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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

    Type

    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. WWT Arundel Supporters Group

    Type

    Type:

    Talks

    Arundel

    Mon 17 Sept
    WWT Arundel Supporters Group
    The Arundel Wetland Centre Supporters Group hosts a talk on travel, birds or wildlife every month from September to June.
    Doors 7pm
    £3 at the door or join the group for £17 a year and attend all talks in this...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2018to17 June 2019Open 19:00 - 21:00
  4. Ropetackle Arts Centre

    Type

    Type:

    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 2019to31 Dec 2019
  5. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

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    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
  6. Spring bird watching at Pagham Harbour

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Spring brings even more variety of waders and wildfowl, along with new plants and flowers coming to life around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2019to30 Apr 2019
  7. 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
  8. Curious About Hastings

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    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
  9. 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
  10. Phileas Fogg's Golden Easter Egg Hunt

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Hollingbury, Brighton

    Golden Easter Egg Hunt
    Join us during the Easter holidays to experience over 30 games and challenges within our intricately themed sets - based on 15 countries from around the world.

    Hosted by Phileas Fogg himself along with other colourful...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  11. Horrible Science at Wakehurst

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Ardingly

    Come and experience Horrible Science at Wakehurst this Easter Holiday, based on the best-selling Horrible Science books by Nick Arnold.
    There's a lot more to plants than meets the eye - join us for an exciting line-up of activities to explore the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 04:00
  12. Easter Giant Duck Trail

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Find the cheeky yellow ducks visiting their real life cousins around the wetlands during the Easter holidays! Poo-ology workshops, pond dipping, boat safaris and kids crafts all included in your admission price.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 09:30 - 17:30
  13. Bertram Bunny's Easter Adventure 2019

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny's Easter Adventure. Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on the daily Easter trail. Hetty the Hen has surprisingly laid ten golden eggs, which Bertram Bunny has hidden from Felix the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Bodiam Castle Easter Egg Hunt

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Near Robertsbridge

    Follow the Nature Trail to discover the creatures that live at Bodiam and win a delicious chocolate prize

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  15. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Bodiam

    Get out and about this Easter holiday and enjoy a Cadbury Easter egg hunt. Our nature inspired hunt will have you searching for clues to solve the puzzle and claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.

    Photo credit: National Trust

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  16. Easter Adventure Quest at Battle Abbey

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Battle

    Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail around the Abbey Grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  17. A Hopping Easter Adventure

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Egg-perience 'A Hopping Easter Adventure' at Fishers Farm this Easter holidays! Meet the Easter bunny and Blossom the Spring Queen in the egg-citing, family favourite, 'Easter Egg Hunt' (Easter Weekend Only). Follow the clues all around the Farm to...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Easter at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Singleton nr Chichester

    Celebrate Easter with a visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum near Chichester, where you will find a wide range of traditional activities that the whole family will enjoy. Easter Holiday Activities From 8-22 April, children can get involved...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 17:00
  19. Annual Tulip Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Every year at Arundel Castle spring is welcomed in by the Annual Tulip Festival when tens of thousands of the flowers burst into bloom throughout the beautiful and extensive walled Gardens.

    Last year's display was the largest to date, featuring...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Apr 2019to26 May 2019
  20. Wiston Estate Winery

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Washington

    The beautiful 6,000 acre Wiston Estate of West Sussex has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743.

    It is here, nestled right in the heart of England's rolling South Downs, that one finds the estate's original 16 acre chalk vineyard...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019to12 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 14:00

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