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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 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. 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…

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    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  2. 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:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Form in Nature - Sculpture Exhibition 2021

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    Exhibitions

    Haywards Heath

    See the historic garden transformed into a stunning outdoor gallery with a carefully curated exhibition of figurative and abstract work.

    Opening on 7th May, the sculptures will be strategically placed throughout the 17-acre formal Garden, working…

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2021to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Eastbourne Eye - Big Wheel

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Eastbourne

    Offering panoramic views across the seafront to the South Downs the Eastbourne Eye, a 35 metre tall big wheel, offers unbeatable views and is fun for all ages!

    Tickets cost just £4.50 per child and £6 per adult, with family tickets available for…

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    From:
    18 May 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
  5. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

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    Heritage & History

    Ditchling

    Taking a Line for a Walk: John Vernon Lord and Friends


    Visit the beautiful village of Ditchling this summer and see the work of one of the country's most celebrated illustrators John Vernon Lord, alongside work for children by his students and…

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    From:
    20 May 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:30 - 17:00
  6. Weekly Yoga Classes

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly

    Weekly 1 hour Yoga classes on Sundays in Farleys Sculpture Garden. Pre-booking online essential.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 11:00
  7. Summer Concert Series

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    Music

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Enjoy a series of summer evenings with popular classical favourites.

    Set amongst the stunning Grade I listed lakes and gardens landscape, this unique Summer Concert Series will take place within the beautiful atrium of Leonardslee House. …

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2021to1 Sept 2021Open 18:30 - 20:30
  8. Children's Multi-Sport Camps

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    Childrens Events

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    As part of our Multi-Sport Camp Program, we have teamed up with local Multi-Sport Camp Experts Mig Adams and Georgie Adams.

    Enjoy a full and varied multi-sports holiday camp programme with experienced coaches and PE instructors.

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    From:
    1 July 2021to27 Aug 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  9. 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.

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    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  10. 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…

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    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  11. Rosi Robinson: Batik Paintings exhibition

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    Arts

    Shoreham-by-Sea

    Renowned painter Rosi Robinson will be exhibiting her Batik paintings at Shoreham Art Gallery in July 2021. Rosi has had an illustrious international career spanning five decades and half of the globe. Learn what drives her, what inspires her, what…

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    From:
    1 July 2021to31 July 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Pop Up Campsite Glynde Place

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    Other

    Near Lewes

    A rare opportunity to stay camp in the private parkland of Glynde Place, Sussex. The family and dog-friendly pop-up campsite will be open from 2 July to 31 August for £25 per night per tent.

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    From:
    2 July 2021to31 Aug 2021Open 09:00 - 23:00
  13. Summer BBQ

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    Food

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    Enjoy a delectable BBQ, made from the finest & freshest locally sourced ingredients.

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    From:
    2 July 2021to31 Aug 2021Open 14:00 - 19:00
  14. 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
  15. South Pacific

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific will be Chichester Festival Theatre's summer musical for 2021, running from 5 July – 4 September.

    This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of…

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2021to4 Sept 2021
  16. Summer of Sound

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Ardingly, Haywards Heath

    Summer of Sound at Wakehurst

    Pause. Breathe. Listen.
    Do you hear the steady drum of the woodpecker? Or the whispers of the forest?

    This summer, Wakehurst, Kew's wild botanic garden in Sussex, will be brought alive by a symphony of sounds. Six…

    Dates

    From:
    9 July 2021to12 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 18:00
  17. Yoga For All Ages

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    We are delighted to announce we have partnered with Yoga Flow by Georgie Adams. Join us for a yoga class and enjoy great health benefits.

    Go with the flow and enjoy doing so!

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2021to17 Aug 2021Open 14:30 - 15:40
  18. Dino Detectives… Crack the Code Parkland Trail

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Saturday 17 July to Saturday 11 September, 10am-5pm daily
    Do you have what it takes to become a junior paleontologist on our Dino Detective Trail in the Parkland?

    Children aged 9 to 12 years can race around the lakes in the stunning Borde Hill…

    Dates

    From:
    17 July 2021to11 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Woods of Wonder

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Saturday 17 July to Saturday 11 September, 10am-5pm daily
    This summer, children aged 3 to 8 years can join Warren the Flower Fairy on a magical adventure in Warren Wood. Get ready to travel to imaginary lands and meet otherworldly creatures……

    Dates

    From:
    17 July 2021to11 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. Loxwood Drive-in Movies

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    Film

    Billingshurst

    Once again Hollywood is rolling out the red carpet and coming to Loxwood, as the Loxwood Drive-in Movies return for a movie extravaganza on the 19th July through to the 1st August.

    Proving that nights out, fun with the family and decadent meals…

    Dates

    From:
    19 July 2021to1 Aug 2021Open 17:00 - 19:30
    From:
    19 July 2021to1 Aug 2021Open 21:00 - 23:30

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