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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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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. Inaugural 1066 Road Relay - Pevensey Castle to Rye

    Type

    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Pevensey

    The inaugural 1066 Relay will be a 5 stage off-road team relay following the historic route of the 1066 Country Walk.

    Venue

    Pevensey Castle, Wealden

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2011to8 May 2022Open 09:00 - 17:00
  2. FOOTGOLF

    Type

    Type:

    Sporting Events

    Horley

    HAVE A BALL, NO CLUBS REQUIRED.
    Become part of the growing community of Golfers and Football players who have discovered Footgolf, an addictive new sport that is taking the nation by storm!

    At Gatwick Footgolf you will be able to experience a…

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2018to24 Dec 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
  3. Surviving or Thriving – An exhibition on plants and us

    Type

    Type:

    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
  4. Curious About Hastings

    Type

    Type:

    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:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Curious About Brighton

    Type

    Type:

    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:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    29 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Wiston Estate Winery

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Washington

    The beautiful 6,000 acre Wiston Estate of West Sussex has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743.

    It is here, nestled right in the heart of England's rolling South Downs, that one finds the estate's original 16 acre chalk vineyard…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019to12 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 14:00
  7. Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration

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    Type:

    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Art.

    Towering kinetic wind art and mythological figures will transform the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition, kindly sponsored by…

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2019to30 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  8. Standen House & Garden

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    Type:

    Arts

    East Grinstead

    This summer a new exhibition at Standen House & Garden explores the inspiration behind the popular patterns of flowers and birds in designs by Arts & Crafts firm Morris & Co. From Saturday 1 June until Sunday 10 November 2019. William Morris…

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2019to10 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  9. "Enlighten" launch exhibition

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Hastings

    NEW BEAUPORT HOUSE GALLERY opening Friday 14th June, 2019.
    PURE Arts Group announce the opening of a new gallery with Beauport House at Bannatyne Hotel & Spa, The Ridge, Hastings , TN38 8EA,
    Launch exhibition "ENLIGHTENED" - open daily - until 6th…

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2019to6 Sept 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  10. "Enlighten"

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Hastings

    NEW BEAUPORT HOUSE GALLERY opening Friday 14th June, 2019.
    PURE Arts Group announce the opening of a new gallery with Beauport House at Bannatyne Hotel & Spa, The Ridge, Hastings , TN38 8EA,
    Launch exhibition "ENLIGHTENED" - open daily - until 6th…

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2019to6 Sept 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  11. Maynards Pick your own fruit

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    Type:

    Free Event

    Ticehurst

    Family Run fruit Farm in East Sussex - Free entry!

    Dates

    From:
    15 June 2019to10 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 05:30
  12. Lego Before Lego

    Type

    Type:

    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
  13. Summer of Fun

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    We've got lots of family fun in store for you at Fishers this Summer holidays. Hop aboard the Tractor and Trailer ride around the fields of Fishers, see some cows, sheep, goats and more on this family adventure. Experience the thrill of your life in…

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2019to2 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    A love-struck crew of spirited ranchers canter through the glorious score of this exuberant classic musical, from Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' to the show-stopper Oklahoma. Josie Lawrence, Hyoie O'Grady and Amara Okereke lead the company.

    Dates

    From:
    15 July 2019to7 Sept 2019
  15. Mannings Heath's Summer Concert Series

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Horsham

    Mannings Heath's Summer Concert Series
    Enjoy the sounds of summer and fantastic live music at the Mannings Heath Summer Concert Series.

    The Summer Concert Series line-up includes Dean Dyson, Roger Graham's Select Syncopators, The Violet Jive, and…

    Dates

    From:
    21 July 2019to1 Sept 2019
  16. Kids Summer Fun: The Enchanted Garden Trail & Activities

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Let your children's imaginations run wild this summer holiday as they explore the Woodland on an enchanting daily trail. Discover the story of Piccolo, the smallest pixie in the Garden who needs to earn his wings by passing a series of challenges!

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2019to15 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 05:00
  17. Summer Holiday Fun at Wakehurst

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Ardingly

    Herbal Academy - Mondays 29 July – 30 August. Make tea bags and a herbal bath bomb using fresh herbs. Suitable for 4 – 14 years. Drop in sessions (no need to book). 10am – 5pm (last one 4.30pm). Price: £4
    Pond Dipping – Fridays 29 July – 30 August.…

    Dates

    From:
    29 July 2019to30 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. 8 Hotels

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    A gripping new play by Nicholas Wright based on true events involving Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen and José Ferrer as they toured America in Othello in 1944.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2019to24 Aug 2019
  19. Freedom Fridays at Bignor Roman Villa

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Pulborough

    Summer holiday family activities at Bignor Roman Villa, one of the most impressive rural residences in Roman Britain set in an unspoilt corner of the South Downs National Park.
    Experience a day in the life of a Roman slave: complete the challenges…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Aug 2019to30 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  20. Summer craft printing inspired by Morris & Co.

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    East Grinstead

    Get crafty at Standen this summer by making your own hand-printed bag. Bring the family and create your own nature inspired designs to print onto a bag to take home.
    Price: £3 per bag
    Sat 10 Aug – Sun 25 Aug 2019, 11am-3pm

    Dates

    From:
    10 Aug 2019to25 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00

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