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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. Inaugural 1066 Road Relay - Pevensey Castle to Rye

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    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Pevensey

    The inaugural 1066 Relay will be a 5 stage off-road team relay following the historic route of the 1066 Country Walk.

    Venue

    Pevensey Castle, Wealden

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2011to8 May 2022Open 09:00 - 17:00
  2. FOOTGOLF

    Type

    Type:

    Sporting Events

    Horley

    HAVE A BALL, NO CLUBS REQUIRED.
    Become part of the growing community of Golfers and Football players who have discovered Footgolf, an addictive new sport that is taking the nation by storm!

    At Gatwick Footgolf you will be able to experience a…

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2018to24 Dec 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
  3. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

    Type

    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 2019to31 Dec 2019
  4. The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Eastbourne

    The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition and Heritage Hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it, as well as providing an information hub for heritage. The exhibition will run for two years, will test the water for…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to28 Feb 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Surviving or Thriving – An exhibition on plants and us

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Ardingly

    • Opening 22nd March 2019 at the Millennium Seed Bank Atrium Gallery at Wakehurst
    • Based on research from Kew's pioneering State of the World's Plants and Fungi reports
    • Exhibition includes five monumental laser cut trees, each showcasing a…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2019to1 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 04:00
  6. Curious About Hastings

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    High Street, Hastings

    Have fun discovering Hastings with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Hastings? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Curious About Brighton

    Type

    Type:

    Guided Walk

    Brighton

    Explore, Discover & Enjoy Brighton with two unique, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Brighton? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    29 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Standen House & Garden

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    Type:

    Arts

    East Grinstead

    This summer a new exhibition at Standen House & Garden explores the inspiration behind the popular patterns of flowers and birds in designs by Arts & Crafts firm Morris & Co. From Saturday 1 June until Sunday 10 November 2019. William Morris…

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2019to10 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  9. Lego Before Lego

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    Did you know the Lego company was founded in 1932 manufacturing wooden toys? No? Then come to Brighton Toy and Model Museum for our exciting new exhibition, 'Lego before Lego - a secret history', to see some of Lego's original wooden toys of the…

    Dates

    From:
    25 June 2019to25 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Macbeth

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    John Simm and Dervla Kirwan in Shakespeare's great tragedy. Ambition falls headlong into tyranny and chaos, and two corrupted souls hurtle to the heart of darkness.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sept 2019to26 Oct 2019
  11. The Butterfly Lion

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    A new stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's magical adventure following Bertie and his beloved white lion from Africa to England and beyond. For ages 7+.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2019to9 Nov 2019
  12. Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    As a pub football team watches England's 2000 World Cup qualifier, this provocative play takes aim at what it means to be black, white and English. Contains extremely strong language; 16+.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2019to2 Nov 2019
  13. PRECIOUS EARTH: An exhibition of British Wildlife paintings by Emma Tuzzio

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    13 Alderbrook Way, Forest Row

    PRECIOUS EARTH: An exhibition of British Wildlife paintings by Emma Tuzzio

    This inspiring exhibition on show at the Ashdown Forest Visitors Centre, from now until 3rd November 2019 showcases a collection of British Wildlife pastel paintings by…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 13:00 - 17:00
  14. Hastings Week

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    A week long celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019to20 Oct 2019
  15. Wiston Estate Harvest 2019 Wine Dinner

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    London Road, Washington

    To celebrate our 2019 Harvest, we are delighted to be hosting a special Food and Sparkling Wine Pairing Dinner with Young Sussex Chef of the Year 2018, Michael Notman-Watt, on Friday 18th October in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

    The evening…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  16. 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Uckfield

    A show for all the family featuring scale model railway layouts from all around the country and abroad! Full trade support, demonstrations and refreshments.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  17. Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

    Type

    Type:

    Fireworks

    Hastings

    The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from The Stade, bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019
  18. Wiston Estate Harvest 2019 Wine Dinner

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    London Road, Washington

    To celebrate our 2019 Harvest, we are delighted to be hosting a special Food and Sparkling Wine Pairing Dinner with Young Sussex Chef of the Year 2018, Michael Notman-Watt, on Saturday 19th October in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

    The…

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  19. Sprat & Winkle Run

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    Hastings

    The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks attracts around 70 different commercial vehicles.

    The event is named the Sprat & Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  20. Brighton Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Antiques

    Brighton

    175 fantastic indoor stalls bristling with all variety of amazing antiques, vintage and collectable items - at Brighton Racecourse. The fantastic Swing singer, Steve Conway, will be performing throughout the day!

    • Free parking
    • 10 minutes from…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30

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