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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, one of the best small zoos in Europe and a 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.

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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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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. The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition

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    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
  2. Surviving or Thriving – An exhibition on plants and us

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    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
  3. Lego Before Lego

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    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
  4. Mystery Warrior - The North Bersted Man

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    Heritage & History

    Chichester

    Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man exhibition will be the first time that this extraordinary Iron Age Warrior and his burial possessions will be on public display. The exhibition will explore the life, health and death of this fascinating man.…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jan 2020to26 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Curious About Hastings

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    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…

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    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Curious About Brighton

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    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…

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    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Mustering for War

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Travel back to the 12th century and witness a gathering of knights, men at arms and archers training in preparation for the Third Crusade! Weapons, armour and battle tactics demonstrations will show the gruelling lengths the Normans went to in order…

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    From:
    11 July 2020to12 July 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Kitchen Garden Week at Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Gardens

    Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst

    Gardeners love to eat what they grow and since in July an abundance of produce is ready to enjoy, after all the planning, planting and hard work, what better time for Pashley Manor, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to dedicate a week to the Kitchen…

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    From:
    14 July 2020to19 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. Medieval Jousting Tournament Week

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Not to be missed, Arundel Castle's jousting tournament is a true competition set over six days. This year, teams from England, France, Sweden and Australia will face each other. Knights in full plate armour will charge at each other atop specially…

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    From:
    21 July 2020to26 July 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  10. Medieval Jousting Tournament Week

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Not to be missed, Arundel Castle's jousting tournament is a true competition set over six days. This year, teams from England, France, Sweden and Australia will face each other. Knights in full plate armour will charge at each other atop specially…

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    From:
    21 July 2020to26 July 2020
  11. Creepy Crawlies Day

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    Other

    Alfriston

    Creep down to Drusillas Park and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre, open between 11am and 4pm, will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs and scary spiders and experts from the British Tarantula Society will be available…

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    From:
    23 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Borde Hill Garden

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    Music

    Haywards Heath

    Britain's leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present Tosca by Puccini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

    Tosca is a must see for both newcomers and aficionados. Beautiful and…

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    From:
    24 July 2020Open 18:00 - 22:30
  13. Open Air Opera - The Marriage of Figaro

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    Music

    Haywards Heath

    Britain's leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

    Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in…

    Dates

    From:
    25 July 2020Open 18:00 - 22:30
  14. Jazz Gin & Blues

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    Festival

    Near Billingshurst

    This July, after its debut in 2019, 'Jazz, Gin and Blues' will return to the tranquil glade at Loxwood Meadow, promising another year of great eclectic jazz and blues, with a little helping of gin.

    From 12 noon until 9pm, an intimate crowd will…

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    From:
    26 July 2020Open 12:00 - 21:00
  15. Meet Chase and Marshall for PAW Patrol

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    PAW Patrol is on a roll! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You'd be barking mad to miss…

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    From:
    29 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Family History Day

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Would you like to meet a Norman Knight, a pirate or a person from the Stone Age? Family History Day offers the chance to interact with characters from history and try out some historical crafts.
    With a storyteller, a falconer, have-a-go archery,…

    Dates

    From:
    30 July 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  17. Meet Hello Kitty

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Hello Kitty is returning to her home at Drusillas on Thursday 20th February! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the…

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    30 July 2020
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    30 Oct 2020
  18. Chilled in a Field

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    Festival

    Ringmer, Lewes

    Chilled in a Field Festival is a feel good modern family-friendly festival. Having kids doesn't mean you have to miss out on amazing live music and DJs until late into the night and your child-free friends will love it too.
    Grown from the '90's…

    Dates

    From:
    31 July 2020to2 Aug 2020
  19. The Loxwood Joust

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    Festival

    Near Billingshurst

    The UK's only immersive medieval festival returns this August, featuring full-contact jousting, a living history village, witches,
    executioner, a full battle enactment, and running characters and storylines year on year.
    Loxwood Joust has become a…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2020to2 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
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    8 Aug 2020to9 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
  20. Haywards Heath Postcard and Paper Fair

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    Antiques

    Haywards Heath

    20+ dealers. A lovely fair with Postcards, cigarette cards, small collectables, ephemera, photographs and movie memorabilia. Parking beside venue. Across from Haywards Heath train station. Sandwiches and bar on site, cafes closeby.
    10.00am-3…

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    From:
    1 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    5 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    3 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    5 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30

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