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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. Charity Jazz Evening

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    Music

    Hurstpierpoint

    An evening of jazz and fun with three respected musicians: Lou Beckerman, Sarah Carpenter and Carol Sloman. Join these three songbirds for some seriously swinging soulful music to lift your spirit and shake your senses, and support a...

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    From:
    30 Mar 2019Open 19:30 - 22:30
  2. Lambing Day at Tablehurst Community Farm

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    15 Riverside, Forest Row

    Please join us for our lambing day – your chance to see the mother sheep and their babies close up and personal. Our café will be open for hot breakfasts from 9.00am, and you can visit the lambs in the sheep barn from 10.00am until 4.00pm. We will...

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    30 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    6 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Bodiam Castle- Mother's Day

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    Heritage & History

    Near Robertsbridge

    Mother's Day Craft
    Bring your Mum to the Castle this weekend and you can make her a special gift. Charges apply.

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    30 Mar 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  4. Crawley Spring Foraging Courses

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Tilgate Drive, Crawley

    With a mixture of open grassland, lakes and woodland this beautiful West Sussex park is the perfect place for a diverse range of edible wild foods to flourish. Located just off the A23 on the outskirts of Crawley, Tilgate Park can be easily reached...

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    30 Mar 2019Open 12:00 - 15:30
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    12 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 14:30
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    28 Apr 2019Open 12:00 - 15:30
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    17 May 2019Open 11:00 - 14:30
  5. Bewl’s Big Dog Day Out

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    Special Events

    Lamberhurst

    A fun day out for all the family, especially your four-legged-friend.

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    From:
    30 Mar 2019
  6. Mer-Made Tidal Gathering Haywards Heath

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    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...

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    30 Mar 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
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    27 Apr 2019Open 17:30 - 20:00
  7. Mother's Day at British Airways i360

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    Special Events

    Brighton

    Plan and book the ultimate Mother's Day in just a few clicks!

    FREE daffodils for mothers taking a flight on the pod all day

    NEW flight + Mother's Day Gift Packages:
    Upgrade her ticket to include a collection of gifts from our beachside gift shop...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2019Open 10:30 - 06:00
  8. Mums the word!

    Mums the word!

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    Exhibitions

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

    On Mothers Day…Treat Mum to an unforgettable day out to Hastings! Delve deep into the mind of the SERIAL KILLERS as they describe their hideous deeds in 'Voices of Death', come FACE to FACE with real evidence produced in the court case against...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. Mothering Sunday cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal

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    Participatory Event

    Billingshurst

    31 March 2019

    Dates

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    31 Mar 2019Various Opening Times
  10. Mother's Day at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Tour

    Haywards Heath

    Treat your Mother to a Vineyard Tour this year. On this special occasion, we would love for you to join us on one of our tours. We will be adding a 'sweet treat' tasting plate paired with our award-winning wines on our Taster Tour, or join us on...

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    31 Mar 2019Open 09:00 - 17:00
  11. An Evening of Wine and Art at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Ever thought of yourself as a budding artist but don't know where to start?

    On 5th April Bolney Wine Estate will be hosting its first ever art evening, where you will be the artist!

    Bolney Wine Estate will be working with The Paint Club. No...

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    5 Apr 2019Open 19:00 - 21:30
  12. Hospice Hero Abseil

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    Community

    Crawley

    Be a hospice hero in 2019 and abseil for St Catherine's Hospice on Friday 5 or Saturday 6 April! ✊ They're looking for fearless fundraisers to go over the edge and raise essential funds to help them to care for more local people facing death and...

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    5 Apr 2019to6 Apr 2019
  13. Horrible Science at Wakehurst

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    Childrens Events

    Ardingly

    Come and experience Horrible Science at Wakehurst this Easter Holiday, based on the best-selling Horrible Science books by Nick Arnold.
    There's a lot more to plants than meets the eye - join us for an exciting line-up of activities to explore the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 04:00
  14. Easter Giant Duck Trail

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Find the cheeky yellow ducks visiting their real life cousins around the wetlands during the Easter holidays! Poo-ology workshops, pond dipping, boat safaris and kids crafts all included in your admission price.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 09:30 - 17:30
  15. Combat at the Castle

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    The opening event of an action-packed season, Combat at the Castle will transport visitors back to 1102, just prior to the first siege of Arundel Castle.

    For the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to meet the garrison of the then Earl...

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    6 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    7 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  16. Bodiam Castle Easter Egg Hunt

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    Childrens Events

    Near Robertsbridge

    Follow the Nature Trail to discover the creatures that live at Bodiam and win a delicious chocolate prize

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    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  17. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Bodiam Castle

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    Childrens Events

    Bodiam

    Get out and about this Easter holiday and enjoy a Cadbury Easter egg hunt. Our nature inspired hunt will have you searching for clues to solve the puzzle and claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.

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    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  18. Bertram Bunny's Easter Adventure 2019

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    Childrens Events

    Haywards Heath

    Hop along to Borde Hill Garden for Bertram Bunny's Easter Adventure. Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on the daily Easter trail. Hetty the Hen has surprisingly laid ten golden eggs, which Bertram Bunny has hidden from Felix the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Easter Adventure Quest at Battle Abbey

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    Childrens Events

    Battle

    Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail around the Abbey Grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to...

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    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  20. A Hopping Easter Adventure

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    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Egg-perience 'A Hopping Easter Adventure' at Fishers Farm this Easter holidays! Meet the Easter bunny and Blossom the Spring Queen in the egg-citing, family favourite, 'Easter Egg Hunt' (Easter Weekend Only). Follow the clues all around the Farm to...

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    From:
    6 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

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