Events

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

Goffs Park Tree Trail - 20 April from 11am

Learn more about the lovely trees in the park. Families are especially welcome to join in the walk. Refreshments will be available from the kiosk.

St George’s Day - 20 April, Queens Square, 12 noon to 4pm

Enjoy St George's Day with classic tunes by Crawley Millennium Concert Band, singing with M&M Theatre School and a new, interactive theatre production of the iconic story of Alice in Wonderland. 

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as Same Difference Arts present this brand new production of Alice in Wonderland. This energetic and hilarious re-telling of the iconic story finds Alice in a world of wonder. Alice encounters the unforgettable Mad Hatter, a fuzzy White Rabbit, the mean queen of Hearts and many more fantastic characters. Shows at 12 noon and 3pm.

International Dance Day - 27 and 29 April, County Mall, Memorial Gardens, Queens Square and Crawley Leisure Park

More information coming soon.

This is part of the Town Centre Cultural Quarter programme, one of nine Towns Fund projects supported through the government Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Ifield Mill by bicycle - 28 April, from The Crow statue, High Street, 11.30am

Following cycle routes in Tilgate Park, Broadfield Park and Ifield Mill Pond with a stop at Ifield Mill. Bring food to enjoy a picnic lunch. This short ride will be at a very gentle pace, ideal for those new to cycling or who have not cycled for some time. 

Keep up-to-date with bike ride events on the Meet Up website or follow Active Travel Crawley on Facebook.

Ifield Mayfayre - 6 May, Ifield Barn Theatre and St Margaret’s Church, 11.30am to 4pm

See the May Queen parade, Maypole dancing and other traditional and not quite so traditional attractions at the 34th annual Mayfayre. Find out more on the St. Margaret's Church website.

A Flavour of Steampunk - 11 May, High Street

Stroll to the historic High Street for some splendid activities to include G&Tea rooms, circus and steam! Professor Elemental puts on his Fighting Trousers to meet you at the Inn at the End of Time. Enjoy memories of the Crawley that could have been, in alternative futuristic Steampunk style. Find out more on the Crawley Town Centre BID website.

A tour of Crawley by bicycle - 12 May, from The Crow statue, High Street, 10.30am

Cycling at a sedate pace, exploring cycle paths and low-traffic roads around Crawley, stopping at Tilgate Golf Club for refreshments. This short ride will be at a very gentle pace, ideal for those new to cycling or who have not cycled for some time. 

Keep up-to-date with bike ride events on the Meet Up website or follow Active Travel Crawley on Facebook.

STEM in the Park - 18 May, Memorial Gardens, 11am to 4pm

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.

Crawley Festival BACKstage - 25 May, Memorial Gardens, 12 noon to 5pm

A free community event with live music from local talent, multicultural food demonstrations from Diverse Crawley’s Cultural Kitchen, information stalls, children's play area, workshops and entertainment.

Without Walls with Brighton Festival - 25 to 26 May

Ancient Giants, Memorial Gardens – 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Gods and Demons from ancient stories come to life in this family friendly street theatre show that is an exciting fusion of puppetry, martial arts, dance and storytelling. Find out more on the Brighton Festival website.

Birdie, Queens Square – 12 noon and 2.30pm. A beautiful show featuring three professional actors with learning disabilities, blending intricate choreography, original music, and captivating object manipulation to tell a powerful story about climate change. Find out more on the Brighton Festival website
 

Rah Rah Theatre presents Teddy Bears Picnic - 29 May, The Walled Garden (The Barn), Tilgate Park

Bring along your favorite bear and join us on a fun, exciting adventure to get to the picnic on time!

The show incorporates props, puppets, well-known songs, and dancing together with important educational areas such as numbers, colours, and shapes and is aimed at children aged 2-6.

Showtimes: 11am and 2pm. Performances last approximately one hour.

Don't forget to pack a picnic blanket as there is reserved space at the front of the theatre for little ones to enjoy the show. Please remember that the Walled Garden is a dog-free area.

Ticket Prices:

  • Adults £10
  • Children £8
  • Under 2’s free (one under 2 can be admitted free with every purchase of an adult ticket)

Book your tickets via our booking form

D-Day beacon lighting - 6 June, evening, Tilgate Park car park

Join us for a special commemoration as we light the beacon to honour the memory of those who bravely served on D-Day, marking its 80th anniversary.

No need to book in advance.
 

A day of singing with Phoenix Choir of Crawley - 8 June, St Andrew’s Church, Furnace Green, 10am to 4pm

Experienced singers are invited to an informal and inspiring day of singing led by popular composer, Bob Chilcott. The musical focus will be Chilcott’s ‘Five Days that Changed the World’. The fee for the day is £25, which includes music hire. Book on the eventbrite website.

Taste of the Caribbean - 8 June, Goffs Park

Taste Of The Caribbean food and drink festival is a celebration of different cultures and amazing cuisines.  Its aim is to introduce people of all backgrounds, ages, races, and religions to some of the most amazing food and drink in the world.

The event consists of multiple street food traders selling hot food, desserts, take home produce, cultural crafts as well as non-food products. Entertainment consists of live music, cooking demonstrations, eating competitions, funfair rides, and activities for children.

Ticket Prices:

  • adult £11.50
  • under 14s £5
  • under 5s FREE
  • discounts available for group bookings

Book your tickets on the Taste of the Caribbean UK website.

This event is subject to a licence being granted.

The Crawley Family Bike Ride - 9 June, Oriel High School, 10am

Travelling along the Worth Way at a comfortable talking pace on the shared-use former railway line to East Grinstead. With time to stretch your legs and some refreshments before heading back to the school around 3pm.

Keep up-to-date with bike ride events on the Meet Up website or follow Active Travel Crawley on Facebook.

This Is My Theatre - The Wizard of Oz - 16 June, The Walled Garden, Tilgate Park at 3pm

“There’s no place like home!” 

When Dorothy Gale is carried from her home in Kansas by a cyclone she finds herself in the magical land of Oz. There she must journey to the Emerald City to meet with the great Wizard and, with the help of the friends she meets along the way, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the original novel by L. Frank Baum, children and adults alike will love this ever-popular story reimagined for the stage.

Running time is 90 minutes.

This is an open-air show being performed in the Walled Garden. Please bring your own chair and remember – dogs are not permitted within the Walled Garden.

Ticket Prices:

  • Standard £15
  • Concession £10

Book now on This Is My Theatre website

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.

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.

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.

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.