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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

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.

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

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.

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Stargazing

Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing though telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members,

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 2019

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 2019

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May 2019

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.

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sat 15 Jun 2019

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

999 Emergency Services Display

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jul 2019

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.

Mardi Gras

Eastbourne Pride

Sat 20 Jul 2019

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.

MG South Downs Run

MG South Downs Run

Sun 1 Sep 2019

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.

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.

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 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019

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.

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.

Giselle

Giselle

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Presented by Russian State Ballet Giselle - A Romantic Ballet where love takes over the betrayal. Music by Adolphe Adam Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Presented By Russian State Ballet Swan Lake – timeless Ballet with exquisite dancing Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Halfway to Paradise

Halfway to Paradise – The Billy Fury Story

Sat 20 Oct 2018

An Electric, emotional & nostalgic journey through 29 hits, Billys’ original band..& Fury, live again via giant screen being re-united with his own live Furys’ Tornados!

Beauty and The Beast: Ballet

Beauty and The Beast: Ballet Theatre UK

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village.

He Ain't Heavy Eastbourne

He Ain't Heavy

Tue 23 - Wed 24 Oct 2018

By Oddly Moving Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother Sean using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling.

A Night at the Musicals

Eastbourne Stagers: A Night At The Musicals

Wed 24 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

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

Maximum RnB

Maximum R'n'B With the Manfreds

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Plus special guest Georgie Fame Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written!

Peppa Pig's Adventure

Peppa Pig's Adventure

Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Whitney Houston Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre

The Whitney Houston Show

Tue 30 Oct 2018

The Greatest Love Of All The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.

Evil Dead 2

Evil Dead 2 – (ADULT ONLY)

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Come and celebrate the spookiest night of the year in the haunted surroundings of the Hippodrome, and enjoy a screening of the horror-comedy classic Evil Dead 2 (1987).

Buddy Holly & the Cricketers

Buddy Holly & the Cricketers

Fri 2 Nov 2018

26 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Theatre Tour

Fri 2 Nov 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.

Jersey Beats

The Jersey Beats

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Viva Blackpool presents ‘The Jerseys 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.

Mercury

Mercury

Sat 3 Nov 2018

The Ultimate Queen Tribute Celebrating 20 years on the road in 2019, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Queen.

Foster and Allen

Foster and Allen

Sat 3 Nov 2018

The story of Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when MICK & TONY were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they got together a small group and went over to the U.K. to work the Irish music venues on a short tour.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Rapunzel features magical songs, beautiful costumes and scenery, plus a host of colourful characters to create an enchanting and exciting production that captures the spirit and joy of this wonderful story.

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

Tue 6 - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Directed by Michael Cabot Designed by Bek Palmer Lighting by Andy Grange Cast: Felicity Houlbrooke, Fiz Marcus, Kathryn Ritchie, Connie Walker

Tom Allen

Tom Allen – Absolutely

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018.

Barry White

Let The Music Play – A Celebration of Barry White

Fri 9 Nov 2018

William Hicks has carved out a career in his own right and is “Known for a big man with a big voice” and what better voice and presence could there be to pay tribute to and celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White.

Rich Hall

Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK.

What's on This Week

Eastbourne Remembers

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Mon 19 Mar 2018 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

The Trench Brothers

The Trench Brothers Interactive Exhibition

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Harvey's Ale

Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

Wed 26 Sep - Mon 26 Nov 2018

The Everyday and Extraordinary

The Everyday and Extraordinary

Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

JARMAN

Film London Jarman Award 2018

Sat 13 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

Giselle

Giselle

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun and Activities

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Creepy Crafts

October Half Term trail and crafts

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Apostasy

Film Screening: Apostasy

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

The Women

Film Screening: The Women

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Halloween Art Classes

Halloween Half Term

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

He Ain't Heavy Eastbourne

He Ain't Heavy

Tue 23 - Wed 24 Oct 2018

Hallowe'en Scream Train

Hallowe'en Scream Train

Wed 24 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

The Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Haunted Hogs & Pumpkin Carving

Haunted Hogs & Pumpkin Carving

Wed 24 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Thu 25 Oct 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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