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  

Arundel Festival 2019


Ten days of the best music, theatre, art and comedy, in the most attractive of settings, traditionally held in August each year.  

Arundel Festival 2019 logo

See the latest news about the 2019 event at the Festival website  
Twitter and Facebook page

This nationally renowned annual event is organised by a great team of volunteers and traditionally offers a packed programme of events including:-

  • Festival Fundraiser 
  • Arundel Festival Gallery Trail
  • Arundel Festival Theatre Trail
  • Shakespeare in the Collector Earl's Garden
  • Arundel 10k Run 
  • Plus - many more music, arts and drama events throughout the Festival, including street performances and music in the square.

Arundel Festival is run by volunteers for the community, attracting between 20-30,000 visitors in its ten day period. If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, please contact the organisers.



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.