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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. Bexhill Art Society Summer Exhibition

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    Exhibitions

    Bexhill-on-Sea

    Annual exhibition by members of the Society. Artwork is in different media and various sizes. All work is for sale at reasonably prices and greeting cards are also avaiable

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 05:00
  2. 12,000 Years of Combat

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    Arundel Castle in West Sussex will take visitors on an epic adventure through history this August Bank Holiday weekend (24-26 August) with 12,000 Years of Combat.

    The three-day spectacular will showcase the heritage of Sussex and the Castle,…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
    From:
    25 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
    From:
    26 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  3. Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Wadhurst

    This one off special outdoor cinema event is not to be missed. All proceeds go to Hospice in the Weald.

    Adult £10.00
    Child (Under 16) £5.00

    Fully licenced bar, food and treats available. Gates open 7:30pm, film to start at 8:30pm.

    All tickets…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2019Open 19:30 - 23:00
  4. 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:
    25 Aug 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 09:30 - 15:30
  5. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!!

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Brighton

    This summer we are all about different types of transport at the Toy Museum - this time to the stars!

    Recycling everyday, objects we will be designing and creating our own rocket launchers. We will be investigating how the size and angle of a…

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2019Open 14:00 - 16:00
  6. Lapwing Music Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Seaford

    The Lapwing Festival is a unique event celebrating its fourth year in 2019. Six outstanding artists will perform in the magical setting of the Coastguard Cottages, Cuckmere Haven. Situated in a cosy, acoustic marquee with views of the cottages, the…

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2019to1 Sept 2019
  7. Hedda Tesman

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    A doting husband, a troubled writer and a loaded gun. A vital exploration of motherhood, power and sabotage, this play by Cordelia Lynn breathes new life into Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2019to28 Sept 2019
  8. Open Air Cinema and Pizza at Tablehurst Farm

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    Film

    Forest Row

    Book today and secure your open air cinema tickets to see this critically acclaimed documentary film: The Biggest Little Farm, chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2019Open 19:30 - 22:30
  9. A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Theatre

    Ardingly

    Enjoy an evening of open-air theatre at Wakehurst as Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy is presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
    You'll be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests, meeting star-crossed lovers,…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2019to1 Sept 2019Open 18:30 - 22:00
  10. Wiston Estate Food & Wine Tasting Tour

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    Tour

    London Road, Washington

    Awarded Winery of the Year 2018, the beautiful family-run Wiston Estate offers Food & Wine Tasting Tours by appointment from their vineyard nestled in the heart of the rolling South Downs in West Sussex.

    On arrival at our Food & Wine Tasting Tour…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sept 2019Open 18:00 - 21:00
  11. Cheese 'Meats' Wine

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    Food

    Foxhole Lane, Haywards Heath

    What could be better than spending an evening sampling cheese and meat alongside Bolney wine? Learn the art of food and wine pairing with the help of our knowledgeable staff.

    Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sept 2019Open 19:00 - 21:00
  12. Miranda Sykes Plays Selsey Folk and Music Club

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    Music

    Selsey

    Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sept 2019Open 20:00 - 22:30
  13. The Tiddly Proms

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    Festival

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    Two late summer afternoons & evenings in the grounds of Leonardslee Gardens. A Festival of exceptional live Big Band, Jazz & Classical Music with a spectacular Pyromusical Firework Finale. Plus a host of glorious wine, artisan spirits, craft beers,…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to14 Sept 2019Open 16:00 - 23:50
  14. The Tiddly Proms

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    A Festival of exceptional live Big Band, Jazz & Classical music in the beautiful grounds of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens.

    Featuring a Boutique Shopping Courtyard of glorious wine, artisan spirits, craft beers, delicious global cuisine, art, fashion…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019Open 16:00 - 00:00
    From:
    14 Sept 2019Open 16:00 - 00:00
  15. Into The Trees 2019

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    Type:

    Festival

    Nutley, Uckfield

    Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature. Into The Trees takes families on a fascinating journey through one of the South East's most unique landscapes. A rare chance to relax and actively explore our natural…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019
  16. Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Hastings

    Seafood and Wine Festival shows best of the sea. Indulge in a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and luscious wines at this spectacular festival.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  17. Miranda Sykes Plays Tuppenny Barn

    Type

    Type:

    Music

    Southbourne

    Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sept 2019Open 20:00 - 22:30
  18. Rye Arts Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    RYE

    A packed fortnight of opera, classical and contemporary music, drama, walks, authors, performers and artists.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sept 2019to28 Sept 2019
  19. High Weald Walking Festival 2019

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    Type:

    Festival

    in towns, villages and countryside

    Welcoming walks for all in stunning scenery! Explore an outstanding medieval landscape during the High Weald Walking Festival. Join experienced guides on inspiring walks suitable for all ages, with themes covering wildlife, wellbeing, local history,…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019Open 07:30 - 20:00
  20. Hastings Steampunk Circus of Curiosities weekender

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    Type:

    Festival

    Magdelen Road, St Leonards on sea

    Introducing the spectacular Hastings Steampunk Circus of Curiosities 2019!
    At St Leonards Show Ground, Magdalen Road, St Leonards On Sea, TN376EG. On Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019. From 11.00am-20.00pm....
    Coming at you with a top hat…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019Open 11:00 - 19:00

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