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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, Brighton and Chichester, and a selection of fantastic seaside resorts. We've got hundreds of exciting events taking place all year round for residents, day-trippers and visitors on a South East staycation 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 in Sussex, including the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival or the Worthing Food Festival both taking place in September this year. With ideal growing conditions, the region is littered with award-winning vineyards, giving a unique flavour to any event.

June is festivals month in Brighton with the Brighton Fringe Festival, a celebration of the arts within the city, including live music, comedy, virtual tours and diverse culture, all brought together in a Brighton party style. There's always something going on making it a popular destination for a day trip from London. 

Sussex also offers a rich mix of cultural, heritage and outdoor events including the famous Battle of Hastings re-enactment (Autumn) in 1066 Country, Eastbourne Walking Festival (Sept 21), The South Downs Tour cycling Fontwell Park Racecourse (July 21) and other outdoor events across the South Downs National Park, along with a host of family-friendly events offered in the towns of Eastbourne, Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel and Bognor Regis, meaning 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 geography of Sussex means its easy to switch the day at the beach, for a trip to a local castle, museum or gallery, all of which have a calendar of seasonal events to entertain children and adults alike.

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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. A Prince's Treasure

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    Exhibitions

    Brighton

    A spectacular loan from the Royal Collection is currently on display at the Royal Pavilion. The culmination of a collaborative venture between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, over 120 remarkable decorative works of art that…

    Venue

    Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2020to31 Jan 2022
  2. 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 safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. 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 safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2021to30 Oct 2021Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Eastbourne Eye - Big Wheel

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Eastbourne

    Offering panoramic views across the seafront to the South Downs the Eastbourne Eye, a 35 metre tall big wheel, offers unbeatable views and is fun for all ages!

    Tickets cost just £4.50 per child and £6 per adult, with family tickets available for…

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
  5. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

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    Heritage & History

    Ditchling

    Taking a Line for a Walk: John Vernon Lord and Friends


    Visit the beautiful village of Ditchling this summer and see the work of one of the country's most celebrated illustrators John Vernon Lord, alongside work for children by his students and…

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    From:
    20 May 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:30 - 17:00
  6. 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:
    22 May 2021to31 Dec 2021
  7. Weekly Yoga Classes

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly

    Weekly 1 hour Yoga classes on Sundays in Farleys Sculpture Garden. Pre-booking online essential.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 11:00
  8. Self-Drive Buggy Tour Of Mannings Heath Vineyard

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    Tour

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    Visit our vineyards which consists of 37 acres of different wine varietals, where your guide will provide you with interesting information about the vineyards and the English sparkling wine revolution that we are set to be part of. Return to the…

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    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  9. Afternoon Tea at Mannings Heath

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    Food

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    With deliciously dainty handmade desserts, a selection of freshly baked scones with cream and preserves, and unlimited Novus Tea or premium coffee, we serve the best afternoon tea in town.

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    From:
    1 July 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  10. Sunday Roasts

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    Food

    Mannings Heath, Horsham,

    Come to Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate for the best Sunday roast in Sussex. Only the freshest, finest ingredients are sourced locally in Sussex.From a selection of perfectly roasted meats, to golden roast potatoes, light and fluffy Yorkshire…

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    From:
    4 July 2021to30 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 16:00
  11. The Sussex Archaeological Society: 175 Years of Collecting

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    Heritage & History

    169 High Street, Lewes

    The Society's museums have acquired unrivalled collections over the past 175 years, which illustrate Sussex history from prehistoric to modern periods. The Society now cares for and manages several hundred thousand individual objects, from fire…

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    From:
    12 Aug 2021to28 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Brighton: The Mystery of Who Smashed Brighton Rock

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    Turn Brighton's buzzing lanes into an exciting outdoor adventure, with the legendary unsolved mystery of Who Smashed Brighton Rock?!

    Can you unmask the dastardly sweetshop saboteur? (Suitable for adults & older children)

    Solve the clues & crack…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2021to1 Sept 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
  13. Crossings: Community and Refuge

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    Exhibitions

    Hastings

    Engaging audiences in questions of identity, belonging and sharing our world, the Lampedusa cross and Issam Kourbaj's poignant boat artwork, 'Dark Water, Burning World', come to Hastings for the first time in an exhibition co-curated by the Refugee…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Sept 2021to5 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Home

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Harry and Jack. Marjorie and Kathleen. Alfred.

    In a neglected garden, small talk oscillates between the weather, the neighbours, reminiscences of friends and family, and anecdotes of past exploits in love and war.

    But this quintet of characters,…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Oct 2021to6 Nov 2021
  15. The Gruffalo's Child at Wakehurst

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    The Gruffalo's Child at Wakehurst
    Half-term fun for curious explorers
    16 – 31 October
    Join The Gruffalo's Child, the Big Bad Mouse and other characters for an intrepid journey through Wakehurst's wild botanic garden.

    The Gruffalo's Child…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. The Gruffalo's Child

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Ardingley, Haywards Heath

    Half-term fun for curious explorers with the Gruffalo's Child trail...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021
  17. The Rogate Pumpkin Patch

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    Childrens Events

    Rogate

    Pumpkin Picking.
    Pick your Pumpkin from our charming and picturesque Patch.

    After over 11 years of pumpkin farming and our love of the winter squash we decided to grow the Patch.

    With children of our own – from munchkin to monster size – just…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. A Halloween Whodunnit Spooktacular

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    A Halloween Whodunnit Spooktacular – Daily Story Trail, 16th -31st October
    This Halloween, you're invited to join a spooktacular costume party at Foolish Mortal Mansion. Don your creepiest outfit and come along if you dare… it's going to be a…

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    From:
    16 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. The BrickWorks! Adventure

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    Exhibitions

    Uckfield

    Come to the Bluebell Railway for a BrickWorks! adventure

    22 - 31 October 2021

    Intrepid explorers can journey into the great unknown at Sheffield Park Station!

    Float amongst our locomotive Giants of the Steam Age in SteamWorks! and marvel at 15…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021
  20. Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Shriek Week at Drusillas Park (23rd-31st October) is the perfect place to take the kids for a fun-filled, family friendly, spooky day out in Sussex!

    This year Shriek Week is bigger and better than ever.

    Visitors can experience live action thrills…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00

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