Make sure you don't miss anything this year by taking a look at our list of the biggest events of the year confirmed to be taking place so far.
26 — Chichester Harbour Run This amazing trail route around Chidham Peninsular and surrounding harbour-side paths will take in the most spectacular views of Chichester Harbour (Area of outstanding natural beauty); including long reaching views over Bosham Hoe, Itchenor, East Head and the surrounding South Downs. The quiet scenic routes will overload your senses with constant coastal vistas and wildlife, making it one of the South’s best kept secret trail runs. This well crafted off-road route will guide you around the perimeter of the Chidham Peninsular and an additional loop around the top of the harbour.
18-20— Bognor Beerfest
Taking place at The Gordon Centre in Canada Grove, Bognor Regis, there will be 28 different cask ales and five ciders tickets will be between £6.00 and £6.50.
29-31 — Culture Spark (29 Chichester Cathedral — 30 Medmerry Mill, Selsey — 31 Cowdray Ruins Midhurst)Mexican percussionist Alonso Mendoza will welcome guests with a drumming routine on African and Brazilian drums whilst local primary school children light the stage with their home-made lanterns – a prelude to the Carnival of Lights event in June.
Lila Dance will be premiering ‘Seasoned’ their new duet created during lockdown and Emily Barden brings her 50 strong West Sussex Sings choir.
Acoustic band Big Gust of Wind will also accompany five exceptional poets whilst local artist Helen Solly embarks on the creation of her ‘recycled’ sculpture.
9-10 — Goodwood's 79th Members Meeting The Members' Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport is a thrilling weekend of epic motor racing, high speed track demonstrations and fun-packed festivities. Uncrowded, intimate and access all areas, it is exclusively open to members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club community.
7 — Gin in the Park
Gin in the park returns to Chichester's Priory Park this year, get your gin glasses ready and expect a large selection of gin, knowledgeable staff and masterclasses from distillers and industry experts, with tasters from selected traders with a large gin based knowledge. It will be an environmentally friendly festival; no plastic straws or stirrers, glass and cardboard recycling.
22 — Bognor Prom 10k The race is one of the premier 10k events on the south coast and attracts serious club runners from all over the South of England, as well as individuals and families with no club allegiance. The Bognor Prom 10k is a fast, flat course and is perfect for that 10k PB! The race starts at West Park in Aldwick and follows the Bognor Regis esplanade through Felpham, and then returns along the sea front back to West Park.
28 —Chichester Pride
On the May 28, will be the first ever ‘festival style’ Pride ticketed event in Chichester, to celebrate all those, past and present, that have been monumental in advocating LGBTQ+ rights. The event will be located in the Chichester College campus, from midday-6pm.
28-29 — Goodwoof A celebration of all things dog with a lineup of activities, competitions, treats, talks and much more in The Kennels at Goodwood.
4th — Chichester's Platinum Jubilee Parade Chichester City Council are planning a carnival procession through the centre of Chichester to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will be followed by a family fun afternoon with stalls and attractions in Priory Park.
2-5 — Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations will be taking place all over the country. In Bognor Regis there will be a Town Council event on the 2nd including lighting the beacon, Carnival on the 4th and a world record breaking attempt at the longest street party.
8-11th — Chichester’s Festival of Flowers Visitors will have the opportunity to experience 60 spectacular flower arrangements, displayed within the 900 year old Cathedral, created using over 50,000 blooms. The arrangements will respond to the theme of ‘Life In All Its Fullness’, exploring the benefits of art, nature and music in healing, and will be portrayed as picturesque tableaux, gardens and pedestal arrangements.
23 - 26 —Goodwood Festival of Speed
The biggest event of the year, well second behind the jubilee. The world's greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture! Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
June 11 - July 10 —Festival of ChichesterThe Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year in the historic city of Chichester. Classical music, rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, cinema, spoken word, community concerts and shows, arts & crafts, dance, theatre, church, food & drink, walks and tours, sport and a lot more.
Goodwood Festival is one of the undisputed highlights of the British horse racing season. The world famous five-day festival presents spellbinding sport and a social occasion like no other, unrivalled style, scintillating racing and hospitality to savour make for an exquisite week where some of the greatest stars in horse racing are crowned. Ladies day is on the June, 29.
3 — Dragon Boat RacesChichester's annual Dragon Boat race returns, expect bright colours, buoyant crowds and fantastic fancy dress as people race down the canal to the sounds of a professional boat race commentator. The event is organised by the Rotary Club and teams will be raising money for various charities
6, 7, 13 and 14 — Loxwood Joust 2022The UK’s Most Spectacular Medieval and Jousting Festival returns. Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family!
27-29 —Bognor Regis Kite FestivalFollowing a two year hiatus, the Bognor Regis Kite Festival is set to return this Summer. Bright colours, live music and spectacular display kites will be coming to Bognor Regis this Summer, as the Bognor Regis Kite Festival returns after a two year hiatus.
16-18 — Goodwood RevivalRevive and thrive at Revival. Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
22 - 25 — Southdowns Folk FestivalCome join us for live music, workshops, festival markets, a ukulele festival, an Americana festival, dance displays and more in Bognor Regis.
25 — Chichester Half MarathonThe iconic Chichester Half Marathon and Ten Miler races will be returning in 2022. Taking you through the streets of the historic City of Chichester, and onto a beautiful trail run which leads you to The Trundle and back down Centurion Way, the race routes feature some spectacular views.