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Big Sea Swim in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley

Study in Eastbourne

Study in the vibrant south coast resort of Eastbourne. Learn English at one of the many language schools or study at the University of Brighton campus in Eastbourne. The sunniest resort in the UK, Eastbourne offers a packed programme of events and is a gateway to the South Downs National Park and just 60 minutes from London Gatwick, making it the ideal location for studying and exploring the South East.

Download research and facts about Eastbourne, including the number of visitors and economic impacts.

Language Schools in Eastbourne

EF Language School, Eastbourne

EF Language School

EF Language Schools Ltd

Private language school in the heart of Eastbourne, recently renovated school with modern facilities.

Eastbourne School of English

Eastbourne School of English

Founded in 1936, Eastbourne School of English, is a not-for-profit school with an international reputation for providing a wide range of quality English language courses for adults, expert teachers and excellent student services.

LTC2

Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne

A British Council accredited English language school. *General English Courses *IELTS and Cambridge First Certificate exam preparation. *Young learner summer school *Special courses for closed groups at any time of year.

ISS1

International Summer School

Moira House School

International Summer School is a small, family-run operation with almost 20 years experience of residential summer schools and independant boarding schools in East Sussex. The school is accredited by the British Council.

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College offers high-quality programmes on a modern campus located a short distance from Eastbourne town centre. Our facilities include a library, an IT suite, professional standard theatre and sporting facilities.

ELAC Language School

ELAC Study Vacations

A British Council accredited English language school. Summer Residential & Family Stay Courses for 12-17 Year Olds. Special courses for closed groups at certain times of the year. Venues include Eastbourne College and St Andrews School.

St Bedes International Summer School

Bede's Summer School

Bede's International Summer School, part of Bede's School Trust, has been running high-quality residential programmes for children, teenagers and young adults since 1993. Today, we offer 5 different types of programme at 7 locations.

University Campus

University of Brighton Campus in Eastbourne

This leading multi-campus University offers one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, with under-graduate courses in hospitality, tourism and sport at the Eastbourne campus.

University of Brighton

Chelsea School of Sport

From foundation degrees to PhD programmes, Chelsea School has over 100 years of experience in education, research and consultancy, gaining an international reputation. Part of the University of Brighton, the school is located at the Eastbourne campus.

Culinary Arts Studio

The Culinary Arts Studio provides state of the art commerical kitchen facilities for learning and development, and is part of the School of Service Management at the University of Brighton. Also available for team building days, product development and research.

On Our Doorstep

South Downs National Park

Cycling in the South Downs National Park

Study in Eastbourne and explore the stunning coastal scenery of the South Downs National Park and iconic beauty spot Beachy Head. Featured in many Hollywood films, including Harry Potter, James Bond and Pearl Harbour.

Film Locations

Events & Cultural Highlights in Eastbourne

The Blades at Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow

Eastbourne offers a wide range of vibrant events from the annual Airbourne airshow in August, to international tennis, endurance sports, beer festivals and rock and pop tribute nights at the seafront Bandstand.  

Coupled with leading comedy acts, musicals direct from London's West End, ballet, opera, cutting edge drama and contemporary touring art exhibitions, there are many cultural highlights to enjoy in Eastbourne.

Events in Eastbourne

Major Events

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

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.

Discover Bronze Age Eastbourne

Making Tracks: Eastbourne's Bronze Age Mystery

The Pavilion

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!

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show with The Professionals

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show with The Professionals

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Mon 29 Aug 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.

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 29 Aug - Sat 3 Sep 2016

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.

Kids Live Band Party Nights

Kids Live Band Party Night

Eastbourne Bandstand

Tue 30 Aug 2016

A treat for the Summer Holidays

Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy

Congress Theatre

Tue 30 Aug 2016

'The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades! Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Wed 31 Aug 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.

with Mark Summers as Elvis with The Memphis Sons

Elvis Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 2 Sep 2016

The Elvis Tribute; featuring the top selling International Elvis Tribute Act Mark Summers. Officially produced by Mark Summers Management. Recently described as “The Closest to Elvis”.

with Jay Oxenham and The Manhattan Swing

Frank Sinatra Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Jay Oxenham rekindles the memory of the 20th century's greatest performer as Frank Sinatra. From his vocal talent and style down to the smallest gesture you will truly believe the illusion.

All or Nothing

All Or Nothing

Congress Theatre

Mon 5 - Wed 7 Sep 2016

In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas.

with HRH & The Great Pretender

Queen Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 9 Sep 2016

This fantastic 5 piece show scaramouches brilliantly from the early hits of the 1970’s through to the stadium rock anthems of the 1980’s with a rhapsody of surprises along the way.

The Len Phillips Big Band

The Len Phillips Big Band

Congress Theatre

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Britain’s most popular big band return with a completely new programme for 2016. With personnel who have worked with Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Heath, Geraldo and Tony Bennett, to name but a few.

Bon Jovi Tribute Show with Bon Giovi

Bon Jovi Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 16 Sep 2016

Bon Giovi are without doubt, one of the best tribute bands on the circuit today. Over a decade of hard work, dedication and hundreds of UK and world-wide gigs behind them, this band are surely the best Tribute to Bon Jovi around!

Sean Lock

Sean Lock - Keep It Light

Congress Theatre

Fri 16 Sep 2016

Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.

Jive Talkin'

Jive Talkin'

Congress Theatre

Sat 17 Sep 2016

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm. An unforgettable evening that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Congress Theatre

Mon 19 - Thu 22 Sep 2016

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop part!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Congress Theatre

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Sep 2016

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop part!

Jersey Boys Tribute Show with The Ragdolls

The Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Jersey Boys Tribute Show with The Ragdolls, The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey through the well-known career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Coast & Country

Coast and Country Walking Festival

South Downs National Park

Sat 24 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016

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

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Sat 24 Sep 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.

Save the Last Dance for Me

Save The Last Dance For Me

Congress Theatre

Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct 2016

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save The Last Dance For Me will take you back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60s.

Rocky Horror Tribute Show with a touch of Meat Loa

Rocky Horror Tribute Show with touch of Meat Loaf

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 30 Sep 2016

A tongue-in-cheek tribute to the music & spirit of The Rocky Horror Show with a touch of Meat Loaf. Fancy Dress Optional, Firework Finale.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome! Torchlit bonfire procession from Fishermans Green at 7.30pm.

Justin Live!

Justin Live!

Congress Theatre

Sun 2 Oct 2016

King of kids TV Justin Fletcher MBE is returning to Eastbourne in a new version of his stage show Justin Live!

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

Congress Theatre

Wed 5 Oct 2016

Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. ‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Winter Gardens

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Oct 2016

Eastbourne's annual beer festival features over 160 cask ales, plus wines, international bottled beers, ciders and perries. Each session features live music, Pub Games entertainment and food.

Mums The Word 2

Mums The Word 2

Congress Theatre

Fri 7 Oct 2016

Michelle Heaton (Liberty X) Gemma Bissix (EastEnders/ Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), Polly Highton and Sarah Lawn star in this brand-new production of Mum’s The Word 2.

10cc

10cc

Congress Theatre

Sat 8 Oct 2016

Art-pop pioneers 10cc take their defining album Sheet Music on tour, celebrating it's 40th anniversary with a special video contribution by band co-founder Kevin Godle.

Aida

Aida

Congress Theatre

Mon 10 Oct 2016

With international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris*

Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now...

Josh Widdicombe : What Do I Do Now ....

Congress Theatre

Tue 11 Oct 2016

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you.

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre Plus Support - Work In Progress

Congress Theatre

Thu 13 Oct 2016

Michael McIntyre will be making a welcome return to the Congress Theatre for one night only which will see him performing old and new material in preparation for his tour of Australia and New Zealand.

15 October 2016

The Velopace Butts Lane Hill Climb 2016

Butts Lane

Sat 15 Oct 2016

The Velopace Butts Lane Hill Climb is an exciting new hill climb event in Willingdon near Eastbourne. For those new to the sport, a hill climb involves riding a bicycle up a steep hill against the clock.

Sixties Gold

Sixties Gold

Congress Theatre

Wed 19 Oct 2016

For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. From Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and much more.

Twilight Tours

Twilight Ghost Tours

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Fri 21 Oct 2016

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortress opens up for Twilight Ghost Tours. From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torchlit guided tours around the creepy corridors.

Think Floyd

Think Floyd

Congress Theatre

Sat 22 Oct 2016

With over 20 years experience recreating the legendary sound of Pink Floyd live on stage, Think Floyd embark on a sensational nationwide tour this spring.

Twilight Tours

Twilight Ghost Tours

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Sat 22 Oct 2016

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortress opens up for Twilight Ghost Tours. From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torchlit guided tours around the creepy corridors.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Congress Theatre

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No. 1 Jamie Phillips conductor Alexander Sitkovetsky violin

The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

The Gruffalo

Drusillas Park

Wed 26 Oct 2016

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a gruffalo! Come to Drusillas Park and see the mystical monster who lives in the deep dark wood. The fearsome favourite will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Thu 27 Oct 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.

Solid Gold Rock 'N' Roll

Solid Gold Rock 'N' Roll

Congress Theatre

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show.

Twilight Tours

Twilight Ghost Tours

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Fri 28 Oct 2016

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortress opens up for Twilight Ghost Tours. From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torchlit guided tours around the creepy corridors.

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 29 Oct 2016

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details.

Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor

Congress Theatre

Sun 30 Oct 2016

One of the UK’s greatest ever performers, the incomparable Des O'Connor. In his brand new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show-business legend.

TUKUO

TUKUO

Congress Theatre

Sun 30 Oct 2016

Is it possible for anyone to create a show that brilliantly combines music from Mozart to Monty Python, Bach to The Beatles, Chick Corea to Rossini? The answer of course in the case of The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra (TUKUO)

Twilight Tours

Twilight Ghost Tours

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Sun 30 Oct 2016

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortress opens up for Twilight Ghost Tours. From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torchlit guided tours around the creepy corridors.

Keep Dancing

Keep Dancing

Congress Theatre

Tue 8 - Sat 12 Nov 2016

Olympian Louis Smith takes to the floor! The brand new dance show celebrating the world of Ballroom and Latin dance.

The Hollies

The Hollies

Congress Theatre

Sun 13 Nov 2016

No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their Classics - The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain’t Heavy,

Motown - How Sweet It Is

Motown's Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is

Congress Theatre

Thu 17 Nov 2016

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of MOTOWN is back! The UK’s No.1 MOTOWN show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Drusillas Park

Sat 19 Nov 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations daily with over 50,000 lights in an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. For accurate up to date information on prices please visit the website.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac - Hits to Blues

Congress Theatre

Tue 22 Nov 2016

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the Congress Theatre for their landmark ‘Hits to Blues World Tour’. Encompassing nearly five decade of legendary music .

A Christmas Spectacular

A Christmas Spectacular (Rattonians)

Congress Theatre

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Nov 2016

The Rattonians return to the Congress with their popular Christmas Spectacular. The first half of the show is the Company’s favourites from the musicals.

Meads Magic

Meads Magic

Meads Village

Fri 25 Nov 2016

Meads Magic 2016 returns for a night of festive village fun on 25th November. Now in its fifth year, Meads Magic is a firm favourite of the Eastbourne Christmas diary.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Drusillas Park

Sat 26 Nov 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.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Congress Theatre

Sun 27 Nov 2016

Glinka Waltz Fantasy Walton Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Dima Slobodeniouk Conductor Dane Johansen Cello

RAF In Concert

RAF In Concert 2016

Congress Theatre

Wed 30 Nov 2016

Enjoy an uplifting evening of musical entertainment performed by the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians. Featuring an inspirational mix of show tunes, classical pieces, legendary big band numbers and stirring military marches.

The Nutcracker

Russian State Ballet & Opera House: The Nutcracker

Congress Theatre

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. When midnight strikes, the world turns all magical in the wintry glitter of Christmas Eve. Toys come alive!

Little Chelsea Little Christmas

Little Chelsea Little Christmas

Little Chelsea

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Eastbourne’s annual Christmas extravaganza Little Christmas In Little Chelsea will launch a week of fun and entertainment in the popular town centre shopping quarter this December.

Sleeping Beauty

Russian State Ballet & Opera House Sleeping Beauty

Congress Theatre

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world.

Eastbourne Banstand

Christmas Market

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sat 3 - Sun 18 Dec 2016

Eastbourne's brand new traditional wooden stall Christmas Market returns to the town for the second time between Saturday 3 - Sunday 18 December 2016!

Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet & Opera: Swan Lake

Congress Theatre

Sat 3 Dec 2016

A princess turned into a swan by an evil curse… Prince Siegfried falls in love with the White Swan princess, Odette, who is under a magic spell and can only be saved by a man who declares her as his first and only love.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Congress Theatre

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Weber Overture, Der Freischütz Mozart Clarinet Concerto Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Michael Seal Conductor Raphaël Sévère Clarinet

Santa Fun Run & Walk

Santa Fun Run & Walk

Eastbourne Seafront

Sun 4 Dec 2016

See a host of Santa's jingling down the prom as they raise money for charity at this fun family event. Raising money for myaware - a charity fighting against the Myasthenia Gravis neuromuscular disease.

A Christmas Night at the Opera

A Christmas Night At The Opera

Congress Theatre

Thu 8 Dec 2016

A Christmas Night at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan.

The London Swing Orchestra

The London Swing Orchestra

Congress Theatre

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Witty and stylish, Graham Dalby leads you through the captivating story of the birth of Jazz and Swing.

Abba Reunion

Abba Reunion

Congress Theatre

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Abba Reunion tribute Show is the creation of an Award Winning West End Director, Producer and Choreographer.

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Tue 13 - Wed 14 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Back To Bacharach

Back To Bacharach

Congress Theatre

Thu 15 Dec 2016

10 Amazing Musicians, 3 West End Vocalists, 1 Great Performance. Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Fri 16 - Mon 19 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala

Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala

Congress Theatre

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Once again this favourite festive Christmas special comes to Eastbourne with the ever popular British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presenting wonderful Viennese, Strauss and Christmas music.

Southern Youth Ballet

Southern Youth Ballet: The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Congress Theatre

Sun 18 Dec 2016

This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and to celebrate this occasion Southern Youth Ballet are performing a full-length ballet involving all of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters .

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Wed 21 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Brian May

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Candlelit Christmas

Congress Theatre

Thu 22 Dec 2016

This legendary partnership returns to the UK touring circuit featuring their unique style of intimate and interactive Rock music. A sensational evening that will bring you up close with Rock and West End royalty…unmissable!

Chistmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert with Eastbourne Silver Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 25 Dec 2016

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

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert with Ray Campbell Dance Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Mon 26 Dec 2016

With The Ray Campbell Dance Band The popular and longstanding tradition of our FREE Boxing Day Dance Concert FREE EVENT - No Ticket Required

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Mon 26 Dec 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Sunset Ceremony

New Years Day Concert - Ray Campbell Dance Band

Eastbourne Bandstand

Sun 1 Jan 2017

Have you enjoyed Christmas at the Bandstand? Why not join us to start off the New Year with a free Concert The Ray Campbell Dance Band will help us celebrate with a true New Year Spirit so why not join us from 11:00am - 12:30pm

The First Hippo to the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

Royal Hippodrome

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Jan 2017

From Number One bestselling picture book authors, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for the whole family. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3..2..1..Blast Off!

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Western Lawns

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

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!

Relax and enjoy the great live atmosphere

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Western Lawns

Fri 26 - Sun 28 May 2017

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2016, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki

Aegon International Eastbourne

Devonshire Park

Fri 23 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Western Lawns

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.

Beachlife Festival

Beachlife Festival ft Eastbourne Extreme

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jul 2017

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

County Cup in Eastbourne

Aegon Summer County Cup

Devonshire Park

Mon 24 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

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.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Western Lawns

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.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

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.

Airbourne 2015

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

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

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

GB Womens 35s Inter County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

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.

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

Mon 28 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

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.

Coast & Country

Coast and Country Walking Festival

South Downs National Park

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

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

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Winter Gardens

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Oct 2017

Eastbourne's annual beer festival features over 160 cask ales, plus wines, international bottled beers, ciders and perries. Each session features live music, Pub Games entertainment and food.

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details.

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