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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. Woof & Wisdom Quiz Night

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    Other

    Shoreham-by-Sea

    Woof & Wisdom Quiz Night, hosted by & in aid of Dogs Trust Shoreham! Tickets include food (vegan option available!)

    Dates

    From:
    9 Oct 2019Open 07:00 - 09:30
  2. An evening with Harry Redknapp at Fontwell Park Racecouse

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    Special Events

    Fontwell, Arundel

    In his debut appearance live on stage at Fontwell, Harry will be giving a biographical talk, designed to be both insightful and inspiring with his usual comic delivery that the nation has grown to love. From his life in Football to his adventures in…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 22:30
  3. Giants of Steam

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    Heritage & History

    Bluebell Railwa, Uckfield

    The Bluebell Railway is pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 11th, 12th & 13th October.
    For this year's event, two very special locomotives will be visiting the Bluebell Railway:
    BR Britannia Class No.…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2019to13 Oct 2019
  4. Wiston Estate Food & Wine Tasting Tour

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    Tour

    London Road, Washington

    Awarded Winery of the Year 2018, the beautiful family-run Wiston Estate offers Food & Wine Tasting Tours by appointment from their vineyard nestled in the heart of the rolling South Downs in West Sussex.

    On arrival at our Food & Wine Tasting Tour…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2019Open 18:00 - 21:00
  5. Hastings Week

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    Festival

    Hastings

    A week long celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019to20 Oct 2019
  6. Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

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    Other

    Alfriston

    Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre at Drusillas Park. The aim of the day is to try and overcome visitors' phobias, as well as being fun and…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. Brightona 2019

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    Show / Display

    Brighton

    Brightona started from very humble beginnings at Brighton Marina in 2004, now it is one of the biggest charity motorcycle events in the south of England.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2019
  8. Sussex Landmarks Hike

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    Walking

    Haywards Heath

    Calling all walking enthusiasts and nature lovers! Join St Catherine's Hospice on Sunday 13 October for a challenging hike through the picturesque Sussex countryside.

    Starting at a new venue, the South of England Show at Ardingly, this hike will…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2019Open 08:30 -
  9. RISE 8K Undercliff Run for Women

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    Sporting Events

    Brighton

    Come and take part in the RISE 8K Undercliff Run for Women - our scenic run from Saltdean towards Brighton & back, alongside Sussex's iconic chalk cliffs!
    All donations and sponsorship will be used to help rebuild the lives of families affected by…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 15:00
  10. Wiston Estate Harvest 2019 Wine Dinner

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    Food

    London Road, Washington

    To celebrate our 2019 Harvest, we are delighted to be hosting a special Food and Sparkling Wine Pairing Dinner with Young Sussex Chef of the Year 2018, Michael Notman-Watt, on Friday 18th October in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

    The evening…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  11. 35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition

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    Exhibitions

    Uckfield

    A show for all the family featuring scale model railway layouts from all around the country and abroad! Full trade support, demonstrations and refreshments.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

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    Fireworks

    Hastings

    The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from The Stade, bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019
  13. Wiston Estate Harvest 2019 Wine Dinner

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    Type:

    Food

    London Road, Washington

    To celebrate our 2019 Harvest, we are delighted to be hosting a special Food and Sparkling Wine Pairing Dinner with Young Sussex Chef of the Year 2018, Michael Notman-Watt, on Saturday 19th October in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

    The…

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  14. Sprat & Winkle Run

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    Free Event

    Hastings

    The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks attracts around 70 different commercial vehicles.

    The event is named the Sprat & Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  15. Brighton Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair

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    Antiques

    Brighton

    175 fantastic indoor stalls bristling with all variety of amazing antiques, vintage and collectable items - at Brighton Racecourse. The fantastic Swing singer, Steve Conway, will be performing throughout the day!

    • Free parking
    • 10 minutes from…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
  16. 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.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    8 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  17. Halloween Afternoon Tea at Leonardslee House

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    Food

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Feast on seasonal favourites with a Halloween Afternoon Tea experience at Leonardslee House.
    Get together with friends and family and enjoy this spooktacular themed tea.

    The Halloween Afternoon Tea menu includes seasonal treats, such as pumpkin…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 13:00 - 16:00
  18. Willy Porter Plays Uckfield Civic Centre

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    Type:

    Music

    Uckfield

    American musician Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019Open 19:40 - 22:30
  19. Healthy Walks in Sussex by the Sea

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    Guided Walk

    Littlehampton

    A range of organised healthy, rural walks at different locations in 'Sussex by the Sea'

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019
  20. Tree and Wood

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    An immersive outdoor journey into sound and song for our love and fear of the forest.

    Produced by Jony Easterby in collaboration with Nathaniel Mann, Emily Williams, Matthew Olden, Pippa Taylor, Sam Robinson and Dim Productions.

    Set in the…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2019to2 Nov 2019Open 17:30 - 21:00

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