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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.

 

Eastbourne Beer Festival: 9-11 Oct

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The biggest beer festival in East Sussex comes to Eastbourne's Winter Garden r. Try from a range of over 160 real cask ales on tap, from quirky named brews to award winners, all of which have been chosen especially for the festival by our local CAMRA members.

 
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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

Walking Festival

Coast & Country Walking Festival

A new, Sussex walks festival offering personal challenges, new perspectives, fun, quirky and special interest walks to suit all tastes and fitness levels. Choose from over 70 walks that have been submitted taking place during the nine days of the festival, many free of charge.

 

Coming Up This Week...

Loserville (Eastbourne Stagers)

Tue 16 - Sat 20 Sep 2014

Steve Waterman

Tue 16 Sep 2014

There's Magic in the Music

Tue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 17 Sep 2014

Astronomy and Space

Wed 17 Sep 2014

The Twelfth Disciple

Thu 18 - Sat 20 Sep 2014

Movie Magic Under the stars

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Sep 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 20 Sep 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 20 Sep 2014

Jon Richardson: Nidiot

Sat 20 Sep 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.

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.

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

Fri 24 Oct 2014

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

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!

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2015

Eastbourne's exciting Cycling Festival returns in partnership with Velopace, taking place on the Western Lawns. The event offers the chance for cyclists to take part in a variety of events, from a sportive to road races.

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.

999

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2015

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns.

Eastbourne Extreme

Eastbourne Extreme

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jul 2015

One of the UK's biggest FREE extreme sports festivals featuring inline skating displays, bmx stunt teams, skate boarding, free running demos, windsurfing, power boat racing, land yachting and much more!

County Cup in Eastbourne

AEGON Summer County Cup

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2015

Competing counties battle in the national stages of this doubles competition which sees the some of the UK's best tennis players representing their county in this week long tournament, with Andy Murray and Tim Henman both past competitors.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Women's 35 Vets Tennis

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Aug 2015

The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year.

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!

Children's tennis events at Devonshire Park

Devonshire Park Open Tennis

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Aug 2015

Devonshire Park Open LTA Grade: 3  Singles and doubles events for adults, juniors and mini tennis players. Includes Mens 21&U and Mens 35 & Over events.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Men's 35 Inter-County Tennis Championships

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015

Forty-four counties are divided into eleven groups of four teams that take part over three days in August each year.The World class grass courts provide a great stage for this superb battle of the counties.

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Mon 31 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2015

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.

Screen on the Green Eastbourne

Screen on the Green -Proms

Sat 12 Sep 2015

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

Whats on in Eastbourne this week

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Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 16 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, 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.

16 September 2014 to 16 September 2014

16 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

17 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 17 Sep 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

17 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 19 Sep 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.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story at Congress TheatreFri 19 Sep 2014Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story

18 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Jimmy Cricket - Value for a Tenner Show at Royal HippodromeSat 20 Sep 2014A show full of laughs and frolics from the well known Irish Comedian

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 20 Sep 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!

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Jon Richardson: Nidiot at Congress TheatreSat 20 Sep 2014Jon Richardson: Nidiot

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Justin Live! at Congress TheatreSat 20 Sep 2014Justin Live!

16 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Loserville (Eastbourne Stagers) at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 16 - Sat 20 Sep 2014Loserville (Eastbourne Stagers)

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 20 Sep 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).

21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Craft and Gift Fair at Albany (Lions) HotelSun 21 Sep 2014Craft and Gift Fair at the Albany (Lions) Hotel on Eastbourne Seafront, near the Cavendish. 22 stallholders from Eastbourne and surrounding villages selling unique handmade items or interesting gifts.

21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Jaguar ''South Downs Run'' at Western LawnsSun 21 Sep 2014Vintage Jaguar car rally across the South Downs National Park.

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.

21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 21 Sep 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).

19 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Movie Magic Under the stars at Borde Hill GardenFri 19 - Sun 21 Sep 2014Movie magic under the stars!

21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 21 Sep 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 21 Sep 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.

23 September 2014 to 23 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 23 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, 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.

23 September 2014 to 23 September 2014

Eastbourne's Tea Dances at Winter GardensTue 23 Sep 2014Eastbourne's Tea Dances

23 September 2014 to 23 September 2014

23 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 23 - Wed 24 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

24 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 24 Sep 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

24 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

25 September 2014 to 25 September 2014

John Mann Music Show at Winter GardensThu 25 Sep 2014John Mann Music Show

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 26 Sep 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.

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Madama Butterfly at Congress TheatreFri 26 Sep 2014Madama Butterfly

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club at Winter GardensFri 26 Sep 2014Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 27 Sep 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Joe Brown in Concert at Royal HippodromeSat 27 Sep 2014Joe is a unique performer and a truly enduring rock legend

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 27 Sep 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!

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Rigoletto at Congress TheatreSat 27 Sep 2014Rigoletto

22 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Lotty's War at Devonshire Park TheatreMon 22 - Sat 27 Sep 2014Lotty's War

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 27 Sep 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).

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

26 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Coast and Country Walking Festival at South Downs National ParkFri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014Discover the Downland around the eastern gateway of the South Downs National Park at this great new walking festival.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkSun 28 Sep 2014Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in the beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with her.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 28 Sep 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).

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 28 Sep 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 28 Sep 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.

26 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

25 September 2014 to 01 October 2014

Small Wonder Festival at CharlestonThu 25 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014A festival celebrating the short story held at Charleston, historic house and home to the Bloomsbury group.

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.

12 September 2014 to 05 January 2015

Twixt Two Worlds at TownerFri 12 Sep 2014 - Mon 5 Jan 2015CAS curatorial fellow selection inspired by early British Cinema and the Collection of the Barnes Brother held at Hove Museum.

13 September 2014 to 18 January 2015

Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.

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