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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. WWT Arundel Supporters Group

    Type

    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
  4. Precious gems winter trail at Bodiam

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    ROBERTSBRIDGE


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

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018to24 Feb 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00
  5. 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
  6. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Winter is the best time to see the variety of waders and wildfowl around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018to28 Feb 2019
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Drive a Wetland Boat experience

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Learn to drive an electric boat through the reedbed with 2.5 hours of 1:1 instruction. Call the Learning Team 01903 881524 to discuss available dates and times.
    10am & 12.30pm
    £50 pp
    BE

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jan 2019to29 Mar 2019Open 10:30 -
  10. 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:
    10 Jan 2019to23 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:10
    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
  11. 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:
    11 Jan 2019to23 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  12. Prized Possessions

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Petworth

    Prized Possessions celebrates the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings and explores how and why this style of Art was desired, commissioned and displayed.
    The Trust cares for one of the largest and most significant collections of...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jan 2019to24 Mar 2019Open 10:30 - 14:10
  13. Celebrating Our Oaks

    Type

    Type:

    Countryside

    Ardingly

    Wakehurst is delighted to be hosting a prestigious exhibition of photography, Celebrating Our Oaks which was launched by Action Oak in partnership with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY). 31 January to 28 February 2019....

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jan 2019to28 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 04:00
  14. Underwater Superheroes

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    SEA LIFE Brighton is inviting guests to unveil their inner superhero in the brand-new interactive adventure, Underwater Superheroes.

    Families will follow an engaging underwater trail through the centre and will be challenged by SEA LIFE's Super 5...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to17 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 03:00
  15. Kids for a Quid!

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    Take to the skies for high adventure as kids fly for just £1 between Saturday 16th - Sunday 24th February.

    As you glide up to 450ft complete our Discovery Trail booklet to learn fun facts about Brighton.

    Each paying adult can bring two under-16s...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to24 Feb 2019Open 10:30 - 05:00
  16. Paperback Payback!

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

    The True CRIME Museum, Palace Avenue Arcade, White Rock, Hastings

    If you're writing the biography of a killer aristocrat you'd better get your facts straight… You could find yourself in the middle of a PAPERBACK PAYBACK! Join the search through the bookshelves of crime! Unveil the secret messages left in the...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to24 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  17. Wakehurst February half-term

    Type

    Type:

    Countryside

    Ardingly

    Unearth the secret tools plants use to grow on our half-term trail. Join us to learn more about how plants grow and how we can best care for them.
    Set off on a winding trail through the Mansion gardens and learn about the five elements - soil,...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to24 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 04:00
  18. Once Upon a Fairytale

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Explore the fantasy world of Fishers Farm at the 'Once Upon a Fairytale' week during February Half Term! Go on an epic adventure and find all the missing items in the fabulous fairytale trail… a treat will be waiting for you at the end! Meet magical...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to24 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Puddle Jumping Championship

    Puddle Jumping Championship

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Arundel

    Kids – Grab your wellies, get outside and have a splashing time this February half term! Competition times 11am & 2.30 pm Plus, try our Water Lab activities and visit the Welly Boot Camp with practice puddles. Included in admission.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to24 Feb 2019Open 09:30 - 16:30
  20. Lego Brick Make & Take Workshops

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Hastings

    ring the family to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre this February Half Term for our fun free activity – LEGO® Brick 'Make and Take' Workshops!

    Join us daily from Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February between 11am and 3pm in the main mall...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2019to22 Feb 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00

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