What's on

Discover 'What's On' in  Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and surrounding villages.

Find great entertainment with seasonal specialities; summer family fun days and festivals, autumn, winter and spring events, sporting and seaside fun, plus traditional countryside and village events. #sussexbytheseasons

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Call in to the local  Visitor Information Points for more local information, including What's On in Sussex by the Sea.

Search the What's On Calendar for more seasonal ideas to keep you entertained all year round

Click on the date for all that's happening on a given day, or a coloured box to find all events in a particular category.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message to Visitors, Residents, Event Organisers and Hospitality Businesses

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance

Sadly, all attractions and hospitality businesses are now temporarily closed under UK Government guidance, which is necessarily and constantly evolving.

All residents and visitors with bookings should contact the individual businesses to check their operating status, postponement and cancellation policies.



Please keep up to date with the latest news from our local tourism & hospitality businesses and event organisers via our social media links at Facebook and Twitter

Following the message from the UK Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, ALL  CURRENT public events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.  See the latest Arun District Council message to Event Organisers here

For those events still published on this site for later in the yearplease check with the event organiser direct before travelling.



Read the LATEST  COVID-19 INFORMATION for residents and local businesses 



The Park Authority has developed a new interactive map  to promote food and drink suppliers in and close to the National Park. Many businesses have adapted and are doing deliveries and/or collection only, to connect communities to the range of food and drink on offer. The map also showcases the community support groups who help deliver food & other vital supplies for the Park's rural communities.



Please check: sussexbythesea.com/tourism-business-centre  for  a round up of  and links to the latest  OFFICIAL business advice.



For the latest UK Government announcements and guidance along with lots more information, see  www.gov.uk/coronavirus


We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Sussex by the Sea soon.

For any tourist information queries, please email sussexbythesea@arun.gov.uk  

2020 Corpus Christi Carpet of Flowers, Arundel Cathedral -TBC


The 2019 Carpet of Flowers will be on view at Arundel Cathedral on:

  • Wednesday 10 June 2020 - 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 - 9.30am-5pm

The Cathedral will also be open to the public on Tuesday 09June while the Carpet is being laid by Cathedral parishioners. This normally starts after the 10am Mass and the parishioners work until it is finished, usually by about 5pm.

Mass on Thursday will be at 5.30pm followed by the procession to Arundel Castle for Benediction.

There will be many other floral displays around the Cathedral during the event and refreshments will be served on both days in the Cathedral Hall, which is close to the Cathedral.

Make time during your visit to explore this elegant cathedral with it's Victorian Gothic architecture, such an important part of Arundel's dramatic skyline.

Please click on this link for more information on the history and meaning of the Feast of Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi Carpet of Flowers, Arundel Cathedral 2017


Picture: A previous Carpet of Flowers, created by parishioners for the annual Corpus Christi Festival in Arundel Cathedral. Credit: Arundel Cathedral

The 2021 Corpus Christi dates will be 02 - 03 June 2021.














While Sussex by the Sea make every effort to ensure all information on this site is correct at the time of publishing we encourage all visitors to check the event organiser's website or contact them direct before travelling, especially for information relating to prices / tickets, specialist information and event times.