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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, the world's largest FREE seafront air show or Eastbourne Extreme one of the UK's largest extreme sports festivals. For a more relaxed time book tickets for the AEGON International Tennis at Devonshire Park or stroll around our French and Italian markets. Browse over 300 events in Eastbourne happening in Eastbourne throughout the year and check out our 'Events this week' sections to see the very latest of what's on in Eastbourne.

 

Military Training Ground at the Redoubt Fortress

Eastbourne Events

Think you've got what it takes to be one of our new recruits?

Take a journey through history at our new training ground accompanied by mysterious Redoubt resident, Mrs Atkins. Children's activities include bayonet training, grenade throwing, monkey bars, parachute landing fall (PLF) technique, leopard crawling and more. Kids can wear a uniform as they go around the training ground.

 
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Your Guide to the Redoubt Fortress in 2014

From World War I comemorations to napoleonic re-enactments, an archaeological exhibition, stargazing and gladiatorial events, the Redoubt Fortress promises a packed line up for 2014.

For a preview of what's coming up when the fortress opens in April, check out the new Redoubt website for more details.

Events in Eastbourne

Punch and Judy

Punch & Judy throughout August

Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks. This will be Ray's 24 year performing Punch & Judy Shows and he's come up with an extra special show that is not to be missed.

 

Coming Up This Week...

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014

Cher Tribute Show

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Pevensey Food Festival

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Evening

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Large Picture 1

MG South Downs Run

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Major Events in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Ancestors at the Redoubt

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion

Sat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014

This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

Royal Sussex Regiment drums

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War

Sat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014

In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Mon 25 - Sat 30 Aug 2014

Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

Peggy Angus at Towner Eastbourne

Peggy Angus

Sat 12 Jul - Sun 21 Sep 2014

Exhibition exploring the life and work of Angus, as well as her teaching and the network of artists she worked with and invited to her home, Furlongs, in East Sussex.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Evening

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Music from the television show and the Downton era. A classical spectacular celebrating the success of the ITV television programme 'Downton Abbey' with music from the series and from the Downton era.

Murderous Games at the Redoubt

Eastbourne Ancestors Presents...Murderous Games

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014

Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition.

Electric Proms

The Electric Proms with Storm

Sun 7 Sep 2014

Storm return with their explosive and exciting proms act. A red hot act with electrifying violinists, graduates from renowned music conservatories that have performed across the globe, astounding audiences with their spectacular show.

Battle of the Somme, WWI

Remember... The Great War

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

Major event involving pupils from schools from all over Eastbourne – music, spoken word and choirs will be telling the story of the First World War in a performance in aid of the Redoubt Canon Appeal and the Army Benevolent Fund.

Screen on the Green Eastbourne

Screen on the Green -Proms

Sat 13 Sep 2014

Proms on the Lawns featuring 'Last Night of the Proms' on the big screen.

Eastbourne Steampunk

Steampunk Festival

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

The Incredible, Indelible, Festival of Curiosity and Wonders is set to hit the seafront of Eastbourne, East Sussex in September 2014!

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Tour of Britain

Sat 13 Sep 2014

Eastbourne will welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race this September, as part of the Sussex leg of the tour. The penultimate stage of the race, which runs from Camberley to Brighton, will run through Eastbourne on Saturday 13 September.

Walking to Alfriston

Coast and Country Walking Festival

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014

Discover the Downland around the eastern gateway of the South Downs National Park at this great new walking festival.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome!

Beer Festival 2

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Oct 2014

Eastbourne's annual beer festival returns to Eastbourne's Winter Garden in October.

2013 Ladies Winner

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 25 Oct 2014

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland illuminations, designed by Channel 4's 'King of Lights' Paul Toole, plus visit Santa's Christmas Cottage and your chance to Hug a Husky!

Santa Special

Santa Special

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Dec 2014

Meet Santa for a ride on the trains at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Park.

Chistmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert with Eastbourne Silver Band

Thu 25 Dec 2014

A popular and longstanding tradition, Eastbourne Silver Band under the directorship of Geoff Broom entertains you with over an hour of festive tunes

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2015

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, comercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

AEGON International tennis in Eastbourne

AEGON International Tennis

Sat 20 - Sat 27 Jun 2015

Enjoy world class tennis action from top women of the WTA tour, in this exciting pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park.

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Aug 2015

The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

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29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 29 Aug 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Michael Bublé Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandFri 29 Aug 2014with Tom Fitzpatrick

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 30 Aug 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Elio Pace performs The Billy Joel Songbook at Royal HippodromeSat 30 Aug 2014Celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 30 Aug 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

26 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Dreamboats and Miniskirts at Congress TheatreTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The hugely anticipated sequel from the team that brought you 'Dreamboats and Petticoats'

25 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

LTA South of England Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkMon 25 - Sat 30 Aug 2014Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 30 Aug 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Cher Tribute Show at Eastbourne BandstandSat 30 Aug 2014Believe in Cher recreates the highlights of Cher's phenomenal career. This energetic, visual show features gorgeous gypsy dancers and live musicians, all paying tribute to one of the worlds best love performers.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Sunday Funday at Sevenoaks ParkSun 31 Aug 2014Eastbourne Homes is organising a fun day out for all the family with all proceeds going to local charities.

01 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Military Training Ground at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Think you've got what it takes to be one of our new recruits? Take a journey through history at our new training ground accompanied by mysterious Redoubt resident, Mrs Atkins.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

The Len Phillips Big Band - Swinging On Broadway at Congress TheatreSun 31 Aug 2014The Len Phillips Big Band - Swinging On Broadway

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

MG South Downs Run at Western LawnsSun 31 Aug 2014Classic MG's follow the picturesque route through the South Downs from Winchester to Eastbourne, before finally displaying on the seafront Western Lawns.

17 May 2014 to 31 August 2014

Designing the Everyday at TownerSat 17 May - Sun 31 Aug 2014In 1934, Harrods hosted an exhibition called Modern Art for the Table featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 31 Aug 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Downton Abbey Evening at Eastbourne BandstandSun 31 Aug 2014Music from the television show and the Downton era. A classical spectacular celebrating the success of the ITV television programme 'Downton Abbey' with music from the series and from the Downton era.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 31 Aug 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 31 Aug 2014This gentle walking tour of Eastbourne starts at the Bandstand on the middle prom. The tour is suitable for all ages and last for one and a half hours with 12 stopping points of interest.

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

04 July 2014 to 14 September 2014

East Sussex Open 2014 at TownerFri 4 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 20145th annual open submission exhibition for regional artists.

12 July 2014 to 21 September 2014

Peggy Angus at TownerSat 12 Jul - Sun 21 Sep 2014Exhibition exploring the life and work of Angus, as well as her teaching and the network of artists she worked with and invited to her home, Furlongs, in East Sussex.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

24 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

13 August 2015 to 16 August 2015

Airbourne - Eastbourne International AirshowThu 13 - Sun 16 Aug 2015The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

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