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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. Spring bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Spring brings even more variety of waders and wildfowl, along with new plants and flowers coming to life around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2019to30 Apr 2019
  2. Hastings Fat Tuesday: Fat Friday Launch Party

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    Festival

    Hastings

    Fat Friday Launch Party with Special Guests

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019
  3. Battle of the Chefs - Celebrating International Women's Day

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    Food

    Haywards Heath

    In 2018 we focused our Battle of the Chefs event on three very acclaimed male chef's. However this year in celebration of international women's day we have planned our menu around three celebrated female chefs.

    Who's menu choices will win you over?...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019Open 18:30 - 22:30
  4. Hastings Fat Tuesday

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    Free Event

    Hastings

    In New Orleans and Rio they call it Mardi Gras, in Venice it’s known as Carnivale and Hastings has “Fat Tuesday” (English for Mardi Gras).

    Traditionally occurring on Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Ash Wednesday, “Fat Tuesday” is a...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019to5 Mar 2019
  5. Hastings Fat Tuesday: Unplugged Saturday, Sonics, Le Grand Mardi Gras Bal

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    Festival

    Hastings

    An afternoon of acoustic music where 40 acts play 15-minute sets at participating venues, expect everything from acoustic rock to Irish folk, a-capella, blues, brass, shanties, and world music.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2019
  6. Hastings Fat Tuesday: Umbrella Parade, Under the Radar, Preservation Sunday, Sonics

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    Festival

    Hastings

    An explosion of colour, music and fun for all the family, The Umbrella Parade is a firm Hastings Fat Tuesday favourite, and all you need to take part is a decorated umbrella.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Mar 2019
  7. Brighton Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair

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    Type:

    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...

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    3 Mar 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
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    5 May 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
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    25 Aug 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
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    20 Oct 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
  8. Hastings Fat Tuesday: Slim Monday

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    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    Slim Monday

    For the 10th year running, a “King Size Slim” special and QUANTICKS QUIZ.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2019
  9. Hastings Fat Tuesday: The Fat Tuesday Tour

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    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    The main event: a night of fancy dress, fabulous feathers, beads, masks and music! Twelve venues host ‘The Fat Tuesday Tour’ where 24 bands play 20 minute sets in 3 venues.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Mar 2019
  10. Miranda Sykes 'Behind the Wall' Tour comes to Clair Hall Haywards Heath

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    Music

    Haywards Heath

    Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Mar 2019Open 20:00 - 22:00
  11. George Michael Tribute Night 2019

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    Type:

    Music

    Walberton, Arundel

    This year we're adding a whole new meaning to group fun with our Tribute Nights.
    Grab your colleagues, family or friends; and eat, drink & sing-a-long at our events.


    £39.00 per person (dinner & event only)
    £179.00 per room, per night including...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2019
  12. Spring: Discover Birds Weekend

    Spring: Discover Birds Weekend

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Spring birds are the theme of walks and talks with our own WWT experts. Some activities require you to sign up on the day.
    10am-4 pm
    Included with admission.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    17 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  13. Brighton Old Police Cells Ghost Hunt

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    Tour

    Brighton

    Are you brave enough to take on Brighton Police Cells Ghost Hunt?

    Supernatural Tours and Events presents this special event.

    Will you encounter the spirit of Henry Solomans who was murdered in the cells in 1844? Henry's ghost has been seen...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2019to17 Mar 2019Open 20:30 - 02:00
  14. The Bolney Wine Estate Spring Fayre

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    Community

    Haywards Heath

    Bolney Wine Estate will be hosting its first spring fayre on 17th March 2019.

    We will have an array of stalls selling local crafts and produce.
    Our Eighteen Acre cafe and restaurant will be open on the day selling lots of charming treats and...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  15. Crawley Spring Foraging Courses

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    Type:

    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...

    Dates

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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
  16. Mother's Day at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Type:

    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...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2019Open 09:00 - 17:00
  17. Hospice Hero Abseil

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    Type:

    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...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2019to6 Apr 2019
  18. A Hopping Easter Adventure

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    Type:

    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...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Hundred Watt Club - An Evening of Burlesque & Vaudeville

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    Type:

    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...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Apr 2019Open 20:00 - 22:20
  20. Sunset Wildlife Cruise

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    Type:

    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

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