Residents and visitors get into the summer spirit at Chichester’s street party and market

| July 2022

Hundreds of people flocked to the city centre this weekend to enjoy the Chichester Summer Street Party and Cross Market & More.

The event, which was delivered by Chichester District Council in partnership with Chichester BID, took place on Sunday 17 July and was a huge success. Run as an all-day event for the very first time, the street party and market provided an opportunity to showcase city centre businesses as well as food and entertainment from across the district.

Many high street shops and food outlets entered into the spirit of the occasion by offering in-store competitions, give-aways, and demonstrations.

Entertainment highlights included:

A ‘Crane Street Carnival’, which offered a vintage vibe with juggling, balloon modelling and live performances from Dawn’s Vintage Do, plus a fashion show on East Street featuring local fashion retailers. Musical entertainment was provided by various local artists, including Steel Band Sussex.

Live magic shows, free face painting, a carousel, trampolines, bubble performer and a reptile encounter.

Music from Sussex Steel, Superstring Trio and Ovation Music, and performances from Fishbourne Mill Morris Dancers and Dance & Beyond

Showcasing local producers, makers, designers and ‘Traders of Tomorrow’ from across the district as part of the Cross Market & More.

Interactive challenges for children from local partners, including Chichester Rotary, Scouts and Everyone Active.

Visitors are being encouraged to give their feedback on the event for a chance to win a family ticket (four seats) to see Famous Five on Friday 21 October at Chichester Festival Theatre.

To be in with a chance to win, people need to fill in the feedback survey by midnight on Monday 25 July. The winner will be selected at random and announced on the council’s events and markets Facebook page on Wednesday 27 July. Terms and conditions can also be found on this web page.

Photographs by Sam Stephenson,