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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. Bakk Lamp Fall at The Verdict, Brighton

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    Music

    Brighton

    Bakk Lamp Fall return to The Verdict for a night of contemporary African fusion music strongly rooted in the Baye Fall tradition. The line-up of the band comprises outstanding West-African percussion accompanied by an ensemble of eminent UK...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2019Open 19:00 - 23:00
  2. Shoreham Postcard and Collectibles Fair

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    Type:

    Antiques

    Shoreham by Sea

    Postcard, ephemera, cigarette cards and film collectibles.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    29 June 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    26 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    14 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  3. Shakespeare & Love

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    Type:

    Performing Arts

    Rye

    Shakespeare performance company Bowler Crab will be returning to the 600 year old Mermaid Inn in Rye to present their debut performance of a new and exciting pocket production "Shakespeare & Love", a showcase with performances of Bowler Crab's...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2019Open 13:30 - 16:30
  4. Easter Sunday Jazz Lunch

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    Type:

    Music

    Brighton

    Easter Sunday Jazz Lunch - Join our infamous Sunday Carvery Jazz Lunch in a wonderful seafront setting in the bustling hub of central Brighton. Children will be entertained with our Easter Egg Hunt and given an Easter Egg on departure.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2019Open 13:00 - 16:00
  5. Tulip Festival at Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Type:

    Gardens

    Near Wadhurst

    Pashley Manor's spectacular Tulip Festival sees the garden carpeted with over 35, 000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for visitors to enjoy.

    Visitors can wander from elegant displays of white lily flowered tulips planted around an old brick...

    Venue

    Pashley Manor Gardens, Rother

    Dates

    From:
    22 Apr 2019to7 May 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Bolney Pram Race

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    Type:

    Free Event

    haywards heath

    whacky, crazy fancy dress pram race, fantastic fun for all the family!
    in aid of two local charities kangaroo disability clubs and serve sussex blood runners ..

    Dates

    From:
    22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 23:00
  7. Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    It's time to be a hero! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park! The heroic trio will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. Mystery and adventure is waiting, make sure you don't...

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    From:
    22 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  8. Evening Bat Walk

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Explore the reserve with WWT guide for sights and sounds of pips, Daubenton's, noctule and serotine bats. Over 16 years only.
    £12 per person

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2019Open 19:00 - 21:00
  9. Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner – Book Now

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    Type:

    Gardens

    Haywards Heath

    Enjoy a fascinating talk given by former RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist Jim Gardiner.

    Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS, Jim's illustrated talk will identify a wide selection of shrubs that can be used...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 13:30
  10. Shadowlands

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    Hugh Bonneville plays Narnia writer C.S. Lewis in the much-loved, multi award-winning play about his life-changing relationship with New York poet Joy Gresham.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2019to25 May 2019
  11. Wind Farm & Wildlife Cruise

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    Tour

    Brighton

    Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our 2 hour wildlife watching boat trip to the new Rampion Wind Farm!

    The 116 turbines are more than 8 miles offshore from Brighton and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Our boat will enter the windfarm...

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    27 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    25 May 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    22 June 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    27 July 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    24 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    28 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
  12. Batty about Bats

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Join us for a fun, family friendly bat walk experience. Play the Bat - Moth game, visit bat hotspots around the reserve watch the bats feeding over the lagoon.
    5:30-7:30pm
    £10pp

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2019Open 17:30 - 19:30
  13. Begin Wood Carving Workshop

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    Special Events

    Arundel

    Learn to carve a beautiful bird in this popular workshop. Tools, paint and a roughed out wood block are provided.
    10am-4pm
    £48 pp includes admission

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  14. The Jukebox & Retro Fair

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Brighton

    The only UK fair of it's kind and the leading UK fair for sales of jukeboxes, pinball, coin op, gas pumps, neons, records, vintage clothing, retro homewares and more.
    Live music both days, jive dancing. Classic cars/bikes on display. A great day...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2019to28 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. The Jukebox & Retro Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Special Events

    Brighton

    Join us for our 15th Anniversary at Brighton Racecourse.

    If you love the rock n roll era you will love this fair.

    The leading UK fair for jukeboxes, pinballs and coin op.

    100+ stalls selling everything retro/vintage.

    Records,...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    28 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  16. Spring Plant Fair

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Calling all avid gardeners! Spring has sprung at Arundel Castle with an unmissable date to add to your diary. On 28 April, within the breath-taking grounds, more than 20 specialist nurseries will gather for the Castle's Spring Plant Fair....

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2019
  17. Bognor Old Town Artisan Markets

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    Type:

    Markets

    Bognor Regis

    The first market took place on 12th September 2015. It bought together local Artisan's offering crafts, jewellery, food products, clothing and music was available to entertain visitors. Up until 2016 the market was held three times a year. In 2017...

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    28 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    20 July 2019Open 10:10 - 16:00
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    14 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
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    23 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Pencils, Paint, Process & Performance

    Pencils, Paint, Process & Performance

    Type

    Type:

    Talks

    Chichester

    Set and Costume Designer Ryan Dawson Laight discusses 'Pencils, Paint, Process & Performance' at The Novium Museum. Adult ticket is £6 per person.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2019Open 18:30 - 19:00
  19. The Big Bolney Quiz Night

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    Type:

    Special Events

    Haywards Heath

    Join us at the Bolney Wine Bar for a fun but challenging quiz night. Test your knowledge with topical rounds such as 'music' and 'true or false'. We have also added some wild card rounds like, 'guess that face' and 'it's all about wine'.

    Lamb or...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2019Open 19:00 - 22:30
  20. Flook - "Iconic, Groundbreaking, Progressive Folk".

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Shoreham

    "Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music" Time Out
    On 12 April 2019, due to overwhelming popular demand, the legendary folk band Flook are finally to release a new album. Coming after a gap of fourteen years, 'Ancora' will be...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2019Open 20:00 - 22:50

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