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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, one of the best small zoos in Europe and a 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.

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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…

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    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
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    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…

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    From:
    7 May 2021to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Mark Munroe-Preston "Half-Light"

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    Arts

    Lewes

    The exhibition will feature a selection of my recent Treescapes, which as the name suggests, celebrate the fabulous diversity of majestic trees in the Sussex countryside, from the wind sculpted hawthorns of the South Downs to the mist shrouded pines…

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    From:
    14 May 2021to23 May 2021Open 11:00 - 17:00
  5. The Schooner Radio Controlled Group

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Model boats on the Lakes with The Schooner Radio Controlled Group

    See the Schooner Radio Controlled Group in action on the Lakes at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, and enjoy a fantastic fun-filled day with a range of Model Radio Controlled Boats,…

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    From:
    15 May 2021to16 May 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
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    19 June 2021to20 June 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
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    17 July 2021to18 July 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
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    21 Aug 2021to22 Aug 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
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    18 Sept 2021to19 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
  6. 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
  7. Bluebell Railway reopens

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    Heritage & History

    Uckfield

    Bluebell Railway will be reopening to the public on Thursday 20 May.

    From this date we will be running passenger services on The Pioneer, as well as dining services including afternoon tea, evening dining and fish and chip specials.

    All tickets…

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    From:
    20 May 2021
  8. Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House Open Day

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    Heritage & History

    Coolham

    OPEN FRIDAYS 10AM - 1PM FOR VISITORS
    We have open days every Friday (until end of November) for visitors to find out more about this historic building, William Penn and Quakerism.
    During this time volunteers will be available to discuss our rich…

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    From:
    21 May 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
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    28 May 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
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    4 June 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
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    11 June 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
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    18 June 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
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    25 June 2021Open 10:00 - 13:00
  9. Sky Park Farm

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    Special Events

    West Harting

    SKY PARK FARM is delighted to announce it will open its doors to the public on 21st May 2021.

    Located in West Harting in the foothills of the South Downs National Park, Sky Park Farm is a working deer farm that has evolved to offer a cafe, farm…

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    From:
    21 May 2021to23 May 2021Open 11:00 - 17:00
  10. The Big Purple Psychic & Holistic Fair

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    Special Events

    Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath

    Join us for a day of love & light with psychic readings, healing, reiki, massage, numerology, tarot, aura photography, crystals, skincare, incense, and more.
    Please follow our website or Facebook page for covid updates before travelling.

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    From:
    23 May 2021Open 11:00 - 17:00
  11. Watercolour Brush Calligraphy Workshop at Cowdray

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    Arts

    Midhurst

    Discover bold, bright and beautiful watercolour calligraphy, in this fun and creative beginners workshop.

    Learn how to turn a paintbrush and water brush into lettering tools and create calligraphy that has wonderful freedom and lots of colour –…

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    From:
    26 May 2021Open 11:00 - 13:30
  12. Nyetimber Sparkling Wine Tasting Flight at BA i360

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    Special Events

    Brighton

    We've teamed up with our Sky Bar sponsor, Nyetimber, to offer a new and exclusive Nyetimber Sparkling Wine Tasting Flight event on board the BA i360 pod!

    Over an extended flight of 45 minutes, surrounded by stunning views of the south coast, one of…

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    From:
    27 May 2021Open 19:30 - 20:20
  13. May half-term at Drusillas

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    Childrens Events

    East Sussex

    The perfect place to take the little ones this May half-term!
    Get nose-to-nose with over 100 amazing animals, go WILD in epic adventure play areas and soar to the skies on the rides!
    All the rides are outside and the whole Park is 90% outdoors so…

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    From:
    28 May 2021to6 June 2021Open 10:00 - 18:00
  14. May half term Art Adventurer children's trail at Petworth

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    Childrens Events

    Petworth

    Discover the Pleasure Garden at Petworth in the footsteps of famous artists that have explored before you on this adventure for all the family. Follow the map to seek out the large picture frames located across the historic grounds, and have fun…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to6 June 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  15. Borde Hill Garden

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    This half term, join Ethan the Eco Explorer who loves to find ways to look after nature and care for our planet. Discover fun facts, solve some puzzles and collect fallen finds in your 'nature box' as you explore the Garden. Come on, let's…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to6 June 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Half term at Bluebell Railway

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    Heritage & History

    Uckfield

    Join us at Bluebell Railway for a great day out this half term!

    Steam trains will be running every day across the May half term holidays from Sheffield Park. Book a compartment on The Pioneer and relax as you steam through the scenic Sussex…

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    From:
    29 May 2021to6 June 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  17. Historic Life Weekend: Wood Craft & Trades

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Singleton, Chichester

    Wood is an essential building material, for homes, furniture and much more. During this weekend you can find out about the way it is worked into the different forms, with demonstrations from a range of craftspeople and displays. For example,…

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2021to31 May 2021
  18. The Jukebox & Retro Fair

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    Special Events

    Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath

    Now in its 18th year. Join us for live music, dancing, jukeboxes, pinballs, vintage 1930's - 1960's.
    Come dressed to impress or just as you are.
    Fair open 10-5 music continues until 10pm sat, 9pm Sunday. Last admission 4.30pm.

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    From:
    29 May 2021to30 May 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. May Half Term at Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Are you ready for a May half term of good old fun on the farm?

    Fishers Adventure Farm Park got lots of family fun in store for you this May half term! They are so excited to welcome you back and offer you a safe, clean and happy environment for a…

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2021to6 June 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. Barefoot Opera Contemporary Art Auction

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    Arts

    Lewes

    Barefoot Opera Contemporary Art Auction in association with Gorringe's Auctioneers An auction of paintings, sculpture and other artworks by more than twenty established contemporary artists, including a new bronze portrait of Virginia Woolf, will…

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2021to13 June 2021

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