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Want to find out what's on? Eastbourne has a packed diary of entertainment and events all year round. Witness the thrills of Eastbourne entertainment like Airbourne, one of the UK's biggest FREE seafront airshows or the challenging Beachy Head Marathon.

For a more relaxed time book tickets for the Aegon International Eastbourne tennis tournament at Devonshire Park or stroll around our French and Italian markets. Browse over 600 events in Eastbourne happening in Eastbourne throughout the year and check out our 'Events this week' section to see the very latest of what's on in Eastbourne.

Coming Up

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show with The Professionals

James Bond

An Evening of James Bond

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Q the music (formally the Bond Band) were formed in 2004 by Trumpeter Warren Ringham (BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera) and were the very first of its kind!

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 25 Jul 2017

A treat for the Summer Holidays Tuesday evenings during the summer holidays it's party time! Join the party, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Police Tribute Show

Police & Sting Tribute Show

Fri 28 Jul 2017

The Police Force are a three piece outfit who have gaining a reputation as one of the best tribute acts on the circuit. The full array of hits are here from the unmistakable five number one’s.

Oasis Tribute Show

Oasis Tribute Show

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Oaceis capture the sound look and feel of the Band from the 1994-1997 era performing tracks from Definitely Maybe and Whats the Story Morning Glory with a few famous B-sides and thrown in for good measure.

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Bee Gees tribute band Stayin Alive UK recreate the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all the decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to be seen to be believed!

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 3 Aug 2017

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Traditional Afternoon

Central Band of the Royal British Legion

Sun 6 - Fri 11 Aug 2017

The Central Band is the flagship band of The Royal British Legion. Under the baton of the energetic Captain David Cole, former Director of Music on HMY Britannia, the Central Band has established itself as a respected and in-demand ensemble

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 8 Aug 2017

A treat for the Summer Holidays Tuesday evenings during the summer holidays it's party time! Join the party, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 13 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 16 Aug 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Sherlock Holmes Activities

Sleuthing Summer trail and crafts

Mon 24 Jul - Mon 4 Sep 2017

Follow in Sherlock Holmes' footsteps, reveal the Redoubt riddles and decipher the clues to solve the crime in our Sleuthing Summer trail and have a go at detective crafts in the fortress!

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Fort Awakens

The Fort Awakens

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Join us for a weekend of discovery! Meet the Faces of the Fort and find Napoleonic Soldiers defending the fortress, undergoing gruesome surgery and telling tales of times gone by!

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 7 Aug 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Butts Brow

Culture and Cake - Wobbly Ditches & Splodgy Banks

Sat 12 Aug 2017

Join Jo Seaman, Heritage Manager to discover Wobbly Ditches and Splodgy Banks: Tracing our Neolithic Ancestors at Butts Brow

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Fly to the fortress on your way back from Airbourne to discover this vintage aviation classic!

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Discover detective crafts and activities in our Mystery Monday Workshops during the summer holidays

Church Graffiti

Culture and Cake - Prayers Wrought in Stone

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Join Jo Seaman Heritage Manager to discuss an exciting new project focussed on recording historic grafitti in local churches and unravel their hidden meanings and stories

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist (Directors Cut) film screening

Tue 31 Oct 2017

Dare you brave the fortress on Halloween for a Directors Cut screening of the Exorcist followed by a ghost tour of the fortress.

hound of the baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles film screening

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Join us to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes story with Hound of the Baskervilles film screening at the fortress

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, and entertainment for everyone with a carnival parade from the Pier Saturday 12noon returning to the Western Lawns, the main festival site.

Western Lawns

MG South Downs Run

Sun 3 Sep 2017

The South Downs Run is a scenic and non-competitive drive of about 70 miles along the beautiful South Downs from Bury Hill to Eastbourne in Sussex, displaying at Western Lawns on the seafront.

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 5 - Sun 6 May 2018

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, comercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

Relax and enjoy the great live atmosphere

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2017, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

What's on This Week

Variety Performance

A Right Royal Variety Performance

Tue 25 Apr - Wed 11 Oct 2017

Arrival

Arrival: The Hits of Abba

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Peter Butler

Art Under Ground

Fri 7 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies Weekend

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Eastbourne Music Live photo by Graham Huntley

Eastbourne Music Live

Sat 15 - Sat 22 Jul 2017

20 March - 12 November 2017

Living on the Edge: 8000 years by the sea

Mon 20 Mar - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Eastbourne Music Live

Local Music Showcase

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Old Town Fete

Old Town Fete

Sat 22 Jul 2017

One Man Two Guvnors

One Man Two Guvnors

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 22 Jul 2017

image: Eric Ravilious, Two Women in a Garden, 1939

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Sat 27 May - Sun 17 Sep 2017

Sussex Open

Sussex Open Exhibition

Sat 22 Jul - Sun 1 Oct 2017

James Bond

An Evening of James Bond

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Art Store Tours

Art Store Tours

Sun 23 Jul 2017

County Cup in Eastbourne

Aegon Summer County Cup

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017

Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Sherlock Holmes Activities

Sleuthing Summer trail and crafts

Mon 24 Jul - Mon 4 Sep 2017

Human Stories

Human Stories

Tue 25 Jul - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Major Events in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Cycling Festival
Cycling Festival
Magnificent Motors festival in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley
Magnificent Motors
Red Arrows at Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

17 - 20 August 2017

Voted UK's best free airshow, see fast jets, aerobatics, military displays, pleasure flights, fireworks and the Airbourne Live stage all return in August. Regular favourites include the Red Arrows, Chinook, Typhoon and much more.

Culture, Entertainment and Heritage

Rent the musical at Eastbourne Theatre

Theatre shows in Eastbourne

From outdoor shakespeare to the best of the West End 

Eastbourne Bandstand concerts and events

Live music at the Bandstand

Pop tributes, fireworks, kids disco, big band and more, all by the beach

Westbury Horse by Eric Ravilious - Towner Art Gallery

Exhibitions at Galleries and Museums

Latest exhibitions and contemporary art in Eastbourne

Heritage events in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley

Heritage Events in Eastbourne

Historic moments, moving stories and fascinating heritage events in Eastbourne

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