As the sun begins to shine and the days get longer, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to spend your summer in East Sussex. With so much going on, it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we've put together a list of the best summer events in East Sussex.
Brighton Fringe Festival
The Brighton Fringe Festival is a month-long celebration of arts and culture, with events taking place all over the city. From theatre and comedy to music and dance, there's something for everyone at this vibrant festival. Whether you're looking for family-friendly entertainment or edgy, alternative performances, the Brighton Fringe has got you covered.
Hastings Pirate Day
For a bit of swashbuckling fun, head to Hastings for their annual Pirate Day. The town is transformed into a pirate haven, with live music, street performers, and plenty of rum flowing. Dress up in your finest pirate gear and join in the festivities, or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
Glyndebourne Opera Festival
For lovers of classical music and opera, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival is an unmissable event. Set in the beautiful grounds of Glyndebourne House, this festival attracts some of the world's most talented performers. With a packed schedule of operas, concerts, and recitals, it's a real treat for the senses.
The Eastbourne Airshow is a thrilling display of aerial acrobatics, with planes from all over the world taking to the skies to perform jaw-dropping stunts. With free admission and a beachfront location, it's a great day out for all the family.
Battle Abbey Jazz Summer Festival
Located in the heart of the Sussex countryside, Battle Abbey is a stunning historic site that played a key role in the Battle of Hastings. Every summer, the abbey hosts a festival of music and culture, with performances by world-class musicians and artists. With its beautiful setting and rich history, it's a truly unique event.
These are just a few of the many fantastic summer events taking place in East Sussex. Whether you're a music fan, a culture vulture, or simply looking for a fun day out, there's something for everyone in this beautiful corner of England. So why not get out there and make the most of the sunshine?
For those looking for events closer to home, browse our upcoming calendar of events for this summer. Events include our popular Guided Forest Walks, Musicals in the Park spectacular and seasonal celebrations.