Events for Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Beach Life Music Festival

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Beachlife Music and Street Food Festival, the south coast's coolest, funkiest weekend is back and guaranteed to keep you entertained all weekend long!

Look forward to a packed two days filled with outdoor pursuits! Featuring a Music Stage & Bar, gourmet delights from across the world, The VW Bus Stop Tour, Skate Park, Roller Derby, a funfair and more!

Visitors can get a taste for an extreme experience too with time on Eastbourne's shores as Buzz Active offer sessions in windsurfing and sailing.

Battle Extreme the UK's largest slalom competition takes place on both days...join Skate World skaters and instructors for this Festival of and prizes!

Eastbourne Sk8school provide skating displays along with the ever popular Roller Derby at the Cage, Fisherman's Green.

Stand up paddleboarding or ‘SUP’ for short is taking the world by storm. It’s great for adults and kids alike, and Buzz Active offer lots of ways to try out this latest water sport at either of their centres, book a private lesson, join the social sessions or grab your friends and take part in the XL Paddleboard competition!

Take a picnic or stop off at one of the refreshment stalls lining the seafront and soak in the festival atmosphere.

Bring your friends and cheer on local acts appearing on the Live Music stage for non-stop music, or keep the children entertained with rides at Fort Fun or the local fun fair.

And if you prefer to leave the action to the experts, then Beach Life Festival is the perfect event to kick back and chill out at. The VW Bus Stop Tour is back as colourful VW Camper Vans line the promenade bringing an authentic surfer's paradise to Eastbourne beach!

Beer & Cider by the Sea

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

20th August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Beer and cider enthusiasts can enjoy a mouth-watering weekend in Eastbourne in August 2021. The three day ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ festival on Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns between 20th and 22nd August 2021, is set to be bigger and better!

Fine ales and cask ciders to enjoy, all kept in the best cellar conditions plus bottled beers of the world, cocktails, wines & gin's. There are CAMRA volunteers on hand too to offer advice and tips for a perfect beverage, plenty of seating and a warm welcome are guaranteed!

Across the weekend both family friendly sessions and evening events are available with plenty of mouth-watering food stalls, and the festival offers a tasty selection of drinks with over 100 real ales, ciders and perries to choose from.

Eastbourne Steampunk

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

4th September 2021 - 5th September 2021

Come one, come all! Marvel at the curiosities, revel in the entertainment, indulge in the delights! There will be entertainment, live music, beer tent, stalls and a children's fair.

Spanning from the Wishtower slopes to the Bandstand, this event aims to astound, dazzle, entertain and delight visitors of all ages. The evening of the Saturday will also host an adult only night’s entertainment; a masked ball venue to be confirmed, featuring music, dancing, burlesque and much more!

Eastbourne Walking Festival

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

17th September 2021 - 26th September 2021

A ten-day festival is being held in Eastbourne to encourage people to get out and about, be active and discover the joy of walking. From tranquil coastal strolls in Eastbourne and the South Downs to the culture and history of the town, dog friendly walks and nature walks, you will be sure to find a walk that's suitable for you!

So get on your walking shoes and come and join the many walks taking place across Eastbourne, the South Downs, and surrounding areas.

Keep an eye on our Facebook,Twitter and Instagram pages for exciting competitions and prizes to be won!

The Walking Festival programme of events is usually live on their website from July. So stay tuned, then sign up with your friends and family and enjoy the many different walks taking place in this years festival.

Eastbourne Seafront Soapbox

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

26th September 2021

2021 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. The race will take place on Dukes Drive and finish at Helen Gardens.

Spectators are able to watch these wacky creations as they hilariously whizz around corners with the hope of staying in one piece by the time they reach the finish line!

Beachy Head Marathon and 10k

Eastbourne Attractions & Events

Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne

23rd October 2021 - 24th October 2021

The Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Formerly known as the Seven Sisters Marathon, it is popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Great for runners, joggers or walkers looking to get fit.

The Beachy Head Half is new in its second year and begins on Sunday 17 October 2021. The route will encompass much of the marathon route, however will detour into new surroundings which still have that amazing, picturesque scenery.

The 10k run will set off with a route comprising of breathtaking views and challenges, taking a shorter looping route across the Downs to Belle Tout Lighthouse and back.

Start/Finish from Eastbourne Seafront at the start of the South Downs Way.

Beachy Head Marathon - Waves start 23rd October 2021
Beachy Head 10k - Waves start 24th October 2021

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