Sussex Day is held on 16th June. It is an opportunity for everyone who lives in Sussex to celebrate its rich heritage and to share a sense of immense pride in where they live. Activities that highlight the best aspects of Sussex have been organised. Follow @SussexDay16June on Twitter. Please see below for an event near you.

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Events to celebrate Sussex Day 2017

The Village of Alfriston

Saturday 10th June, 12pm-4pm


Alfriston is celebrating Sussex Day this year on The Tye on Saturday 10th June from 12 midday to 4pm. There will be craft stalls, refreshments, children’s area and arena performances. Car parking will be available on the Recreation Ground (£2). Further information: / 07788 743608.

Chapel Green, Crowborough

Sussex Day, Friday 16th June, 6pm-8pm


Special Guests for 2017, The Flying Bazazi Brothers! This riotous double act dance, juggle and fall over each other with skill and dexterity, this is a show you won’t want to miss. This show is suitable for everyone, particularly families.

Brighton Museum

Saturday 17th June, 10am-5pm


This Saturday, 17 June, is a special Free Day at Brighton Museum - to celebrate the tenth annual Sussex Day the previous day. Discover the rich heritage and culture of Sussex with family-friendly activities including flag- and badge-making, an introduction to Sussex dialect and folklore, and storytelling. The RSPB will showcase Sussex’s fascinating wildlife, while Writing Our Legacy will perform poetry, music and tales inspired by the historic county and its depictions by John Constable. Our Museum Lab will host a hands-on Discovery Day, with fun, family activities and a chance to get up close to objects not usually on display. *free* admission for all, including to our major exhibition Constable and Brighton.

Batemans, Burwash

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, 10am-4pm


Come and celebrate Kipling’s little piece of Sussex on Sussex Day. Don’t miss the return of the duck race down the River Dudwell. We’ll be celebrating the wilds and wildlife of Rudyard Kipling’s little bit of England, a place that inspired so many of Kipling’s stories. Includes music by the Wind in the weald Quintet Sat 17 June. Normal admission to the property applies, Free for National Trust members. Separate charges for some activities.