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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. Brighton Dome Backstage Tour

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Church Street, Brighton

    This is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain, follow in the footsteps of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Beyoncé and David Bowie, catch a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion, and discover...

    Venue

    Brighton Dome, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2019
    From:
    9 Feb 2019
  2. Thrifty Couture Art Workshop FREE

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    HastingS

    FREE friendly community Art Workshop in the heart of Hastings Town Centre.

    Learn how to transform your old high-heels, boots, trainers and kids shoes into fun comic book couture! Materials are supplied but please bring your own shoes and you can...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Feb 2019to10 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 04:00
  3. Yoga in the Sky

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    Type:

    Other

    Brighton

    Start your weekend with an uplifting fusion of yoga and pilates in the British Airways i360 pod, high above Brighton.

    Leave the stresses of the week behind as you glide up peacefully to 450ft and enjoy a relaxing, hour-long class looking out across...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2019Open 08:30 - 10:00
  4. Bakk Lamp Fall at The Brunswick, Hove

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    Type:

    Music

    Hove

    Bakk Lamp Fall return to The Brunswick for a night of contemporary African fusion music with it's roots in the Baye Fall tradition from Touba (Senegal). The line-up of the band comprises outstanding West-African percussion accompanied by an ensemble...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2019Open 20:00 - 23:00
  5. 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:
    10 Feb 2019
  6. Nest Box Know-how

    Nest Box Know-how

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Walks, advice and activities for bringing the birds to your yard, just in time for National Nestbox week.
    Price included with admission.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2019Open 09:30 - 16:30
  7. Date Night at the Museum

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Hastings

    A unique Valentines experience for 'Killer Couples'! Featuring notorious criminals who 'LOVE' and 'KILL'….. or just 'LOVE to KILL'! FREE glass of bubbles and 'Killer Couple Trivia'! The evening promises a DARK and THRILLING date, in an EERIE, yet...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2019to16 Feb 2019Open 18:00 - 20:00
  8. Valentine's Day Sky Dining

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    Type:

    Food

    Brighton

    This Valentine's Day, spend an elegant evening with your loved one dining in the British Airways i360 pod, looking out at the sparkling lights of Brighton & Hove below.

    Add an extra sparkle to your evening by upgrading to include a bottle of...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2019Open 19:00 - 22:30
  9. Valentine's Day at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Type:

    Food

    Haywards Heath

    Bolney Wine Estate would like to welcome you to celebrate a day of love, in particular a love of wine!

    In the evening we will be hosting a special Bolney Estate Valentine's dinner. You will be greeted with a glass of Bolney Bubbly and nibbles. A...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2019Open 06:30 - 21:00
  10. Wakehurst February half-term

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    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
  11. Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Childrens Market

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Woodingdean, Brighton

    Our Nearly New Baby Sales are community events for local families to make money while recycling unwanted items. Buy or sell quality, gently used babies' and childrens' toys, clothes, books, cots, buggies, high chairs and much more. Sellers keep 100%...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019Open 11:00 - 14:00
  12. Spellbound

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    Club Nights

    Brighton

    The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, Simon Price, Jayney BlamBlam & guests playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes!)

    Venue

    Komedia, Brighton and Hove

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019
  13. Valentine's 4-course Gala

    Valentine's 4-course Gala

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    Type:

    Other

    Walberton, Arundel

    Surprise your loved one with a retreat to the beautiful English countryside at the elegant Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel, one of the UK's finest unsung leisure destinations for a Valentine's Gala 4-course dinner with live entertainment on Saturday...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019Open 18:00 -
  14. Once Upon a Fairytale

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    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
  15. Puddle Jumping Championship

    Puddle Jumping Championship

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    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
  16. Shoreham Postcard and Collectibles Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Antiques

    Shoreham by Sea

    Postcard, ephemera, cigarette cards and film collectibles.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    20 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    29 June 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    26 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    14 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  17. Mer-Made Tidal Gathering Haywards Heath

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    Type:

    Water Based Activities

    Pasture Hill Road, Haywards Heath

    Mer-Made are going to be at The Dolphin in Haywards Heath monthly in 2019 :)

    Come join us to train your freediving skills with experienced freedive coaches from NoTanx to find your fins in the mermaid world!

    We start with a 1 hour 'dry' session in...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
    From:
    30 Mar 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
    From:
    27 Apr 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
  18. Funny Women: Brighton Nights

    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:
    23 Feb 2019
  19. Rye Bay Scallop Week

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Rye

    The picturesque Sussex coastal town of Rye hosts this seven-day event every winter. It's mouth-watering locally caught scallops are said to be some of the best in the country and are at their plumpest and most succulent in the winter months.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2019to3 Mar 2019
  20. The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2019

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    Type:

    Sporting Events

    Brighton

    Oh we do like to run beside the seaside… Join us for the happiest half on Sunday 24 February 2019. A sell out race with a beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and flat course. Brought to you by local charity The Sussex Beacon.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2019Open 07:00 - 14:00
    From:
    24 Feb 2019Open 07:00 - 14:00

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