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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…

    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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    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
  4. Mystery Warrior - The North Bersted Man

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    Type:

    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
  5. Curious About Hastings

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

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

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    Festival

    East Preston

    The East Preston Village Festival 2020
    Friday 5th June to Sunday 14th June
    www.eastprestonfestival.org.uk eastprestonfestival@hotmail.co.uk

    There will be plenty of family fun and childrens' activities this year starting with Bill Cole's…

    Dates

    From:
    5 June 2020to6 June 2020
    From:
    13 June 2020to14 June 2020
  8. Nerina Pallot, live at Chalk - Brighton

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    Music

    Brighton

    Nerina Pallot returns to the South Coast as part of her UK summer tour, following her triumphant performance at Brighton's Old Market in 2018.

    The Brit and Ivor Novello nominated singer-songwriter has always remained very much her own woman. Now…

    Dates

    From:
    5 June 2020Open 19:00 - 22:00
  9. Cuban Latin Vibes

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    Type:

    Music

    Haywards Heath

    We are excited to be welcoming Malecón Habana to our Friday night live music events. A Cuban band with upbeat Latin vibes, Malecón Habana will be playing all the feel good songs you could hope for, bringing a little bit of sunny Havana to Sussex…

    Dates

    From:
    5 June 2020Open 18:00 - 22:30
  10. Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Lewes

    GIN & FIZZ IS BACK!

    We are thrilled to announce that the Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival is returning bigger, better and fizzier than ever on 6 June 2020.

    Following the success of last year, we are again running two events: A daytime session from 11am…

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2020Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    6 June 2020Open 17:00 - 22:00
  11. Bike It Brighton

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    Cycling

    Brighton

    Ticket prices:

    Cycle 60 (60 miles): £35
    Cycle 30 (30 miles): £25
    Cycle Velodrome: £10

    Information:

    Take part in an exciting cycling event this June and play your part in combating homelessness across East Sussex.
    Choose from a 60 mile or 30 mile…

    Dates

    From:
    7 June 2020Open 08:00 - 17:00
  12. Special Rose Week at Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Gardens

    Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst

    Come mid-June the roses are glorious at Pashley Manor – the perfect time to celebrate these gorgeous blooms with a Special Rose Week at this quintessentially English garden on the border of Sussex and Kent.

    Masses of gorgeous pinks can be found…

    Dates

    From:
    9 June 2020to17 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. Lights Out Over London

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Peacehaven

    A wartime story of family and friendship. Set on the home front it commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE Day. with well-loved songs of the time.
    The story begins in 1943 and culminates on VE day in 1945.
    You are invited to our VE Day party.…

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2020to13 June 2020Open 19:30 - 22:00
  14. Wiston Estate Food & Wine Pairing Tour

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    Type:

    Tour

    Washington, Washington


    Friday 12th June at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £45 Per Person.

    On arrival at our Sussex Modern Weekend Food & Wine Pairing Tour you will be greeted with a glass of our Wiston Brut NV to enjoy as we take an informative walk through the vineyard. We will…

    Dates

    From:
    12 June 2020Open 18:30 - 21:00
  15. Meet Hello Kitty

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    Type:

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    12 June 2020to14 June 2020
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    30 July 2020
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    6 Aug 2020
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    13 Aug 2020
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    30 Oct 2020
  16. Wiston Estate Food & Wine Pairing Tour

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    Type:

    Tour

    Washington

    Our Sussex Modern Weekend Wine Tour begins with fresh coffee and biscuits in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines. This is followed by an informative walk through the vineyard. There is then a short tractor-pulled trailer ride over the South Downs to…

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2020Open 10:30 - 13:00
  17. West's Wood Fair

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    East Dean, Nr Chichester

    Wests Wood Fair is an event featuring the many interesting ways in which wood is used from the past to present day. During the event our wooden pole wagon will be in use, Adams Axe men, the country's best known lumberjack display team will be in the…

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    14 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Fletching Garden Trail

    Fletching Garden Trail

    Type

    Type:

    Gardens

    Nr Uckfield

    For only one day each year the award
    winning village of Fletching opens over 20 of its private gardens to the general public with the
    chance to talk to the owners and gardeners.

    The Fletching Garden Trail has been the main fundraising event for…

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2020Open 11:00 - 05:00
  19. Bentley Wildlife Wood Carvers display

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    Type:

    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

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. Wiston Estate Wine Pairing Dinner

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    Type:

    Food

    Washington

    We are extremely fortunate at Wiston Estate to be blessed with an abundance of ingredients on our land, from pheasants and deer, to apples, hazlenuts and wild garlic when in season. Our English Sparkling wines pair beautifully with them, so to…

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020Open 18:30 - 21:30

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