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.

Tourist information Chichester

Tourist Information

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

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

06
MAY
The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair
The Marquee

After a successful inaugural event last year The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair returns to The Marquee Petworth Park Petworth House Petworth West SussexGU28 0QY from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May 2016.Organised by The Antiques…

Location: 12.8 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01797 252030
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08
MAY
British Motorcycle Owners Club, Sussex Branch
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Members of the Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club BMOC together with members of other invited clubs will gather at Arundel Castle to celebrate the BMOCs 30th Anniversary. The annual club event held at Arundel for the first time this year will see…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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11
MAY
Life of a Bargee Talk
Chichester Ship Canal Visitor Centre,

Arun Talks In Association with Chichester Ship Canal Trust present a series of Pictorial and Historical talks based around Canal Life and the Industrial Revolution. Ever wondered what life on abarge was likeWhatrole horses played on a canal…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07523 486369
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13
MAY
'BROTHERS IN THE BLUES'
The Chichester Inn

Miller Anderson Vocals & GuitarMiller Anderson has been on the cutting‐edge of rock for more than three decades. Although hes only released two solo albums ‐‐ Dream City in 1971 and Celtic Moon in 1988 ‐‐ the Scotland‐born guitarist and vocalist has…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01903 410276
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15
MAY
Healey & Austin Healey Cars
Arundel Castle & Gardens

As part of the annual Healey Drivers Club International meeting from 10am until 12.30pm approx. we are expecting over 70 Healeys and Austin Healeys to gather on the Castles Lower Lawns to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Donald Healeys 200mph speed run…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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15
MAY
Heels and Wheels Duathlon for Women
Staunton Country Park

Heels and Wheelsis a 7k cycle ride followed by a 5k run finishing with a second 7k cycle ride all through acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park.Participantscan take it…

Location: 9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01489 877319
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18
MAY
An Idle around Ironbridge Talk
Chichester Ship Canal Visitor Centre

Arun Talks In Association with Chichester Ship Canal Trustpresent a series of Pictorial and Historical talks based around Canal Life and the Industrial Revolution.Why not come and take a seat whilst we take you on an Idle around IronbridgeGiving you a visual…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07523 486369
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28
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle & Gardens

It is 1475 and Edward IV is King of England. Once again tensions have arisen between England and France and seeing an opportunity a French force has crossed the channel seized the Kings Ordinance artillery and surrounded the Castle at Arundel. The…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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02
JUN
Living History Day
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Set within the upper grounds of Arundel Castle Living History Days will be an opportunity to meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Surgeon. Visitors can also enjoy have‐a‐go at archery fencing and medieval skittles. Certain…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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10
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted Park
Stansted Park

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden and homeA great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist plants garden accessories sculpture art and fabulous food.Pick…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 538456
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16
JUN
PETERSFIELD ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT 2016
Petersfield Festival Hall

PETERSFIELD ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERTThursday 16 June 20167.30 p.m. Festival Hall Heath Road PetersfieldNew Worlds‐conductor Robin Browning bids farewell to the Orchestra he has conducted for the past 12 years. Works by Beethoven and Brahms Violin Concerto alongside Dvoraks…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 268829
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17
JUN
Comedy All Stars
Horndean Technology College

Award winning comedian James Alderson once again introduces three more brilliant comedians to the stage.In support is recent semi finalist on Britains Got Talent and brilliant impressionist Danny Posthill. He was narrowly knocked out from getting to the finals but we thought…

Location: 11.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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18
JUN
Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle & Gardens

The Knights Squires Archers and Men‐at‐Arms of Raven Tor will meet in Tournament over this June Weekend. With competitors using a variety of weapons the free‐style fighting of the combatants will be the nearest reproduction of tournament combat seen outside of the…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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24
JUN
Goodwood Festival of Speed - Photography Day
Goodwood Aerodrome

A day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed learning the tricks and tips of Motor Racing Photography. Join us at this fantastic event and soak up the atmosphere. Entry ticket included. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the premier motor…

Location: 2.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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09
JUL
Norman Knights Tournament
Arundel Castle & Gardens

12th century Knights and Crusaders will meet in preparation for the long journey to the Holy Land. A tournament of combat and archery will be held on the upper grounds of Arundel Castle set beneath the 12th century Keep and oldest part…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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10
JUL
Classic Cars Gathering
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Following on from the success of last years event Arundel Castle will again provide the backdrop for a gathering of a wide variety of Classic Cars from days gone by and Super Cars of all ages.Vehicles on display are likely to include…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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15
JUL
Boogaloo Rock 'n' Roll Weekend, Hayling Island
Lakeside

One of our favourite venues for its friendly atmosphere great location great food and lovely staff.This years line up features:The JetsThe HeartbeatsThe UnconditionalsBernie Woods & The Forest FiresThe Backbeat JiversBlack Cat TrioStompin SteveMidnight ShiftDance Classes with Ian & Suzanne…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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26
JUL
Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week
Arundel Castle & Gardens

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…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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27
AUG
History in Action (Multi Period)
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampments of Raven Tor Living History Group The Company of St Barbara and other historical re‐enactment groups will reflect 2000 years of local and Castle history in crafts costume and combat displays.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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10
SEP
BUTSERFEST 2016
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

.Butserfest is the UKs biggest and best alcohol and drug‐free music festival for young people. It features three stages of live music showcasing everything from internationally acclaimed bands to local up and coming acts. Its going to be amazing Our line‐up announcements…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01730 266551
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18
SEP
Pirates & Smugglers Day
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Set in The Keep at Arundel Castle this will be an opportunity to find out about the Smugglers of Sussex and the Pirates who menaced the waters around the world. With The Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller and a variety of craft…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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26
OCT
Norman & Crusaders in the Keep
Arundel Castle & Gardens

Raven Tor Living History Group will be portraying the life and times of the 11th century Norman Period in The Keep at Arundel Castle. With combat weapons armour and crafts displays visitors will be able to see what life was like for…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01903 882173
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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: 05/05/2016 17:26:39