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Eastbourne 2018

2018

2018 Event Highlights In 2018 Eastbourne is packed full of events for all the family to enjoy. Take a look at our event highlights featuring an exciting array of festivals, concerts, shows and sporting events. For a complete listing see VisitEastbourne.com 20 JAN / 24 FEB / 24 MAR Redoubt Fortress STARGAZING with Eastbourne Astronomical Society 25-27 MAY Western Lawns BEER & CIDER BY THE SEA Sip and sample fine local ales and cask ciders and enjoy live entertainment in this three day festival by the sea. Tickets 01323 410611. A family friendly tour of the night sky viewing constellations, admiring features of the moon and maybe even some planets. 4 MARCH Start Princes Park EASTBOURNE HALF MARATHON Now in its 14 th year, this community and charity event brings together participants of all abilities to walk, run or jog raising money for worthy causes. 17 MARCH Start Birling Gap COASTAL TRAIL RUNNING 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra. With the world famous Seven Sisters, and far reaching views out over the English Channel, these off road ultra-running courses are attracting international recognition. EASTER EVENTS Various Locations Celebrate Easter in style across Eastbourne, from Easter Eggspress at the Miniature Steam Railway to a special Easter Concert at the Bandstand with Eastbourne Silver Band ( ). 5-6 MAY Western Lawns MAGNIFICENT MOTORS One of the biggest free motoring spectaculars on the South Coast with over 600 vintage and classic cars, motor bikes, buses and more. 26 MAY Seafront EASTBOURNE SUNSHINE CARNIVAL Uniting the community groups and associations of Eastbourne with decorative floats and traditional carnival fun parading proudly along the seafront. 3 JUNE Saffrons Cricket Ground COUNTY CRICKET See the Sussex Sharks take on Essex in this Royal London one day cup match. 10 JUNE Start Western Lawns EASTBOURNE TRIATHLON The award-winning triathlon is back in its third year, along our iconic seafront and spectacular South Downs National Park for a 600m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. 22-30 JUNE Devonshire Park INTERNATIONAL EASTBOURNE WTA and ATP world class tennis action with top male and female tennis stars taking to the court to wow spectators. See page 18 for more. 5-8 JULY Eastbourne Seafront / Beachy Head MEN’S TOUR OF SUSSEX CYCLE RACE This five stage cycle event covers the glorious Sussex countryside between Eastbourne and Goodwood. With the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs National Park. See the tour in Eastbourne on 6 July. 20 EASTBOURNE The Sunshine Coast FREE event

7-8 JULY Western Lawns 999 EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY Celebrating the emergency services across Sussex. Meet the men and women behind the blue lights and get a close look at 999 response vehicles in this fun family friendly event. 22-23 SEPTEMBER WYNTERCON Princes Park The South Coast’s largest charity, sci-fi and fantasy family event, under a huge circus big-top with activities, traders, cosplay, workshops and displays from across the fantasy/sci-fi universe. 14-15 JULY Seafront BEACH LIFE FESTIVAL A chilled festival of extreme, water and outdoor sports to kick start the summer, featuring over 200 VW camper vans, live entertainment, bands and local food stalls by the sea with a cool vibe. 4-6 OCTOBER Town Hall EASTBOURNE BEER FESTIVAL With local, national and award-winning ales, live entertainment, pub games, food and more – Eastbourne’s annual Beer Festival is a popular event on the calendar. 21 JULY Princes Park EASTBOURNE PRIDE Making a well anticipated return, Eastbourne pride celebrates the LGBT society with a colourful procession, flamboyant costumes and a day full of entertainment. 6 OCTOBER Seafront EASTBOURNE BONFIRE PROCESSION & FIREWORKS Dedicated to the celebration of Sussex’s tradition, Eastbourne Bonfire Society host a night of fireworks, a torch lit procession and mesmerising bonfire. 25 JULY-4 AUGUST (except 29 July) EODS PRESENTS Italian Gardens See Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in this beautiful wooded amphitheatre set in the cliff face above Holywell beach. 27 OCTOBER Dukes Drive, Eastbourne BEACHY HEAD MARATHON & 10K One of the biggest off-road UK marathons is back. Taking runners, joggers and walkers across the picturesque South Downs National Park, it’s one of the most popular, challenging and scenic routes around. 28-29 JULY Seafront LAMMAS FESTIVAL A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, and entertainment for everyone with a colourful carnival parade. 16-19 AUGUST Seafront & Western Lawns EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW: AIRBOURNE The multi-award winning Eastbourne International Air Show: Airbourne makes its annual return for the 26 th year, celebrating 100 years of the RAF, offering four days of breath-taking flying displays from some of the best aircraft on the circuit, entertainment for all and a phenomenal firework display! See page 19 for more. CHRISTMAS EVENTS Various Locations A jam-packed diary of events to get the whole family feeling festive, from markets to awe-inspiring light shows, pantomimes, Christmas Day & Boxing Day concerts at the Bandstand ( ) to spread the Christmas cheer. Visit Eastbourne @VisitEastbourne #VisitEastbourne VisitEastbourne.com 21

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