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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

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    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. The Loop

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    The Loop is a brand-new recycling initiative at Sea Life Brighton!

    The installation aims to educate visitors about the recycling process – creating an understanding of the entire recycling 'loop'.

    The Loop will encourage every person who...

    Dates

    From:
    20 June 2017to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  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 2018to31 Dec 2018
  4. What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

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    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 2018to31 Dec 2018
  5. Sea Stars

    Type

    Type:

    Other

    Brighton

    Visitors to Sea Life Brighton this half term are in for a treat as the aquarium unveils its dazzling new creature installation Sea Stars, which will open to the public on 10 February.

    Featuring more than 170 sensational sea dwellers from across...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Sea Stars

    Type

    Type:

    Other

    East Sussex, Brighton

    Featuring more than 170 sensational sea dwellers from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK's largest celebration of the ocean's most visually captivating, and most important creatures, the humble 'star fish'

    Venue

    Sea Life Brighton, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Curious About Brighton

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Brighton

    Have fun discovering Brighton with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!
    Are you curious about Brighton? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Apr 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00
  8. Elizabeth Ilive: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Petworth

    This interactive exhibition explores the remarkable achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth House from the 1780s. Discover more about Ilive's scientific endeavours with a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth House.

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to1 Jan 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  9. Wildlife Walkabout - every Thursday

    Type

    Type:

    Walking

    Pulborough

    10 am - 12 noon

    Price: £4 per person / £3.20 for RSPB members plus the normal nature trail entry for non-members

    Join our friendly guides on this regular gentle ramble as we look for birds, butterflies and other wonderful creatures.

    There's no...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Aug 2018to27 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 12:00
  10. 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
  11. WWT Arundel Supporters Group

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    Type:

    Talks

    Arundel

    Mon 17 Sept
    WWT Arundel Supporters Group
    The Arundel Wetland Centre Supporters Group hosts a talk on travel, birds or wildlife every month from September to June.
    Doors 7pm
    £3 at the door or join the group for £17 a year and attend all talks in this...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Sept 2018to17 June 2019Open 19:00 - 21:00
  12. Bolney Winter Tours

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    Type:

    Tour

    Haywards Heath

    Due to popular demand we will be running our regular tours throughout the winter season.
    From November we will be running a special café meal deal for everyone booked onto a taster tour. To take advantage of the meal deal, you must make a table...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2018to30 Dec 2018
  13. Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    A winter season of enchantment beckons at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink in Brighton, which opens for its ninth year from November 3 2018 to January 13 2019.

    The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is located within Brighton's bustling North Laine district,...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2018to13 Jan 2019Open 10:00 - 21:10
  14. Royal Pavilion's Ice Rink

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Brighton

    A winter season of enchantment beckons at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink in Brighton, which opens for its ninth year from November 3 2018 to January 13 2019.

    Venue

    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2018to13 Jan 2019
  15. Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Brighton

    Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion. The palace is transformed with festive decorations and glittering trees. A replica of Queen Victoria's sleigh awaits you and your family in the Music Room, where you can create your Christmas...

    Venue

    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018to1 Jan 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  16. Christmas at Drusillas Park

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Alfriston

    Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park between Saturday 17th November 2018 and Tuesday 1st January. Check out Christmas at Drusillas here...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018to1 Jan 2019Various Opening Times
  17. Winter Wonderland Illuminations

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Alfriston

    Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018to1 Jan 2019Various Opening Times
  18. Christmas at The Llama Park

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    Forest Row

    The Llama Park is proud to announce that once again it will be hosting the "Real" Father Christmas who will arrive on Saturday 1st December and stay in his Grotto until and including Christmas Eve when he will depart to visit the children of the...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018to24 Dec 2018
  19. From Bombay to Bodiam: Curzon’s Journey

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    ROBERTSBRIDGE

    See the castle in a completely different light as the story of its famous owner is brought to life.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018to24 Feb 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  20. Precious gems winter trail at Bodiam

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    ROBERTSBRIDGE


    Enjoy getting out and about and exploring the castle grounds with our December trail.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018to6 Jan 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00

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