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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, one of the best small zoos in Europe and a 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. Wiston Estate Food & Wine Pairing Tour

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    Tour

    Washington

    On arrival at our Food & Wine Pairing Tour you will be greeted with a glass of our Wiston Brut NV to enjoy as we take an informative walk through the vineyard. We will then return to our Wine Barn overlooking the vines for a tutored tasting of 5 of…

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    From:
    9 Oct 2020Open 18:30 - 21:00
  2. The Battle of Hastings

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    Special Events

    Battle

    Get up close to one of the most important battles in English history, as armies clash in the famous Battle of Hastings re-enactment. Taking place on the very spot where King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066, our re-enactment is an epic…

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    From:
    10 Oct 2020to11 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  3. Spider Saturday

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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. The aim of the day is to try and change the public perception of these much maligned creatures, as well as…

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    From:
    10 Oct 2020Open 11:00 - 16:00
  4. Vintage Fair

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    Markets

    Rake Village Hall, Brewells Lane, Rake, Liss

    Vintage Fair at Rake Village Hall, just behind the flying Bull Pub on the old A3, Refreshments are available and parking is free. £1 entry children free

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    From:
    11 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    15 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Dry Cleaning, live at Concorde 2 - Brighton

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    Music

    Brighton

    Dry Cleaning return to the South Coast and play Brighton's seafront venue for their biggest show to date!

    So much love for this band - following two sell-out shows on their previous visits, the London-based alternative outfit have deservedly caused…

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    From:
    14 Oct 2020Open 19:30 - 22:30
  6. Wiston Estate Harvest Wine Dinner

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    Tour

    Washington

    Join us on Saturday 17th October to celebrate this year's harvest with our Harvest 2020 Wine Dinner, prepared by Michael Notman-Watt of The Syndicate Kitchen.

    The evening will begin with an informative walk through our vineyard. As the sun then…

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    From:
    17 Oct 2020Open 18:30 - 21:30
  7. Shoreham Postcard and Collectibles Fair

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    Antiques

    Shoreham

    20+ dealers. A lovely fair with Postcards, cigarette cards, small collectables, ephemera, photographs and movie memorabilia. Parking behind venue. 5 minutes from Shoreham train station in pretty Shoreham by Sea. Cafe on site.
    10am-3.30pm
    Admission…

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    24 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    19 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 15:30
  8. Halloween Shriek Week

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Come and join the frightful fun as Druillas launches another family friendly Halloween! Get ready to come face-to-face with g-g-ghosts, ghouls, witches and more at their fang-tastic Shriek Week! Keep your eyes peeled for the mummy lurking in Mungo's…

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    From:
    24 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020
  9. Preparing for Siege

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    Heritage & History

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel

    How did Norman knights prepare to face the ultimate test – a castle siege? Find out this October as a garrison of knights and men-at-arms train to defend Arundel Castle against the fast-approaching fearsome army of King Stephen.
    Visitors will have…

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    From:
    28 Oct 2020to29 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  10. The English Elvis Experience 2020

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    Music

    East Grinstead

    A 3 day Elvis Presley festival with 9 award winning Elvis tribute artists. With tributes to Neil Diamond, Shakin Stevens, Dean Martin, the Rat Pack, and an incredible Rock and Roll show.
    Drinks and canapes reception on Friday night, a 3 course…

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    From:
    30 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 18:00 - 18:00
  11. Music festival

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    Music

    East Grinstead

    3 day Elvis Presley event. 9 international award winning Elvis tribute artists. Tributes to Neil Diamond, Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Shakin Stevens and Rock n roll show.
    Drink and canapes reception on Friday evening, 3 course sit silver service meal on…

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    From:
    30 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 18:00 - 18:00
  12. Michelham Priory

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    Participatory Event

    Hailsham

    Hallowe’en

    Traditional entertainment with our Punch & Judy show, drama sessions, story telling, crafts and Hallowe’en fun.

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    From:
    31 Oct 2020
  13. Christmas Gift Shopping at Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Gardens

    Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst

    Pashley's Shop will be open for 11 days in winter for Christmas shopping.
    As usual the shop will be packed with a wide selection of high quality gifts and cards, as well as special Christmas stock for the festive season.

    If you are looking for…

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    From:
    19 Nov 2020to29 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Brighton & Hove Christmas Book Fayre

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    Literature

    Brighton

    Welcome to our 6th EVENT!

    Get that perfect Christmas Gift!

    Come and meet local authors and browse the huge selection of books on offer, from children's books to self-help, crime to horror, cookery to romance.

    If you have questions about self…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2020Open 10:30 - 16:30
  15. Christmas at Drusillas

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    Christmas

    Alfriston

    Experience the winter magic first-hand at Drusillas Park this year! We've hung up our stockings by our chimney with care, in the knowledge that Saint Nick soon will be there! Bring your little monkeys to visit Santa Claus in his cosy Christmas…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2020to23 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. From The Jam & The Selecter

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    Music

    Brighton

    The Jam are one of the most iconic bands in British history. Continuing to keep the legacy of this illustrious band alive is legendary former member Bruce Foxton as From The Jam. Since forming in 2007, From The Jam have been an unstoppable force,…

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    From:
    8 Dec 2020Open 19:00 - 23:00
  17. Pinocchio

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new version of this classic tale about the wooden boy whose nose gets longer with every lie he tells. Ages 7+.

    Geppetto the boatmaker tosses aside a piece of wood; it's only good for the fire. To…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2020to31 Dec 2020

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