Eastbourne Air Show
takes place over four days in August and is the biggest air show on the south coast.
The carnival takes place on Eastbourne seafront and includes parades, live music and fairground attractions.
A full programme of concerts and performances is presented throughout the year, including the weekly 1812 Firework concerts each Wednesday in summer.
The festival features a range of events from morris dancing to theatricals as well as a grand parade. Held in July.
Hastings Old Town Festival & Carnival
From the beginning of August this is a fortnight of festivities celebrating the traditions and myths of Hastings, from free beach concerts to a spectacular carnival.
One of the biggest free motoring spectaculars on the south coast takes place in May, with over 25,000 visitors expected to attend.
takes place at Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham at the end of August. This is the country’s biggest celebration of the Middle Ages and features entertainment ranging from court jesters and puppeteers to full battle re-enactments and costumed pageants.
Eastbourne Beer Festival
is held in October and is one of the biggest beer festivals on the south coast. Events include tasting sessions and live entertainment.
For more events in and around Eastbourne see:www.visiteastbourne.com