Yearly Eastbourne Events

The following are the planned 2020 events which we hope are repeated in 2021. New content will be included once updated Government guidelines on events is announced.

  
Tennis match at Eastbourne
Nature Valley International Tennis 2020

On the 20th - 27th June 2020 the Nature Valley International Tennis returns! The event is held at Devonshire Park on is Eastbourne's oldest park and has hosted Lawn Tennis since the 1870's and has been a venue for the International event since its inception in 1974. With 13 courts and situated in the heart of Eastbourne, the park is only minutes away from the town centre and seafront, making it the ideal summer setting for this international tennis event.

We are just 5 minutes walk away! If you require accommodation please call 01323 725174. If you would like to book for lunch or dinner please call 01323 745485.

999 emergency show on the Western Lawns
999 Show 2020

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront and Western Lawns right opposite the hotel on the 4th-5th July 2020! Get a close look at emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance plus much more. Eastbourne Council, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) will all be in attendance, and there will also be representatives from voluntary search and rescue teams, along with contingents from the French National Gendarmerie present.

We are right on the seafront and in a prime position for your stay during this event. Please call 01323 725174 to make your reservation.

Eastbourne Triathlon Ironbourne Multisport Festival 2020

Eastbourne's award winning triathlon returns again on the 11th July 2020. The athletes will take on a challenging 750m sea swim, 18.3km cycle and 5km run, plus brand new Olympic distance race!

Starting at the lifeguard’s beach and finishing on the Western Lawns.

We are available for accommodation or just a bar meal, come in and see us. Reservations 01323 725174.

Extreme Event showing man on BMX bike doing tricks
Beach Life Festival 2020 (Eastbourne Extreme

Eastbourne's Beach Life Festival returns again on the 11th-12th July 2020. One of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK!  Extreme kicks off the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend on Eastbourne seafront at the south coast's coolest, fastest and most intense FREE sports festival. Featuring a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits. Get involved and get your adrenaline pumping! The event starts 11am each day.

We are right on the seafront and in a prime position for your stay during this event. Please call 01323 725174 to make your reservation. 

Eastbourne Pride

Eastbourne Pride returns on Saturday the 18th July 2020. An incredibly fun day with a colourful procession on Eastbourne seafront organised by Eastbourne's LGBT community.

The event will include music, dancers, drag queens, stalls, wine, beer and prosecco tents at Princes Park.

Make a weekend of it and book yourself in at our hotel.

For reservations call 01323 725174.

Red Arrows flying over the sea whilst people watch on the beach at Eastbourne Airbourne show
Airbourne 2020

The biggest seafront airshow in the UK, Airbourne, returns to Eastbourne in 2020 between 13th - 16th  August and provides 4 days of action packed flying displays on the seafront.  There is a thrilling line up including military fast jets, helicopters, parachutists and incredible displays from aerobatics teams - and its all FREE! We are in a prime position for watching all the action as the main hub of the show is directly opposite the hotel on the Western Lawns.

Every year we offer a great menu, come in to the hotel and relax with food and drink whilst you watch the show. For room enquiries, please call 01323 725174 and for all other enquiries, please call 01323 745485.

Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival 2020

Eastbourne's Sunshine Carnival returns Sunday 13th September 2020. This year the theme for this free event is 'Colourful Eastbourne'. We expect more than 1,500 walkers along with 25,000 fans and supporters. The Carnival will be outside our hotel, on the Western Lawns, down to Princes Park on the Eastern end of the seafront. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day.

We are available for accommodation or just a bar meal, come in and see us. Reservations 01323 725174.

Seafront Soap Box Race 2020

The Seafront Soapbox Race is a new event in Eastbourne and will take place Sunday 20th September 2020! Come and watch the participants race each other along the seafront in their crazy hand built soapboxes! If you want to race entries cost £25 with a cash prize up for grabs for the fastest soap box and the wackiest creation!

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

We are available for accommodation or just a bar meal, come in and see us. Reservations 01323 725174.

Wyntercon 2020

Wyntercon returns to Eastbourne on the 26th - 27th September 2020 at it's new base Eastbourne Sports Park.

Wyntercon (CIO) that supports and encourage those from underprivileged backgrounds in the community allowing them to thrive within the creative sector. Come along and see the incredible costumes and join in on the fun!

Book a room for your stay at our hotel on 01323 725174.

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Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks 2020

Once again the free Bonfire Society procession and fireworks return on the 3rd October 2020! There will be a procession along the seafront with a giant bonfire and firework display as the finale.

A torchlit procession starts at 7.30pm from The Crown and Anchor (Royal Parade) and ending at Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum, ending with fireworks at 9.45pm.

If you're looking to stay in Eastbourne check now for our availability on 01323 725174.

Beachy Head Marathon & 10K 2020

The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon returns for another year! On the 24th October 2020 one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK will be taking place. Participants will make their way across the beautiful South Downs National Park countryside.

Enter yourself or come along to cheer on the runners, joggers and walkers on this exciting 40th year anniversary!

If you're looking to stay in Eastbourne check now for our availability on 01323 725174.

Kit cars at the Magnificent Motors event on the Western Lawns
Magnificent Motors Event 2021

Magnificent Motors, the biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast is held on the Western Lawns will return in 2021. With over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, commercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. The event also features a French Market and live music entertainment in throughout the weekend.


We are available for accommodation or just a bar meal, come in and see us. Reservations 01323 725174.

Beerevent with tent and people sitting at tables on the Western Lawns enjoying themselves
Beer & Cider By The Sea Event 2021

Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns plays host to the South Coast’s food and drink festival each year, and the ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ will kick off a three day extravaganza in 2021 to tantalise the taste buds. 

This would be a great weekend to spend with friends and family socialising by the beach with a couple of beers.

Our hotel is directly opposite, on the seafront, in a prime position for your stay during this event. Please call 01323 725174 to make your reservation.