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
The Village of Alfriston
Saturday 11th June, 11am-4pm
Alfriston is celebrating on Saturday 11th June. There will be a Boot Sale opening at 8am (7.30am Sellers - £8) with parking all day on The Recreation Ground (£2). The Sussex Day fair with local produce, Sussex ales from both Long Man and Harveys breweries, refreshments, adult and children’s entertainment will open at 11am. Walk the Labyrinth in the churchyard and sign up for the wonderful and creative workshops available. The Horticultural Society Early Summer Show opens at 1pm in the War Memorial Hall. Sussex Food and Drink. Charity Stalls. Waifs and Strays Dog Rescue. Sussex Craft and Business Stalls. Wood Carving. Stained Glass Making. Sussex Trugs. Childrens Play Zone. Brighton Bouncy Castles. Splat the Rat. Swords of Albion Medieval re-enactment shows at 12 midday and 2.30pm. Come see these fearless Sussex Warriors who re-enact the days of old (1090ad to 1350ad).
Martello Tower, Seaford
Sunday 12th June, 12pm
On Sunday 12 June a short ceremony will be held near the Martello Tower on Seaford seafront in honour of Sussex Day. At 12 noon sharp Seaford Town Crier, Peter White, will cry a Seaford version of a Sussex Day Cry. The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Lindsay Freeman, will then raise the East Sussex flag and everyone will have the opportunity to join in with the singing of ‘Sussex by the Sea’. The Town Crier will also be wishing Her Majesty the Queen a very happy 90th birthday. Residents and visitors alike will all be very welcome to come and join in with this unique celebration.
South Street, Worthing
Sunday 12th June, 10am-5pm
This is our third year, and this year we are in South Street! There’s a Market, Street Food Stalls, Community and Charity Stalls, and Entertainment, from 10am to 5pm.
Edes House, Chichester
Sussex Day, Thursday 16th June, 11am-3pm
Celebrate Sussex Day by learning more about some of Chichester’s history. Come along to Edes House! Between 11-3pm on Thursday 16 June there will be entertainers, refreshments and tour guide Hilly on hand to bring the wood-panelled rooms to life. Steel Strum and Elliott Herrington will be providing entertainment throughout the day. Entry is free and all are welcome to the Grade 1 listed building, which dates back to 1696 and is a fine example of a Georgian mansion in the heart of historic Chichester. Attendees are also invited to bring picnics to have on the lawns, weather dependent!
The Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne
Sussex Day, Thursday 16th June, from 11am
Entry to Redoubt Fortress will be free of charge. Discover the 200 year history, both within the walls of the Military Museum and in the parade ground and the gun platform. Explore the current exhibition, For Hearth, Home and Honour? Eastbourne learns the reality of war, which depicts the story of 11 brave soldiers from Sussex, who on one fateful day in June 1916 went off to fight in the Battle of Boar’s Head, changing their lives forever, as well as Sussex’s history. At 11am and 2.30pm, free guided tours of the Fortress grounds and the museum will be given by highly knowledgeable volunteers. At 2pm the Heritage Eastbourne Service Manager, Jo Seaman will be giving a talk on the Council’s plans to build a new museum.
Chapel Green, Crowborough
Sussex Day, Thursday 16th June, 6pm-8pm
Vintage car display. Beer Tent. Cream Teas. Hot Food. Bouncy castle. Coconut shy. Penalty shootout. Face Painting. Ballonist. Dog Show 6.30pm. Sussex Folk Group Newick Folk are back by popular demand and will be performing from 7.20pm
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Saturday 18th June, 12pm-4pm
Local folklore. Sussex Pies and Cakes. Cider Tasting. Kids Workshops and more.