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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. The Deep Blue Sea

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    Terence Rattigan's devastating examination of love and solitude, set in London in 1951, offers one of the twentieth century's finest leading roles for a woman. Nancy Carroll plays Hester Collyer, alongside Hadley Fraser and Gerald Kyd.

    Dates

    From:
    21 June 2019to27 July 2019
  2. Hastings Midsummer Fish Fest

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    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    This year’s Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival takes place over the weekend of 22/23 June.

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2019to23 June 2019
  3. Wind Farm & Wildlife Cruise

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    Type:

    Tour

    Brighton

    Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our 2 hour wildlife watching boat trip to the new Rampion Wind Farm!

    The 116 turbines are more than 8 miles offshore from Brighton and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Our boat will enter the windfarm…

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    27 July 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    24 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    28 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
  4. Mustering for War

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Mustering for War will transport visitors back to the start of the Cousins War, a turbulent and often forgotten era in the Middle Ages, with thrilling 12th century combat, replica weapons, costumes and craft displays.

    The Empress Matilda has…

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
    From:
    23 June 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  5. Preston Manor Ghost Hunt

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    Type:

    Tour

    Brighton

    Apparitions, strange voices, poltergeist activity....when it comes to paranormal activity, Preston Manor has it all!

    Preston Manor was originally constructed in 1738 by Thomas Western. Westerns ghost is one of the manors resident spooks.

    Since it…

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2019to23 June 2019Open 20:30 - 02:00
  6. Steeleford Supercar Show

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Hampshire

    The SteeleFord Supercar Show taking place on the 23rd June 2019 will be a showcase of some of the finest exotic cars southern England has to offer. Ranging from super to hyper, classic to contemporary, British to Italian to German, this won't be a…

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Walberton Open Gardens

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    Type:

    Gardens

    3 North Pound, Walberton, Walberton

    Walberton Open Gardens
    This bi-annual event is a feature of Walberton village life, raising funds for local charities and enabling gardeners to showcase their gardens. Approximately 15 gardens of all sizes.
    Hotdogs and cream teas available
    Tickets…

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2019Open 12:00 - 05:00
  8. Never Alone

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    Type:

    Community

    Eastbourne

    We invite you to join our free Never Alone activity group
    which has been set up by CPJ Field, a tenth-generation family business, to help support and connect people in our local community.

    Supported by St John Ambulance, 'Never Alone' is an…

    Dates

    From:
    25 June 2019Open 10:00 - 11:00
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    30 July 2019Open 10:00 - 11:00
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    27 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 11:00
  9. D'Arcy Trinkwon Concerts

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Arundel

    Following the successes of his three-concert Franck series and then the closing concert in the Arundel Festival last year, the illustrious musician D'Arcy Trinkwon returns to play the great music of four of the towering 19th century composers –…

    Dates

    From:
    28 June 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
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    12 July 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
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    26 July 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
  10. St Leonards Festival

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    Type:

    Free Event

    St Leonards

    St Leonards Festival will be abuzz with diversity and creativity, and we’re spreading the love all over the place!

    Music can be found at Warrior Square Gardens and the bustling market on King’s Road!

    The grand ‘Wind-Powered’ parade will…

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 12:00 -
  11. Our City Dances festival

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton

    Saturday 29 June, 2pm – 7pm
    Our City Dances festival of dance is back, bursting out of venues and spaces across central Brighton, Queens Park and Tarner over the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.

    With BSL interpereted events throughout…

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 14:00 - 19:00
    From:
    30 June 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  12. Funny Women

    Type

    Type:

    Comedy

    Brighton

    The newest and most exciting female stand up in the UK, from the Funny Women Awards and beyond!

    Venue

    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019
  13. Moth Mornings

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Join Reserve Manager Paul to see what the moth traps attracted the night before.
    10 am £12 pp

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 10:00 -
    From:
    29 June 2019Open 10:00 -
  14. Shoreham Postcard and Collectibles Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Antiques

    Shoreham by Sea

    Postcard, ephemera, cigarette cards and film collectibles.

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    26 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
    From:
    14 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  15. An Evening of Wine and Art

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Foxhole Lane, Haywards Heath

    Back by popular demand, Bolney Wine Estate will be hosting its second art evening on Friday 5th July.

    We are pleased to welcome back The Paint Club for another enjoyable event. NO experience is required - just a flair for creativity, and the…

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2019Open 19:00 - 21:30
  16. Family Adventure Camp

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Watersfield, Pulborough

    FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP!

    Bring your family on an exciting overnight camp on Saturday 6th July - Sunday 7th July and enjoy lots of activities and all food/refreshments included! Our campsite has toilet/shower blocks, a marquee, a kitchen and a small…

    Dates

    From:
    6 July 2019to7 July 2019Open 09:00 - 16:30
  17. Hastings Sinfonia presents - Fiesta "A NIght Of Passion"

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Hastings

    THe exciting programme mainly from Spain and Latin America that is full of passion with guest soloists, dance, song and full orchestra and will include:
    International Guitarist Giulio Tampalini performing the much loved Concierto de Aranjuez by…

    Dates

    From:
    6 July 2019Open 19:30 - 21:40
  18. Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market

    Type

    Type:

    Sporting Events

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    A fantastic line up of sport and attractions await you at the 2019 Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market just outside Tunbridge Wells.

    Competitions range from Novice to Open were local riders will be going head-to-head with some of the top…

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2019to14 July 2019Open 08:30 - 05:30
  19. 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:
    13 July 2019Open 20:30 - 21:30
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    20 July 2019Open 20:30 - 21:30
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    10 Aug 2019Open 20:00 - 21:00
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    17 Aug 2019Open 19:40 - 20:40
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    14 Sept 2019Open 18:40 - 19:40
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    21 Sept 2019Open 18:40 - 19:40
    From:
    21 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  20. Norman Knights Tournament

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    It is 1138 and the Norman Knights Tournament will celebrate the marriage of the Dowager Queen Adeliza de Louvain and William de Albini. 12th century knights, squires, archer and men-at-arms will face off in a foot tournament on the lower lawns of…

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
    From:
    14 July 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30

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