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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 31 May 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

The Beatles Tribute Show

Beatles Tribute Show

Fri 2 Jun 2017

The Beatles For Sale are a superb Beatles tribute. recreating the sound of the Fab 4 in a very authentic way.

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Rob Maskell has been portraying Buddy Holly now for over a decade performing mainly in the hit touring show “Buddy Holly and The Cricketers”, which has amused and entertained audiences in theatres the length and breadth of the U.K.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 7 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Kevin is regarded as one of the best Johnny Cash tributes in the country today. His live performances with the JCT band recreate the sound and style of Cash as close as you will ever see.

Status Quo Tribute Show

Status Quo Tribute Show

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Quo-incidence are an authentic UK tribute to the legendary rockers, and have gigged all the country, faithfully re-creating the distinct 'QUO' sound

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Fri 16 Jun 2017

"The Ragdolls" recreate the iconic sound of the "Jersey Boys”. In the first part of the show, the Boys take you back to where it all began.

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Lionel Richie Tribute Show

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Lionel Richie Tribute Show with Hamilton Browne and His Band. Hamilton Browne is without doubt, one of the most popular Tribute Artists around" today.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

Beach Boys

Beach Boys Tribute Show

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Beach Boys Tribute Show with The Beached Boys

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

Sat 24 Jun 2017

The UK's Official Number 1 Robbie Williams Tribute Its a show you "feel" that doesn't "come undone" and is "strong" as he "entertains you" with "angels" and "candy" and since the "millennium" Paul has been the real "rock DJ!" Haha...

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Performed by a different band every week.

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.

Science Week

Science Week May Half Term

Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017

Discover spectacular science in great workshops throughout half term!

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters film and Ectoplasm making workshop

Sat 3 Jun 2017

I ain't afraid of no ghosts! Get to grips with making ectoplasm and catch a screening of Ghostbusters at the Fortress!

Alice in Wonderland

Culture and Cake - "A Perfect Dream of Delight"

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Join Victoria Lambert, Heritage Assistant to uncover "A perfect Dream of Delight" : Discover Eastbourne from 1877 to 1896, Lewis Carroll's very own Wonderland.

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

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!

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

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!

Roman figure

Culture and Cake - 'There and Back Again'

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Join Kasey Ball, Heritage Assistant to discover 'There and Back Again' (but not always): Discover how a Roman statue from Eastbourne ended up in Canada and other tales of museum objects journeying far from home.

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 Cycling Festival

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

The annual Eastbourne Cycling Festival is coming back to the seaside town, and this year it’s over 3 days Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Take on this iconic 600m sea swim, 25km cycle, taking in the stunning (but tough) Beachy Head climb, South Downs and the lovely promenade.

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

Becky Beasley, Sedium Joy

Becky Beasley: Ous

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Walls Funfair

John Seale's Funfair

Fri 26 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

Tue 30 May - Sat 3 Jun 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

Science Week

Science Week May Half Term

Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 31 May 2017

A Wild Adventure!

Go Wild in the Woods

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Peter Butler

Art Under Ground

Fri 2 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

The Beatles Tribute Show

Beatles Tribute Show

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Jackson

Jackson

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Day By The Sea

Day By The Sea

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Farley Farm Photographic Exhibition

Exhibition - Surrealism in Sussex

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Linus & Lucy

Linus & Lucy

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Beautiful Noise

Neil Diamond

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Recycled

Summer Dance Night

Sat 3 Jun 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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