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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

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Dec 2019

The Eastbourne Christmas Market is back from Friday 19th December to Sunday 21st December 2019.

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert

Wed 25 Dec 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.

Boxing Day at the Bandstand

Boxing Day Concert

Thu 26 Dec 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.

New Years Day at the Bandstand

New Years Day Concert

Wed 1 Jan 2020

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Participants in the Race

St Wilfrid's Pancake Race

Tue 25 Feb 2020

This years Pancake race will take place in Terminus Road precinct, starting from bankers corner from 1pm - 3pm.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Discover the secrets of Space with Eastbourne Astronomical Society.

Seafront Soapbox Race

Seafront Soapbox Race

Mon 13 Apr 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 29 Apr 2020

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!

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020

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!

25 - 27 May 2020

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 22 - Sun 24 May 2020

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the south coast’s food and drink festival in May 2019, as ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ kicked off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 27 May 2020

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!

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Sat 30 May 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.

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! 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!

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020

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.

Cycling

Eastbourne Ironbourne Triathlon

Sat 11 - 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.

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov 2019

Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto, come face-to-face with Huskies in their Ice Cave and marvel at the new Drusillas giant Christmas Tree!

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto, come face-to-face with Huskies in their Ice Cave and marvel at the new Drusillas giant Christmas Tree!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas

Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas on November 30th

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on Saturday 30th November!

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Run by Eastbourne Astronomical Society from 5 – 7pm, they will provide a family friendly tour of the night sky suitable for all. Members of the society will point out the constellations, features on the Moon and some of the Planets using bo

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto, come face-to-face with Huskies in their Ice Cave and marvel at the new Drusillas giant Christmas Tree!

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 14 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Meet Santa in his magical Santa's Grotto, come face-to-face with Huskies in their Ice Cave and marvel at the new Drusillas giant Christmas Tree!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park 15th December

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on Sunday 15th December!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty At Drusillas Park

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on Saturday 21st December!

Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Nov 2019

Ten Times Table is the inaugural production of THE Classic Comedy Theatre Company, produced by Bill Kenwright and his team behind: THE Agatha Christie, THE Classic Thriller, and THE Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Companies - which betwe...

Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack & The Beanstalk

Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

From the team behind 2018's Cinderella, expect live music, colourful sets, amazing costumes, spectacular special effects and plenty of comedy, fun and laughter!

The Rattonians Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians: A Christmas Spectacular

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Dec 2019

This year sees them return to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre with their popular Christmas Spectacular.

Christmas with The Salvation Army

Christmas with The Salvation Army

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Come and join the Salvation Army as they bring their annual Christmas Carol Concert back to the Royal Hippodrome.

Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

The Lost Toy's Big Christmas Adventure

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Dec 2019

“The Lost Toys’ Big Christmas Adventure!” is a family musical about three toys who have been created in the North Pole factory.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Sat 21 Dec 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

From the PRODUCERS of THE WIZARD OF OZ, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, RAPUNZEL, SECRET SANTA and SNOW WHITE comes a BRAND NEW ADVENTURE you NEVER-NEVER want to MISS.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Mark a fresh beginning at the Devonshire Park Theatre this Chinese New Year!

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Directed by Michael Cabot Set Design by Simon Scullion Lighting Design by Andy Grange Costume Design by Kate Lyons Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Thu 5 - Sat 7 Mar 2020

By Charlotte Brontë? Adapted by Nick Lane Director – Adrian McDougall Composer – George Jennings Movement Director – Sammy Fonfe? Designer – Victoria Spearing Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs Lighting Designer – Alan Valentine

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Mar 2020

The smash hit play that sold out its London run returns for a U.K. tour! It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’.

The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art

Wed 18 - Sat 21 Mar 2020

The Original Theatre Company & Anthology In association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal present: Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Directed by Philip Franks Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland?

The Croft

The Croft

Tue 7 - Sat 11 Apr 2020

Based on a true story In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn.

Cirque Enfant

Cirque Enfant

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Cirque Enfant is a fun packed, high energy circus cabaret for all the family.

By The Waters of Liverpool

By The Waters of Liverpool

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Apr 2020

Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen: Mark Moraghan, Sian Reeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts join Lynn Francis, Danny O'Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

Bang Bang!

Bang Bang!

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

A new farce by John Cleese* (*Mr Cleese does not appear in this production - he wanted to, but we wouldn’t let him) With Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Tue 28 Apr - Sat 2 May 2020

“There is a way to be good again” From London’s West End, The Kite Runner is an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force and its coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre.

The Pirates of Penzance (Eastbourne Gilbert & Sull

The Pirates of Penzance (Eastbourne Gilbert & Sull

Wed 6 - Sat 9 May 2020

Escape to the rocky shores of Cornwall in this timeless comic operetta. Pirate apprentice, Frederic, falls for the daughter of a Major General, Mabel, but an improbable paradox gets in the way of their happiness.

Julian Clary - Born to Mince

Julian Clary - Born to Mince

Fri 15 May 2020

‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!’

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.

What's on This Week

Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

Tue 12 Feb 2019 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Lothar Götz

Brewers Towner Commission

Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Sun 31 May 2020

David Nash: 200 Seasons

David Nash: 200 Seasons

Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 2 Feb 2020

Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Nov 2019

The Elton Show - The greatest Celebration of the

The Elton Show

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov 2019

Sixties Gold 2019

Sixties Gold 2019

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Father Christmas Procession

Meads Magic

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Christmas Carvery

Christmas Carvery

Sat 30 Nov - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Santa Specials

Santa Specials at Bluebell Railway

Sat 30 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 2019

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Christmas at Drusillas Park

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Santa’s Christmas Kingdom

Santa’s Christmas Kingdom

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Major Events in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Cycling Festival
Cycling Festival
Magnificent Motors festival in Eastbourne, photo by Graham Huntley
Magnificent Motors
The Tigers at Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, photo by Graham Huntley
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

15 - 18 August 2019

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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