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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.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 23 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

25 - 27 May 2018

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2018, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Come and sample the delights of the UK and abroad as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling Seafront market place.

Elvis Tribute Show

Elvis Tribute Show

Fri 25 May 2018

Originally from Yorkshire Mark has come a long way in a short time, recently appearing in the West End and Multi Award winning, in 2013-15 winning the National Tribute Music Award been crowned the UK's Official Number One Elvis Tribute!

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival 'heroes and heroines'

Sat 26 May 2018

Celebrate as Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival makes a welcome return once again to Eastbourne seafront. Last year’s Carnival was a great success, with more than 1,500 walkers taking part.

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Sat 26 May 2018

As Neil Diamond marks over 50 years at the top of his profession, singer and guitarist Bob Drury with his band as A Diamond Experience, described as the UK’s ‘Voice of Neil’, celebrates the life and work of this musical legend.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 27 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

George Michael Tribute Show

George Michael Tribute Show

Sun 27 May 2018

Beyond Faith is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the Musical Legend’s hits. George Michael is portrayed by twice 'National Tribute Award Winner' and runner up 'Best British Male', Paul Grant-Reason.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 30 May 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Little Mix Tribute Show

Little Mix Tribute Show

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to the UK’s finest girl-band with breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. This is a high-energy show, packed with all of Little Mix’s g greatest hits.

Beach Boys Tribute Show

Beach Boys Tribute Show

Sat 2 Jun 2018

The Beached Boys magically capture the original sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys, providing entertainment that will prove unique.Their neatly trimmed harmonies magically capture the original sixties surfing sound of the Beach Boys.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 6 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Fri 8 Jun 2018

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!

UB40 Tribute Show

UB40 Tribute Show

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Fully live, eight piece band, performing one and a half hours of pulsating reggae hits now spanning more than 25 years! From early hits such as 'King', 'Food For Thought' and 'Red Red Wine' through to some of UB40's most recent work.

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Take on this iconic 600m sea swim, 19km cycle, taking in the stunning (but tough) Beachy Head climb, South Downs and the lovely promenade.

Traditional Afternoon

Traditional Afternoon Concert

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework & Proms Concerts

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Performed by a different band every week.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 14 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Come and sample the delights of the UK and abroad as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling Seafront market place.

Science Week

Science Week - May Half Term

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 2018

Become a scientist at the Fortress this half term in our Science Week workshops!

PJ Masks

Owlette and Gekko from the PJ Masks

Tue 29 May 2018

It’s time to be a hero! After fighting their way through the night Owlette and Gekko from the PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 30 May 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.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth film screening and puppet workshop

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Little kids and big kids can enjoy a magical puppet making workshop before watching this amazing fantasy romp starring the late and ever-great David Bowie! All puppet making materials and expertise supplied

Saxon Treasures

Culture and Cake - Eastbourne’s Saxon Treasures

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Heritage Manager Jonathan Seaman will take a lively look at the amazing discoveries made during the excavation of a major Anglo-Saxon period burial ground at St Anne’s Road.

Toys

Culture and Cake - Toys, A product of the times?

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Heritage Assistant Jason Godden will lead us on a nostalgic journey exploring whether our childhood memories, associated with popular toys such as Action Man, Barbie or Star Wars merchandise, are a “product of the times”

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies Weekend

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Come down and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre, open between 11am and 4pm, will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs and scary spiders and experts from the British Tarantula Society will be there!

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Tue 24 Jul 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.

Skye and Rubble

Skye and Rubble from PAW Patrol

Wed 25 Jul 2018

No job is too big, and no pup is too small! Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Skye and Rubble, appear for the first time ever at Drusillas Park.

Peppa Pig & George

Peppa Pig & George

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Ninja Turtles

Leo & Raph - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leo and Raph will appear at Drusillas Park for one day only. Join the dynamic duo in the Events Arena as they meet visitors and pose for pictures at intervals throughout the day.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man will be spinning into action at Drusillas Park for the last time this year.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 2 Aug 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.

Chase and Marshall

Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 8 Aug 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.

Catboy and Gekko

Catboy and Gekko from the PJ Masks

Thu 9 Aug 2018

It’s time to be a hero! After fighting their way through the night Catboy and Gekko from the PJ Masks will be saving the day at Drusillas Park. The heroic pair will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. Mystery a

Peppa Pig & George

Peppa Pig & George

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Wed 15 Aug 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.

Chase and Marshall

Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Get ready for action as two of PAW Patrol's finest recruits, Chase and Marshall, return to Drusillas Park. The heroic pups will be appearing in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day. You’d be barking mad to miss it.

Heirlooms and photographs

Culture and Cake - Collecting Memories

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Heritage Engagement Officer Katherine Buckland will explore stories of forgotten treasures and objects collected to remember.

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.

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Wed 23 - Sat 26 May 2018

Presented by Eastbourne Stagers Directed by Fiona Dean Musical Direction Rob Cousins Choreography by Chloe Hurst This fun musical follows nerdy flower shop employee Seymour Krelborn, who has a crush on his co-worker, Audrey.

The Midnight Gang

David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang

Fri 25 May 2018

A David Walliams Bestseller. Drum roll, please… Heartbreak invites you to join us for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child.

Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Wed 30 - Thu 31 May 2018

You'd be as mad as a hatter to miss this HARE-larious fun-filled family musical, bounding into Eastbourne this Spring. Join Alice as she takes a tumble down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of Wonderland!

Michelle John

Michelle John

Thu 31 May 2018

20 years backing singing experience to the world’s biggest stars, ­Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Blur, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz saw this lady stay in the VOICE UK right up to the finals.

Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Join us on an exciting adventure along the riverbank with a brand new staging of Kenneth Grahame’s family classic ‘The Wind In The Willows.’

British Music Hall’s Day by the Sea

British Music Hall’s Day by the Sea

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Following the success of last year’s event, the British Music Hall Society returns for its 4th all-day celebration of the worlds of music hall and variety with Music – Comedy – Song – Guest Speakers – Archive Film Footage.

The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Jun 2018

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” Edgar Wallace.

Brian Conley

Brian Conley – Still The Greatest Entertainer…..

Fri 8 Jun 2018

The multi- talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage with his brand new show “STILL THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER – IN HIS PRICE RANGE”

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Wed 13 - Sat 16 Jun 2018

Presented by Eastbourne Operatic & Dramatic Society Book by Michael Stewart Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York EODS are delighted to bring to you Hello, Dolly!

Mark Steel

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

Fri 15 Jun 2018

MARK STEEL EVERY LITTLE THING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT

"Hello" La Voix

“Hello” La Voix

Sat 16 Jun 2018

La Voix’s new show is a feast for the senses, with a show featuring her amazing Live Musicians, Side splitting Comedy and incredible Live Singing and Vocal Impressions.

Jazz Dance Presents Decades Title Image

Jazz Dance Company

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Decades

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Tue 19 Jun 2018

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! Featuring respected singer songwriter Clive John. Also featuring Amanda Stone as June Carter and the Roadshow Horns.

Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck 2018 visit to

Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Brought to you direct from the London Palladium, Des O'Connor joins Jimmy Tarbuck live on stage for this rare event.

Peter Andre

An Evening with Peter Andre

Fri 22 Jun 2018

JOIN PETER ANDRE FOR AN EVENING OF UNSCRIPTED INTERVIEW DISCUSSION, Q & A FROM THE AUDIENCE, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT TAKE HIS FANCY!

Lee Mead

Lee Mead – 10 Years Anniversary Tour

Sun 24 Jun 2018

It’s been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Nightmare Room

The Nightmare Room

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

By John Goodrum From the producers of Mindgame comes a deliciously dark thriller based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery chiller. Two women One locked room One bottle of poison

Born To Win

Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win

Thu 28 Jun 2018

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!

Hairspray

Hairspray

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Jul 2018

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Eastbourne for one week only with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Wed 23 - Sat 26 May 2018

25 - 27 May 2018

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 25 - Sun 27 May 2018

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

John Searle's Funfair

John Searle's Funfair

Fri 25 May - Sat 2 Jun 2018

Elvis Tribute Show

Elvis Tribute Show

Fri 25 May 2018

The Cloggz

The Cloggz

Fri 25 May 2018

Tour guide, Kim Adams

Eastbourne Guided Walks

Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018

ORIENTEERING WEEK

ORIENTEERING WEEK

Sat 26 May - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Old Town Village Market

Old Town Village Market

Sat 26 May 2018

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Sat 26 May 2018

Art Store Tours

Art Store Tours

Sun 27 May 2018

Science Week

Science Week - May Half Term

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 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

Offers, Newsletters & Brochures

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