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Eastbourne Events 2019

9th February 18.00 & 16th March 19.00 Stargazing

Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade

Come and enjoy and evening of stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society through telescopes and have your chance to chat to experts from the society members. 

Until Tue 26 Mar 2019 Eastbourne Remembers

The Pavilion, Royal Parade       10.00 - 17.00

Journey through extraordinary memories and uncover some of the ways we have remembered and sometimes forgotten.

Seafront Market

Seafront, Grand Parade

Thu 11 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Thu 2 -  Mon 6 May 2019

Thu 23 - Mon 27 May 2019

Thu 4 - Sun 7 Jul 2019

Thu 25 Jul - Sun 4 Aug 2019

Thu 22 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019 

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

Sun 21 April 15:00 Traditional Easter Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand 

Our traditional Easter concert with our very own town band 'Eastbourne Silver Band' kicks off the entertainment season.

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 11:00 to 17:00 Magnificent Motors

Western Lawns, King Edward'sParade 

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, commercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May Beer & Cider by the Sea

Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade  

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’ kicks off a three day extravaganza to tantalise the taste buds.

Sun 26 May Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Eastbourne Seafront, Grand Parade

Cyclists will be riding the now infamous Beachy Head course. A great family event to watch and support all the cyclists! Free entry.

Sat 8 Jun Macmillan South Coast Mighty Hike

South Downs' National Park

Hike the stunning South Downs Way from Brighton to Eastbourne, taking in spectacular views of the finest unspoilt coastline from the chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters Country Park. 26 miles.


Sat 15 Jun 7:00 to 14:00 Eastbourne Triathlon

Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade 

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


Sun 16 Jun 11:00 Race For Life

Eastbourne Sport's Park, Cross Levels Way    

Race for life is a woman only race which helps raise money to fight all 200 different types of known cancer. Register online. 


Fri 21 - Sat 29 Jun 10:00 The Nature Valley International

Devonshire Park 

Enjoy world class tennis action from top men & women of the WTA & ATP tour, in this exciting pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park. Prices depend on court and date. 


Sat 29 - Sun 30 June Eastbourne Lakeside Festival

Hampden Park

Eastbourne's Lakeside festival is at Hampden Park this summer. Members of the public can expect a mix of attractions entertainment and live music. Free entry.

Fri 5 July Tour of Sussex Cycle Race

Eastbourne Seafront, Grand Parade

Riders will be riding the now infamous Beachy Head course. A great family event to watch and support all the cyclists! Free entry.


Sat 6 - Sun 7 July 11:00 to 17:00 999 Emergency Services Display

Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade

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. Free entry.

Sun 7 July Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day

Eastbourne Railway Station

Eastbourne Classic Bus will be holding their 11th Running Day on Sunday 1st July. This popular annual event is a festival of classic buses and offers the public the opportunity to ride on classic buses ranging from the 1930's – 1970's. Free entry.

Sat 13 - Sun 14 July Beach Life Festival

Princes Park & Eastern Seafront, Royal Parade & Prince William Parade

Beachlife Festival, the south coast's coolest, fastest and most intense free sports festival is back with a vengeance. Free entry.

Sat 13 July South Downs Way Off-Road Bike Ride

South Downs National Park

Supported by a BHF team with years of experience of running mountain bike events, you'll ride through the ancient chalk & flint hills of the South Downs.


Mon 22 - Fri 26 July LTA Summer County Cup (Group 1)

Devonshire Park

LTA Summer County Cup events give players the opportunity to represent their County in team competition in national/regional stages. Free entry.

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Aug 10:00 GB Women's 35 Inter County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park

The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year. Free entry.

Thu 15 - Sun 18 Aug 10:00 Airbourne

Eastbourne Seafront

Eastbourne International Airshow is the world's biggest free seafront airshow with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

Sun 18 Aug 18:00 to 21:30 Airbourne Fireworks at Airbourne

Eastbourne Seafront

A spectacular fireworks display from the Wish Tower beaches at 9.30pm. Free entry.

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Aug 10:00 GB Men's 35s Inter-County Tennis Championships

Devonshire Park 

Forty-four counties are divided into eleven groups of four teams that take part over three days in August each year.The World class grass courts provide a great stage for this superb battle of the counties. Free entry.

Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 11:00 to 20:00 Eastbourne Feastival

Hampden Park

Feastival is a FREE family weekend long show which brings together people from all over the globe mixing culture, food and music in a great setting near Eastbourne’s beautiful seafront at Princes Park.

Mon 26 - Sat 31 Aug The British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships

Devonshire Park

Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association. 

Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep South Coast Challenge 2019

Eastbourne Sport's Park, Cross Levels Way

This will be the third year of the South Coast Challenge. Take on some of England’s finest scenery – up Beachy head, over the Seven Sisters and along the South Downs Way. Free entry.


Sun 1 Sep MG South Downs Run

Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade

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. 

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep 10:00 to 17:00 Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Seafront, Grand Parade

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

Fri 20 - Sat 28 Sep Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

The Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest is a series of free walks designed for all ages and abilities, graded in ease and difficulty, with a guide to mileage & times they will take to complete. Free entry.

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sep Wyntercon

Eastbourne Sport's Park, Cross Levels Way

This is our Annual Showcase and fundraising event held in Princes Park, Eastbourne and is regarded as one of the biggest family-friendly convention events on the South Coast and is fast becoming entrenched in the local community calendar.

Sat 5 Oct 19:30 to 21:00 Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Eastbourne Seafront

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome! Free.

Thu 10 - Sat 12 Oct Eastbourne Beer Festival

Devonshire Park

Eastbourne Beer Festival brings you over 160 cask ales on offer, specially selected by the local CAMRA team. Take your pick from award winners, local favourites or those with a suitably quirky name! A great selection of ciders and perries await you!

Sat 26 Oct 09:00 to 18:00 Beachy Head Marathon

Bede's School, Dukes Drive 

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Participant entry prices apply, see website for details. Free entry.


Wed 25 Dec 10:30 to 12:00 Christmas Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas concert returns to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free. 

Wed 1 Jan 11:00 to 12:30 New Year’s Day Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional New Year concert returns to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and it is all for free. 

Why not book a room & join in the fun!