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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, day-trippers and holiday makers 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.

You'll find an enviable supply of themed festivals in Sussex, from food and drink festivals bursting with local produce, which is amongst the best in the UK, and full to the brim with English wine as this county has the ideal conditions for a host of vineyards giving a unique flavour to any event.  Winter time doesn't mean less events in Sussex in fact the calendar is full to bursting with festive fun, creative arts and family fun events that you can enjoy together.  

Head to Brighton the cultural capital of the South East which will see the annual Brighton Fringe return from the 5th May - 4th June 23.  Get your stakes on in Worthing until the 19th Feb or head along to Hastings for the start of their festival season, with Hastings Fat Tuesday running from the 17th - 21st Feb, which borrows heavily from the New Orleans take on Mardi Gras. Sussex means you're never far from an event, a place, an adventure, guaranteed to keep you entertained and coming back for more.

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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Sussex events near me

The guide below shows our full 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. Adult Musical Theatre Dance Classes

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    Type:

    Dance / Dancing

    Worthing

    Adult Musical Theatre Dance Classes
    Mondays 6-7pm - £7
    2A The Drive, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5LL

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2022to27 Mar 2023Open 18:00 - 19:00
  2. The Art of Chichester - 60 years of creativity

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    Exhibition

    Chichester

    Discover Chichester's creative roots and follow it's journey to coming a hub for art and culture at The Art of Chichester until February 2023

    Dates

    From:
    25 June 2022to25 Feb 2023Various Opening Times
  3. Linder: A Dream Between Sleeping and Waking

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    Type:

    Arts

    West Firle, Lewes

    In this exciting new installation, contemporary British artist Linder brings together a series of objects alongside new and existing works to create a multi-sensory collage in dialogue with Duncan Grant and Charleston.

    A dream between sleeping and…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Very Private?

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    Type:

    Arts

    West Firle, Lewes

    Exploring themes of sex, intimacy, gender and identity, this exhibition presents a selection of Duncan Grant's recently discovered erotic drawings alongside responses by six contemporary artists – Somaya Critchlow, Harold Offeh, Kadie Salmon, Tim…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Caragh Thuring

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    Type:

    Exhibition

    Hastings

    Hastings Contemporary presents the first major survey show of the work of Caragh Thuring.

    Venue

    Hastings Contemporary, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    8 Oct 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 17:00
  6. Curious About Hastings

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Hastings

    Have fun (re-)discovering Hastings, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst exploring this historic seaside town.
    Curious About Hastings…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  7. Curious About Brighton

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    Have fun (re-)discovering Brighton, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.
    Curious About Brighton visits not just the obvious places, but some…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Worthing Ice Rink

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    Christmas

    WORTHING

    Worthing Ice Rink will return to Steyne Gardens for the winter.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Nov 2022to19 Feb 2023Various Opening Times
  9. Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water

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    Arts

    Chichester

    From Turner to Ravilious to contemporary artists, see how this constantly changing landscape of rolling hills and rugged cliffs has been an inspiration for generations of artists.

    Defined by its iconic chalk-cliff coastline and the rolling expanse…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Nov 2022to23 Apr 2023
  10. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    Type:

    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 2022to28 Feb 2023
  11. Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

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    Type:

    Concert

    Hastings

    The Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra is the first fully professional orchestra in Hastings since the 1930s when the Hastings Municipal Orchestra* was based at the White Rock Theatre, then a major national centre for classical music and the favourite…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2023to31 Dec 2023
  12. 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 2023to31 Dec 2023
  13. Sunday Roasts at The Rows & Vine

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    Food

    Fragbarrow Lane, Ditchling Common

    Live life in full flavour at The Rows & Vine, converted into a unique winter dining space by our Chardonnay vineyard. It's the perfect spot to sip, savour and celebrate.

    We are now serving seasonal Sunday Roasts alongside our small plates menu.…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jan 2023to5 Jan 2025Open 12:00 - 17:00
  14. Anne Grebby | Artist Residency

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    Type:

    Arts

    Chichester

    Internationally exhibited artist Anne Grebby will be undertaking a three month residency at Chichester Cathedral.

    During her residency, which will take place from 23rd January - 1st April, Grebby will be creating a painted triptych, depicting the…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jan 2023to1 Apr 2023Open 09:00 - 17:00
  15. Nellie's Arctic Adventure Family Trail at Sheffield Park and Garden, National Trust

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    Type:

    Gardens

    Uckfield

    Walk in the footsteps of Nellie Soames, the pioneering former owner of Sheffield Park, as she heads North on her great Victorian adventure to the farthest reaches of the Arctic Circle. Discover Nellie's unique story as you journey with her around…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jan 2023to26 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 15:30
  16. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    Based on Deborah Moggach's Sunday Times bestseller, which inspired one of this century's most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jan 2023to4 Feb 2023
  17. The Walrus Pub Quiz

    Type

    Type:

    Other

    Brighton

    Grab your friends and family and head down to The Walrus for a great night full of fun, great quiz rounds and excellent prizes!

    We've got a £35 bar tab up for grabs, with the chance to gamble for the cash rollover! We've also got a prize for our…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jan 2023to31 Oct 2023
  18. Komedia Comedy Club

    Type

    Type:

    Comedy

    Brighton and Hove

    Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC!

    Boasting the hottest line-ups including Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Jordan Brookes, Olga Koch, Barbara Nice, Jarred Christmas, Nina Conti, Sara Barron, and many more!

    ‘THE place…

    Venue

    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2023to1 July 2023
  19. The Secret Comedy Club Fridays Pro Night

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    Type:

    Comedy

    Hove

    WHO WE ARE:
    Brighton & Hove’s best small comedy club and winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Fringe Venue 2021. We are the only comedy club in Brighton that runs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. If you prefer a safer and…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2023to22 Dec 2023
  20. Backstage Tour & Afternoon Tea

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    Type:

    Tour

    Chichester

    If you'd like to learn more about the inner workings of Chichester Festival Theatre, why not explore behind the scenes with a 60 minute Backstage Tour before devouring a sumptuous Afternoon Tea in The Brasserie.

    Some of the most famous faces in…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2023Open 13:00 - 15:30
    From:
    24 Feb 2023Open 13:00 - 15:30

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