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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 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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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. The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition

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    Heritage & History

    Eastbourne

    The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition and Heritage Hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it, as well as providing an information hub for heritage. The exhibition will run for two years, will test the water for…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to28 Feb 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  2. Surviving or Thriving – An exhibition on plants and us

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    Exhibitions

    Ardingly

    • Opening 22nd March 2019 at the Millennium Seed Bank Atrium Gallery at Wakehurst
    • Based on research from Kew's pioneering State of the World's Plants and Fungi reports
    • Exhibition includes five monumental laser cut trees, each showcasing a…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2019to1 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 04:00
  3. Lego Before Lego

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    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    Did you know the Lego company was founded in 1932 manufacturing wooden toys? No? Then come to Brighton Toy and Model Museum for our exciting new exhibition, 'Lego before Lego - a secret history', to see some of Lego's original wooden toys of the…

    Dates

    From:
    25 June 2019to25 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Curious About Hastings

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    Tour

    High Street, Hastings

    Have fun discovering Hastings with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Hastings? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Curious About Brighton

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    Guided Walk

    Brighton

    Explore, Discover & Enjoy Brighton with two unique, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Are you curious about Brighton? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Winter Tours at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Tour

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Come and visit our vineyard and experience our new winery this winter from November to February. With harvest finished, the most important work now starts in the winery, as we turn our grapes into award winning wine. Discover the fascinating secrets…

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    From:
    1 Nov 2019to29 Feb 2020Open 10:30 - 14:30
  7. The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel

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    Theatre

    Oaklands Park, Chichester

    In 1910, the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno's famous music hall troupe, sharing a cabin and then spending two years touring North America together. Stan returned home to find success with Oliver…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jan 2020to25 Jan 2020
  8. Psychic Night

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    Other

    Solpax, Morlais Ridge, Winchelsea Beach

    £20 a ticket for show with Grant Colyer (international and celebrity psychic medium), Free parking, Food/Drink available, Stalls and Raffle. For Enquiries/Tickets: please find 'The Bay Cafe' on FB and tickets can be purchased under events tab.

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    From:
    25 Jan 2020Open 18:00 - 23:00
  9. Mystery Warrior - The North Bersted Man

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    Heritage & History

    Chichester

    Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man exhibition will be the first time that this extraordinary Iron Age Warrior and his burial possessions will be on public display. The exhibition will explore the life, health and death of this fascinating man.…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jan 2020to26 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Swing That Music: The Music of the Big Bands with Down for the Count

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    Music

    East Grinstead

    A spectacular evening of swing and big band music with The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra. Featuring local dance duo, Twin Swing. Bringing the sounds and glamour of the Swing Era back to life for "one hellova celebration of vintage music"…

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    From:
    25 Jan 2020Open 19:30 - 22:00
  11. My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

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    Theatre

    Oaklands Park, Chichester

    Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress - or merely a woman intent on survival? Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangalletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jan 2020to1 Feb 2020
  12. Yoga in the Sky at British Airways i360 Viewing Tower

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    Special Events

    Lower Kings Road, Brighton

    Start your weekend with an uplifting fusion of yoga and pilates in the British Airways i360 pod, high above Brighton.

    Leave the stresses of the week behind as you glide up peacefully to 450ft and enjoy a relaxing, hour-long class looking out across…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Feb 2020Open 08:10 - 10:00
  13. Hastings Sinfonia Winter Concert

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    Music

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Hastings Sinfonia's Winter Concert 7.30pm Saturday 1st February
    St John the Evangelist St Leonards-on-Sea
    The Hastings Sinfonia is very excited to welcome back Daniel Rainey to perform the much-loved violin concerto by Beethoven plus other popular…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Feb 2020Open 19:30 - 21:40
  14. Josie Long: Tender

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    Comedy

    Crawley

    Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long is back with a new show for the first time in five years.

    It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy – all in all, the edgiest thing…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Feb 2020Open 19:40 - 21:20
  15. A Monster Calls

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    Theatre

    Oaklands Park, Chichester

    Patrick Ness's best-selling and critically acclaimed novel A Monster Calls (inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd) is brought vividly to life in this Olivier Award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

    Thirteen-year-old Conor's mum…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Feb 2020to15 Feb 2020
  16. London Mozart Players Celebrating Strings

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    Music

    Hastings

    7pm Friday 7 February
    St Mary in the Castle

    The London Mozart Players return to Hastings for the second concert in their LMP by the sea series with a musical showcase paying homage to the strings. With a programme spanning the centuries - with…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  17. Live Pianist at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Music

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Join us for an evening of harmonic music and delicious food. Enjoy dishes from our brand new Eighteen Acre Restaurant dinner menu, accompanied by a jazz set from pianist, Alan Helyer. Dishes from our menu are available to order at an additional cost…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Feb 2020Open 18:00 - 22:30
  18. The Sixteen: Handel Acis & Galatea

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    Music

    Chichester Cathedral, Chichester

    The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handel's lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Feb 2020Open 19:30 - 21:30
  19. Valentine's Day Sky Dining at British Airways i360

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    Special Events

    Lower Kings Road, Brighton

    This Valentine's Day, spend an elegant evening with your loved one dining in the British Airways i360 pod, looking out at the sparkling lights of Brighton & Hove below.

    As the evening unfolds, relax at your table over a bottle of wine as the pod…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 22:30
  20. Valentine's Day at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Food

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Escape to Bolney Wine Estate with your loved one this Valentine's Day. Start your romantic evening with a glass of Bolney Bubbly and delight in a four course dinner, lovingly created using locally sourced ingredients.

    Tickets £45 per person and…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2020Open 18:30 - 22:30

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