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What’s on in Sussex 2024

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Iconic Brighton is filled with its rich history, the stunning chalk hills and the incredible South Downs National Park. The UK truly is filled with hidden gems up and down the coast.

From exploring the history at the legendary Battle of Hastings grounds to exploring the local delicacies, we’ve rounded up some of the best events for you to check out in 2024 when you stay with us at our Church Farm and Combe Haven holiday parks.



Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Where: Hastings Old Town

When: 28 April

An annual event filled with live bands, dancing, classic British weather, and lots of fun for all the family, the Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green is a perfect family trip. And don’t miss out on the main event, a colourful procession through the streets of Hastings Old Town!



Beer & Cider by the Sea

Where: Western Lawns, Eastbourne BN21 4EH

When: 24 May

A three-day beer and cider extravaganza right before the summer kicks in! Fine ales and cask ciders are aplenty for you to enjoy, and they’re all kept in the best cellar conditions along with some of the best-bottled beers, wines, and gins from around the globe.



Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts

Where: Henfield BN5

When: 8 June

In the quaint town of Henfield, each year, the village opens their gardens and shops for the annual Henfield Open Gardens and Arts. Filled with stunning landscaping work, beautiful locally crafted art and plenty of cafes to check out, this is guaranteed to kick-start your green-fingered instincts!

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Sussex Steam Rally

Where: Parham Park, West Sussex RH20 4HR

When: 13 July

Vintage vehicles with trade stalls, a traditional fun fair and a whole host of exhibits, the Sussex Steam Rally has something for everyone in the family! Why not check out some steam-powered demonstrations such as woodcutting?

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Where: Kennel Hill, Chichester PO18 0PX

When: 11 July

A household name for any car buff, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a beacon of excitement throughout the year. With the world's most glamorous sport at its helm, the Festival of Speed is the ultimate summer party.



Battlefields Festival

Where: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield High Street, East Sussex TN33 0AD

When: 25 August

With the Beatles. The Rolling Clones. David Live. Mercury. These are just some of the tribute acts you can expect at the Battlefields festival! Set against the stunning backdrop of Battle Abbey, this one-day music festival is sure to get you grooving about.

Brighton & Hove Pride

Where: Brighton & Hove

When: 2 August

The country's favourite Pride event is back and roaring for 2024! Spreading love, kindness and sickening memories, the Brighton & Hove Pride is coming back and is ready to rock your 2024.



Floral Fringe Fair

Where: Loxwood Meadows

When: 2 September

A tad eclectic and a whole heap of classic British culture, the Floral Fringe Fair is back and ready to bring the sunshine! Filled with artists, vintage stalls, plants, flowers and fabulous food stalls, there’s plenty for you to explore.

Eastbourne Walking Festival

Where: Eastbourne

When: 14 September

A nine-day celebration to explore and enjoy the stunning walks dotted around the Eastbourne area. With walks of varying length, ability and stories, there’s guaranteed to be a walk for everyone to enjoy.

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