Goodwood Revival – this must-see three-day event, held from 8-10th September, sees festival goers descend on the famous motor racing circuit dressed in vintage outfits to watch the UK’s most historic motor racing event. A fabulous, frivolous weekend of entertainment.
Chichester Festival Theatre – Festival 2017 offers theatre, performance art, tours, workshops and musical events.Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Evansand Executive DirectorRachel Tackley, there’s a mix of classic and contemporary plays and musicals by greats including Shakespeare, Alan Bennet and Tennessee Williams.
Wildlife Festival – curated by musical heavyweights, Disclosure and Rudimental, Wildlife is a two-day festival featuring Stormzy, Rag ‘n’ bone man, Eric Prydz, Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit, Andy C and more. The event runs from 9th-10th June and sees over 40,000 festival-goers descend on Shoreham Airport to party in the shadow of the iconic Art Deco control tower.
Worthing Art Trail – around 300 artists take part in this yearly event, showcasing sculpture, screen prints, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and video installations. Over 50 venues open their doors to the general public from 17th June-2nd July, so don’t miss your chance to snap up some unique artworks.
Glastonwick – there’s a focus on rare, eclectic, real ale, music and poetry at Glastonwick (2nd-4th June), the annual festival that calls Church Farm at Coombes home. Organised by local punk poet and musician, Attila the Stockbroker, and international cask beer advocate, Alex Hall, it’s safe to say that visitors can expect the unexpected.
Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair – vintage lovers rejoice! Here you’ll find over 1,500 stalls packed with antiques, curiosities, vintage clothing and furniture. Get here early to grab the best bargains and stay all day. Held five times a year in April, June, July, September and November, it’s the biggest event of its kind in the south east.
Arundel festival – street entertainers take over the medieval town of Arundel from 19-28th August at this yearly festival that has been going for nearly 40 years. A multi-arts festival with music, food, poetry, theatre, art and dancing. Don’t miss the Dragon Boat race on the River Arun, as competitors fight it out to be crowned the champion.
Steyning Country Fair – Steyning is a small village that is well worth a visit during the country fair. Step back in time and discover the heritage of Steyning with traditional arts and crafts, live music acts and dancing, livestock displays, demonstrations, dog show, stalls, and a variety of local produce on sale.
South of England Show – it’s the 50th anniversary of the biggest agricultural show in the south east this year, so expect a witness a Shetland Pony Grand National, Cavalcade of Hounds, The Devil’s Horsemen, Young Craftsmen of the Year competition and much more good old-fashioned fun. A fantastic celebration of the great British countryside.
Worthing Food Festival – foodies will be in heaven from 16th-17th September when they’ll be able to feast on a wide range of local food and drink from all around the region. Alongside the food there’ll be demonstration stages with chefs showing off their culinary skills. A real treat for the senses.