Events in Sussex & Surrey

Looking for something to do in the Sussex and Surrey area?

We have come up with the top local events worth checking out. If you are hosting or organising a local event and would like some free publicity, just fill in the form at the bottom of the page and send us the details. You never know - it could be featured here, on our top events page, in the near future.


Here are some top things to do in the Sussex and Surrey area:


September 2016


Undercover Festival IV

Location: Brighton Racecourse

Time: 2pm Fri, 12.30pm Sat music ends 1am

Date: 9 & 10 September 2016

Details: 2 packed days of alternative music including punk / SKA / dub / reggae / post punk / ALT / acoustic + so much more

The Selecter / Dreadzone / Spear Of Destiny / Sonic Boom Six / Eddie & The Hotrods, Peter & Test Tube Babies + 60 more acts


Mole Valley Deepdene Trail Grand Opening

Location: The Deepdene Trail, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4AZ

Time: 10am - 2pm

Date: Saturday 10th September

Details: From 10am The Trail will be open for everyone to explore. Come and discover the atmospheric gardens, the intriguing, historical architectural features, our new Virtual Tour and take part in the family activities available throughout the day.
Plus, You can Win a trip to Washington with Kuoni!

All details here:


Stopham Festival

Location: Stoipham,Pulborough

Time: 10:00 -17:00

Date: Sinday 11th September 2017

Details: Stopham Festival, fun for all the family in a glorious setting in the South Down National Park. Vineyard & Winery tours. Local food & Wine. Live music (pm) from Taylor Maid. Farm animals & Village produce. Children’s entertainment. Coffee, tea & homemade cakes. Church flower festival. All proceeds in aid of the historical 12th Century church,St Marys.

from 10:00 -17:00 Adults £5 children under 16 free of charge.

Parking available and included in ticket price.  

Stopham Village,Stopham ,Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1ED


Creative Confidence - Heartscape workshop

Location: Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AB

Time: 10am to 4pm

Date: Sunday 11th September 2016

Details: A day experience to create your own Heartscape art to hang on the wall at home.

We'll be colour mixing, blending and creating with acrylics on canvas.  

Finding your creative confidence to be generous with paint and trusting that between my guidance and your intuition you'll create your shades of all the colours of the rainbow and chakras to produce own Heartscape painting.

£55 for this day workshop, includes all materials and refreshments.  

Lunch not included, please bring lunch with you or plan to buy locally.


Ed Tudor-Pole, Attila the Stockbroker and many more!

Location: The Green Door Store, Brighton

Time: Doors at 5pm

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016

Details: We are absolutely over the moon to present this fabulous show featuring Ed Tudor-Pole, Attila The Stockbroker, Weird Things, Ratbag and Thee Uncontrollables, as well as all kinds of performance, poetry, sword-waving and costume changes throughout the evening.

Proceeds from the show are going to Rhythmix and also to Heads On, for the provision of music-related activities on inpatient mental health wards.


"Vintage" Brighton

Location: Corn Exchange, Brighton

Time: 10.30

Date: 18/09/2016

Details: Vintage fair with a variety of stalls selling vintage fashion, collectables, homewares, jewellery and accessories. Tea party and live music. Entrance £2 under 12's free.


Autumn Gift Fair

Location: Knepp Castle, West Grinstead RH13 8LJ

Time: 10 am

Date: Thursday 22nd September

Details: Browse 80 stalls of fabulous gifts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, home wares, produce and much more.  All in aid of New Horizons Appeal for St Catherine's Hospice.

Delicious lunches.

Admission £5.00 incl coffee.


Brighton Art Fair

Location: Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Time: 10.00am

Date: 23 - 25 September 2016

Details: We are delighted to be hosting a joint art, craft and design fair featuring fifty each of the best contemporary artists and designer / makers across all media. We will present a varied show that will be exciting and full of original and unique work.

Brighton Art Fair features some of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad, showing and selling their diverse work direct to the public. The fair always promotes a good balance in established and emerging artists, and insists that all work is of the highest quality, fresh and exceptional.

MADE BRIGHTON – The Design and Craft Fair will be running alongside Brighton Art Fair and will present fifty of the best contemporary designer makers in the country. Makers will be selling work ranging from cutting edge ceramics and contemporary jewellery to blown and kiln formed glass as well as wood and textiles.


Cranleigh Food and Music Festival

Location: Cranleigh, Surrey

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Date: Saturday 24th September

Details: Join us for a unique day in Cranleigh! The Arts Centre will be filled with a variety of food stalls where you can buy local produce and watch live demonstrations - All for just £1 entry! Dotted along Cranleigh high street will be a range of pop up stalls, serving delicious treats, not to mention the local businesses who all get involved! There will also be a wide range of musicians for you to enjoy, find them in local Cafés or even in your favourite shops!

The Cranleigh Food and Music festival is a community event, organised by Cranleigh Arts Centre, the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers.


Parham Harvest Fair

Location: Parham House and Gardens

Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Date: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2016

Details: Food, foraging and estate life.


Live cookery demonstrations, deer walks, gun-dog displays, fungi foraging, working horse cart rides in the parkland, falconry displays alongside stalls selling food and country-living wares.

Adult £10.50 | Senior Citizen £9.50 | Child £5.50 | Family (2 adults, 4 children) £30.00

Prices include Event, House & Gardens. Book online and save 10%


The Beachy Boys

Location: Buxted Park Hotel

Time: 19:00

Date: 25/09/2016

Details: Takes on the unique sound of the legendary voices performing the hits Good Vibrations / Fun fun fun / I get around - to name a few the rock & roll flavoured floor fillers will have you Californian dreaming back to the 60's & put you in the mood to catch a wave. "So put your dancing shoes on & lets go surfing USA" Tickets are £79 and include a glass of champagne on arrival, a three course meal and the entertainment. For more information contact 08450727412


Creative Flow Workshop

Location: Lingfield Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AB

Time: 10am to 1pm

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016

Details: We all have a creative flow, we create experiences for ourselves each day of our lives.

Connect with your inner joy and balance to discover the art and creativity that soothes your soul and lights your path, helping you to create and attract experiences to heal and balance your mind, body and spirit.

In this morning workshop we're inviting our soul, our higher self, our own spirit to paint through us.  Using acrylic paint and blending intuitively to manifest what we're needing to get into our own creative flow.  We'll explore ways of continuing the process way beyond this session and using our artwork to inspire the ongoing experiences that we create for ourselves.

£30 for this half day workshop, includes all materials and refreshments.


October 2016


Blue Cross Dog Walk

Location: St. Francis Fields, Main Street, Northiam, TN31 6LP

Time: 10.00-12.00

Date: Sunday 2 October 2016

Details: Come and take a walk around the beautiful footpaths and lanes of Northiam starting from 10am to 12pm. Proceeds in aid of the Blue Cross. Hot refreshments available.


Superheroes Abseil for St Catherine's Hospice

Location: Sandman Hotel, Crawley.RH10 8XH

Time: 9am to 5pm

Date: 7th -8th October

Details: Calling all adrenaline enthusiasts! Go up, up and away in our superhero-themed abseil and reach new heights for your local hospice.

St Catherine's Hospice is thrilled to be holding a superhero-themed 100ft abseil at Superhero Headquarters, the Sandman Signature Hotel, Tinsley Lane South, Crawley.

Places are limited so register today!

Minimum sponsorship: £200


Number: 01293 447 355


Ticket price: £25 Registration fee.


Mud Monsters Run

Location: Stuart Way, East Grinstead

Time: 09.00 - 17.00

Date: 08 October 2016

Details: Mud Monsters Run is an award winning mud and obstacle run that will not leave you disappointed. You will be taken on a journey across muddy fields, up steep hills, through woods, washing off in river crossings, navigating through craters, fighting your way through deep muddy bogs, with up to 120+ obstacles and many more muddy surprises along the way. Choose from either 5km, 10km or 20km. Go on…get dirty! Every runner gets a free medal, free photos, free chip timing, free car parking, free key/bag drop and free goody bag. Register as a team of 5 or more and save 10% per runner.


The British Pet Show 2016

Location: Selsfield Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 6TL

Time: 10AM- 6PM

Date: 8th- 9th October 2016

Details: The Pet Show with something for every pet lover with over 80% of the show indoors. There is so much for the whole family to see and do from dogs shows and classes to displays of  everything from bearded dragons to parrots.

Tickets: Adults £10.00

Concessions £8.00

Children £5.00


Jacob and Darcey Charity Ball

Location: Bannatyne Spa Hotel Hastings

Time: 6.30pm

Date: 29th October 2016

Details: We are holding a charity ball in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. Myself and a very good and close friend were both put into the position where we needed to help and support of Chestnut Tree House. Both sets of families were looked after incredibly in our time of need.

We are now wanting to give back to the hospice not only to say thank you for the care our children received at the end of their short lives but also to enable the hospice to continue giving the same support and care to others that may find themselves in the same position as us.


November 2016


Winter Wonderland Spectacular

Location: Bannatyne Spa Hotel

Time: 7.00pm till late

Date: Friday 18th November 2016

Details: We are holding a charity ball in aid of Autism Sussex Children's Services and would love for you to join us for a fun filled evening, raising money for a fantastic cause! The ball includes a 3 course meal, live music from the Rockitmen, photo booth, a raffle and much more. Please contact to purchase tickets.


December 2016


Blue Cross Christmas Fete

Location: Northiam Village Hall, Main Street, Northiam, TN31 6LP

Time: 10.00-14.00

Date: Saturday 3 December 2016

Details: Christmas music, goods and games for children, homemade mince pies and soup with roll available. All proceeds in aid of the Blue Cross. Stalls will be available for this event - please email for details.