Events

Our calendar includes events such as free live music, food markets, children's entertainment, charity fun-days and ticketed events.

WORDfest, various Crawley locations, 4 to 31 March

Crawley’s month-long celebration of literature, poetry, comedy and all things wordy! There’s something for all ages including family days, theatre, quizzes, comedy night, creative writing workshops and lots more. For more information and to book for free, visit the wordfestcrawley website.

Continental Street Market, Queens Square and Queensway, 16 to 19 March

A tempting variety of food stalls and a selection of craft items.

Food options will include noodles, burritos, loaded fries, Indian street food, German bratwurst, Thai food, gourmet burgers, Caribbean cuisine, Greek treats, crepes and a Polish beer garden.

Worth Park Wanders, 23 March, 13 and 27 April, 11 and 25 May, 8 and 22 June, 10.30am

These friendly, hour-long health walks take place around the beautiful and historical Worth Park in Pound Hill on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from Ridleys Court.

Every second Thursday is a chance to amble at a steady pace with a slightly shorter walk around the park and lake, with the fourth Thursday health walk longer with no breaks and a chance to step up your fitness by walking further and faster. Visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for more information or call 01293 558918 .

A Night's Watch – Tales of Crawley, 49-51 High Street, 24 and 25 March, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 8pm

A trip through time and a chance to experience Crawley through the ages.

Led by the ghost of the old Nightwatchman, meet various characters from Crawley's past and hear their stories as you journey through one of the High Street's oldest buildings. Book your free ticket on eventbrite's website.

Friends of Goffs Park Easter egg hunt, 10 April, 2 to 4pm

An Easter egg hunt in and around Goffs Park.

St George’s Day, High Street, 22 April, 11am to 4pm

Join us in the Historic High Street to celebrate St George's Day with community stalls, food traders, family entertainment and a children's workshop.

 

Crawley guided Get Back to Cycling rides - Ifield Mill by Bicycle, from Crawley Library cafe, 30 April, 12.30 to 4.15pm

A great way to save money, improve your health and get round town, this series of guided rides will help you get used to cycling safely and learn about Crawley’s network of cycle paths and quiet roads.

Exploring cycle routes around Crawley, visiting many of its parks, through Tilgate Park, Broadfield Park and Ifield Mill Pond. Bring food to enjoy a picnic lunch. Ideal for those new to cycling or who have not cycled for some time, and those aiming to get to know cycle routes around Crawley.

Coronation street party, Memorial Gardens, 6 May

Family entertainment with The Spinettes, ‘Squirrel Walnutkins saves the planet’ theatre show and local talent groups, community stalls, children’s activities and street food traders.

Crawley guided Get Back to Cycling rides - A short tour of Crawley by bicycle, from Three Bridges Station, 14 May, 10.30am to 2.30pm

A great way to save money, improve your health and get round town, this series of guided rides will help you get used to cycling safely and learn about Crawley’s network of cycle paths and quiet roads.

Explore cycle paths and low-traffic roads around Crawley at a sedate pace. Stopping at Tilgate Forest Golf Club at 12.30pm for refreshments. Ideal for those new to cycling or who have not cycled for some time, and those aiming to get to know cycle routes around Crawley.

STEM In The Park, Memorial Gardens, 20 May

An enjoyable and inspirational day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). STEM In The Park is aimed at inspiring young people to consider STEM subjects in a fun and engaging way. Book your free tickets on eventbrite's website.

Crawley Festival BACKstage, Memorial Gardens, 27 May, 12 noon to 5pm

Free family entertainment, with music on the bandstand, community organisation information stalls, Cultural Kitchen cookery demonstrations, food and drink vendors and free children’s activities. Visit Crawley Festival's website for more information. Also check out Crawley Festival's Facebook page for the full programme.

Brighton Festival - A Weekend Without Walls, Queens Square, 27 May, 12 noon to 5.30pm

Crawley Borough Council, Crawley Town Centre BID and Creative Crawley are very pleased to be working alongside Brighton Festival to host free performances in the town centre. For more information visit the Brighton Festival website.

  • New Work by Jamaal Burkmar, Candoco Dance Company, 12 noon, 2pm and 4.15pm
    This striking and playful duet from Candoco and choreographer Jamaal Burkmar connects with its public audience. New Work by Jamaal Burkmar is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival. 
  • You&Me Amina, Khayyam Dance Company, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.45pm
    Choreographed by Amina Khayyam, You&Me explores a same sex relationship in which an ordinary guy wrestles to confront all that prevents him from being with his lover… 
    You&Me was supported through public funding by Arts Council England. Supported by Without Walls. Commissioned by Certain Blacks.
  • Choogh Choogh, Beeja, 1.15pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm
    For ages 0-5. Inspired by the joy for travelling through India on a train, Choogh Choogh combines classical Indian dance with contemporary movement, theatre and play. Choogh Choogh is supported by Without Walls. 

Crawley guided Get Back to Cycling rides - Crawley Annual Family Bike Ride, from Healthy Balance Fitness Centre at Oriel High School, 11 June, 10am to 3pm

A great way to save money, improve your health and get round town, this series of guided rides will help you get used to cycling safely and learn about Crawley’s network of cycle paths and quiet roads.

Follow the Worth Way at a comfortable 'talking' pace along this shared-use, old rail track-bed, with a gentle incline to East Grinstead. There will be ample time to stretch your legs off the bike, maybe catching sight of the Bluebell Railway steam trains, and refreshments from a choice of cafes.

Armed Forces Day, Memorial Gardens, 24 June

Armed Forces Day raises public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in His Majesty’s Armed Forces. There will be live musical performances and demonstrations plus stalls from local organisations. More information can be found on the Armed Forces Day website.