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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 Eastbourne WTA tennis tournament 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.

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All You Need to Know: Eastbourne's Events 2016!

From the fast and fabulous to the weird and wonderful, this year sees another jam-packed season of events in the UK's sunniest place! Magnificent Motors leads the way this month, followed many favourite festivals and some exciting new events. Read our blog for a round-up of Eastbourne's major events in 2016!

Events in Eastbourne

Making Tracks Eastbourne

Making Tracks: Eastbourne's Bronze Age Mystery daily!

This immersive exhibition reveals the previously untold stories of Eastbourne’s internationally important Bronze Age discovery. For the first time, the ground-breaking discoveries in Shinewater Park will be explored, giving the public a chance to travel back in time to walk alongside the astonishingly rare Bronze Age trackway built by Eastbourne residents in the distant past.

 

Coming Up This Week...

Death Toll

Death Toll

Tue 28 Jun - Sat 2 Jul 2016

Evening Wildlife Walk

Fri 1 Jul 2016

Police Tribute Show

Police Tribute Show

Fri 1 Jul 2016

Market Traders

Seafront World Market

Thu 30 Jun - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Thu 30 Jun - Sun 3 Jul 2016

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

BioBlitz

Sat 2 Jul 2016

East Sussex Guild of Crafts

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Open Air Concert

Sat 2 Jul 2016

Relay for Life

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

The 1966 Show

The 1966 Show

Sat 2 Jul 2016

Major Events in Eastbourne

Discover Bronze Age Eastbourne

Making Tracks: Eastbourne's Bronze Age Mystery

Mon 21 Mar - Sun 13 Nov 2016

Uncover the mysteries of the incredible people living in Eastbourne over 3000 years ago, see some of their treasures and discover what made our town so special!

Police Tribute Show

Police Tribute Show

Fri 1 Jul 2016

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.

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Thu 30 Jun - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Annual cycle race taking place across Sussex with a time trials and laps from Eastbourne Seafront to the challenging King of the Hill climb up to Beachy Head.

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

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.

Take That Tribute Show

Take That Tribute Show

Sat 2 Jul 2016

The Take That Experience bring you all the thrills of this hugely popular act. A tribute show you will "Never Forget".

The Choir That Rocks Live

The Choir That Rocks Live

Sun 3 Jul 2016

Enjoy an uplifting and exhilarating performance by the UK’s favourite contemporary choir here at the Congress Theatre. Rock Choir has over 20,000 members in more than 300 local communities nationwide.

World Music - Salsa & Cuban Night With Son Guarach

World Music - Salsa & Cuban Night

Sun 3 Jul 2016

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.

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Tue 5 - Sat 9 Jul 2016

Making it's debut visit to Eastbourne! Winner of the Tony Awards 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Prices vary on different days and times, please check website.

Beatles Tribute Show with Special Guest-Cilla

Beatles Tribute Show with Special Guest-Cilla

Fri 8 Jul 2016

Beatles Tribute Show with Special Guest-Cilla with The Fab 4 & Liverbird. The Fab4 are one of the worlds premier Beatle bands with an enviable talent for recreating that classic Beatles sound.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Sat 9 Jul 2016

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a photo taken. Prices vary according to the day. For accurate up to date information visit Drusillas website.

Rod Stewart Tribute Show with Rod Stuart Tribute

Rod Stewart Tribute Show

Sat 9 Jul 2016

When it comes to tribute acts, Rod Stuart, is without doubt one of the finest Rod Stewart tribute artists there is. Not only is he an uncanny Rod Stewart look alike, he is a fantastic soundalike too.

The Opera Due: Leroy & Martin are professional ten

The Opera Duo

Sun 10 Jul 2016

The Opera Due: Leroy & Martin are professional tenors from Hull. Leroy & Martin are professional tenors from Hull. They perform in the UK and Europe, singing a mix of opera, musical theatre and classical crossover.

Solid Gold 70s Show

Solid Gold 70s Show

Wed 13 Jul 2016

Like 70s music? You’ll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop, it’s the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown.

Neil Diamond Tribute Show with A Diamond Experienc

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Fri 15 Jul 2016

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.

The Carpenter's Story

The Carpenter's Story

Fri 15 Jul 2016

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen.

Beachlife Festival

Beachlife Festival ft Eastbourne Extreme

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Jul 2016

Beachlife Festival featuring Eastbourne Extreme, the south coast's coolest, fastest and most intense free sports festival is back with a vengeance.

Bee Gees Tribute Show with Stayin Alive

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Sat 16 Jul 2016

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!

MCS Big Sea Swim Eastbourne

Big Sea Swim 2016

Sat 16 Jul 2016

Swimmers are invited to join in the Big Sea Swim on Saturday 16 July, to help raise money to keep the sea fit and safe to swim in. Costs: Registration is £25 for the 1km swim and £30 for the 3km swim.

16 - 24 July 2016

Eastbourne Music Live

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

Music Live will be a week-long eclectic mix of live music performances in venues across the town, allowing local musicians to showcase their talent. The music festival will have multiple performances throughout July 2016,

Let's Hang On

Let's Hang On

Sun 17 Jul 2016

Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to the Congress Theatre with their award-winning celebration of the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

Sound of The Sixties with The Zoots

Sound of The Sixties

Sun 17 Jul 2016

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.

County Cup in Eastbourne

Aegon Summer County Cup

Mon 18 - Fri 22 Jul 2016

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.

Rhythm Of The Dance

Rhythm Of The Dance

Tue 19 Jul 2016

This incredible live show celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined Celtic Step to the sensual, ancient Sean Nos dance style.

Jethro

Jethro

Thu 21 Jul 2016

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.

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