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What's On in Sussex

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 on the left side of this page 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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1066 Battle of Hastings

The Battle

Re-live the atmosphere and tension as over 400 soldiers clash in our re-enactment of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Get up close to the knights...

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  1. Add Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2016To8 Nov 2017

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  2. Add Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation to your Itinerary

    Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2016To4 Jun 2017

    This new display in the Spotlight Gallery will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day.
    Free with Museum admission

  3. Add Tales from Woodlandia to your Itinerary

    Tales from Woodlandia

    Type

    Free Event

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    5 Nov 2016To27 Feb 2017

    Patterns, the iconic cocktail bar, music and culture venue on Brighton’s seafront will be offering customers the chance to get lost in an enchanting snowy forest this Winter, without leaving the comfort and warmth of the cosy venue.

  4. Add Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour to your Itinerary

    Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Selsey

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2016To28 Feb 2017


    Winter is the best time to see the variety of waders and wildfowl around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

  5. Add What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre to your Itinerary

    What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

    Type

    Show / Display

    Location

    Littlehampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    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 sound system and an induction hearing loop system for...

  6. Add Ropetackle Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Ropetackle Arts Centre

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Shoreham-By-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    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

  7. KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW

    Add KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW to your Itinerary

    KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW

    Type

    Arts

    Location

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jan 2017To4 Jun 2017

    Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to the gallery in January to launch our 2017 exhibition programme.

    Turn Back Now will feature a selection of works from Tyson's Studio Wall Drawings series that form a visual diary of his practice over the past 20 years...

  8. Add Romantic Art – Valentines Exhibition to your Itinerary

    Romantic Art – Valentines Exhibition

    Type

    Arts

    Location

    Hassocks

    Dates

    From:
    4 Feb 2017To26 Feb 2017

    Location: South Downs Heritage Centre

    The first of The CUBE Gallery's themed exhibitions for 2017 will take place in February with a display of romantic art from local and national artists.

    10:00-16:00 in the Edwin Budding Gallery. Entry Free

  9. Add Brighton Science Festival to your Itinerary

    Brighton Science Festival

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    11 Feb 2017To25 Feb 2017

    In addition to our mammoth Bright Sparks weekend, we’re putting on another jam-packed programme of shows, workshops and activities over the February half term.

  10. The Snail and The Whale

    Add The Snail and The Whale to your Itinerary

    The Snail and The Whale

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    11 Feb 2017To5 Mar 2017

    Join SEA LIFE for Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's The Snail and The Whale at SEA LIFE. Experience this beloved children's book like never before as you follow the story around the centre through an amazing underwater world. Pop on your snail hat and follow the snail trail that will take you...