Festivals in Rye

Festivals in Rye happen all year round.  Rye buzzes with various festivals from Rye Bay Scallop Festival in the winter months, The acclaimed Rye Jazz Festival and Rye Arts festival to name a few.

The list below often change so please check back.

If you know of a festival or event which is not listed then get in touch as it’s free to go on here.


  • Marino’s Fish and Chips Rye
    If Carlsberg did fish and chips. All cooked fresh to order and nicely presented you are going to love the Fish and Chips here, you can also call and book a table for your meal or hire the restaurant. 37-38 the Mint Telephone: 01797 223 268
  • Rye Bay Jazz Festival
    SAVE THE 2023 FESTIVAL DATES THURSDAY 24 TO MONDAY 28 AUGUST AND SIGN UP TO OUR FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER  As we all look forward to an exciting 2023 ahead it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and to think of the numerous ways in which we can all enrich our lives for the better ...
  • Rye Windmill
    Rye Windmill is a grade II listed building and one of the town’s most famous landmarks. Standing on the banks of the river Tillingham, this welcoming Bed and Breakfast is ideally located with the town and Strand Quay just a two minute walk away. Rye Windmill B&B offers guests four star licensed accommodation with guaranteed and ...
  • Rye Bonfire Night 2023
    Rye Bonfire Night 2023 dates to be announced 2023 details yet to be announced, all streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx 19:30 to 21:30. Please note that there is no parking on the processional route from approx 16:30. From approx 16:30, vehicular access to the town will be ...
  • The Ship Inn Rye
    The Ship Inn Rye Located on the strand close to Simply Italian and only a short walk into town. Walk in to The Ship Inn and be assured of a warm welcome. This former warehouse dating to 1592 was once used to store contraband from smugglers. Strike out to explore the cobbled byways of historic Rye – half-timbered houses, ...
  • The Owl Camber
    The Owl Pub Camber is very close to Camber Sands and ideal if you want to bring the entire family down for a celebration. The Owl Pub in Camber is a traditional English pub with rooms, set just behind the sand dunes of Camber Sands beach. As a Free House we offer a vast range of ...
  • Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2023
    Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2023 or Rye Scallop Festival week is always going to delight anyone who likes to enjoy the fruits of the sea. From 18th to the 26th of February 2023 Rye Bay Scallop Week is promoted Pro Bono by Domain Support Ltd. What your breakfast could look like when you stay in Rye, most ...
  • Haydens
    Hayden’s is an 18th century building perfectly placed in the heart of Rye, just a short walk away from the town’s many historic sites. Each suite has a seating area. TV, digital radio/ipod dock, complimentary Fairtrade organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate (plus home-made cake on arrival), fresh milk, hairdryer and bathrobes, and complimentary eco-friendly shampoos, ...
  • Kings Head Pub Rye
    Kings Head Pub Rye (formerly the Top O’ the Hill Pub) is only a few minutes walk from the high street situated in Playden it is one of the top places to eat in Rye. With lots of free parking this family friendly pub offers good food and accommodation. You will enjoy the newly appointed bedrooms, delightful ...
  • Webbs Fish Cafe
    Webbs Fish Cafe located in the heart of Rye close to the landgate with parking nearby. Paul and Rebecca Webbe, opened The Wild Mushroom Restaurant in 1998. from the outset it has proven popular with locals and visitors alike.  Inspired in part by our love of foraging wild food, the plentiful and outstanding natural ingredients on ...
  • Landgate Bistro fish restaurant rye
    Landgate Bistro fish restaurant Rye located in the Landgate. They offer excellent food and support the Scallop Festival. The Landgate Bistro is a short 5 minute walk from one of the best places to stay in Rye call Saltcote on 01797 222220 or visit https://Saltcote.co.uk/ 
  • Rye Arts Festival 2020
    Rye Arts Festival 2020 dates announced 12th – 26th September 2020 Visit the Rye Arts Festival website and sign up to receive information about this year’s programme which will be packed with classical and contemporary music, literary, theatrical and special events. You can also follow our progress on the Rye Festival Blog.
  • Saltcote Place
    Saltcote Place is one of the very best places to stay in Rye. With only 4 guests we are small and intimate with plenty of parking and late breakfasts. You have secure off road car parking in our grounds, your own entrance to come and go as you please and nice warm suites. Although we are child ...
  • Mermaid Inn Rye
    As seen on BBC https://www.facebook.com/themermaidinnrye/videos/1279866685393828/ Welcome to the Mermaid Inn , rich in history; Cellars dating from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420. The Mermaid Inn offers a unique experience; Sloping ceilings Creaking floorboards and numerous staircases A history and a rich tradition that is maintained by careful stewardship. There are 31 unique rooms to choose from, all of which can be ...
  • Rye Christmas 2023
    Christmas in Rye 2023 is going to be a quiet affair. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of Rye and stay at your favourite place – remember to book directly with them and not via an online agency who add to your cost.     Christmas in Rye is magical time. A time for planting memories in young minds and ...