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Stuck for ideas on what to do in South East England? The South East hosts thousands of exciting events all year round, from internationally renowned star-studded events that welcome thousands of visitors to family friendly entertainment over the school holidays and weekends. Take a look at what's happening near you with our events calendar and find memory making inspiration for all ages.

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Don't miss the chance to get sporty for the Womens Euro's group matches in Southampton and Brighton (July), or experience the award-winning Cowes Week (July/Aug) or a stage of the Tour of Britian (Sept) on the Isle of Wight.  Later on in the year you can dive into England's history at the annual re-enactment of the Battle of  Hastings in 1066 (Oct) in Sussex.  

Hold onto your hats with the thrill of the Festival of Speed (Sept) in West Sussex or marvel at the daredevil tricks and flying at Eastbourne (Aug) or Bournemouth's (Sept)  Air Shows.   Chill out and listen to the music at this year's Portsmouth's Victorious Festival (Aug) or one of the many other music festivals across the region.  Get arty at this years Brighton Fringe, the largest open-access arts festival in England (May/June) or walk your way along the beautiful Kent coast at the White Cliffs walking festival (Aug). 

If your visiting a county within South East England for a holiday or staycation, see what's on by clicking our county links below.  You'll find indoor activities providing entertainment whatever the weather, plus treasure hunts and trails that get you out and about in the fresh air, exploring the beautiful South East.

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Find thousands more events on our extensive what's on guide using the form at the top of the page, including many free events, taking place throughout South East England. Search for what's on today or this weekend by selecting a date range, or choose the area you are visiting with the drop down box and see what is happening right on your doorstep.  

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Whether you live nearby or are travelling to the South East for a day trip or longer holiday, find what's happening near you with our local events pages, showing you whats on in a specfic county. You can either scroll through the search results, use the map view button to guide yourself through each county or take a look at our top events for the county list for some ideas and inspiration

If you are heading to the South East for an event, don't forget to take a look at some of the great places to stay or things to do and make a long weekend of it!  With so much do see and do, choosing what to do first is often the hardest decision!

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Windsor Bandstand, image courtesy Gill Heppell

Live at the Bandstand

Come and celebrate as we present the Platinum Jubilee Summer Bandstand Programme in Windsor.

Day Out With Thomas at The Watercress Line

Day Out With Thomas at The Watercress Line

Peep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution at Marwell Zoo

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo is excited to have BRICKOSAURS! Evolution, the world-first event featuring an all-new…

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