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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

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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
  4. The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition

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    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. 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
  7. 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:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Curious About Brighton

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    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:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  9. Winter Tours at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Type:

    Tour

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Come and visit our vineyard and experience our new winery this winter from November to February. With harvest finished, the most important work now starts in the winery, as we turn our grapes into award winning wine. Discover the fascinating secrets…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2019to29 Feb 2020Open 10:30 - 14:30
  10. Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Brighton

    Celebrate a greener Christmas this year with the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. Stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly, rink-side restaurant views to die for…and ice powered entirely by wind and solar energy,

    Venue

    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2019to19 Jan 2020
  11. Calendar Girls The Musical

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Oaklands Park, Chichester

    Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth (This Is My Family) is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

    This marvellous musical…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2019to23 Nov 2019
  12. Rye Art Gallery Exhibition - Triptych

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    Type:

    Arts

    rye

    A major exhibition that explores the diversity of art form. Three well established artists explore three different media: Chiaroscuro oil paintings of Dani Humberstone, playful figurative carnival sculptures of Marie Prett and the charismatic large…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2019to21 Dec 2019Open 10:30 - 17:00
  13. Silversmiths Exhibition 'Living Silver - Contemporary Silver For The Home' at Augustus Brandt Gallery in Petworth in partnership with Contemporary British Silversmiths

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    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Pound Street, Petworth

    Augustus Brandt Gallery is very proud and excited to announce the launch of 'Living Silver', an exhibition dedicated to revealing the highly creative and technically skilled work of British silversmiths today, in partnership with Contemporary…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2019to5 Jan 2020Various Opening Times
  14. BOUTIQUE & ARTISAN CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Uckfield

    Hundreds of unique and festive gifts await you at the Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair, being held at the East Sussex National Hotel. Over 60 high end gift exhibitors, ranging from Christmas Chic to Fabulous Boutique, Designers & Artisan…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Nov 2019to21 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  15. A Taste of Christmas

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    Forest Row

    A unique event at Tablehurst Community Farm, with at least a dozen of our favourite suppliers offering tastings of their food and drink, Tablehurst turkey tasters, pie kitchen tasters, hot food available to keep you going through the evening,…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
  16. Glow Wild 2019

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Ardingly

    Let the magic begin...
    Now in its sixth year, the enchanting lantern trail is full of surprises.
    Trees, ponds and landscapes will be brought to life with hundreds of glowing lanterns, torches of fire and projections.
    Glimpse the tallest living…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 16:30 - 20:00
  17. Hastings Herring Fair 2019

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    Third Herring Fair takes place on the Stade and aims to promote this much under valued fish

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019
    From:
    21 Nov 2020to22 Nov 2020
  18. Christmas Artisan Makers & Food Market

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Brighton

    Christmas Artisan Makers & Food Market at a brand new venue for Paper Daisy Events, BHASVIC on the Brighton & Hove border, close to Seven Dials.

    In the Grand Hall you will find 45 of the very best local designers and makers, selling unique and…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019Open 10:30 - 16:00
  19. Arundel Museum Christmas Fayre

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Mill Road, Arundel

    Step into a world of festive delights at our Christmas fayre in the inspiring surroundings of Arundel museum and find unique gifts made by local artisans for family and friends.
    Why not enjoy a delicious cake or two, available in the museum cafe…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019Open 10:30 - 16:00
  20. Christmas Fayre at Bolney Wine Estate

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    It's the most wonderful time of the year – and it starts with the annual Bolney Christmas Fayre! From unique homeware to local produce, you're guaranteed to find something special. So come on down and tick off your Christmas list, whilst feeling…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00

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