PAUL O’BRIEN: Get ready for a fun-packed summer in sunny Worthing

Paul O'Brien
Paul O'Brien

Hopefully those of you who shop in the town have started to notice and enjoy the start of the events season, which is pretty much filling up every weekend from here until September.

Last weekend we welcomed the incredible children’s parade on the Saturday, with many local schools parading around the town followed by the Sussex day market and celebrations which has grown hugely year on year.

In a celebration of everything Sussex we had some fab local produce, licensed bar and entertainment which was enjoyed by thousands of shoppers on Montague Street.

This weekend we saw the monthly chic Bartie’s market which has brought a bit of suave to the town centre

Offering artisan produce and gifts alongside live music, it’s always a real winner with the public.

This again was followed on the Sunday by having Albion in the Community football coaching sessions coupled with thousands of lady’s in pink descending on the prom to take part in the Race for Life, and then filling the high street cafes and shops for some after race treats.

This weekend we warmly welcome the brilliant Armed Forces Day celebrations, and the weekend after is the Town Centre Initiative food festival, taking over the seafront prom.

This is, again, another fab growing event with over 50 stalls taking part this year, on top of celebrity guest cooking demonstrations from Rosemary Shrager and Jean-Christophe Novelli.

There will also be food educational classes for youngsters.

With everything free to enter it’s a great time to come and spend a day in sunny Worthing.

We then venture into July and the incredible 11-day Lions Festival with all the amazing events that brings, including markets, classic car shows, bus parades and so much more, and the council organised Street Velodrome cycling event.

August will see the 31-day sandy beach return to the town centre, and our International Birdman – the highlight of the summer calendar.

It’s quite a packed calendar and hopefully there is a little bit of something for everyone from two to 102 in aunny Worthing over the coming few months.