Normally running from late May until late August, the Glyndebourne festival is one of the world’s great opera seasons.
Bognor Regis Seaside Festival
This festival, which is partly held in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk Hotel, features a host of entertainment for all ages, including vintage and classic car displays, exhibitions and open-top bus rides.
Taking place in late July, this is not only a great horse racing festival but also a highlight of the London social season.
Held in September, the festival attracts motor racing fans from around the world. The ‘Festival of Speed’ held in July is also a huge attraction for motor racing and historic vehicle fans.
International Bognor Birdman
takes place in July and features a weird and wonderful array of flying machines!
Hotham Park Country Fair
is held over a weekend in August. Events include live music, craft stalls, horse-drawn carriage rides and beer/refreshments tent.
Arundel Festival Held
Held for ten days at the end of August with music, arts, drama and street entertainment.
East Preston Village Festival
takes place in June. A week of traditional summer events including antiques market, craft fair and arts and flower shows is held in a pretty Sussex village setting.
A lively two day weekend rock music and arts free festival held in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk Hotel. Dates vary from year to year.
Southdows Folk Festival
is held in September. Highlights include live folk music,,k dance groups, ceilaghs and folk film shows. The festival also incorporates the Bognor Big Bite, which focuses on local and artisan food and drink producers primarily from Sussex.
For further details on events in the area see:www.sussexbythesea.com