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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. The Butterfly Lion

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Chichester

    A new stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's magical adventure following Bertie and his beloved white lion from Africa to England and beyond. For ages 7+.

    Dates

    From:
    11 Nov 2019to15 Nov 2019
  2. Gin and Jazz at Bolney Wine Estate

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    A real treat for lovers of Gin and Jazz. Start your weekend with a Gin and Tonic in hand, taking in the breathtaking views of our vineyard and enjoying live music from a very talented Jazz Trio (featuring Josephine Warren). Our Cafe will also be…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Nov 2019Open 18:00 - 22:30
  3. A Christmas Affair

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    Type:

    Free Event

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Come and appreciate the beauty of Christmas at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens with SHOPFEST & The Handmade Affair.

    We champion handmade and small independent businesses, and each of our exhibitors is hand-picked to showcase their inspirational…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Craft Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Markets

    Worthing

    Craft fair
    11am to 3pm
    Free entry
    free parking
    Lots of home decor ideas..jewellery...
    cards..sewn items..
    Knitted goods...wood makes and lots more
    If you would like to have a table please email for more info

    Wheelchair buggy friendly

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00
    From:
    1 Dec 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00
  5. Rake Vintage Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Markets

    Church Street, Rake, Liss

    Vintage Fair at Rake Village Hall. Full of all things vintagy. Plenty of Parking, Fabulous refreshments. just behind the flying Bull Pub on the B2070 (Old A3) between Petersfield & Liphook. Plenty of parking. £1 entry, children free.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Glow Wild 2019

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Ardingly

    Let the magic begin...
    Now in its sixth year, the enchanting lantern trail is full of surprises.
    Trees, ponds and landscapes will be brought to life with hundreds of glowing lanterns, torches of fire and projections.
    Glimpse the tallest living…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 16:30 - 20:00
  7. Christmas at Drusillas Park

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Alfriston

    Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto at Drusillas Park. No festivities would be complete without the star attraction, and visitors to Drusillas will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Children can visit…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to23 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  8. Winter Fair at Ardingly

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Ardingly

    Shopping delights and festive fun at the Winter Fair

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019Various Opening Times
  9. Hastings Herring Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    Third Herring Fair takes place on the Stade and aims to promote this much under valued fish

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019
  10. Hastings Herring Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    Celebrating the Silver Darlings of the sea, Hastings Herring Fair will combine food stalls and cookery demonstrations with live music, and local beers, wines and ciders – all inside a marquee on the Stade (adjacent to the fishing beach and the…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019
  11. Christmas Fayre at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Type:

    Christmas

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    It's the most wonderful time of the year – and it starts with the annual Bolney Christmas Fayre! From unique homeware to local produce, you're guaranteed to find something special. So come on down and tick off your Christmas list, whilst feeling…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  12. Christmas At Drusillas

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Alfriston

    Meet Father Christmas in his Christmas Cottage!

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019to23 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. 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…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Battle Christmas Lights Switch On

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Battle

    Santa comes to town on his sleigh and at 5pm the Christmas lights are switched on.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2019
  15. BRIGHTON ART FAIR IN LEWES

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Lewes

    Brighton Art Fair comes to Lewes for 2019. Over 50 painters, printmakers, sculptors, textile and mixed media artists and illustrators will display their work which is available to buy.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
    From:
    1 Dec 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    1 Dec 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  16. Sleeping Beauty

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Peacehaven


    The Players' traditional family panto is full of song, dance and lots of laughs.
    The King and Queen of Inajiffy are shocked when evil witch Wasere places a curse on their daughter Katrina. On her eighteenth birthday the Princess will prick her…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2019Open 14:00 - 16:30
    From:
    30 Nov 2019Open 18:00 - 20:30
    From:
    6 Dec 2019Open 19:00 - 21:30
    From:
    7 Dec 2019Open 14:00 - 16:30
    From:
    7 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 20:30
  17. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

    Type

    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Winter is the best time to see the variety of waders and wildfowl around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2019to28 Feb 2020
  18. Shared Party Nights

    Type

    Type:

    Other

    Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath,, West Sessex

    Book Your Shared Party Night Now
    Enjoy a festive celebration at Mannings Heath, when you book your shared party night.

    What's Included On Shared Party Nights?
    Delicious locally-sourced, 3-course meal with a bottle of our famous Benguela Cove wine…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Dec 2019Open 19:00 - 22:00
    From:
    14 Dec 2019Open 19:00 - 22:00
    From:
    19 Dec 2019Open 19:00 - 22:00
  19. Bolney Wine Estate Festive Wine Bars

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas

    Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney

    Get into the festive spirit with live music every Friday night this December. Escape the crowds and enjoy food and drink in a relaxed setting with friends and family.

    Entertainment

    Bolney Voices on 6th December
    Tobias Ratcliffe (Singer) on 13th…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 22:30
    From:
    13 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 22:30
    From:
    20 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 22:30
    From:
    27 Dec 2019Open 18:00 - 22:30
  20. Horam Christmas Extravaganza

    Type

    Type:

    Community

    Horam

    Day of entertainment.
    FREE ENTRY

    - Stall Holders
    - Entertainment
    - Food
    - Beauty Treatments
    - Competitions
    - Santa


    If you wish to have a stall please do get in contact by emailing us for booking form. Stalls are £25

    slfeventsandgifts@gmail…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019Open 12:00 - 16:00

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