What's on inChichester

Welcome to Chichester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chichester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chichester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Chichester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

05
JUL
Jaguar Day
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Arundel Castle will welcome the West Sussex Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club on Sunday 5th July. Visitors will be able to enjoy a display of these stunning automobiles from Classic Jaguars through to modern supercars and speak…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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11
JUL
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Oaklands School

Jonathan Butcher conducts Overture Colas Breugnon by Kabalevsky Cello Concerto by Dvorak soloist: Richard Harwood & Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.…

Location: 10.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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11
JUL
Privateers & Revolutionaries Weekend
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Napoleon Bonaparte has escaped from his captivity on Elba and has been restored as Emperor of France. Mobilising the French armies he is seeking to reinstate France as the dominant country in Europe. Many in England are discontented…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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12
JUL
Classic Cars Gathering
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ an opportunity for Classic Car enthusiasts to display view and enjoy a wide variety of classic and sporting cars dating from the earliest aeons of popular motoring through to recent supercars.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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17
JUL
Lakeside Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza
Lakeside

Friday 1720 July 2015from £259 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodation. Booking code RNR15.Featuring: The FirebirdsJoey & The JiversBernie Woods & The Forest FiresRockin' The JointJerome's JetsettersGreggi GStompin' SteveMidnight ShiftIan and SuzanneTo book telephone Lakeside on…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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18
JUL
Fairground & Mechanical Organ Gathering Weekend
Hollycombe Steam In The Country

Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere and excitement of the traditional steam driven fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair; from the gentle Golden Gallopers to the first White Knuckle rides such as the 1907 Razzle Dazzle. All…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01428 724900
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21
JUL
Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week
Arundel Castle

Under the shadow of the mighty Castle experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.Set within an authentic Medieval…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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25
JUL
Introducing Massage for your own Dog
Paws, Play & Stay Dog Hotel

Introducing Massage For Your Own DogThe AchyPaw Therapeutic Dog Massage team http:achypaw.com have been delivering a series of value‐for‐money workshops hosted by Paws Play & Stay Dog Hotel http:pawsplaystay.co.uk Rustington West Sussex throughout 2015.These introduced owners to some of the…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01903 785166
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28
JUL
Qatar Goodwood Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

This iconic five‐day festival affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood' will welcome the world's very best horses and jockeys to the South Downs. From the £1million Qatar Sussex Stakes to the grace and beauty of Ladies' Day Glorious Goodwood' is the sporting and…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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30
JUL
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Set on the American Lawn at Arundel Castle this day will be an opportunity to meet historical characters who will bring the past to life. With the Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller have‐a‐go fencing archery a face painter and a chance to…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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09
AUG
Beer Rounders & Hog Roast
Selsey Cricket Club

As part of Selsey Festival 2015 Selsey Cricket Club will be hosting the popular Beer and Rounders day on Sunday August 9th.This is a great day out for all the Family.Sponsored by M S J Jewellery Services Ltd and Game Set &…

Location: 6.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 604924
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09
AUG
MG Car Club - SVW Register
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ The SVW Register is part of the MG Car Club. The Register was established for the SA VA and WA types that are collectively known as SVW dating from early 1936 to late 1939.We are expecting between 30…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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22
AUG
Life in a Medieval Castle
Arundel Castle

To commemorate the 800th Signing of the Magna Carta Life in a Medieval Castle portrays the rolesof both rich and poor military and domestic in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King John. Combat craft weapons and…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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28
AUG
August Bank Holiday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

Held over three magical days this enchanting 1950s‐themed event rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. A fabulous choice of entertainment includes live music and traditional fairground rides as well as a spectacular fireworks display…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 216611
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29
AUG
History in Action (Multi-period)
Arundel Castle

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampments of Raven Tor Living History Group and the Company of St Barbara will reflect 2000 years of local and castle history in crafts costume and combat displays. An opportunity to meet…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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01
SEP
Autumn Racing
Goodwood Racecourse

These two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect opportunity to bring family friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood's delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the world's most beautiful racecourse. Tickets from £18 with free admission for children.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216610
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11
SEP
Goodwood Revival
Goodwood Motor Circuit

The Goodwood Revival truly is a magical step back in time celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions…

Location: 2.5 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
OCT
In Arundel Cathedral
Arundel Cathedral

The a cappella choir Vox Celestis with soloist Elizabeth Barloe will give a recital contrasting the music of St Hildegard of Bingen with recent settings of poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and Blessed John Henry Newman. After the interval during which wime…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01962 869035
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11
OCT
Season Finale
Goodwood Racecourse

The Season Finale provides one final chance to experience racing at Goodwood in all its glory before the winter break. Raise a glass in celebration as the racecourse bids farewell to 2015. Tickets from £25 with free admission for children. Gates open…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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28
OCT
Normans and Crusaders in The Keep
Arundel Castle

Raven Tor Living History Group will be portraying the life and times of the 12th Century Norman period in The Keep at Arundel Castle. With combat weaponry armour and crafts displays visitors will not only be able to see what life was…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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07
NOV
CRAFTS at FORT PURBROOK
Fort Purbrook

2015 is our 23rd year at this stunning venue. Visitors to Crafts at Fort Purbrook will have a great opportunity to see and buy some fantastic products including handmade crafts food ideas and quality gifts from Britain and around the world. You…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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05
DEC
CHICHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Chichester City Centre

We will be returning in 2015 to Chichester City Centre for our seventh year with our incredibly popular Christmas Market.A huge array of our gorgeous festive stalls will line the streets of Chichester's North Street and East Street with The Cross as…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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Tourist Attractions


Goodwood House

Goodwood combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. Still owned and lived in by the Earl and Countess of March and their young children, this unique Sussex house provides a stunning setting for one of the most significant private…

Chichester Cathedral

For nearly 1000 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doorsworshippers, seekers, people with every kind of need.The history of Chichester Cathedral begins in 681 when Saint Wilfred brought Christianity to Sussex and established a Cathedral in Selsey, a small community south of…

Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd

Bowling at Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on 01243866261 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Avisford Park

Avisford Park ‐ golf course in Arundel, West Sussex.Contact the golf course on telephone number 01243 554611 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Avisford Park golf courseclub.…

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade ‐ Amusement Park in Chichester, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243602907 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243820531 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

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Updated: 03/07/2015 17:12:56