August 17th - September 1st


An Annual Affair

Newhaven Festival

Last year, Newhaven Town Council launched it's inaugural festival. It was a wonderful success and has reached across all the community. This year is promising to be even better with over two weeks of arts & culture throughout the town including walks, talks, exhibitions, workshops and artwave open houses. 


Our Mission


To gather together all the creative talent and community spirit in Newhaven and ongoing, celebrate with events that have been supported by the town. Helping individuals and groups express their creativity, gain knowledge of their practise and build the confidence to move forward with their ideas that add to our creative cluster, promote enterprise in the arts and celebrate our industrial town. 


Schedule of Events

Whats On

Visit to see how our events are updating over the coming weeks! We will be updating constantly as events are finalised. Timings, locations, costs and ways to book!

Don’t forget to visit our Artwave Open Houses too! Exhibitions at The Hillcrest Centre plus 7 other venues.  See for more details or pick up a brochure!

We will be having three weekends of amazing events with more being added all the time. There will be a beautiful map to show you round the venues so keep looking!


Newhaven, East Sussex

Newhaven is a small busy port town at the mouth of the River Ouse and surrounded by the South Downs. It has an active fishing fleet and marina with boats visiting from across Europe. Conveniently situated between Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne and with easy year round ferry access to France,

Newhaven has attractions for all the family; whether its exploring Paradise Park or the Fort, or just enjoying the beautiful coastal and Downland scenery.



Find Us



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Keep up to date with all the latest festival news by following us on Instagram @newhavenfestival

Use the hashtag #newhavenfestival2019 while at events to feature on this feed!



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