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Worthing Festival

8th - 23rd June 2024

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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 the stunning South Downs National Park, two cities, Chichester and Brighton, an array of seaside resorts, characterful towns, and charming villages. Sussex hosts hundreds of exciting events, all year round for residents, day-trippers, and holidaymakers 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 has 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, or an adventure - guaranteed to keep you entertained and coming back for more.  

It's festival time on the South Coast with the return of the Worthing Festival, West Sussex, a creative multi-arts festival from 8th - 23rd June which includes music, dance, theatre, and exhibitions for all ages. The Battle Festival returns in July, set against the iconic backdrop of Battle Abbey, East Sussex from 12th - 28th July, whilst the breathtaking festival of the air, Eastbourne International Air Show, celebrating 30th years of flying, returns in August 2024, 15th - 18th August. Don't miss Brighton's colourful, and creative energy with a host of events throughout the summer including a month-long pop-up event during this year's Euro's - Central Park Brighton (F) (14th June - 14th July 24), Ibiz Proms on the Seafront (29th June), Brighton Pride (3rd - 4th August), that welcomes thousands of visitors for a colourful celebration of inclusion, Brighton and Hove Triathlon (1st September), and Gin and Rum Festival (14th September).

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What's on 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. Rothesay International (Eastbourne)

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    Sporting Event

    Eastbourne

    June will see Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park open its doors once again to the Rothesay International (Eastbourne) WTA tournament, which has run in Eastbourne since 1975, showcasing some of the world's finest female tennis talent as well as the men…

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2024to29 June 2024
  2. Vows & Views Wedding Fairs

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    Free Event

    Bognor Regis

    My Special Event a local Wedding & Events Planner in conjunction with LCL Virtual PA's is hosting an Autumn Wedding Fair. With a wide range of exhibitors offering various Wedding services all under one roof, we invite potential couples to come and…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2024Open 11:30 - 14:30
  3. Brighton & Hove Pride

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    General event

    Sheridan Terrace, 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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    4 Aug 2024
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    5 Aug 2024
  4. Battle Scarecrow Festival

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    Festival

    Battle

    ​​​​​​Battle's Scarecrow Competition won't fail to get you smiling.

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2024
  5. The Rogate Pumpkin Patch

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    Childrens Events

    Rogate, Petersfield

    Rogate Pumpkin Patch and all its wonders returns this Autumn. The annual pumpkin-themed outdoors event will magically reappear this October. The attraction is open every day from 18th October-3rd November at the family-run, nestled beautifully in…

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    From:
    18 Oct 2024to3 Nov 2024
  6. The Bexhill Festival of Music

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    Music

    Bexhill on Sea

    Celebrate music at this annual festival.

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    From:
    30 May 2024to7 July 2024
  7. A Century Of Musicals

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    Performing Arts

    New Romney

    New Romney Am Dram present an evening of songs and 'stuff' from a century of stage musicals.

    With a little bit of dancing thrown in for good measure. Joining the adult cast will be our Youth Group who always add fun and enthusiasm to the show…

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    13 Sept 2024Open 19:30 - 21:30
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    14 Sept 2024Open 14:30 - 16:30
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    14 Sept 2024Open 19:30 - 21:30
  8. Kalimera paint and sip

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    Arts

    Brighton

    From the canvas to the kitchen; we're bringing a slice of Greece to you. Kalimera (meaning good morning in Greek) is bringing our favourite Greek-inspired designs to life.

    Capturing a moment of stillness and beauty, create a masterpiece worthy of…

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    From:
    22 June 2024Open 14:00 - 17:00
  9. Dome Poster Sale

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    Community

    Worthing

    Make sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 22nd, and head over to the Dome Cinema! They are hosting a fantastic Poster Sale from 10am to 1pm. You'll discover a wide selection of film posters at bargain prices, and the best part is that all…

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    22 June 2024Open 10:00 - 13:00
  10. Summer @ East Dean Village Market

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    Markets

    East Dean

    Summer @ East Dean Village Market
    Saturday 29th June
    10 a.m-4 p.m
    East Dean and Friston
    Village Hall and Car Parks
    BN20 0DJ
    Live Performances, Free Activities, Cafe,
    Scrumptious Array Of Food And A Dazzling Array Of Craft, Art and Artisan.
    Scone…

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    29 June 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00
  11. 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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    From:
    12 Oct 2024to13 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. The Great Gatsby House Party at Buxted Park

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    Other

    Buxted

    Step back to the 1920s for an exclusive Great Gatsby-inspired event.

    Step back in time to the glamorous 1920s for this exclusive Great Gatsby event at Buxted Park Hotel. Indulge in a weekend of luxury, entertainment, and revelry worthy of Jay…

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    From:
    6 July 2024to7 July 2024Open 13:00 - 11:00
  13. Bates Green Garden

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    Gardens

    Arlington, Nr Polegate

    This Plantswoman's tranquil garden provides interest through the seasons. Woodland Garden created around a majestic oak tree. Colour themed Middle Garden. Courtyard Gardens with seasonal container displays. Front Garden a spring and autumn joy with…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2024to23 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00
  14. Plants over People paint and sip

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    Arts

    Worthing

    Plants Over People? Now you're speaking my language. Replace real indoor plants with this nursery of greenery with a background of soft pinks and orange colours.

    Join us at VUDU in Worthing for a paint and sip with a difference. Immerse yourself…

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2024Open 17:00 - 20:00
  15. The Battle of Hastings Re-enactment 2024

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    Family

    Battle

    The one and only Battle of Hastings re-enactment takes place on the very spot where King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066. Don't miss 500 reenactors recreate the drama and intensity of this legendary conflict.

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    From:
    12 Oct 2024to13 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00
  16. Rosemary Lane Day ~ Summer Festival

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    Fete / Fair

    Ticehurst

    Music, BBQ and summer fun at The Bell in Ticehurst.

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    From:
    14 July 2024Open 14:00 - 20:00
  17. BBB10k

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    Run / Rally

    Battle

    This 10k race takes you through the scenic and historic streets of Battle.

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    From:
    1 Sept 2024Open 09:30 - 13:00
  18. ABBA Anniversary Special: Neon Nights: Boogie

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    Arts

    Brighton

    Bring the disco to the studio with this Eurovision and ABBA-inspired Neon Nights artwork, Boogie. We'll play all the dance hits to get you in the mood to get arty while you party and create your own dance floor. There will be no judges, so feel free…

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    From:
    29 June 2024Open 19:00 - 22:00
  19. Good Vibrations paint and sip

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    Arts

    Worthing

    It's such a good vibration. It's such a sweeeeet sensation. Join us at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Worthing where it's good times only with this beachy artwork where you don't have to worry about the weather forecast (a dream!).

    This session is…

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2024Open 18:00 - 21:00
  20. Hammerdown Festival 2024

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    Music

    Brighton

    Hammerdown is Sussex's leading rock and metal festival, hosting 20 acts over 2 days of original music. We've hosted some of the UK's top up and coming talent since 2015, and this year for the first time we're coming to Brighton. Become part of the…

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2024Open 11:00 -