The soothing balm of June is almost here – the days get longer, the sea gets warmer and it’s time to feel the sun on your face! From tennis to 999 festival there’s so much going on in Eastbourne this June, just read on...

LONGEST DAY - 21st June marks Midsummer’s Day – the longest day of the year, summer solstice, the official start of astronomical summer and if we’re being technical it’s the day when the Earth’s poles are titled toward the sun at its most extreme angle. What better place to welcome the dawn or the dusk of this day than Beachy Head.

LOVE ALL - It’s tennis season at the Devonshire Park with the Rothesay International Tennis Tournament, 22-29 June. There are some tickets still available through Lawn Tennis Association - Online ticket sales (, alternatively ground passes are available right up until the day to soak up the atmosphere, watch centre court activity on the big screen and still feel part of this international event happening right here in Eastbourne.

Tennis Image by Mark Jarvis

Tennis week fan zone – A free big screen and seating area will be hosted at Bankers corner from the 22-29 June broadcasting the Rothesay International Eastbourne tennis tournament. Mini Tennis courts will also be installed for people to come and have a go: Fanzone for Tennis in Eastbourne – Your Eastbourne (

999 Event Firefighters next to car

FREE DAY OUT - 999 festival takes place at the Western Lawns 1 & 2 June, this celebration and appreciation for all the emergency services is a special free event, ideal for families. More here

WALK-ABOUT – Take a guided walking tour around the historic area of Meads on 6 June with local guide Kim Adams. Meet outside the tea chalet at Helen Garden 2pm, no need to book and no charge! Takes 90 minutes, will include some incline walking (steep-ish hill in layman’s terms).

BLUEY & BINGO – Meet Bluey and Bingo at Sharnfold Farm 15 June, if you know you know, if you don’t this probably isn’t for you!

COSTA DEL LITTLE CHELSEA – Summer is coming to Little Chelsea in this free event with facepainting, food stalls, free cricket and tennis coaching. Find out more here Summer in Little Chelsea - Visit Eastbourne.

BIKERS – The Eastbourne Bike Nites return 19 June to Terminus Road with local H.O.G chapters and others coming to town. Experience hundreds of Harley Davidsons and FEEL the power! All bikers welcome, event from 6 - 9pm.

CLASSIC CARS – Wheels on the Waterfront returns to Sovereign Harbour on 2 June. A rally of American and classic cars will be on display, once you've browsed the selection enjoy tasty treats at the cafes, bars, restaurants or ice cream parlour surrounding the insta worthy setting and enjoy the continental feel of the harbour. 

SEASON OF THEATRE – Playhouse in the Park takes over the Devonshire Park Theatre from 20 June and remains until end of July. Similar to the rep-seasons of old (though the cast will change) producers phil&ben present 3 shows in this one season which comes with a bulk booking ticket discount! From comedy with Ayckbourn’s Table Manners and Greene’s Travels with my Aunt to chills from Dangerous Obsession. Tickets here.

BANDSTAND – From Depeche Mode to Blondie via Rod Stewart and Neil Diamond, too many tribute shows to list but all brilliant and fantastic value for money! Plus the traditional afternoon concerts and Wednesday fireworks 1812 are back throughout June – see here for all details.




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