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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. Shrubs for Seasonality: Talk & Tour with Jim Gardiner – Book Now

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    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...

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    From:
    25 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 13:30
  2. 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
  3. The Jukebox & Retro Fair

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    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,...

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    27 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    28 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Jack in the Green Festival

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    Festival

    HASTINGS

    Jack in the Green Festival

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    6 May 2019
  5. Elderflower Fields 2019

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    Festival

    Nutley, Uckfield

    'Adventure families wanted - release your wild side!'
    Elderflower Fields invites you to escape to an enchanting Sussex wilderness and explore your wild side each May. A weekend of discovery, activity and family adventure in an idyllic countryside,...

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    From:
    24 May 2019
  6. Princess and Pirates

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    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    Ahoy me hearties! We be 'avin a load of Pirates and Princesses descend on Fishers this May Half Term! Have you got what it takes to follow the scurvy Pirate Trail finding all of Pirate Pete's lost items? Follow the X around the Farm and get ye' very...

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    25 May 2019to2 June 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. The Floral Fringe Fair

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    Special Events

    Nr Storrington

    Quirky and eclectic fair held in the 36 acre chalk pit of Amberley Industrial Museum. Features talented artists and makers, street food stalls, a vintage tearoom, a running steam train, specialist plant nurseries, classic cars, vintage stalls and...

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    From:
    1 June 2019to2 June 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  8. Burpham Village fete

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    Free Event

    Burpham

    A wonderful village fete with rides and actitivies, cream teas, stalls and attractions, in a lovely setting overlooking Arundel castle. Entry is free.

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    1 June 2019Open 13:00 - 16:30
  9. The Perfect Wedding

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    Theatre

    Peacehaven

    Ashleigh is marrying Zach and she wants everything to be perfect, but the odds seem to be stacked against her. Will Ashleigh's dreams come true? You are invited to find out when you join the wedding guests at the reception for an evening of...

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    6 June 2019Open 19:30 - 22:00
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    7 June 2019Open 19:30 - 22:00
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    8 June 2019Open 19:30 - 22:00
  10. Hastings Midsummer Fish Fest

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    Festival

    Hastings

    Enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from local restaurants along with a range of the best produce the area has to offer. Locally made wine will also be available, as well as a beer festival, and the fishermen will be showcasing their...

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    22 June 2019to23 June 2019
  11. Preston Manor Ghost Hunt

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    Tour

    Brighton

    Apparitions, strange voices, poltergeist activity....when it comes to paranormal activity, Preston Manor has it all!

    Preston Manor was originally constructed in 1738 by Thomas Western. Westerns ghost is one of the manors resident spooks.

    Since it...

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    22 June 2019to23 June 2019Open 20:30 - 02:00
  12. Summer of Fun

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    Childrens Events

    Wisborough Green

    We've got lots of family fun in store for you at Fishers this Summer holidays. Hop aboard the Tractor and Trailer ride around the fields of Fishers, see some cows, sheep, goats and more on this family adventure. Experience the thrill of your life in...

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    13 July 2019to2 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. The Running Festival at Goodwood

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    Sporting Events

    Chichester

    The Running Festival at Goodwood #RunFestGoodwood returns on Sunday 14th July 2019. After the huge success of the inaugural event in 2018, runners from near and far are looking forward to gathering at this iconic venue for a thrilling day of running...

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    14 July 2019Open 08:00 - 15:30
  14. Open Air Opera: La Traviata

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    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Britain's leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present La Traviata by Verdi, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

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    From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart...

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    26 July 2019Open 18:30 - 22:00
  15. Chilled in a Field Festival 2019

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    Festival

    Ringmer, Lewes

    Chilled in a Field Festival is a feel good modern family-friendly festival. Having kids doesn't mean you have to miss out on amazing live music and DJs until late into the night and your child-free friends will love it too.
    Grown from the '90's...

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    26 July 2019to28 July 2019
  16. Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville

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    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...

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    27 July 2019Open 18:30 - 22:00
  17. Open-air Service at St Roche Hill

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    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.

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    1 Aug 2019to16 Aug 2019
  18. Children's Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny

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    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...

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

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    Carnival

    Hastings

    Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2016

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    From:
    3 Aug 2019to11 Aug 2019
  20. Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

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    Show / Display

    Eastbourne

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

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    From:
    17 Aug 2019to20 Aug 2019

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