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Events in Sussex 2017

From arts festivals to bonfire processions and foodie fests, Sussex has an exciting calendar of must-do events.  Choose from the UK's biggest Pride festival to quirky or traditional festivities, such as Hastings Jack in the Green.

Rent the musical in Eastbourne

January   

1 Jan - 27 Feb:  Worthing Ice Rink

28 Jan:  Pasta Making Demonstration & Dinner with Four Gables, Bolney Wine Estate, Haywards Heath

29 Jan:  Dark Star Marathon, Shoreham

31 Jan - 4 Feb:  Rent the Musical, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

31 Jan - 4 Feb: The Twits, Theatre Royal, Brighton

 

Rye Scallop Festival

February

1 Feb - 8 Mar:  Astronomy at The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

4 Feb:  Stargazing at Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

10-12 Feb:  Lord of the Dance, Brighton Centre

11 - 19 Feb:  Winter Trail at Bateman’s, Burwash

12 Feb:  Worthing Half Marathon

16 Feb:  A history of Towner in 10 objects, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

18 - 26 Feb:  Rye Bay Scallops Festival

24 - 28 Feb:  Hastings Fat Tuesday

26 Feb:  Vitality Run/Brighton Half Marathon, Brighton Seafront

Spa Valley Railway

March

11 - 12 Mar:  VegFest UK, Brighton Centre

11 - 12 Mar:  Diesel Galas at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells

11 Mar:  La Traviata at The Picture House, Uckfield

19 Mar:  Hastings Half Marathon

19 Mar:  Pioneer Run, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Opens 20 Mar:  Living on the Edge, Redoubt Fortress & Pavilion, Royal Parade, Eastbourne

25 Mar:  Streets of Battle, Battle

26 Mar:  Mother’s Day special, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

Abba tribute at Eastbourne Bandstand, photo by Chris Parker

April

5 Apr:  Magnolia Talk, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

9 Apr:  Brighton Marathon, Ends Madeira Drive, Brighton

14 Apr:  Mad Hatters Tea Party, Hotham Park, Bognor Regis

21 April - 6 May:  Tulip Festival, Pashley Manor Gardens, Wadhurst

21 - 23 Apr:  Lewes Firle Place Garden Show, Firle

22 - 23 Apr:  Spring Steam Weekend at the Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells

28 Apr:  Bluebell & Wildflower Walk at Bateman’s, Burwash

28 Apr:  Bandstand Season starts with ABBA at Eastbourne Bandstand

29 Apr - 1 May:  Foodies Festival - Hove Lawns

30 Apr:  Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront 

Jack in the Green by Bob Mazzer

May

28 Apr – 1 May: Lewes Beltane Fire Festival, near Lewes  

1 May: Jack in the Green, Hastings 

2 – 7 May: Hastings Folk Fest, Hastings 

7 May: Music in the Park, Hotham Park, Bognor Regis  

6 May - 3 Jun: Brighton Fringe, Brighton 

6 - 28 May: Brighton Festival, Brighton  

13 - 14 May: Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells  

13 – 21 May: 1066 Walking Festival, 1066 Country  

18 - 20 May: The Great Escape, Brighton 

19 - 29 May: Lewes Charleston Literature Festival, Firle, Lewes 

20 May - 27 Aug: Lewes Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes 

26 - 28 May: Beer & Cider by the Sea, Eastbourne Seafront  

26 May – 4 Jun: Smugglers Trail at Bateman’s, Haywards Heath  

27 May: Sunshine Carnival, Eastbourne Seafront  

27 – 29 May: British Eventing Horse Trials, Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath  

27 May - 10 Jun: Worthing WOW Festival, Worthing  

28 – 29 May: Battle Medieval Fayre, Battle  

Grass Courts of the Devonshire Park Eastbourne

June

9 - 10 June: Wildlife Festival, Brighton City Airport  

11 June: Music in the Park, Bognor Regis 

15 - 18 June: Brighton Bear Weekender, Brighton  

17 June: Worthing Children’s Parade, Worthing  

17 June: Postman Pat® & Family Fun! at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells  

18 June: Funk the Family Festival, Hove Park, Hove 

19 – 25 June: Rose Celebration Week, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath  

23 – 25 June: Chamber Music Festival, Lewes  

23 June – 1 July: AEGON International (tennis), Devonshire Park, Eastbourne  

24 - 25 June: Eastbourne Food Festival (Feastival), Princes Park, Eastbourne  

24 - 26 June: Dieppe Raid Cycle Rally, Newhaven  

30 Jun – 2 Jul: Supreme Music Festival, Glynde Place, Glynde  

Pirate Day in Hastings

July

1 - 2 July: Worthing Street Velodrome, Worthing 

1 - 2 July: Paddle Round The Pier, Hove Lawns, Hove  

1- 2 July: Steam Festival at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells 

7 July: Patina Moving On Parade, Lewes 

8  -9 July: 999 Emergency Services Display, Eastbourne seafront  

8 - 9 July: Kite Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton  

9 July: Classic Car show at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath  

11 July: Worthing Beat the Tide 10k, Worthing  

15 - 16 July: Beach Life Festival, Eastern seafront, Eastbourne  

16 July: Hastings Pirate Day, Hastings 

21 July – 5 Sept: The Jungle Book trail at Bateman's, Burwash  

28 Jul- 28 Aug: Brighton Big Screen, Brighton seafront 

29-30 July: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hampden Park, Eastbourne (new) 

Artwave Festival Lewes

August

2 - 28 August: Worthing Carnival, Worthing  

5 - 6 August: Pride, Preston Park, Brighton  

5 – 6 August: World War One weekend at Bateman’s, Burwash  

8 & 22 August: Kids Disco Party, Eastbourne Bandstand  

12 - 13 August: Firle Vintage Fair, Firle, Lewes  

12-13 August: International Bognor Regis Birdman Competition, Bognor Regis  

17 - 20 August: Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne Seafront  

19 Aug – 3 Sept: ARTWAVE (Artists & Makers Festival), Lewes and surrounds  

19 - 20 August: Thai Festival, Preston Park, Brighton  

19 - 28 August: Arundel Festival, Arundel  

22 Jul – 31 Aug: Borde Hill Summer Fun, Borde Hill Garden 

25 – 28 August: Into The Wild Summer Festival, Lewes countryside  

26 – 28 August: Herstmonceux Medieval Festival, Herstmonceux Castle 

26 - 28 August: Spa Valley Railway’s 20th birthday, Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells  

Fishing Boats on Hastings Seafront

September

2 September: Speed Trials, Madeira Drive, Brighton  

8 - 9 September: Findon Sheep Fair, Findon, West Sussex 

9 September: Paddington™ & Family Fun! at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells

9 - 10 September: Steampunk Festival, Eastbourne Seafront  

14 September: The Curious History of the Cottage Garden’ Talk, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath  

15 September: Jersey Boys tribute, Eastbourne Bandstand  

16 – 17 September: Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival, Hastings Old Town 

16 -17 September: Brighton Triathlon, Brighton  

16 - 17 September: Fiery Food Festival - Victoria Gardens, Brighton  

21-24 September: South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis  

24 - 25 September: Worthing Food Festival, Worthing 

28 Sept – 2 Oct: Small Wonders Short Story Festival, Charleston, Firle 

 

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