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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. 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    From:
    25 June 2019to25 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. 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.…

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    25 Jan 2020to26 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. 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…

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    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
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    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. 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…

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    From:
    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 09:00 - 18:00
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    1 Nov 2020to28 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Annual Tulip Festival

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    Gardens

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Every year at Arundel Castle spring is welcomed in by the Annual Tulip Festival when tens of thousands of the flowers burst into bloom throughout the beautiful and extensive walled Gardens. This year's display is set to feature over 80,000 tulips…

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    1 Apr 2020to30 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Easter Duck Quest

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Get outdoors have fun finding our giant yellow ducks hidden amongst their real life weird and wonderful duck cousins. Also visit the EGGStraodinary Trolley with real nests and eggs, try EGG-cellent crafts every afternoon, go pond dipping and take a…

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    From:
    4 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020Open 09:00 - 16:00
  9. A Hopping Easter Adventure at Fishers Farm

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    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Egg-perience 'A Hopping Easter Adventure' at Fishers Farm this Easter holidays!
    Meet a wonderful selection of cute baby animals out and about on the farm; prepare to 'oooo' and 'aaaaa' for their spectacular Magician and cool down at the 'Splash…

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    4 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Borde Hill Garden

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny's Easter Adventure
    This Easter holiday spend time together as a family for pirate themed fun and nature-filled discoveries at Borde Hill Garden.
    Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on…

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    4 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  11. Meet Peter Rabbit

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    A good rabbit never gives up! After a busy morning causing trouble in Mr. McGregor's garden, Peter Rabbit has left his radishes and tree house behind to visit us at Drusillas Park! The mischievous rabbit will be appearing in the events area at…

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    8 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Meet Hello Kitty

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Hello Kitty is returning to her home at Drusillas on Thursday 20th February! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the…

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  13. A Call to Arms!

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    Returning for three thrilling days of crafts and combat, A Call to Arms! is the ideal Easter family day out.
    With have-a-go archery (for over 8s), mini medieval artillery and plenty of crafts, visitors will be entertained from 10am-4.30pm.…

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    From:
    11 Apr 2020to13 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  14. Bentley Wildlife Wood Carvers display

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    Arts

    Arundel

    See beautiful hand carved models of wildlife created by the member of the Bentley Wildlife Wood Carving group. Work is available for purchase with 10% of profits donated to the WWT. Ask about our upcoming Begin Wood Carving workshops.
    10am-5.00pm

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    12 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    10 May 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    14 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. Birds of Prey

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    Other

    Alfriston

    New for 2020! Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.

    The incredible birds will be spending the day in Drusillas Events…

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    13 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    8 May 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Meet Bing and Flop!

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Round the corner, not far away, Bing and Flop are at Drusillas today! Bing and Flop will be in the Events Arena, ready to meet you and your little Bingsters. Appearances will be held at intervals throughout the day, so make sure you come by to say…

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    From:
    15 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  17. Easter Eggstravaganza - Fontwell Park Racecourse

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    Childrens Events

    Fontwell

    Hop along to Fontwell Park Racecourse for our Easter Eggstravaganza. This is a great day out for all the family with great racing alongside free entertainment to keep the kids entertained. As if 7 exhilarating races weren't enough, we have a number…

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    From:
    17 Apr 2020Open 11:30 - 18:00
  18. La Dispute, live at Chalk - Brighton

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    Music

    Brighton

    Post hardcore outfit La Dispute play Brighton's Chalk Live in 2020!

    The Michigan based band are responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental hardcore music around. The band consistently channel the punk nature of their origins,…

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    From:
    17 Apr 2020Open 19:00 - 23:00
  19. Another Sky, live at Chalk - Brighton

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    Music

    Brighton

    Another Sky are a indie four-piece band from London, currently signed to Fiction Records. Lead singer, Catrin Vincent's unnusual voice will catch your attention first... peculiar, androgynous, lurching and defiant - wielded to beautiful and…

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    From:
    18 Apr 2020Open 19:00 - 22:00
  20. Batty About Bats

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Join us for a fun, family friendly bat walk experience aimed at children. This two hour wildlife experience includes: Playing the Bat - Moth game, visiting bat hotspots around the reserve and watching the bats feeding over the Arun Riverlife lagoon.…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2020Open 19:10 - 20:10

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