Events

Lantern Trail

August 2022

A spectacular free Lantern Trail is launching in Chichester city centre on 15 August with the chance to win tickets to see The Famous Five: A New Musical, based on...

Dino Fun this Summer

July 2022

Dinosaurs will be taking over Chichester this summer with a brand new Dino Trail running across the city centre from 25 July - 22 August and a special Jurassic Chichester...

Summer Street Party Fashion Show

July 2022

As part of our Summer Street Party, in partnership with Chichester District Council, we are rolling out the red carpet on East Street to showcase some of the fabulous retailers...

Glorious Goodwood Trail

June 2022

We have partnered up with Goodwood Racecourse to bring the glamour of Glorious to the city. The Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood, is one of the undisputed...

Culture Spark 2022

June 2022

Culture Spark 2022 is a wonderful season of events, performances, live entertainment, exhibitions and community projects taking place across the district this summer. The festival is inspired by important milestones...

Jubilee Window Competition

May 2022

In celebration of the Jubilee and to mark the return of the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral, city centre businesses have been challenged to put their best creative foot...

Summer Celebrations in Chichester

May 2022

Chichester will be alive with parties, parades, competitions and trails this summer. Here's a rundown of what to look forward to: Jubilee Picnic - Friday 3 June, 12pm - 3pm Come...

Experience Chichester Roman Week

May 2022

Step back in time this half term for Chichester's Roman Week from Saturday 28 May - Wednesday 1 June. Featuring a packed programme of talks, trails, immersive theatre, guided tours,...

Jubilee Picnic on The Green

April 2022

To Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Chichester BID alongside Chichester Cathedral is hosting a free community get-together on the Cathedral Green on Friday 3rd June from 12.00 -...

Platinum Jubilee Trail

April 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June, we are launching a special family trail around Chichester city centre which uses augmented reality to help tell stories from the past and bring the Queen’s 70...

Chichester’s First Pride

April 2022

The FIRST EVER Pride event is happening in Chichester on Saturday 28th May from 12pm – 6pm.  Taking place at the leafy-green Chichester College campus, this ‘festival style’, family friendly...

Plan Your Eggcellent Easter in Chichester

April 2022

The clocks have sprung forward, and finally we can look forward to longer days and warmer weather. Here in Chichester, we are getting excited about the host of fabulous events...

Mothering Sunday Inspiration

March 2022

With Chichester’s unique combination of breath-taking green spaces, fascinating local history, internationally acclaimed theatre and gallery, and wealth of wonderful shops, salons, restaurants, cafes and bars… we can’t think of...

Christmas Twilight Shopping in Chichester

November 2021

Twilight Shopping in Chichester will be a truly joyful experience this year with an array of festive sights, sounds and smells filling the city’s streets every Thursday evening throughout December....

Christmas Events in the City

November 2021

After a tough Christmas last year, our city centre is set to be buzzing with magical events this festive season to help make your Christmas the best one yet! A...

Christmas Light Switch On

November 2021

Taking place on Saturday 27th November this year’s Christmas Light Switch On is set to be a magical experience for all the family with activities led by the Rotary Clubs...

Half Term Family Fun

October 2021

On Friday 29 October from 12-4pm, there will be an afternoon of autumnal activities to enjoy, including craft workshops on the Cathedral Green run by Chichester Community Development Trust. The...

Rocketing Round Chichester Space Trail

October 2021

Running from Friday 22 October – Sunday 31 October, families are invited to take part in the ‘Rocketing Round Chichester Space Trail’ with the chance to win a signed set...

Late Night Shopping

December 2020

Many businesses will be opening later on Thursdays throughout December to provide fabulous festive shopping experiences for customers looking to support local this Christmas.  Here are just some of the...

Vote for your favourite shop window

November 2020

Christmas is traditionally the time when shops create the most magical window displays. This year we are celebrating this burst of festive imagination with our popular window competition, judged by...

Fairy Tale Trail

November 2020

Once upon a Christmas, the elves at Chichester BID hatched a plan for families to safely enjoy the magical city of Chichester at this special time of year. How to...

Fiver Fest Chichester

January 2020

Calling all independents! We have teamed up with Totally Locally again to bring the nationwide campaign, Fiver Fest to Chichester on 15th - 29th February. How to get involved? Email...

English Tourism Week: 18-25 April

January 2020

English Tourism Week is an annual celebration, highlighting the vast contribution of tourism to the UK economy. It is one of the few sectors alive in every part of the...

Leaflet Exchange 2020

January 2020

The annual Leaflet Exchange organised by Visit Chichester is taking place on Wednesday 4 March at Chichester Festival Theatre. This is a great opportunity for local businesses and attractions to...

Late Night Shopping – Thursday 19 December

October 2019

Back by popular demand, the Live Snow Globe, Lost Elves and Brass Santas will be performing on the High Street in the lead up to Christmas and during the Late...

Christmas 2019 Events

October 2019

The festive season is nearly upon us and we have a host of exciting updates for our Christmas programme of activities for you to get involved with. Look out for...

Boxing Day Openings

October 2019

Shops open on Boxing Day: AccesorizeBody ShopBoots - 9am - 5pmCalendar Club - 40% off everythingClarkes ClintonsDartagnan - 10am - 4pmEntertainerFat Face H & MH SamuelHotel Chocolate Hotter - 10am...

Street Party: Thursday 22 August 2019

June 2019

We are excited to announce plans to hold a Street Party as part of our Love Local, Shop Local summer campaign. Taking place on Thursday 22 August from 4pm to...

Super Saturday: 13th July 2019

June 2019

Mark your diaries for our Super Saturday event on 13th July! Chichester Mayor, Richard Plowman will open the day-long celebration of Chichester that aims to encourage visitors and shoppers to...

FREE Social media for business workshop

June 2019

Chichester BID has teamed up with Debbie Ford from The Chichester Social on a free workshop for BID members on Wednesday 12th June between 09.30am–11.30am. If you've ever struggled with...

Annual General Meeting

May 2019

This year’s AGM will take place on the 26th June, 17:30 – 20:00 at Rume2, Crane Street and is open to BID Levy Payers only. This is an opportunity for...

Join in the Chichester Nutcracker Trail!

November 2018

The BID Team have arranged a magical Nutcracker themed trail for visitors and shoppers to the city to encourage dwell time and footflow. 10 oversized (6ft tall) Nutcracker Kings will...

BID Christmas Social

November 2018

Come and join us for a complimentary seasonal tipple at Bearded Bobs in North Street from 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th December. This is a relaxed and informal event, RSVP if...

Christmas Festivities Update

August 2018

A Christmas Update For months the BID Team have been preparing for Christmas, to light up the city centre on your behalf.  Negotiations on costs have been keen and the...

Public Talk with Colin Hicks

July 2018

A Future for Shopping in Chichester with Colin Hicks, BID Chairman at the invitation of and chaired by Chichester City Council. This talk is FREE for all concerned citizens and...

Chichester Business Expo B2B Event

July 2018

Free networking and expo at Chichester College, Westgate Fields. 40+ stands offering services which could support your business. 7.45am – 9.45am - Keynote speakers (pre-registration required) 10.00am – 15.00pm -...

Celebrate Our Independents: Be Smart, Shop Local

May 2018

Independents Week was launched nationally in July 2010 to celebrate the crucial economic and social contributions made by independent businesses. Chichester BID supports independents throughout the year and rather than...

Chichester BID Easter Egg Trail Winner Announced

April 2018

Saturday 31st March saw the start of Chichester BID’s Easter Egg Trail. In total 47 businesses, Independents and Multiples, joined in the fun by hosting an egg. Even though the...

Flower Picture Trail: 26th May – 3rd June 2018

March 2018

The bi-annual Festival of Flowers hosted and organised by Chichester Cathedral and sponsored by Rathbones (both BID members) creates the city’s very own mini Chelsea. This horticultural highlight bursting with...

Chichester BID Supports Roman Week

March 2018

Now in it’s third year, Roman Week led by The Novium Museum in partnership with Chichester BID celebrates the city’s vast heritage.  A legion of events and activities are planned...

Let Chichester put a Spring in your Step

March 2018

With Easter and Mother’s Day just around the corner, Chichester offers a whole host of places to treat someone special, say ‘thank you’, or get the family together. Visitors to...

Eggs on Legs to shake things up for Easter

March 2018

The BID Support Team have arranged for a very special performance group to visit the City streets to celebrate the launch this year’s Easter Egg Hunt and entertain shoppers on...

Promote your Business during Roman Week

March 2018

Chichester was first established as Noviomagnus Reginorium after the Roman invasion in AD43.  Their legacy can be found across the city, including magnificent features such as the Roman walls surrounding...

March 2018

Talks at Six is an award winning established forum in Chichester, where you can enjoy interesting talks on a wide range of subjects in a relaxed atmosphere, and engage in active discussion. We...

Senior Schools’ Fair

January 2018

Meet 30 of the UK’s most prestigious senior independent schools all in one unique setting at the Chichester Cathedral. Saturday 24th February 2018 Chichester Cathedral 2pm - 4pm Whether you...

West Sussex County Council Economic Forums

January 2018

West Sussex County Council’s insight team have invited the Office For National Statistics to host one of their Economic Forums as part of their roadshows throughout the UK, the date...

New Business Expo Coming to Chichester

January 2018

A new Business Expo with a difference is coming to Chichester on 19th July 2018. Taking place at Chichester College, the Expo will be running as a ‘foot pool’ tournament...

GDPR Workshops: Are you ready?

January 2018

Are you aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into place in May 2018? The Chichester Chamber of Commerce is running two Workshops so you can...

The Festival of Flowers

January 2018

The Festival of Flowers returns to Chichester Cathedral from 31st May – 2nd June 2018. This biennial event will feature over 80 flower arrangements, with over 50,000 blooms and will...

Late Night Shopping

October 2017

Late night shopping is taking place in Chichester on Thursday 23rd & 30th November and 7th, 14th and 21st December. Please find below a list of shops that will be...

Independents Month – Two weeks in

July 2017

The whole nation celebrates its independent businesses every year on July 4th (Independence Day, geddit?) – but the team at the Chichester BID didn't think one day was enough time...

Celebrating our Independence!

June 2017

In celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and excellent business minds of our Chichester residents, next month will be Independent Business Month. The Chichester BID team have joined up with Love Where...

Encouraging turnout for this year’s AGM

May 2015

On 29 April we held our third BID AGM at Edes House, Chichester which was kindly provided to us free of charge by West Sussex County Council. We are delighted...

Did you see the dragon?

April 2015

To celebrate St George's day on 23 March, we invited members of the public to join in with the creation of a piece of community art, depicting St George slaying...

Chichester City Centre Partnership AGM 2015

March 2015

Join us for the third AGM on 29th April 2015 at Edes House, West Street. We will update you on City centre projects and improvements implemented over the last year...