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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.

Staying overnight?

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. Ropetackle Arts Centre

    Type

    Type:

    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 2019to31 Dec 2019
  4. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Littlehampton

    Click on the website to see the latest live shows and activities at The Windmill Theatre on Littlehampton Seafront.

    Alternatively, call the Box Office on 01903 715920.

    The Windmill offers a 213 seat auditorium. Equipped with a surround…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Wiston Estate Winery

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    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
  9. Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Type

    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
  10. Standen House & Garden

    Type

    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
  11. Bug Month-Every weekend in June

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Every weekend in June
    Explore the insect world on weekends this June – go pond dipping, sweep netting and try the Amazing Insects trail all included in your admission price.

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2019to30 June 2019Open 09:30 - 17:30
  12. Plenty

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    Rachael Stirling plays former secret agent Susan Traherne, battling for her body and mind as Britain loses its pre-war role in the world, in David Hare's explosive modern classic.

    Dates

    From:
    7 June 2019to29 June 2019
  13. "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
  14. "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
  15. Maynards Pick your own fruit

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    Ticehurst

    Family Run fruit Farm in East Sussex - Free entry!

    Dates

    From:
    15 June 2019to10 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 05:30
  16. The Deep Blue Sea

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    Terence Rattigan's devastating examination of love and solitude, set in London in 1951, offers one of the twentieth century's finest leading roles for a woman. Nancy Carroll plays Hester Collyer, alongside Hadley Fraser and Gerald Kyd.

    Dates

    From:
    21 June 2019to27 July 2019
  17. D'Arcy Trinkwon Concerts

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Arundel

    Following the successes of his three-concert Franck series and then the closing concert in the Arundel Festival last year, the illustrious musician D'Arcy Trinkwon returns to play the great music of four of the towering 19th century composers –…

    Dates

    From:
    28 June 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
    From:
    12 July 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
    From:
    26 July 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
  18. Funny Women

    Type

    Type:

    Comedy

    Brighton

    The newest and most exciting female stand up in the UK, from the Funny Women Awards and beyond!

    Venue

    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019
    From:
    27 July 2019
  19. St Leonards Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    St Leonards

    St Leonards Festival will be abuzz with diversity and creativity, and we’re spreading the love all over the place!

    Music can be found at Warrior Square Gardens and the bustling market on King’s Road!

    The grand ‘Wind-Powered’ parade will…

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 12:00 -
  20. Our City Dances festival

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    Saturday 29 June, 2pm – 7pm
    Our City Dances festival of dance is back, bursting out of venues and spaces across central Brighton, Queens Park and Tarner over the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.

    With BSL interpereted events throughout…

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 14:00 - 19:00
    From:
    30 June 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00

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