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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 Eastbourne International tennis tournament at Devonshire Park or stroll around our Continental 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

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 21 Feb - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Join us every Wednesday and Sunday all year round in the sunniest town in the UK from 9.30am to 4pm from Debenhams Corner to T J Hughes.

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Wed 26 Sep - Mon 26 Nov 2018

Featuring 32 pubs across Eastbourne, Pevensey, Polegate, Seaford and the South Downs, all offer real ale or traditional cider and have excellent public transport links.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back! Join us on Terminus Road on the last Wednesday of the month, 6pm-9pm, between April and September! A free event with live music, great food and great bikes in sunny Eastbourne. All bikers welcome!

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

The Stereotonics

Stereophonics Tribute Show

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Formed in 1999, Stereotonics have now built up a reputation as the leading Stereophonics tribute throughout the UK. Just recently, the real band even heard the boys performing and gave them the official seal of approval.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show with Letz Zep

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Letz Zep are the leading Led Zeppelin tribute bands in the UK, Letz Zep won over not only the critics, but won the praise of former members of the actual Led Zeppelin.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Queen Tribute Show with Pure Queen

Queen Tribute Show

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Pure Queen one of the UK's Leading Queen tribute bands around. a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at Mark's wonderful interpretation of the great man.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Sat 6 Oct 2018

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

Abba Fever

ABBA Tribute Show

Sat 6 Oct 2018

A 5 piece live band with 5 part harmonies the show transports you back to the 70’s through the biggest hits of the world’s favourite band. Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography.

Bon Giovi

Bon Jovi Tribute Show

Fri 12 Oct 2018

BON GIOVI perform all the greatest hits such as ‘Living On A Prayer’, It’s My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, as well as many others from every album ever produced in one amazing stage show.

The Ragdolls

Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Sat 13 Oct 2018

SEASON FINALE: “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.

Zombie Makeup

Zombie Walk

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Meet from 1pm at The Crown and Anchor and have your makeup done with all proceeds going to charity. At 3pm, the zombie walk will make its way from the pub down to Eastbourne Pier and then through the town centre ending in South Street.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service

Sun 11 Nov 2018

The Civic Remembrance service attended by the Mayor of Eastbourne and combined services organisations. The service will take place at the War Memorial Roundabout on Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Friday 30th November to Sunday 23rd December 2018, 10am - 6pm each day.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Tue 25 Dec 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and New Year concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free.

Spider Saturdays

Spider Saturday

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre. The aim of the day is to try and overcome visitors’ phobias, as well as being fun and informative.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

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.

Creepy Crafts

October Half Term trail and crafts

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Brave the fortress in October half term for our spooktacular trail and creepy crafts!

The Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo

Wed 24 Oct 2018

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

Thu 25 Oct 2018

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.

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Sat 27 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

The Omen

The Omen Film screening and Ghost Tour

Wed 31 Oct 2018

A Halloween screening of the horror classic The Omen, with added fear factor from our petrifying props and if you aren’t scared enough already, a ghost tour of the building taking us to the witching hour!

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Sun 4 Nov 2018

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.

Christmas at Drusillas

Christmas at Drusillas

Sat 17 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Enjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park this year! Come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo before getting your face painted as a reindeer, fairy or even a Christmas pud in Hello Kitty’s Parlour.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Sat 17 - Sat 10 Nov 2018

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.

Santa at Drusillas

Santa’s Grotto

Sat 17 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Experience the winter magic first hand at Drusillas Park this year! We’ve hung up our stockings by our chimney with care, in the knowledge that Saint Nick soon will be there!

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Fri 21 Dec 2018

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.

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Tue 24 Apr - Wed 10 Oct 2018

Summer 2018 sees Trapdoor Productions return to the Royal Hippodrome for their 6th consecutive year with their inimitable take on the Summer Season Show.

Fast Love

Fastlove

Thu 27 Sep 2018

A Tribute to George Michael Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

A Night at the Musicals

Eastbourne Stagers: A Night At The Musicals

Thu 27 Sep 2018

For over 30 years Eastbourne Stagers have given hundreds of young people the opportunity to perform in musicals which span the decades.

Magic Of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!

Superstars of Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling

Fri 28 Sep 2018

For one night only the Royal Hippodrome will be transformed into a superb wrestling arena to capture the live atmosphere that you would normally only see on your tv.

This Is The Greatest Show

This Is The Greatest Show

Sat 29 Sep 2018

“This is the Greatest Show” is inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum. Join our cast of West End Singers and live band as we take you on a journey through music from The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge, Barnum and many others.

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Oct 2018

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Theatre Tour

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Discover the history of Eastbourne's oldest working theatre. See places the public do not normally see. Tours take place on the first Friday of every month starting at 10.30am through to November.

Big Charity Concert

BIG CHARITY CONCERT

Fri 5 Oct 2018

This well established charity concert is back for a sixth consecutive year raising funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span 2018

Sat 6 Oct 2018

With their fiftieth anniversary approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, Steeleye Span (featuring their new seven-piece line up) return to the road for an extensive UK autumn tour.

Street Dance Company Flawless, Eastbourne

Flawless

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Chase The Dream:The Reboot Following their World Tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before!

David Starkey

David Starkey: Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?

Sun 7 Oct 2018

DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit.

Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Oct 2018

By Marc Camelotti From the writer and producers of Don’t Dress For Dinner, this riotous farce arrives in Eastbourne for one week only – fasten your seat belts!

Psychic Sally

Psychic Sally – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Thu 11 Oct 2018

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.

The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees

Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with 2 original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell

Sat 13 Oct 2018

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter.

Some Guys Have All the Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

The Super Sing-Along Musical Extravaganza

The Super Sing-Along Musical Extravaganza

Wed 17 Oct 2018

THE SUPER SING-ALONG MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA 12 of your favourite musical numbers from Grease to The Greatest Showman, with performances from friends of Eastbourne Mencap in collaboration with The Trapdoor Theatre School.

Jason Donovan Tour Image, His Amazing Midlife

Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!!

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus JUPLICITY

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Borough Market

Eastbourne Borough Market

Wed 21 Feb - Sun 30 Dec 2018

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment!

Tue 24 Apr - Wed 10 Oct 2018

At Altitude

At Altitude

Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Omer Fast

Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best

Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

The Trench Brothers

The Trench Brothers Interactive Exhibition

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Pick of the Summer Shows

Pick of the Summer Shows

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 12 Oct 2018

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Sat 22 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

A One-Act Play by Maggie Diaz Bofill

A One-Act Play by Maggie Diaz Bofill

Tue 25 - Wed 26 Sep 2018

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Wed 26 Sep - Mon 26 Nov 2018

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Fast Love

Fastlove

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Studio 54

Film Screening: Studio 54

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Magic Of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Superstars of Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling

Fri 28 Sep 2018

This Is The Greatest Show

This Is The Greatest Show

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 29 Sep 2018

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

16 - 19 August 2018

Voted UK's best free airshow, see fast jets, aerobatics, military displays, pleasure flights and fireworks finale 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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