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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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    Type:

    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. The Museum of Transology

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    Type:

    Museums

    Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

    This bold, brave and profound collection of artefacts and photographic portraiture began with donations from Brighton’s vibrant trans community. It is now the largest collection representing trans people in the UK – if not the world.
    Free with...

    Venue

    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2017to3 June 2018
  3. John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibition

    Brighton

    This display will explore Brighton Aquatints through related books, letters, sketches, prints and designs, and will be curated by architectural and design historian Alan Powers.
    Free with Museum admission

    Venue

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2017to3 June 2018
  4. 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
  5. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

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    Type:

    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Sea Stars

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    Type:

    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
  9. 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
  10. Aliens, Zombies and Monsters!

    Type

    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
  11. Street Food & Makers Market

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    Type:

    Sale

    Brighton

    Paper Daisy Events are back for a fantastic, bustling outdoor Street Food & Makers Market.
    Expect to find an eclectic mix of the very best: home wares and interiors, beauty, fashion, gifts, jewellery & accessories, art, local produce, artisan...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Feb 2018to2 June 2018
    From:
    5 May 2018
    From:
    7 July 2018
  12. Spring bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Spring brings even more variety of waders and wildfowl, along with new plants and flowers coming to life around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2018to30 Apr 2018
  13. Have a go Archery and Falconry

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Robertsbridge

    Have a go Archery and Falconry

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to3 Sept 2018Various Opening Times
  14. Octonauts: Shark Mission

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    SEA LIFE will be recruiting young ocean explorers to take part in an all-new, deep-sea adventure this Easter as Octonauts: Shark Mission launches at SEA LIFE Brighton.

    Come face-to-fin with SEA LIFE Brighton aquarium's own fascinating family of...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to22 Apr 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  15. Sea Life Brighton

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    SEA LIFE will be recruiting young ocean explorers to take part in an all-new, deep-sea adventure this Easter as Octonauts: Shark Mission launches at SEA LIFE Brighton.
    Come face-to-fin with SEA LIFE Brighton aquarium's own fascinating family of...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to22 Apr 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. 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
  17. Curious About Brighton

    Type

    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
  18. Annual Tulip Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Gardens

    Arundel

    During April and May, Arundel Castle is the place for tulip enthusiasts.

    During this period over 60,000 tulips will bloom in the Castle's stunning gardens providing visitors with one of the most impressive tulip displays in the country. A wide...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Apr 2018to15 May 2018Various Opening Times
  19. Miranda Sykes Solo Tourat The Ropetackle Shoreham

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Shoreham

    Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2018Open 20:00 - 22:00
    From:
    19 Apr 2018
  20. VOODOO

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Hove

    South East Dance launches a new micro-festival of contemporary performance with a choreographic edge.
    7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) & 9.30pm (doors 8.45pm), £15

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2018