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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

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Sat 2 - Sun 10 May 2020

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

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 21 May - Fri 25 Dec 2020

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

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 27 May 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

The award-winning triathlon is back with a nationwide field of athletes in a challenging 750m sea swim, 18.3km cycle and 5km run, plus brand new Olympic distance race.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

Cycling

Eastbourne Ironbourne Triathlon

Sun 12 Jul 2020

Around 100 competitors take part in a long-distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run. Often referred to as an Ironman Triathlon.

Mardi Gras

Eastbourne Pride

Sat 18 Jul 2020

A fun-filled, colourful procession on Eastbourne seafront organised by Eastbourne's LGBT community. Featuring dancers, music, drag queens, trade stalls and live music at Princes Park.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jul 2020

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.

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Tue 28 Jul 2020

Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won't want the school holidays to end.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 26 Aug 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 27 - Mon 31 Aug 2020

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

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Sep 2020

Spanning from the Wishtower slopes to the Bandstand, this event aims to astound, dazzle, entertain and delight visitors of all ages.

MG South Downs Run

MG South Downs Run

Sun 6 Sep 2020

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.

Starlight Stroll

Starlight Stroll

Sat 12 Sep 2020

Save the date and Join St Wilfrid’s for their annual Starlight Stroll, now in its 6th year!

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Sun 13 Sep 2020

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.

Seafront Soapbox Race

Seafront Soapbox Race

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Easter Monday will see a new event take place in Eastbourne where participants are encouraged to build their own soapbox in order to race each other along the seafront.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 30 Sep 2020

Eastbourne's Bike Nites are back!

Bing and Flop at Drusillas

Bing and Flop! at Drusillas Park

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Round the corner, not far away, Bing and Flop are at Drusillas today! Bing and Flop will be in the Events Arena, ready to meet you and your little Bingsters. Appearances will be held at intervals throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 16 Apr 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Hey Duggee at Drusillas

Hey Duggee at Drusillas Park

Wed 27 May 2020

A-WOOF! Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee will be appearing at Drusillas Park! Head down to our events arena at intervals throughout the day for a ‘DUGGEE HUG’!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 28 May 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Creepy Crawlies Day at Drusillas

Creepy Crawlies Day

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Creep down to Drusillas Park and meet some amazing mini monsters.

PAW Patrol at Drusillas Park

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol

Wed 29 Jul 2020

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.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Hey Duggee at Drusillas

Hey Duggee at Drusillas Park

Wed 5 Aug 2020

A-WOOF! Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee will be appearing at Drusillas Park! Head down to our events arena at intervals throughout the day for a ‘DUGGEE HUG’!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Peppa Pig at Drusillas

Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

Wed 12 Aug 2020

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

Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

See Peppa Pig at Drusillas Park

Wed 12 Aug 2020

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

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Spider-Man at Drusillas

Spider-Man At Drusillas Park

Wed 19 Aug 2020

Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man spins into action at Drusillas Park. The crime-fighting crusader will be launching his web-slinging fun and Super Hero antics during meet and greet appearances throughout the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 20 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park

Wed 26 Aug 2020

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 at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 27 Aug 2020

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals through the day.

The Abominable Snowman at Drusillas Park!

Meet the Abominable Snowman at Drusillas Park

Wed 2 Sep 2020

Let lose in Mungo's Maze, the Abominable Snowman has been woken, he's cranky and he's looking for you! Come and meet the Abominable Snowman at intervals throughout the day.

Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

Spider Saturday at Drusillas Park

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Meet spiders and learn more about them from the experts at Drusillas!

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Come and join the frightful fun as Druillas launches another family friendly Halloween! Get ready to come face-to-face with g-g-ghosts, ghouls, witches and more at their fang-tastic Shriek Week!

Malory Towers

Malory Towers

Tue 19 - Sat 23 May 2020

A New Musical Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits. Darrell Rivers is starting school with an eager mind and fierce hearts.

Jazz Dance Company: Out Of This World

Jazz Dance Company: Out Of This World

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Jazz Dance Company’s OUT OF THIS WORLD tour is a journey of myths, imagination, heroism and excitement. A myriad of adventures from the underworld to the stars with mythical monsters, comic strip heroes and much much more!

Twirlywoos

Twirlywoos

Wed 1 Jul 2020

From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences.

Sheila's Island

Sheila's Island

Tue 7 - Sat 11 Jul 2020

The Office meets Lord of the Flies meets Miranda. Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend.

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2020

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures.

RAF Music Centenary Tour

RAF Music Centenary Tour

Sun 18 Oct 2020

As part of the Centenary Tour to celebrate 100 years of Royal Air Force Music, the RAF bands make a welcome return to Eastbourne with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment at 3pm on Sunday 18 October.

Rainer Hersch Orchestra 'Roll Over Beethoven'

Rainer Hersch Orchestra 'Roll Over Beethoven'

Sun 1 Nov 2020

Music at it's Funniest! Rainer takes to the road accompanied by the most magnificent comic device ever seen – his very own 9-piece Orkestra of madcap virtuosos.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Fri 11 Dec 2020 - Sun 17 Jan 2021

Eastbourne Theatre's 20th pantomime production! Expect plenty of songs, comedy and family fun at this traditional pantomime spectacular.

What's on This Week

Lothar Götz

Brewers Towner Commission

Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Mon 31 May 2021

Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK - Caroline Lucas Curates CLOSED

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

This whole time there were no landmines, 2017

Lawrence Abu Hamdan CLOSED

Fri 6 Mar - Sun 31 May 2020

Bluebells

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail CLOSED

Thu 9 Apr - Sun 17 May 2020

Major Events in Eastbourne

The Tigers at Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, photo by Graham Huntley
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

13 - 16 August 2020

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 Chinook, Typhoon and The Blades plus 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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