket' event for the public put on by the hard work and determination of HBBS volunteers. Our members may join in our procession, and join us at processions of other societies throughout the bonfire season
Our own society procession is the longest single torchlit procession in Sussex. It allows us to raise thousands for local community groups and charities.
Sponsor a memorial firework shell
As part of our October bonfire event's firework display, we have a section of memorial shells sponsored by people wanting to mark the moment by remembering their loved-ones - see page Sponsor a memorial firework shell
Please support us by donating
It costs thousands to put on this free event, so please support us by donating.
Our purpose is the advancement of the Sussex Bonfire tradition, especially around the Hastings area.
If you enjoy our event and want to join us, then come along to one of our meetings at 8pm on the Second Tuesday of every month at The White Rock Hotel, then please feel free, or apply for membership for £15, details here.
Who are we?
We are a group of volunteers who make Hastings Bonfire the largest single Bonfire celebration in Sussex! This fantastic event is put on through the dedication and sheer hard work of the members and volunteers. It is financed by: Fundraising of HBBS Members, Renegade Pyrotechnics, Our Sponsors, additional services provided by Hastings Borough Council e.g. road sweeping, public toilets and the use of Pelham Place Carpark.
We always welcome new members (until August) and volunteers. See Support or Membership for more information.
Current Headline Links
2023 Bonfire event information:
Draft information of our 2023 procession, bonfire, fireworks and effigy event is here: - 14 October 2023
Memorial firework shells:
Donate - we are a free event! You can donate for a programme too - around the old town from mid-September
HBBS Grand Auction 2023
Support us: -
Members info and link to members website
Services offered to raise funds for our bonfire event: -