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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. Record Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Sale

    Brighton

    Come along to Komedia for a chance to browse thousands of great vinyl bargains and collector’s items. A great way to find the music you love and discover new sounds. In support of Martlets.
    10am-4pm, free

    Venue

    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    15 Aug 2019to8 Sept 2019
  2. Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Eastbourne

    The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

    Dates

    From:
    15 Aug 2019to18 Aug 2019
  3. Golden Stone Years - A Tribute to Brian Jones

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Ewhurst Green, Surrey

    The event will offer all the excitement and spectacle of polo, the chance to eyeball a jaw dropping array of high-performance super cars and a star-studded concert featuring a tribute to the late Brian Jones - 'The Golden Stone' - to commemorate 50…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 12:00 - 22:30
  4. The Schooner Radio Controlled Group

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Model Radio Controlled Boats and Yachts Display: see the Schooner Radio Controlled Group on the Lakes at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens.

    Enjoy a fun filled day with a range of model radio controlled yachts, steam boats and warships.

    10am -…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to18 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
    From:
    14 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
  5. Look Up

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Worthing

    A beautiful, playful and exciting collaboration of circus, puppetry and theatre
    Look Up follows Robyn, a child puppet, who is fearless, playful and not interested in phones or work, but instead has a curiosity with birds and flying. Tickets £6.50

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 11:30
    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 14:00 - 14:30
  6. Nights at the Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

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

    Catch our special edition Night Tours, including subjects such as, The Krays, Serial Killers, Women Who Kill, Jack the Ripper, Behind the Screams, and MORE!!
    Every Saturday in Summer, numbers are limited so please buy advance tickets.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 19:00 - 20:00
    From:
    24 Aug 2019Open 19:00 - 20:00
    From:
    31 Aug 2019Open 19:00 - 20:00
  7. Magic of Thailand Festival in Brighton

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Brighton

    A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Preston Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Brighton Thai Festival.

    Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to18 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 19:00
  8. Sunset Wildlife Cruise

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Brighton

    Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our sunset wildlife cruise to learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife here in Brighton. Whilst dolphin sightings this close to shore are rare, you will learn all about our Sussex…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 19:40 - 20:40
    From:
    14 Sept 2019Open 18:40 - 19:40
    From:
    21 Sept 2019Open 18:40 - 19:40
    From:
    21 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  9. Family History Weekend

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Family History Weekend will be an opportunity for children of all ages to meet historical characters including a Norman knight, a pirate and a Palaeolithic man.

    Activities such as have-a-go archery*, mini catapults and a craft tent will spread…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to18 Aug 2019
  10. Shakespeare in the Collector Earl's Garden: The Tempest

    Shakespeare in the Collector Earl's Garden: The Tempest

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    As part of Arundel Festival 2019, the award-winning theatre group Illyria returns to the Collector Earl's Garden for two al-fresco performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest on 16-17 August.

    Set within Arundel Castle's critically-acclaimed gardens,…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 17:30 - 22:00
  11. Sunset Wildlife Cruise

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton Marina, Brighton

    Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our sunset wildlife cruise to learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife here in Brighton.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 19:45 - 20:45
    From:
    14 Sept 2019Open 18:45 - 19:45
    From:
    21 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  12. Heavy Horses harrowing the wildflower meadow

    Type

    Type:

    Countryside

    High Beeches, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, High Beeches Lane, Haywards Heath

    Come and see the Heavy Horses harrowing the wildflower meadow. Harrowing , after the grass is cut, is an important part of the management of a wildflower meadow as it removes the thatch and opens up the sward so that the seed can germinate. This…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  13. Jazz Gin & Blues

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Loxwood

    This August, a new boutique festival comes to West Sussex. 'Jazz, Gin and Blues' will take place in the tranquil glade at Loxwood Meadow, site of the popular medieval jousting festival, Loxwood Joust.

    From 12noon until 9pm, an intimate crowd of…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Aug 2019Open 12:00 - 21:00
  14. Meet and greet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at Drusillas Park

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    PAW Patrol is on a roll! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You'd be barking mad to miss…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  15. Meet and greet Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks at Drusillas Park!

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    It's time to be a hero! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park! The heroic trio will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. Mystery and adventure is waiting, make sure you don't…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    21 Aug 2019
  16. Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

    Type

    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! 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 day.

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  17. National Burger Day at Bolney Wine Estate

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Make the most of Summer and join us to celebrate National Burger Day. Our Eighteen Acre café will be staying open late, serving a delicious array of burgers to tantalise your taste buds. Booking is required and table bookings are available between…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2019Open 13:00 - 21:00
  18. Birthday Bash!

    Birthday Bash!

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibitions

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

    Hip, Hip Hooray, we're 5 TODAY!

    Visit The True CRIME Museum on Thursday 22nd August and grab your free True CRIME Museum Birthday Cupcake!

    Sign up to our True CRIME Club for all the latest news, events and offers!
    https://www.truecrimemuseum.co…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Sky Bar Del Mar

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Lower Kings Road, Brighton

    Sky Bar del Mar experience on all flights from 6pm -10pm on the 23rd, 24th and 25th August.

    Can't quite make it to the idyllic white sand beaches of Ibiza this August Bank Holiday? Why not glide up to 450ft above Britain's premier seaside town,…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2019Open 18:00 - 22:00
    From:
    24 Aug 2019Open 18:00 - 22:00
    From:
    25 Aug 2019Open 18:00 - 22:00
  20. Byline Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Uckfield

    BYLINE FESTIVAL BRINGS PUSSY RIOT TO THE ASHDOWN FOREST
    23-26 August Pippingford Manor Park, TN22 3HW

    Yes, you read that right! Pussy Riot, Lowkey, The Feeling, Extinction Rebellion, Suggs, whistleblowers Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni, political…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 15:00 - 15:00

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