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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. Annual Tulip Festival

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Every year at Arundel Castle spring is welcomed in by the Annual Tulip Festival when tens of thousands of the flowers burst into bloom throughout the beautiful and extensive walled Gardens.

    Last year's display was the largest to date, featuring...

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    From:
    11 Apr 2019to5 May 2019
  2. Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Looking for something to do with the kids over the Easter Holidays? Why not try something a bit different and come down to Fontwell Park Racecourse for a day full of fun. The kids will be spoilt for choice with a selection of free entertainment and...

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    12 Apr 2019Open 12:00 - 17:30
  3. Hundred Watt Club - An Evening of Burlesque & Vaudeville

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    Theatre

    Hastings

    Join Hundred Watt Club at St Mary in The Castle for a vintage inspired, champagne popping evening of burlesque. Let your hair down and enjoy a good old fashioned glittering line-up of showgirls, circus, cabaret and comedy, all wrapped up with a...

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    12 Apr 2019Open 20:00 - 22:20
  4. Paper Daisy Events Easter Boutique Makers Market

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    Free Event

    Shoreham by Sea

    Fantastic collection of up to 50 talented and highly unique makers, artists, designers & local traders, all bought together from across Sussex for a special Easter Event in the heart of Shoreham.

    Family friendly event with live entertainment, face...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  5. Sunset Wildlife Cruise

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    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.

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    13 Apr 2019Open 19:15 - 20:15
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    20 Apr 2019Open 19:30 - 20:30
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    11 May 2019Open 20:00 - 21:00
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    18 May 2019Open 20:15 - 21:15
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    8 June 2019Open 20:45 - 21:45
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    15 June 2019Open 20:45 - 21:45
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    13 July 2019Open 20:30 - 21:30
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    17 Aug 2019Open 19:45 - 20:45
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    14 Sept 2019Open 18:45 - 19:45
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    21 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  6. The Wind In the Willows

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    Performing Arts

    Bexhill On Sea

    East Sussex School of Performing Arts is back with their brand new production Wind In The Willows.

    This musical stage adaptation has been created by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the team who brought us Honk! and Peter Pan – two of our favourite...

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    13 Apr 2019Open 13:00 -
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    14 Apr 2019Open 13:00 -
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    14 Apr 2019Open 18:00 -
  7. Sunset Wildlife Cruise

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    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...

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    13 Apr 2019Open 19:20 - 20:20
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    20 Apr 2019Open 19:30 - 20:30
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    11 May 2019Open 20:00 - 21:00
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    18 May 2019Open 20:10 - 21:10
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    8 June 2019Open 20:40 - 21:40
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    15 June 2019Open 20:40 - 21:40
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    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
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    21 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  8. Vintage Fair at Rogate Village Hall

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    Markets

    Church Street, Rogate / Petersfield

    Vintage Fair at Rogate Village hall, just off the A272 between Petersfield and Midhurst. Full of all things vintage, some antiques, and a bit of retro. Refreshments include tea coffee cake & bacon baps! Up to 20 dealers with a huge variety of items.

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    14 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    8 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  9. Record Fair

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    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:
    14 Apr 2019
  10. Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage - "Hidden Things"

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    Music

    Shoreham

    'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together' FRoots

    Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that look & sound...

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    18 Apr 2019Open 19:30 - 22:40
  11. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lamb House

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    Heritage & History

    Rye

    Take part in the Easter fun this spring with our Cadbury Easter egg hunts. Become a plant hunter to identify the plants in our garden to earn a chocolatey prize.

    Image credit: National Trust

    Dates

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    19 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 16:30
  12. Kidz Silent Disco

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    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    Celebrate the start of the Easter Weekend by bringing your little groovers along for a Silent Disco in the BA i360 event space, overlooking the iconic West Pier – no flight included.
    Open to children aged 4 to 15. Plus, two accompanying adults go...

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    19 Apr 2019Open 17:30 - 19:00
  13. Silent Disco in the Sky

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    Dance / Dancing

    Brighton

    Start your Easter Weekend dancing among the stars.

    Four DJs will be on the pod bringing you the best of Indie & Rock, Dance & R&B and Pop & Disco Classics on these exclusive Silent Disco flights. So grab your headsets, mix and match your own...

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    19 Apr 2019to20 Apr 2019Open 19:30 - 00:00
  14. Silent Disco in the Sky

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    Music

    Brighton


    Wyld Events in association with HUSH Silent Disco Company and the British Airways i360 are proud to present the Silent Disco in the Sky!

    Join us for some sky scraping dance floor mayhem at our most exciting Silent Disco extravaganza to date,...

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    19 Apr 2019to20 Apr 2019Open 19:30 - 00:00
  15. Annual Battle Marbles Match & Easter Bonnet Parade

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    Competition / Game

    Battle

    Join us for the traditional Battle marble competition.

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    From:
    19 Apr 2019
  16. Easter at Bolney

    Easter at Bolney

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    Tour

    Haywards Heath

    Come to Bolney Wine Estate this Easter where there is something for everyone!

    Our tours are available on all four days.

    Children are invited to experience our vineyard trail which takes you on a route around the vineyard. Complete our activity...

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    19 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 09:00 - 17:00
  17. Easter Lunch

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    Food

    Southborough, Lamberhurst

    Celebrate your four-day bank holiday weekend at Bewl Water this Easter! From Good Friday to Easter Monday we have a great selection of offers, for you and your whole family to enjoy.
    Good Friday -You can enjoy a delicious Fish & Chip lunch in our...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019
  18. This Is My Family

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    James Nesbitt, Sheila Hancock and Clare Burt in Tim Firth's hilarious musical comedy, celebrating the lifelong adventure that is family love.

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    From:
    20 Apr 2019to15 June 2019
  19. A Call to Arms! Knights and Crusaders

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Easter Weekend 2019 will be one to remember with A Call to Arms! Kings and Crusaders. Visitors will see the Castle become the scene of preparation for Richard The Lionheart, King of England, to embark on the Third Crusade.

    Explore the Castle as it...

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    20 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  20. Brighton Toy and Model Museum Running Day April 2019

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    Special Events

    Brighton

    The next Running Day arriving at Brighton Toy and Model Museum will be the April 20th Event calling at Bing, Bassett Lowke, Hornby and Marklin.
    No need to book in advance, just come along, purchase your ticket in the foyer and enjoy the unimpeded...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 17:00

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