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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.

Staying overnight?

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. Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville

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    Type:

    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Britain's leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

    Description
    Written in three weeks, Rossini's…

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2019Open 18:30 - 22:00
  2. History Days

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    History Days will be an opportunity for children of all ages to meet historical characters including a Norman knight, pirate and Palaeolithic man.

    Activities such as have-a-go archery, mini catapults and a craft tent will spread across the upper…

    Dates

    From:
    30 July 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    6 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Joking Apart

    Joking Apart

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Brighton

    Alan Ayckbourn's sparkling comedy! Over the years they invite their friends, neighbours and business partners to Bonfire Night, Midsummer, Boxing Day and eventually their daughter's 18th birthday party. 31st of July to the 4th of August. Tickets:…

    Dates

    From:
    31 July 2019to4 Aug 2019Open 19:00 - 21:30
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

    The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Brighton

    Follow Little Red as she takes on a Wolf, an Evil Fairy Queen and discovers her own destiny. Featuring a Sheep who won't follow the Flock, a warrior Grandma trying to take stock and songs that will make you rock! From the award winning team of…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2019to4 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 12:30
  5. 8 Hotels

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    A gripping new play by Nicholas Wright based on true events involving Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen and José Ferrer as they toured America in Othello in 1944.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2019to24 Aug 2019
  6. Open-air Service at St Roche Hill

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Chichester

    This year's open-air ecumenical service takes place on St Roche's Hill, better known as the Trundle, on St Roche's Day being the 16th August.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2019to16 Aug 2019
  7. Kids Pride Silent Disco

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    Type:

    Festival

    Brighton

    Looking to celebrate Pride as a family? Get down with the kids at this family-friendly Kids Silent Disco at BA i360!

    Celebrate the start of 2019 Brighton Pride with your children on the British Airways i360 boarding deck!
    Bring your tiny dancers…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Aug 2019Open 17:00 - 19:00
  8. Pride Silent Disco

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    Special Events

    Brighton

    Kick off 2019 Brighton Pride in style with our open-air Kylie-themed silent disco on Friday, 2nd August. Two DJs will be going head to head on the British Airways i360 boarding deck. Grab your headsets, choose between two channels – Kylie classics…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Aug 2019Open 19:30 - 23:00
  9. Live Jazz Singer

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    Type:

    Music

    Foxhole Lane, Haywards Heath

    Summer is officially here! Come to our wine bar and enjoy a glass of Bolney wine on our balcony, overlooking the vineyard, whilst enjoying the sweet sound of Josephine Warren singing as part of a jazz trio.

    Our kitchen will be offering a range of…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Aug 2019Open 18:30 - 22:30
  10. Children's Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Haywards Heath

    David Walliams' most popular book, Gangsta Granny, is coming to Borde Hill Garden with an open air theatre production adapted by David Kerby-Kendall and staged by Heartbreak Productions.

    Description: It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Aug 2019Open 17:00 - 19:30
  11. Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2019

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    Type:

    Carnival

    Hastings

    Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2016

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019to11 Aug 2019
  12. Camber comic con

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    Special Events

    Camber sands

    Cambers First ever Comic Con . In aid of the uksepsis trust.

    Meet and greet guests from tv / film .
    Costume group vaders raiders
    Toy fair
    Trade stalls and so much more

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  13. The Loxwood Joust

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Billingshurst

    The Loxwood Joust heralds a family day out like no other, with mediaeval revelry, mayhem and action packed battles taking place on the 3rd, 4th,10th and 11th August.

    Booming cannon fire joins the clash of steel on steel as mighty knights' fight…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019to4 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    10 Aug 2019to11 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 06:00
  14. Brighton Pride 2019

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    Type:

    Festival

    Brighton

    A dazzling display of inclusivity, and just about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on, the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival in Preston Park is the beating heart of every year’s event.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019
  15. Bonfire Societies Firework Championships

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    Type:

    Fireworks

    Steyning

    Four fantastic firework shows at Wiston Park!

    The Bonfire Societies Firework Championships is an exciting event for lovers of fireworks. Three Bonfire Societies will battle it out to be crowned the 2019 Bonfire Societies Firework Champions. While…

    Dates

    From:
    10 Aug 2019Open 16:00 - 22:30
  16. Shakespeare in the Collector Earl's Garden: The Tempest

    Shakespeare in the Collector Earl's Garden: The Tempest

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    As part of Arundel Festival 2019, the award-winning theatre group Illyria returns to the Collector Earl's Garden for two al-fresco performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest on 16-17 August.

    Set within Arundel Castle's critically-acclaimed gardens,…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Aug 2019Open 17:30 - 22:00
    From:
    17 Aug 2019Open 17:30 - 22:00
  17. Family History Weekend

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Family History Weekend will be an opportunity for children of all ages to meet historical characters including a Norman knight, a pirate and a Palaeolithic man.

    Activities such as have-a-go archery*, mini catapults and a craft tent will spread…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to18 Aug 2019
  18. Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Eastbourne

    The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

    Dates

    From:
    17 Aug 2019to20 Aug 2019
  19. Jazz Gin & Blues

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Loxwood

    This August, a new boutique festival comes to West Sussex. 'Jazz, Gin and Blues' will take place in the tranquil glade at Loxwood Meadow, site of the popular medieval jousting festival, Loxwood Joust.

    From 12noon until 9pm, an intimate crowd of…

    Dates

    From:
    18 Aug 2019Open 12:00 - 21:00
  20. National Burger Day at Bolney Wine Estate

    Type

    Type:

    Food

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Make the most of Summer and join us to celebrate National Burger Day. Our Eighteen Acre café will be staying open late, serving a delicious array of burgers to tantalise your taste buds. Booking is required and table bookings are available between…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2019Open 13:00 - 21:00

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