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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. 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
  2. The Big Bolney Quiz Night

    Type

    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
  3. 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
  4. New Vintages Tasting Weekend at Bolney Wine Estate

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    Type:

    Other

    Haywards Heath

    Our new still vintages will be released on 4th May!
    To celebrate what could be our best vintage yet, we're giving free tastings over the bank holiday weekend.
    Tastings will be available between 10am and 4pm on each day.

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019to6 May 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Macbeth @ Brighton Fringe

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    (Next to Preston Manor), Brighton

    "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

    We return in 2019 with our telling of Shakespeare's haunting tragedy, Macbeth. The play's original language combines with traditional Scottish Gaelic, choral song and live music in...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019to18 May 2019Open 19:30 - 21:00
  6. Chichester Open Studio Art Trail 2019 (and Regis!)

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Kinnersley, Barnham Road, Chichester

    The 2019 Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhibiting a wide range of work across 127 Venues in and around the City of Chichester, Bognor Regis and surrounding areas during the first two weekends in May.

    Saturday, Sunday, Monday May 4th, 5th,...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
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    5 May 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
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    6 May 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
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    11 May 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
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    12 May 2019Open 10:30 - 17:30
  7. Artists Open Houses Festival 2019

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    Type:

    Festival

    Brighton

    Twice a year artists and makers open their homes and studios, offering art lovers the chance to browse and buy original artwork direct from the artists and makers. The twice-yearly festival runs during the Brighton Festival in May and in the run up...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019to5 May 2019
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    11 May 2019to12 May 2019
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    18 May 2019to19 May 2019
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    25 May 2019to26 May 2019
  8. Macbeth - Thatre Performance

    Macbeth - Thatre Performance

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Priory road, Chichester

    'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...'

    Three figures meet. They know things; far more than the average man. The things they have seen, have done... but tonight... tonight they will create their greatest progeny and...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2019Open 16:00 - 17:20
  9. 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...

    Dates

    From:
    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
  10. Jack in the Green Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    HASTINGS

    Jack in the Green Festival

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2019
  11. Cheeky Chappie

    Cheeky Chappie

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Grand Parade, Brighton

    Jamie Kenna stars as Max Miller in this critically-acclaimed production about Brighton's best-loved comedian. This funny and moving play explores the life of a man who made millions laugh during the golden days of variety. 'A gem of a play' The...

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2019to19 May 2019Open 19:40 - 21:20
  12. The Great Escape Festival 2019

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Brighton

    Come join us in Brighton this May and catch the likes of AJ Tracey, Children of Zeus, Drax Project, Greentea Peng, Maisie Peters, Sports Team, The Beths, Yves Tumor and many more. Saver tickets are selling fast, what are you waiting for?! Book your...

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2019to11 May 2019
  13. Boutique & Artisan Shopping Fair

    Boutique & Artisan Shopping Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Other

    Uckfield

    A not to be missed one day shopping experience! So put the date in your diary, call your friends because if you're looking to freshen up your wardrobe or home, buy a unique gift or just have a little me time to relax and enjoy some retail therapy...

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  14. Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – A 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Haywards Heath

    Sculpture Exhibition 2019 – a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Art.

    Towering kinetic wind art and mythological figures will transform the historic garden into a stunning outdoor gallery for a special 20th anniversary exhibition, kindly sponsored by...

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2019to30 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO

    Type

    Type:

    Theatre

    Brighton

    "I'm sick to death of this particular self. I want another."

    Orlando: poet, lover, adventurer. After an encounter with a traveller woman, Orlando is transformed forever. With live music, comedy and movement, join us in a joyful queer romp through...

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2019to13 May 2019Open 19:20 - 21:20
  16. Allium Extravaganza

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Thousands of pom-pom headed alliums will burst into bloom with magnificent bursts of purple, white, and amethyst hues in May and June at Arundel Castle's unmissable Allium Extravaganza.

    Alliums are part of the humble onion family and are a firm...

    Dates

    From:
    15 May 2019to15 June 2019
  17. ABBA Tribute Night

    Type

    Type:

    Special Events

    Walberton

    Unleash your inner dancing queen or king while eating, drinking & singing-a-long at our tribute night event as we relive the icons that are ABBA.


    £39.00 per person: 3-course meal, tribute act, DJ & disco

    £179.00 per room: 3-course meal, tribute...

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2019to18 May 2019Open 19:00 - 00:30
  18. Age UK East Sussex - Vintage Spring Fair

    Type

    Type:

    Free Event

    Bexhill On Sea

    The Vintage Spring Fair will be hosted by Age UK East Sussex to mark its 70th Anniversary. The event is free of charge and will have vintage stall holders, live staged entertainments, a dog show competition where you can enter your pooch! Punch and...

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2019to19 May 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Elderflower Fields 2019

    Type

    Type:

    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,...

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2019
  20. Spring to Life Half Term

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Discover new life awakening in the ponds and meadows this spring. Daily pond dipping, crafts and spring family trail activities all included in your admission price.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019to2 June 2019Open 09:30 - 17:30

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