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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Rubbish Walks

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Rye


    Rubbish Walks where we walk a stretch of beach collecting litter along the way. Meet at the car park at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to1 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Aliens, Zombies and Monsters!

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibition

    Hove

    Popular children’s writer and illustrator, Aaron Blecha will reveal the tricks of his trade in February, in a new interactive display at Hove Museum.
    Free entry, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat: 10am-5pm, Wed: Closed, Sun: 2pm-5pm

    Venue

    Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2018to4 Sept 2018
  9. Monday Night Pub Quiz

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Hastings

    A 6 round quiz on a variety of themes and subjects, often topical! Teams of up to 6, £1 per person entry. A selection of prizes to be won ...... come and join in the fun. Highly advise reserving a table - just give us a call.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Mar 2018to26 Nov 2018Various Opening Times
  10. Have a go Archery and Falconry

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Robertsbridge

    Have a go Archery and Falconry

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to3 Sept 2018Various Opening Times
  11. Wey & Arun Boat Trips 2018

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Billingshurst

    Every Weekend From 31 March to 28 October 2018

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2018to28 Oct 2018Various Opening Times
  12. 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
  13. Nature Tots

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Hastings

    Bring your little ones for mornings of fun on the beach and help them explore the natural world with stories, games and hands-on outdoor activities such as rockpooling and beachcombing.

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2018to31 July 2018
    From:
    1 Sept 2018to31 Oct 2018
  14. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Sea, Rock, Earth and Ice

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibition

    Hastings

    Exploring Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s faithful depiction of landscape and inherent understanding of nature through four decades of her work in its new exhibition, Sea, Rock, Earth and Ice.

    Even as a child, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) had...

    Venue

    Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2018to7 Oct 2018
  15. Petworth House Guided Tours

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Petworth

    Join a free 45 minute guided tour on topics from Petworth's founding family to tours of the Ice House, tunnels and private bedrooms. Excludes Bank Holidays. See the website for more details.

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to4 Nov 2018Open 11:00 - 17:00
  16. Incredible Inventions Family Trail

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Petworth

    Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ilive and design your own tool on a trail around the Pleasure Grounds and you too could become an inventor extraordinaire.
    Complete your journey and earn your own certificate and prize.
    £3 per trail, normal...

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2018to30 Sept 2018
  17. Elizabeth Ilive: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

    Type

    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
  18. Me and My Girl

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    This uproarious, much-loved musical comedy includes the enormously popular numbers The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Lambeth Walk and of course Me and My Girl. The revised version by Stephen Fry and Michael Ockrent, also featuring Leaning on a Lamppost,...

    Dates

    From:
    2 July 2018to25 Aug 2018
  19. ME AND MY GIRL

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone's horror, he's a Cockney barrow boy called Bill Snibson. As the Duchess determinedly sets out...

    Dates

    From:
    2 July 2018to25 Aug 2018
  20. Wildflower Wednesdays

    Type

    Type:

    Countryside

    Arundel

    July 4, 11, 18 & 24
    Wildflower Wednesdays
    Join our wetland herbalist Sheila Stenning for a gentle stroll down paved pathways to enjoy meadow views of summer wildflowers and herbs. Sheila introduces the traditional medicinal, dietary and domestic...

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2018to25 July 2018Open 10:30 - 12:00