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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

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.

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 9 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Bike Nites

Bike Nites

Wed 29 Jul 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!

Meet the Mummy at Drusillas

Meet The Mummy At Drusillas

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Brave explorer’s beware…there’s a mummy on the loose in Mungo’s Maze! The mummy will be roaming the maze at intervals through the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Thu 20 Feb 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.

Peter Rabbit at Drusillas Park

Meet Peter Rabbit at Drusillas Park

Wed 8 Apr 2020

After a busy morning causing trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden, Peter Rabbit has left his radishes and tree house behind to visit us at Drusillas Park! The mischievous rabbit will be appearing in the events area through the day.

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Thu 9 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.

Birds of Prey at Drusillas

Birds of Prey at Drusillas Park

Mon 13 Apr 2020

Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.

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 at Drusillas Park

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.

Birds of Prey at Drusillas

Birds of Prey at Drusillas Park

Fri 8 May 2020

Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.

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 at Drusillas Park

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 at Drusillas Park

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 at Drusillas Pa

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 at Drusillas Park

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 at Drusillas Park

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 at Drusillas Park

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.

The Story of Guitar Heroes

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Fri 31 Jan 2020

We all love a bit of guitar-wielding in a song! It's iconic, soulful and oh what a beautiful instrument! This awe inspiring, dynamic show features artists such as Chuck Berry, Hank Marvin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Brian May.

The Jersey Beats - Oh What A Nite!

Jersey Beats - Oh What A Nite!

Fri 7 Feb 2020

Viva Blackpool presents "The Jersey Beats" as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time, the 100 million album-selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Soultown USA

Soultown USA featuring The Platters

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Performing their No1 hits The Great Pretender, Only You and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, true musical trailblazers bring you the authoritative story of soul and Motown in this brand-new-for-2020 stage show spectacular.

One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

Fri 14 Feb 2020

ONE MOMENT IN TIME The Greatest Hits of WHITNEY HOUSTON Starring NYA KING with her World Class Singers & Musicians By many measures Whitney Houston had the greatest voice of the last 50 years.

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.

Odyssey

Odyssey

Thu 27 Feb 2020

USA Chartbusters in Concert!

Country Superstars

Country Superstars

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Europe’s Number One Multi –Tribute Country Show performed in over 30 Countries around the World. As Seen in London’s West End and featured on TV around the World.

Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn

Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Relive the Rockin' 50's Music Scene! Through 1957 to 1959 one man changed the face of music and revolutionised the meaning of Rock 'N' Roll. That man was Buddy Holly.

Beacons

Beacons

Mon 2 - Wed 4 Mar 2020

“See those three at the edge, those three in a line? That’s me, and you and Julie. We’re a constellation.” Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online.

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 fastest moving story of our time... The smash hit play that sold out its London run comes to Eastbourne as part of a U.K. tour

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?

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

Mon 23 - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon? Directed & designed by Michael Lunney? Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Tue 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020

“In every living thing is the desire for love.” When Clifford Chatterley returns from the war a wounded hero, his young bride Connie does her best to care for him.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Once famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’, Theatre Nation bring their customary wit, humour and flair for highly expressive physical theatre to Beckett’s masterpiece.

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.

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

Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

Spirit of the Dance

Spirit of the Dance

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Done to Death

Done to Death

Thu 30 Jan 2020

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

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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