The Tilgate Park beacon will be lit and a two-minute silence held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Crawley Borough Council has announced a number of events to mark VE Day (Victory in Europe) on Friday May 8.
The commemoration will start with a service in the Memorial Gardens, organised by the Royal British Legion. The time of the service is to be confirmed.
The two-minute silence will be held at the town hall, The Boulevard, at 3pm.
At 4pm, Crawley mayor Brenda Smith will host a 1940s vintage-style tea party at the Territorial Army Centre in Kilnmead, Northgate.
All proceeds will go to her charity, Crawley Alzheimers.
The mayor will be joined by a cadet and a veteran when she lights the beacon in Tilgate Park at 9.32pm.
A tribute will be read to service personnel, past and present.