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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 (F) taking place. 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. 

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.  Sussex means you're never far from an event, a place, an adventure, guaranteed to keep you entertained and coming back for more.

What's on in Sussex?

Take a look at our featured list for inspiration and then scroll to the bottom of the page to see hundreds of more events in Sussex.

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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. Campervan Campout

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    Festival

    Ardingly

    Join us for the day or stay for the weekend at our brand new campervan festival in Ardingly. A phenomenal line-up of live music from 11am everyday awaits including a DJ set from Trunk of Funk legend Craig Charles. Visitors can also browse the…

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    From:
    3 May 2024to5 May 2024Open 10:00 - 23:00
  2. The Nest Comedy Club

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    Comedy

    Brighton and Hove

    The Nest Comedy Club comes to Komedia Brighton, featuring the best TV faces, Fringe award winners, and the hottest newcomers. Curated by award winning production company.

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    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

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    17 Mar 2024Open 19:30 -
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    21 Apr 2024Open 19:30 -
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    19 May 2024Open 19:30 -
  3. Eastbourne Carnival

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    Carnival

    Eastbourne

    The biggest Seafront Carnival in the South East will return this year.

    More than 1,500 walkers are expected to take part with some 25,000 fans and supporters.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2024
  4. 999 Emergency Services Display

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    Special Events

    Eastbourne

    A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns.

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    From:
    29 June 2024to30 June 2024Open 11:00 - 17:00
  5. Flower Power

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    Heritage & History

    Chichester

    Wake up your senses, detox from technology and get inspired as the Weald & Downland Living Museum celebrate the power of plants and flowers.

    Discover the history behind the use of plants and herbs in our diets and around our homes, from health &…

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2024to23 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Love Supreme Festival

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    Music

    Lewes

    The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is a 3 day greenfield jazz festival held in the first weekend of July in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in the beautiful South Downs in East Sussex.

    It is the first full weekend camping jazz festival in the…

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    5 July 2024Open 15:00 -
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    6 July 2024Open 11:00 -
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    7 July 2024Open 11:00 -
  7. Diversity

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    Dance / Dancing

    Brighton

    Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of *Britain's Got Talent*, still going strong.

    Venue

    Brighton Centre, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

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    17 Mar 2024Open 14:30 -
  8. Eastbourne Walking Festival

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    Walking

    Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Walking Festival is a ten day celebration of the great outdoors. The event acts as a springboard to promoting the health and wellbeing benefits of discovering walking as a way of life.

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sept 2024to15 Sept 2024
  9. Cool-Aid Comedy - New Material Comedy Night

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    Comedy

    Brighton

    Brighton's longest running, and friendliest, new material comedy night.

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    6 Mar 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
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    13 Mar 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
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    27 Mar 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
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    17 Apr 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
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    24 Apr 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
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    1 May 2024Open 20:00 - 22:30
  10. Beer and Cider by the Sea

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    Special Events

    Eastbourne

    The Western Lawns on Eastbourne's iconic seafront plays host to 'Beer and Cider by the Sea'. This three day extravaganza from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May, real ale and cider lovers can choose from 100 real ales, ciders and perries plus entertainment…

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    17 May 2024to19 May 2024Open 11:00 - 22:00
  11. Jake Grewal: Some days I feel more alive

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    Exhibitions

    Chichester

    Discover quiet, thoughtful figures in the landscape in brand new works by contemporary artist, Jake Grewal.

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    From:
    28 Oct 2023to21 Apr 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Hedgerows & Harvest

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    Heritage & History

    Chichester

    Discover the unsung hero of the natural environment.
    Hedgerows are a crucial factor in the existence of many plants and animals, over this weekend you can learn about the diversity of the plants and insects that rely on them to survive.
    You can also…

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    12 Oct 2024to13 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. South Coast Blues Jam

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    Music

    Worthing

    Fun Monthly Sunday afternoon Jam session in Worthing for all Blues enthusiasts, singers, musicians and fans.

    Performers/Jammers: All will get a chance up on stage if they wish, we work on a first in, first up basis, so come early to ensure a good…

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    17 Mar 2024Open 12:45 - 16:15
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    21 Apr 2024Open 13:45 - 17:15
  14. Bohemia Live Music Nights

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    Music

    Brighton

    Weekly free entry, live music events take place at Bohemia in the heart of the historic Lanes at this artistic and quirky high-end cocktail bar & restaurant. Full line up of bands can be viewed on Bohemia's website.

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    From:
    7 Mar 2024Open 20:00 -
  15. Chichester Cheese & Chilli Festival

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    Food

    Chichester

    Experience the mouth-watering combination of cheese and chilli at the Chichester Cheese and Chilli Festival. Held annually in Chichester, this festival features a range of local and international cheese makers showcasing their products, as well as a…

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2024to19 May 2024
  16. Battles Through History Military Show

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    General event

    Ardingly, Haywards Heath

    Battles Through History is the new Multi period living history show you simply MUST get to in 2024!

    Set in 150 acres at the South of England Showground, this show is set to be the Last Hurrah of the summer season. Not only a great day out for…

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    From:
    28 Sept 2024Open 09:00 - 17:00
  17. Brighton & Hove Pride

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    General event

    Brighton

    Fabuloso is the UK's biggest LGBTQ Pride festival and the Brighton & Hove Pride official fundraiser for the Brighton Rainbow Fund

    “Historic, inspired and unparalleled. Brighton Pride is one of the best international pride festivals, we love it”…

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    3 Aug 2024
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    5 Aug 2024
  18. Embroidery and Textiles Exhibition at Ramster Hall

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    Exhibitions

    Chiddingfold

    Ramster Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition 2024 is one of the largest exhibitions of its kind. Over 250 pieces of the finest embroidery and textile art by leading artists from across the country will be on display and for sale within the splendid…

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    From:
    1 Mar 2024to17 Mar 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Easter Family Fun

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    Childrens Events

    Goudhurst

    Easter Family Fun
    28 March - 14 April
    Code Cracking Quest £2 per person
    Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 March
    10am - 1.30pm
    Follow the trail, collect the letters, crack the code, return to the visitor centre and collect your egg-citing chocolate reward…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2024to14 Apr 2024Open 10:00 - 15:30
  20. Beer & Cider by the Sea

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    Food

    Eastbourne

    Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2023, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicks off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2024to19 May 2024