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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, Brighton and Chichester, and a selection of fantastic seaside resorts. We've got hundreds of exciting events taking place all year round for residents, day-trippers and visitors on a South East staycation 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 in Sussex, including the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival or the Worthing Food Festival both taking place in September this year. With ideal growing conditions, the region is littered with award-winning vineyards, giving a unique flavour to any event.

June is festivals month in Brighton with the Brighton Fringe Festival, a celebration of the arts within the city, including live music, comedy, virtual tours and diverse culture, all brought together in a Brighton party style. There's always something going on making it a popular destination for a day trip from London. 

Sussex also offers a rich mix of cultural, heritage and outdoor events including the famous Battle of Hastings re-enactment (Autumn) in 1066 Country, Eastbourne Walking Festival (Sept 21), The South Downs Tour cycling Fontwell Park Racecourse (July 21) and other outdoor events across the South Downs National Park, along with a host of family-friendly events offered in the towns of Eastbourne, Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel and Bognor Regis, meaning 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 geography of Sussex means its easy to switch the day at the beach, for a trip to a local castle, museum or gallery, all of which have a calendar of seasonal events to entertain children and adults alike.

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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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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. A Prince's Treasure

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    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    A spectacular loan from the Royal Collection is currently on display at the Royal Pavilion. The culmination of a collaborative venture between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, over 120 remarkable decorative works of art that…

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    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2020to31 Jan 2022
  2. Afternoon Tea at Mannings Heath

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    Food

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    With deliciously dainty handmade desserts, a selection of freshly baked scones with cream and preserves, and unlimited Novus Tea or premium coffee, we serve the best afternoon tea in town.

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  3. Self-Drive Buggy Tour Of Mannings Heath Vineyard

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    Tour

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    Visit our vineyards which consists of 37 acres of different wine varietals, where your guide will provide you with interesting information about the vineyards and the English sparkling wine revolution that we are set to be part of. Return to the…

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  4. Sunday Roasts

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    Food

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    Come to Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate for the best Sunday roast in Sussex. Only the freshest, finest ingredients are sourced locally in Sussex.From a selection of perfectly roasted meats, to golden roast potatoes, light and fluffy Yorkshire…

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2021to30 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  5. The Sussex Archaeological Society: 175 Years of Collecting

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    Heritage & History

    169 High Street, Lewes

    The Society's museums have acquired unrivalled collections over the past 175 years, which illustrate Sussex history from prehistoric to modern periods. The Society now cares for and manages several hundred thousand individual objects, from fire…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Aug 2021to28 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Brighton: The Mystery of Who Smashed Brighton Rock

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    Turn Brighton's buzzing lanes into an exciting outdoor adventure, with the legendary unsolved mystery of Who Smashed Brighton Rock?!

    Can you unmask the dastardly sweetshop saboteur? (Suitable for adults & older children)

    Solve the clues & crack…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2021to1 Sept 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
  7. Curious About Hastings

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    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 safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Curious About Brighton

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    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 safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  9. Worthing Ice Rink

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    Christmas

    WORTHING

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

    All ages over four years are welcome to skate whatever your level of ability. Our colony of penguins, led by Puddles will be returning from the South Pole to assist our younger…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2021to27 Feb 2022Various Opening Times
  10. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    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 2021to28 Feb 2022
  11. The Sussex Archaeological Society: 175 Years of Collecting

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Lewes

    The Society’s museums have acquired unrivalled collections over the past 175 years, which illustrate Sussex history from prehistoric to modern periods. The Society now cares for and manages several hundred thousand individual objects, from fire…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jan 2022to28 Feb 2022
  12. Doubt: A Parable

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Monica Dolan and Sam Spruell star in Chichester Festival Theatre's new production of John Patrick Shanley's celebrated, Tony Award-winning play.

    St Nicholas Roman Catholic Church and School, the Bronx, New York, 1964.

    Sister Aloysius Beauvier.…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jan 2022to5 Feb 2022
  13. Conference of the Trees Music Festival

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    Festival

    Shoreham-by-Sea

    AN 'UNFEASIBLY LARGE' DAY OF LIVE HOME-GROWN MUSIC FROM BRIGHTON'S BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST MUSICAL COMMUNITY

    In 2015, The Enid bassist Terry Pack had an idea. Armed with folk-tinged tunes he'd written for an imagined jazz orchestra, Terry gathered a…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jan 2022Open 13:00 - 22:30
  14. January Jumps Raceday

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    Sporting Events

    Plumpton

    Join us for the Winter Raceday on January 31st! We have six brilliant races for you to enjoy on our first Monday meeting of 2022, including the feature £16k Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle. Last year won by the Gary Moore-trained Zhiguli under…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jan 2022Open 11:40 - 17:10
  15. A Little Hat Friend Pop Up Gift Shop

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    Shopping

    Rye

    A Little Hat Friend is a nifty gift shop, supplying you and your pals with a wide array of high quality, unique, design and ethics focused gifts.

    Our most coveted range are the greetings cards that I, Emily, painstakingly design with my own fair…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Feb 2022to14 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Yoga in the Sky

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    Special Events

    Brighton

    Find your mindfulness in the clouds and switch up your usual savasana for an hour-long yoga class, 450ft high in the sky above Brighton in the British Airways i360 Pod.
    Unwind your body and rest your mind, as you glide up peacefully to enjoy a fun…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Feb 2022Open 09:30 - 10:30
  17. The Play What I Wrote

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Hamish has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called 'A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple'. Sean, on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise,…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2022to12 Feb 2022
  18. February Half Term at Drusillas

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Keep little ones half-term happy with a zooper trip to Drusillas Park!

    Pre-book tickets now to make WILD memories and save up to 20% on the gate price between 12th and 20th February!

    Discover SPARK- the UK's largest immersive sensory play…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Feb 2022to20 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. I Spy at The True CRIME Musuem

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    Exhibitions

    HASTINGS

    February Half Term Saturday 12th February – Sunday 20th February 2022 10AM-5PM
    I SPY
    General Admission Prices Apply
    Detective game for kids
    Solve the case to get your reward!

    Dates

    From:
    12 Feb 2022to20 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. Celebrate Valentine's at West Beach

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    Food

    Brighton

    Can't celebrate on Monday 14th February or make our Valentine's Day Sky Dining? Book Valentine's Dining with a sea view at West Beach on Saturday 12th February instead.
    Enjoy a delicious three-course meal created especially for those who can't…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Feb 2022Open 12:00 - 19:00

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