Events

Our calendar includes all kinds of events events organised by us and other groups in the community.

Make Music Day, 21 June

Now in it’s third year in Crawley, this long running international celebration of world music promises to showcase our local talented musicians in a broad range of genres at several stage locations across the town centre. Find out more on the Crawley town Centre website.

Fathom online game and live event, 24 June to 7 July

Crawley's pop-up programme is trialling a durational online game that turns into a live event in which the participants meet. In ‘Fathom’ by Goat & Monkey, players will follow the futures of two characters over two weeks from 17 to 30 June, helping them make choices and devising and enacting creative tasks following them towards their mystery town centre location. The production is written and hosted by game and theatre writers. Find out more on the Fathom website.

Armed Forces Day - 29 June, Memorial Gardens

Supporting the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving personnel to service families, veterans and cadets, with parades, musical performances and more. 

Summer Sunday - 30 June, 10am to 3pm, St John’s Church and Cross Keys

Join the fun at the free Summer Sunday event with family activities including soft play, bouncy castle and ice painting as well as live music, BBQ and coffee cart

Circus Zyair - 3 to 7 July, Goffs Park

Circus Zyair's brand new show for 2024 features over thirty adrenaline fuelled performers from all across the globe.  Fearless acrobats and daredevil stuntmen guarantee maximum thrills by risking life and limb daily for your entertainment.  The dazzling combination of high energy, jaw dropping talent and electric atmosphere promises a magical and unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Tickets cost from £6.00 (early bird special - book before 30 April). Book your tickets on the Circus Zyair website.

Music on the bandstand, 4 July 12 noon to 5pm

Sirrius – local, four-piece band playing covers from Dire Straits to The Eagles and more plus legendary blues man, Will Johns.

Summer Contemporary Art Exhibition, 4 to 8 July, Crawley Library

Open to all budding artists, this exhibition encourages applications from all ages and abilities from professional to amateurs, working in any artwork medium, media, style and format. Either tag an image of your artwork with @popupculturecrawley on Instagram or upload a good quality image and email it to opencallcrawley@gmail.com 

Summertime Live - 12 to 13 July, Goffs Park

Get ready for some of the biggest dance anthems of the past 30 years brought to life by a 32 piece orchestra with live vocalists and DJs.

Tickets cost from £32.50 (early bird special). Book your tickets on the Summertime Live website.

This event is subject to a licence being granted.

Race for Life (Cancer Research UK) - 20 July, Tilgate Park

You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group, go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a group leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer. 

Ticket prices:

  • adult (16+) £17.49
  • children £11.00
  • under 6s are free

Book tickets on the Race for Life website.

Hammond’s Funfair - 20 to 28 July, Southgate park

Come join the excitement at Hammond's fair! With thrilling rides for adrenaline junkies, family-friendly attractions, and a variety of game stalls to test your skills and win prizes, there's endless fun for everyone.

Music on the bandstand, 27 July 12 noon to 5pm

Male and female duo, Vintage Retro, along with a great line-up of local talent.

Music on the bandstand, 10 August 12 noon to 5pm

Tommy and Jonny – young local duo, fast making a name for themselves plus back by popular demand, fingerstyle guitarist and singer, Les Elvin.

Crawley Pride - 17 August, Goffs Park

Crawley Pride was created as a way of bringing the LGBT+ community together in Crawley and the surrounding areas. This year's even it bringing famous LGBT+ acts mixed with amazing local artists, businesses, and people to celebrate the amazing diversity in our town.

Ticket prices:

  • adult (16+) £15
  • child (10-15) £7.50
  • concession £12
  • under 10s free

Book your tickets on the Crawley Pride website.
 

Music on the bandstand, 24 August 12 noon to 5pm

Another great afternoon with Will Johns plus Ken Birch and Friends.