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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. Wiston Estate Harvest 2019 Wine Dinner

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    Food

    London Road, Washington

    To celebrate our 2019 Harvest, we are delighted to be hosting a special Food and Sparkling Wine Pairing Dinner with Young Sussex Chef of the Year 2018, Michael Notman-Watt, on Saturday 19th October in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

    The…

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 21:30
  2. Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

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    Type:

    Fireworks

    Hastings

    The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from The Stade, bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019
  3. Sprat & Winkle Run

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    Free Event

    Hastings

    The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks attracts around 70 different commercial vehicles.

    The event is named the Sprat & Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Vintage Fair at Rogate Village Hall

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    Markets

    Church Street, Rogate / Petersfield

    Vintage Fair at Rogate Village hall, just off the A272 between Petersfield and Midhurst. Full of all things vintage, some antiques, and a bit of retro. Refreshments include tea coffee cake & bacon baps! Up to 20 dealers with a huge variety of items.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    8 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Willy Porter Plays Uckfield Civic Centre

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    Type:

    Music

    Uckfield

    American musician Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019Open 19:40 - 22:30
  6. Healthy Walks in Sussex by the Sea

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    Guided Walk

    Littlehampton

    A range of organised healthy, rural walks at different locations in 'Sussex by the Sea'

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019
  7. Tree and Wood

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Lower Beeding, Horsham

    An immersive outdoor journey into sound and song for our love and fear of the forest.

    Produced by Jony Easterby in collaboration with Nathaniel Mann, Emily Williams, Matthew Olden, Pippa Taylor, Sam Robinson and Dim Productions.

    Set in the…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2019to2 Nov 2019Open 17:30 - 21:00
  8. Halloween Shriek Week At Drusillas Park!

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Join the frightful fun during Shriek Week at Drusillas Park this Halloween! We've mixed a potion and cast a spell to add some fang-tastically spooky surprises to the park which are sure to keep your little horrors happy! For more information please…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. Halloween Hacker

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    Exhibitions

    The True CRIME Museum, Palace Avenue Arcade, White Rock, Hastings

    A mass murder has taken place… a serial killer is on the loose! Search the museum for evidence. Identify the Halloween Hacker.

    A Halloween massacre of a mind bender for all ages!

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Shoreham Postcard and Collectibles Fair

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    Antiques

    Shoreham by Sea

    Postcard, ephemera, cigarette cards and film collectibles.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
    From:
    14 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  11. Meet The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    "Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo!" Come to Drusillas Park and see the mystical monster who lives in the deep dark wood. The fearsome favourite will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.

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    30 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  12. Norman Knights at the Castle

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Arundel

    The closing event of an action-packed season, Norman Knights at the Castle will transport visitors back to 1102, just prior to the first siege of Arundel Castle.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the garrison of the then Earl of Arundel,…

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    30 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
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    31 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 15:30
  13. Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park!

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    Childrens Events

    Alfriston

    Visit Hello Kitty in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the day.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
    From:
    31 Oct 2019
  14. Michelham Priory

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    Participatory Event

    Hailsham

    Hallowe’en

    Traditional entertainment with our Punch & Judy show, drama sessions, story telling, crafts and Hallowe’en fun.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2019
  15. The English Elvis Experience

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    Type:

    Music

    Sussex

    A 3 day celebration of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Featuring 8 award winning Elvis Tribute Artists from the UK and USA. Drinks/canapes/ dinner, after show parties included in the ticket price. Also featuring award winning Neil Diamond…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 18:00 - 18:30
  16. 1950's Charity Ball at Hilton Avisford Park

    1950's Charity Ball at Hilton Avisford Park

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    Special Events

    Walberton

    Head to Hilton Avisford Park on Saturday 9th November, 2019 as we take you back to the 1950's at a charity ball you won't forget, organised by and in aid of the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People.

    Arrive from 7:00 pm for a delicious 4-course…

    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2019to10 Nov 2019Open 19:00 - 01:00
  17. The Butterfly Lion

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    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
  18. A Christmas Affair

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    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
  19. Craft Fair

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    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
  20. Glow Wild 2019

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    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

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