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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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Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra James Morgan conductor Juliette Pochin mezzo Nicky Spence tenor Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. Add Jane Austen by the Sea to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen by the Sea

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2017To8 Jan 2018

    A new display at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton will explore Jane Austen’s relationship with the seaside, the Prince Regent and life in Brighton during her time, to mark the bicentenary of her death.
    Opening times and admission as for the Royal Pavilion.

  4. Add The Loop to your Itinerary

    The Loop

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jun 2017To31 Dec 2018

    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 purchases a bottled drink from Sea Life Brighton to...

  5. Add Ghostly Guided Walks of Rye to your Itinerary

    Ghostly Guided Walks of Rye

    Type

    Tour

    Location

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    17 Oct 2017To16 Dec 2017

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Crier.

    Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ghostly sightings, haunted buildings and unexplained phenomenon.

    Meet at Rye Heritage Centre at 5pm and play in our spooky penny arcade, watch...

  6. Add Royal Pavilion's Ice Rink to your Itinerary

    Royal Pavilion's Ice Rink

    Type

    Christmas

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2017To14 Jan 2018


    The most beautiful rink in the South East, Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is open to the public this season from Nov 4th, 2017 – Jan 14th, 2018. Stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly... all topped off with beautiful food in our rinkside bar and restaurant.

  7. Add Brighton Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Brighton Christmas Market

    Type

    Christmas

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2017To23 Dec 2017

    We're proud to be returning for our 8th Christmas Market in Brighton. This year we're making lots of changes at Jubilee Square with 22 exciting and creative stallholders, snow machines and for the first time we'll have a Santa's Grotto.

  8. Add Christmas at the Royal Pavilion to your Itinerary

    Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

    Type

    Christmas

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017To2 Jan 2018

    Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion. The fires are lit, the candles are flickering, the spectacular Banqueting Room table is laid for a Christmas feast and the building is transformed with festive decorations and glittering trees.
    During opening hours, free with admission.

  9. Add Winter Wonderland Illuminations to your Itinerary

    Winter Wonderland Illuminations

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Nr Eastbourne, Alfriston

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017To1 Jan 2018

    Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season.

    Please note: Drusillas is...

  10. Add Winter Wonderland Illuminations to your Itinerary

    Winter Wonderland Illuminations

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Alfriston

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017To1 Jan 2018

    Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season.
    10am, park admission...