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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, day-trippers and holiday makers 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.

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.  Whether you choose the annual Worthing Food Festival (10th/11th Sept 22) Seafood and Wine Festival in Hastings (17th/18th Sept 22) or the Eastbourne Beer Festival (7th/8th Oct 22) 

May is festivals month in Brighton with arts, music and diverse culture celebrated in party style.  Head along to the annual Brighton Festival (returning 6 - 28th May 23) or Brighton Fringe Festival (May/June). It's easy to reach for a day trip from London and there's always something going on including a thriving comedy scene.  Don't miss the colourful and creative Brighton Pride, 6th - 7th August, welcoming thousands to the streets of Brighton or Pub in the Park, (16 - 18th Sept) a real food lovers treat. 

Experience Sussex with its cosmopolitian culture - Brighton, sporting events - Eastbourne, outdoor fun - Worthing, history and heritage - Chichester and Rye.  Enjoy wide open countryside around Mid Sussex and within the South Downs National Park. Discover a county full of family-friendly towns, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, cobbled streets,  Arundel and stories of kings and queens long since past, Battle. Sussex means you're never far from an event, a place, an adventure, guaranteed to keep you entertained and coming back for more.

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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Sussex events near me

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. Ropetackle Arts Centre

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    Performance

    Shoreham-By-Sea

    The Ropetackle gives access to high quality film, art, music, theatre, education and training oportunities in the arts, film and media in a unique riverside venue

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022
  2. Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

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    Concert

    Hastings

    The Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra is the first fully professional orchestra in Hastings since the 1930s when the Hastings Municipal Orchestra* was based at the White Rock Theatre, then a major national centre for classical music and the favourite…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022
  3. Adult Musical Theatre Dance Classes

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    Dance / Dancing

    Worthing

    Adult Musical Theatre Dance Classes
    Mondays 6-7pm - £7
    2A The Drive, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5LL

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2022to27 Mar 2023Open 18:00 - 19:00
  4. 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 fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst exploring this historic seaside town.
    Curious About Hastings…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  5. 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 fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.
    Curious About Brighton visits not just the obvious places, but some…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Glyn Philpot: Flesh & Spirit

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    Arts

    Chichester

    Discover the work of Glyn Philpot, the sought-after society portraitist who shook off convention to embrace modernism.

    The first major exhibition of British artist Glyn Philpot R.A. (1884-1937) in almost 40 years. Bringing together over 80…

    Dates

    From:
    14 May 2022to23 Oct 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. The Art of Chichester - 60 years of creativity

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    Exhibition

    Chichester

    Discover Chichester's creative roots and follow it's journey to coming a hub for art and culture at The Art of Chichester until February 2023

    Dates

    From:
    25 June 2022to25 Feb 2023Various Opening Times
  8. Tree Walks

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    Gardens

    West Sussex

    Immerse yourself into the wonderful world of trees with a guided tour of our finest, oldest, rarest, largest and more interesting specimen trees in our Grade I listed estate, rich in character and history.

    Led by our avid naturalist and gardener…

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2022to14 Dec 2022Open 11:00 - 12:30
  9. The Artist's Garden – Summer Exhibition

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    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Borde Hill Garden has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer we are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

    Visitors will…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2022to30 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Summer Open-Air Cinema

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    Film

    West Sussex

    We've teamed up with the UK's longest-running and largest independent providers of Open-air cinema, to bring a summer of films under the stars, with our Grade I listed woodland gardens as the backdrop.

    With a great selection of films to choose…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Aug 2022to30 Sept 2022Open 17:30 - 20:00
  11. Work in Progress: Restoring 'Petworth's Beauties'

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    Exhibitions

    Petworth

    Petworth is exhibiting two recently restored 'Beauties' portraits for the first time on site since they were returned to their original full-length size. Painted by the seventeenth-century artist Michael Dahl, these portraits of Rachel Russell,…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2022to30 Oct 2022Open 10:30 - 16:30
  12. Hurst Festival

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    Festival

    Hurstpierpoint

    Hurst Festival is an arts festival running in the last two weeks of September every year.
    An eclectic mix of theatre, dance, music, cinema, talks, walks, kids and family events. Different price brackets to suit all pockets, including free events.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2022to1 Oct 2022
  13. Linder: A Dream Between Sleeping and Waking

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    Arts

    West Firle, Lewes

    In this exciting new installation, contemporary British artist Linder brings together a series of objects alongside new and existing works to create a multi-sensory collage in dialogue with Duncan Grant and Charleston.

    A dream between sleeping and…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Very Private?

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    Arts

    West Firle, Lewes

    Exploring themes of sex, intimacy, gender and identity, this exhibition presents a selection of Duncan Grant's recently discovered erotic drawings alongside responses by six contemporary artists – Somaya Critchlow, Harold Offeh, Kadie Salmon, Tim…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. Christmas @ GLOBALLS

    Christmas @ GLOBALLS

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    Special Events

    Brighton marina, Brighton Marina

    Are you planning a Christmas party for your team this year? GLOBALLS has got you covered! We have put together a hassle-free package which includes...

    -A game of crazy golf (choose from our stunning under the sea themed course, Aquatica, or our…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Sept 2022to25 Dec 2022Open 12:00 - 22:00
    From:
    24 Sept 2022to25 Dec 2022Open 10:00 - 23:00
  16. Woman in Mind

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Alan Ayckbourn's dazzling black comedy takes us on a dizzying journey through the looking glass into a woman's mind.

    A knock on the head from a garden rake splits Susan's world in two.

    Is she living happily with her devoted husband, charming…

    Venue

    Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

    Dates

    From:
    23 Sept 2022to15 Oct 2022
  17. Jazz every Saturday at The Emerald

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    Music

    Brighton Marina, Brighton

    Live Jazz every Saturday at The Emerald Lounge, 23 The Waterfront, Brighton BN2 5WA with singing harpist Magdalena Reising and jazz guitarist Shane Hill.
    Free Entry

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022to7 Jan 2023
  18. Afternoon Tea

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    General event

    Brighton

    Treat yourself to one of our Afternoon Teas

    Take a look at our menu choices below to decide which option to treat yourself with.

    Our Traditional Afternoon Tea includes: finger sandwiches, selection of mini cakes, slices and strawberry tart, plain…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022to31 Oct 2022
  19. The Secret Comedy Club

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    Comedy

    Hove

    Brighton & Hove's best small comedy club and winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Fringe Venue 2021. We are the only comedy club in Brighton that runs 5 days a week from Tuesday to Saturday. If you prefer a safer and more friendly experience…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022to31 Dec 2022
  20. Best of Brighton Walking Tour

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    General event

    Brighton

    Why was Brighton’s palace built like an Indian mosque? How did two women marry in 1923? Why did tourists drink sea water and even mix it with milk? Wives for sale, a railway in the sea, a useless king and a war hospital with chandeliers, the Free…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022to30 Oct 2022

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