What's on this weekend? There are always good reasons to visit Sussex. Plan your March events from this selection of things to see and things to do in Brighton, East and West Sussex.
Various dates and locations - National Garden Scheme
NGS gardens are mostly privately owned and open only a few times each year. They offer interesting planning and design, a good range of plants and gardens which have been tended with love and care, and a good cup of tea. Sussex NGS Gardens open this month.
throughout Mar - Worthing Music and Arts Festival
Singing, speech and drama finals of the annual competitive festival which gives a platform for performance with classes, concerts and recitals. Worthing Music and Arts Festival.
Fri 03 - Sat 04 Mar - Hastings Piano Concerto Comp
This international competition for young virtuoso pianists from all over the world reaches the Semis and evening finale, when the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra accmpanies six finalists. Hastings Piano Concerto Competition
Sat 04 Mar - Open Evening
Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre hosts an open eveing for anyone interested in the night sky and keen to take a look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes. Open evening
Sat 04 - Sun 05 Mar - Arena Polo Test Match
Enjoy the spectacle of world-class polo action unfolding in the arena below when six of the best arena polo players battle it out Hickstead. Arena is played with 3 per side using a larger and softer ball than traditional polo. Arena test polo
Sat 04 Mar - Giants of Brede
Monthly operating day for the Brede Steam Engine Society 35ft Edwardian Water Pumping Engines. Discover how we get clean water from our taps - Engineering at its British best. Brede Steam Giants near Rye.
Sun 05 Mar - Eastbourne half marathon
A community event aimed at runners of all abilities, the Eastbourne Half Marathon has raised over £100,000 for local charities over the past eight years. It takes place in Princes Park, Royal Parade. Eastbourne half marathon
finishes 05 Mar - Photo-Punk: 40 images from the birth of punk
As the music, fashion and cultural movement celebrates its 40th anniversary, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery exhibition explores the birth of UK punk - particularly the early years of 1976-79 - through photographs by Kevin Cummins and Ian Dickson.
Tues 07 - Wed 08 Mar - Antique & Collectors Fair
Indulge in a little vintage shopping at Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair. Up to 1,700 stalls present covering fine antique furniture to delicate ceramics, glassware, textiles and European decorative items. Ardingly Antiques Fair
Tues 07 / 14 / 21 Mar - Lunchtime Concerts
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place at 1.10pm and last approximately 50 minutes. They are free, you are welcome to come and go as you please and free coffee is available. Chichester Catherdal lunchtime concerts
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Mar - VegFest
The Hove Centre hosts one of Europe's largest events for veggie friendly consumers. Highlights include a Ready Steady Cook competition, Best Veggie Sausage, over 100 stalls, cookery demos, entertainment, music, talks and product presentations. Vegfest
Mon 13 Mar - Racing at Plumpton
Enjoy winter jump racing in Sussex at the Anglo Irish raceday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Cheltenham Festival week. Includes the Anglo-Irish Jockeys Challenge and popular Irish band “Reelstrings”. Racing at Plumpton
Sat 18 March - Open Evening
Take the opportunity to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes at this open evenings at the Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre Open Evening
Sun 19 Mar - The Pioneer Run
Around 300 pre-1915 motorcycles travel from London to Brighton's Madera Drive. Walk into a living museum for the day and witness the evolution of the motor-cycle from the bicycle, nurtured by their 'careful owners'. The Pioneer Run
Sun 19 Mar - Hastings Half Marathon
Around 5000 runners circumnavigate the Ancient Town of Hastings, starting at the Seafront and following the route of William the Conqueror towards Battle, down to the 'Old Town' and fishing village then back along the three mile Seafront. Hastings Half Marathon
Thur 23 - Sat 25 Mar - Sussex Beer and Cider festival
Brighton Racecourse hosts a celebration of traditional beers, ciders, perries and country wines as well as British and foreign bottled beers on sale. Live entertainment on Saturday night.Tickets essential. Sussex beer festival.
Mon 27 Mar - Racing at Plumpton
Join an exciting evening of competitive jump racing at Plumpton Racecourse for the Injured jockeys Fund raceday. Gates open at 2.30. Racing at Plumpton
starts 30 Mar - Lambing Season
It's springtime at Fishers Farm which means lambing time. Enjoy bottle feeding the newborn lambs from a great selection of breeds. Lucky visitors may even get chance to see lambs being born. Lambing Season
on-going to 04 June - Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery display tells the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day and explores it's success and significance nationally and internationally.