Summer Street Party

On Thursday 26th August between 3pm and 7pm Chichester is holding a Summer Street Party that will see many of the city’s businesses actively taking part in the celebration with fun and innovative ideas and activities for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a host of music, games, food and festivities including:


– Download the free LoyalFree App and take part in our Children’s Party Trail for a chance to win Chichester Festival Theatre tickets or pick up a trail form from V2 Radio by The Cross

– If you spend over £25 in any city centre business, bring your receipt to the Chichester BID stand at The Cross to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £50 Chichester Gift Cards


 The Cross – V2 Radio Live and performances from Arabesque School of Dance

Northern Quarter – Carousel and entertainment from SuperStrings and Spotty Dotty Bubbles, as well as interactive activities from Goodwood, Everyone Active and the Rotary

Eastern Quarter – Fashion Show with Toast Events featuring Dartagnan Menswear, Rosie Rose, River Island, Phase Eight, Sweaty Betty, The Body Suite, Joules, The Bazaar, Penny Plain, Cherry Vintage, Jaba Yard, Proposals, L’Occitane

Southern Quarter – Trampolines, face painting, reptile handling, hook a duck and a balloon artist

Western Quarter – Yoga and Pilates on the Cathedral Green from Lano with four 15minute sessions beginning at 3:30 with Sun Salutions, 4:00 with Flow Yoga, 4:30 with Slow Yoga and finishing at 5:00 with Breath work and Meditation. The Body Suite will also be on the Cathedral Green at 4:15 with a pilates taster session and 6:15 with a reformer demo as well as craft making with the Novium Museum

St Martin’s Courtyard (behind M&S on East St) – Vintage entertainment from Dawn Gracie

Food & Drink:

Enjoy indoor and alfresco dining with many of our city centre eateries and pubs as well as a selection of street food vendors on East Street

From giveaways, offers and activities, below is what the city centre businesses are doing to join the party…

Northern Quarter

Winter’s Moon and Refilled– Paper Flower Making Demonstration Outside Store

St Olav Christian Bookshop – Stand Outside Store

My Sister’s House – Stand Outside Crane Street

Robert Dyas– Stand Outside Store

TOCA– Hair styling, mini manicures/mini pedicures, music, mocktails, frozen trearts and snacks.

Rainbow’s Parlour – Free Ice Cream and Shake Samples and a milkshake design competition

Comic Books and Coffee – Outdoor Games

L’Occitane– Fashion Show on East Street

Dartagnan Menswear – Fashion Show on East Street

Boots – Make-Up Demos, Raffle and Goodie Bags

Leaders – Goodie Bags and Special Offers on Letting & Sale Services

Hancock & Partners– Open afternoon from 1pm – 5pm to receive free property advice, whether that be for the sales or lettings markets.

Trespass – Camping display outside store.  Discount vouchers and general information on the outdoors available

Chichester City Council – Vintage and Very Nice Market in the Old Court Room

Stands – Goodwood, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Novium and more. The Novium stand will feature free city trails, farm themed origami and handling objects in conjunction with their latest exhibition. 

Alfresco Dining – The Old Cross, Puchases, Luckes, Spires, Rainbow’s Parlour, The Escapist, The Cornish Bakery Company, The Real Eating Company

Entertainment– SuperStrings band and Street Entertainment from Spotty Dotty.

Southern Quarter

The Fountain – Outside live performer

H&S Coffee – 20% off

Present Surprise – Spend £20 and be in with a chance of winning one of five £50 gift cards. Goodie Bags also available.

The Sweet Jar –  Sweetie Bags from 50p in-store and on the street

Analogue Records – Music

Kids Stuff – Giveaways

Whirligigs – Crafts Outside Store

White Stuff– Goodie Bags and Refreshments

Sweaty Betty – Fashion Show in East Street

British Heart Foundation – Hook the Duck, Lucky Dip, Tombola next to The Fountain

Crew Clothing – Refreshments, 25% off full price items and a Gin and Tonic for those who spend over £75 in store

Jojo Maman Bebe – Stand Outside Store and Offers

Kiwi Recruitment – Balloons and  Charity Ice Cream Stall

Jaba Yard – Fashion Show in East Street

The Information Shop – Outside Stand

The Lunch Box (Cooper Street) –Will be in full party mode and launching ‘Sushi by Emma’ on the day

Entertainment– Free children’s games and activities including trampolines, balloon modelling, animal handling and fairground rides.

Eastern Quarter

Alexander Jewellery – Live Music, prosecco and mini summer puddings available for shoppers

St Wilfrid’s Charity Shop – Outside Stand

Rosie Rose – Goodie Bags. Fashion Show in East Street

Penny Plain – Fashion Show in East Street

River Island – Fashion Show in East Street

The Bazaar – Fashion Show in East Street

Phase Eight – Fashion Show in East Street

Katie Loxton– Refreshments

The Body Suite –      – 10% off all purchases on the day.
– 20-minute taster class at 4pm on the Cathedral Green.
– Reformer Demonstration at 6.15pm on the Cathedral Green.
– Pole Fitness Jam at the studio in East Street from 4-6 pm, people are welcome to drop in, watch and enquire about classes.
– Fashion Show on East Street.

The Entertainer – Product demonstrations, freebies and giveaway goodies.

Lush – Make Your Own Bath Bombs Outside Store

Joules – Special Offers, a Prize Draw and Fashion Show in East Street

New Look – Spin the Wheel and In-Store Discounts

Wagtail Coffee & Yoga – Free Outdoor Yoga Classes for Kids and Adults:

Children’s Yoga in the Square 4:30 – 5:30pm

Adults Yoga in the Square – 5:30- 6:30 pm

Entertainment– V2 Radio, Fashion Show and DJ (Toast Live)

St Martin’s

Proposals – Fashion Show on East Street

Cherry Vintage – Fashion Show on East Street

Sandra’s Cafe – Competition to win a gold high tea for two worth in excess of £50, tickets cost 50p each. Special offer on tea or coffee with a cookie. A cake sale stall and Mel’s Healing Sanctuary.

Hole in the Wall – Gin and Tonics for £5 and Live Music from 7pm to Keep the Party Going (booking advised)

Entertainment – Live music from Dawn’s Vintage Do at the Vintage Village on the courtyard in St Martin’s.