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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

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Pink & Katy Perry Tribute Show

Pink & Katy Perry Tribute Show

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Pink & Katy Perry Tribute with Vicky Jackson and Her Band With an identical look and sound, it is one of the most authentic acts. Audiences are seen cheering on, dancing to some of the best tracks of Pink & Katy.

The Carpenters Tribute Show

The Carpenters Tribute Show

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Solitaire are a fantastic tribute to the music of the great Karen Carpenter. Formed by professional musicians, dedicated to recreating the sound, the band is fronted by Chloe who has Karen's vocals spot on. Hearing is believing!

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

World Music - Salsa & Cuban Night

World Music - Salsa & Cuban Night

Sun 2 Jul 2017

World Music - Salsa & Cuban Night With Son Guarachando. Son Guarachando are one of the top exponents of Cuban Salsa, Cumbia and Latin music working in the UK today.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 6 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.

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Fri 7 Jul 2017

As Neil Diamond marks 50 years at the top of his profession, singer and guitarist Bob Drury with his band, described as the UK’s ‘Voice of Neil’, celebrates the life and work of this musical legend.

UB40 Tribute Show

UB40 Tribute Show

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Rats In The Kitchen are the world's number 1 UB40 Tribute Show currently touring the UK, Ireland, Europe and recently India. Fully live, eight piece band, performing one and a half hours of pulsating reggae hits!

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show with Fleetingwood Mac Fleetingwood Mac are a young and energetic tribute bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac. With just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals! a

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 13 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.

Eagles

Eagles Tribute Show

Fri 14 Jul 2017

The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies.

Pet Shop Boys Tribute Show

The Pet Shop Boys Tribute Show

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Pet Shop Boys Tribute have been a successful tribute band for the last six years. With an uncanny likeness and sound to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, a show not to be missed.

Sound of The Sixties with The Zoots

Sound of The Sixties

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Join The Zoots as they relive the 1960's in a non stop, sharp and spectacular live music concert. Be prepared to be wowed by this show cram packed with hits, filled with tight harmonies, outstanding music and a highly contagious energy.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 19 Jul 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 20 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.

Amy Winehouse Tribute Show

Amy Winehouse Tribute Show

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Tania began her unique and authentic tribute to the multi-award winning vocalist Amy Winehouse, not only whipping up a frenzy across the UK, but also taking the rest of the World by storm!

Surgeon's Cat and the Apothecary's Rose

The Surgeon's Cat and the Apothecary's Rose

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Archivist Peter Harrison describes the traumas and tribulations of clearing the memorabilia of a surgeon's lifetime from his late fathers home.

Airships

Culture and Cake - Planes, Trains and Airships

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Join Katherine Buckland, Heritage Engagement Officer to discover the stories of Planes, trains and Airships - Eastbourne's Aviation Pioneers

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

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns. Get a close look at emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance, try out the hoses, and much more.

Off Road Cycle Ride

British Heart Foundation's Off Road Bike Ride

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Take on one of the toughest mountain bike rides in the UK this July! Follow the beautiful South Downs Way National Trail and put your physical and mental endurance levels to the test in this memorable off-road ride event.

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!

What's on This Week

Variety Performance

A Right Royal Variety Performance

Tue 25 Apr - Wed 11 Oct 2017

World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki

Aegon International Eastbourne

Fri 23 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

Peter Butler

Art Under Ground

Fri 2 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

Becky Beasley, Sedium Joy

Becky Beasley: Ous

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Farley Farm Photographic Exhibition

Exhibition - Surrealism in Sussex

Sat 6 May - Sun 2 Jul 2017

20 March - 12 November 2017

Living on the Edge: 8000 years by the sea

Mon 20 Mar - Sun 12 Nov 2017

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

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Sat 27 May - Sun 17 Sep 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 28 Jun 2017

One Man Two Guvnors

One Man Two Guvnors

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 22 Jul 2017

The Totally Awesome Musical

Back To The 80's

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Ella to Elvis

Edana Minghella Quartet

Fri 30 Jun 2017

The Totally Awesome Musical

Back To The 80's

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Funfair!

John Davis' Funfair

Sat 1 - Sun 16 Jul 2017

Survivors

Relay For Life

Sat 1 Jul 2017

The Sounds of Music

The Sounds Of Music

Sun 2 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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