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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.

Staying overnight?

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. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    Participatory Event

    Selsey


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

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to28 Feb 2018
  3. John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints

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    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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    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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    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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    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. 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
  8. Sea Stars

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    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
  9. RX Shanty Men

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    Music

    Hastings

    Come along and join in with a friendly group or just turn up and enjoy the show.

    Dates

    From:
    15 Feb 2018to15 Mar 2018Various Opening Times
  10. Rebecca Marshall

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    Exhibition

    Robertsbridge

    “Fever of The Light” is a filmic letter to the future, addressed by director Rebecca E. Marshall to her son in 2033 when he will turn eighteen, right at the moment that humanity will be preparing for the first manned mission to Mars.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2018to31 Mar 2018
  11. Tai Chi Course

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    Health & Wellbeing

    Brighton

    Tai Chi has many positive health benefits including stress reduction, boosting of energy levels, improved circulation, sharpened concentration and regulation of mood swings.

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    22 Feb 2018
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  12. Lisa Creagh: Holding Time

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    Arts

    Brighton

    ONCA will be hosting this new body of work by photographic artist Lisa Creagh from 22 February to 4 March.

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018to4 Mar 2018Various Opening Times
  13. Augusto Corrieri: In Place of a Show

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    Talks

    Brighton

    The event marks the paperback launch of In Place of a Show: What Happens Inside Theatres When Nothing Is Happening. (Bloomsbury)

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018Open 20:00 - 21:00
  14. Augusto Corrieri: In Place of a Show

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    Talks

    Brighton

    During a visit to Vicenza' Teatro Olimpico, famed for its illusory street perspectives and sky-painted ceiling, artist Augusto Corrieri came across a lone swallow, flying in circles beneath the theatre's painted clouds.
    8pm, £5/£3 concs.

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018Open 20:00 - 21:30
  15. 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

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    Concert

    Hastings

    2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition at the White Rock Theatre

    Tickets can be purchased in person at the White Rock Theatre, online, or by telephoning the box office on 01424 462288.

     

    Stage 1 (Chosen Concerto with...

    Venue

    White Rock Theatre, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018to3 Mar 2018
  16. Hastings International Music Festival

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Hastings

    Hastings Musical Festival in its 110th year and has two main focuses which are providing excellent performance opportunities for all ages with adjudication of specialists in their field, and also the awarding annually of grants to young performers...

    Venue

    White Rock Theatre, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018to17 Mar 2018
  17. Jazz Dining Experience

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    Type:

    Food

    Stanmer Park, Brighton

    Jazz Dinners at Source at Stanmer

    Every Friday and Saturday evening from 7PM. Seating times are staggered – you must call us in advance to book your dining time (01273 680400)

    Enjoy a three course dinner then relax after dinner with live Jazz in...

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  18. Wendy May's Locomotion

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    Type:

    Music

    St Leonards

    Wendy May's Locomotion returns to the Kino-Teatr with her decks spinning the best 50's, 60's and 70's soul, funk, R'n'B and ska.

    £6

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2018Open 19:30 -
  19. Wakin' Snakes

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    Type:

    Music

    Hastings

    A lively cajun, early American, oldtime and blues band

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2018Open 20:30 -
  20. Guardians special screening + Q&A

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    Type:

    Film

    Brighton

    Described as cross between Withnail & I and Panic Room Guardians will be accompanied by the actors and filmmakers who will be doing a Q&A after the film. Then come and meet the filmmakers for a drink at the after party.
    8:30pm, £9.75

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2018Open 20:30 - 23:00