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Events suitable for the whole family are never hard to come by in Sussex thanks to a range of tourist hot-spots including a national park, two cities and selection of seaside resorts. We've got hundreds of exciting events taking place all year round for residents and day-trippers to enjoy. 

What's on in Sussex this weekend?

To find out what's on in Sussex today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Families on a budget can look out for the many free events taking place while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

Exciting entertainment takes place all year round with an enviable supply of themed festivals. There's no shortage of food and drink festivals and the local produce is amongst the best in the UK with seafood from Hastings and ideal conditions for vineyards giving a unique flavour to any event.

May is festivals month in Brighton with arts, music and diverse culture celebrated in party style, but there's always something going on making it a popular destination for a day trip from London. Brighton is also renowned for a thriving comedy scene.

The culture and heritage of 1066 Country, walking and other outdoor events of the South Downs National Park along with family-friendly towns of Eastbourne, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor mean you're never far from an event guaranteed to give you a warm welcome.

If you're looking for what's on when it's raining, the coastal geography of Sussex means you can switch the beach for a trip to a local castle, all of which have a calendar of seasonal events to entertain children and adults.

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If you're travelling from outside the area for an event in Sussex, there are numerous hotels and other accommodation options to suit your needs.

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Sussex events near me

The guide below shows our calendar of events in Sussex. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. The Loop

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    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    The Loop is a brand-new recycling initiative at Sea Life Brighton!

    The installation aims to educate visitors about the recycling process – creating an understanding of the entire recycling 'loop'.

    The Loop will encourage every person who...

    Dates

    From:
    20 June 2017to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  2. Rubbish Walks

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Rye


    Rubbish Walks where we walk a stretch of beach collecting litter along the way. Meet at the car park at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to1 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  3. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

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    Show / Display

    Littlehampton

    Click on the website to see the latest live shows and activities at The Windmill Theatre on Littlehampton Seafront.

    Alternatively, call the Box Office on 01903 715920.

    The Windmill offers a 213 seat auditorium. Equipped with a surround...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018
  4. Ropetackle Arts Centre

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    Type:

    Performance

    Shoreham-By-Sea

    The Ropetackle gives access to high quality film, art, music, theatre, education and training oportunities in the arts, film and media in a unique riverside venue

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018
  5. Collector’s Choice: Star Wars

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    Type:

    Exhibition

    Hove

    This display of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia from the 1970s and 80s will appeal to all fans. Take a trip down memory lane or brush up on the back story to the newest Star Wars releases.

    Venue

    Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jan 2018to26 June 2018
  6. Sea Stars

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    Other

    East Sussex, Brighton

    Featuring more than 170 sensational sea dwellers from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK's largest celebration of the ocean's most visually captivating, and most important creatures, the humble 'star fish'

    Venue

    Sea Life Brighton, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Sea Stars

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    Type:

    Other

    Brighton

    Visitors to Sea Life Brighton this half term are in for a treat as the aquarium unveils its dazzling new creature installation Sea Stars, which will open to the public on 10 February.

    Featuring more than 170 sensational sea dwellers from across...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Aliens, Zombies and Monsters!

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    Type:

    Exhibition

    Hove

    Popular children’s writer and illustrator, Aaron Blecha will reveal the tricks of his trade in February, in a new interactive display at Hove Museum.
    Free entry, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat: 10am-5pm, Wed: Closed, Sun: 2pm-5pm

    Venue

    Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to4 Sept 2018
  9. Have a go Archery and Falconry

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Robertsbridge

    Have a go Archery and Falconry

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to3 Sept 2018Various Opening Times
  10. Wey & Arun Boat Trips 2018

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Billingshurst

    Every Weekend From 31 March to 28 October 2018

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2018to28 Oct 2018Various Opening Times
  11. Curious About Brighton

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    Type:

    Tour

    Brighton

    Have fun discovering Brighton with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!
    Are you curious about Brighton? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Apr 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00
  12. Nature Tots

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Hastings

    Bring your little ones for mornings of fun on the beach and help them explore the natural world with stories, games and hands-on outdoor activities such as rockpooling and beachcombing.

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2018to31 July 2018
    From:
    1 Sept 2018to31 Oct 2018
  13. The Country Wife

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    The City of London. The randy seventeenth century. Harry Horner wants to seduce as many women as possible, but he needs to convince their husbands that he's physically incapable of any such thing. Cannily, his faux impotence also allows him to sniff...

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2018to7 July 2018
  14. Incredible Inventions Family Trail

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Petworth

    Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and design your own tool on a trail around the Pleasure Grounds and you too could become an inventor extraordinaire.
    Complete your journey and earn your own certificate and prize.
    £3 per trail, normal...

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to30 Sept 2018
  15. Elizabeth Ilive: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Petworth

    This interactive exhibition explores the remarkable achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth House from the 1780s. Discover more about Ilive's scientific endeavours with a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth House.

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to1 Jan 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  16. Petworth House Guided Tours

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Petworth

    Join a free 45 minute guided tour on topics from Petworth's founding family to tours of the Ice House, tunnels and private bedrooms. Excludes Bank Holidays. See the website for more details.

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to4 Nov 2018Open 11:00 - 17:00
  17. National Small Charities Week 2018

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    Type:

    Community

    Burgess Hill

    June 18-23 is National Small Charities Week 2018. Signposts at the Old Post Office Resource Centre in Burgess Hill will be celebrating with a variety of open afternoons throughout the week. We want to invite the public to come along to find out...

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to23 June 2018Open 12:30 - 16:00
  18. One Day Yoga Retreat at Stanmer House in Brighton

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    Type:

    Other

    Stanmer Park, Brighton

    Enjoy a healthy one day yoga retreat at the beautiful Stanmer House, Stanmer Park.

    Limited to just 15 guests, £89 per person.

    7.45am – Arrival (and fruit juice)

    8am – 9.30am – Yoga Session (1 hr 30 mins)
    Join us bright and early for a fun,...

    Dates

    From:
    20 June 2018Open 07:40 - 16:00
  19. Visual Poets presents STRONGHOLD

    Type

    Type:

    Dance / Dancing

    Brighton & Hove

    Visual Poets presents
    --STRONGHOLD--


    Witness the story of another: a story you have seen before and will see again and again. Witness their path and how it intertwines with yours. What will you do to change it?

    --

    **TICKETS AVAILABLE** Buy...

    Dates

    From:
    21 June 2018Open 19:30 - 20:30
  20. 'The Penguin & I' by Living Room Circus

    Type

    Type:

    Performing Arts

    Forest Row

    The Penguin & I by Living Room Circus takes the ordinary and turns it on its head. This immersive performance blends high-level circus skills with dance, physical theatre and live music.


    What have you lost down the back of your sofa? Change?...

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    21 June 2018Open 19:30 - 21:00
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    6 July 2018Open 19:30 - 21:00
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    7 July 2018Open 19:30 - 21:00