Beachlife Music and Food Festival is kicking off Eastbourne’s summer events season from 31 July – 1 August at Princes Park!

With local talent taking to the stage, audiences can enjoy a non-stop schedule of live music providing the soundtrack to the weekend while water sports fans will be able to marvel at the UK Windsurfing Association’s Slalom Championships taking place at the Eastern Seafront.

A brand new addition to the events calendar for 2021, Eastbourne Run Festival will be taking to the seafront on Sunday 15 August. This family friendly set of fun runs will feature distances to suit all abilities including a ‘mini mile’, 5K, 10K and 10 mile race along the idyllic seafront promenade, with all participants receiving a bespoke finishers medal. Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment and music from the start/finish line at the Western Lawns.

Real ale and cider lovers can rejoice as Beer and Cider by the Sea returns to the Western Lawns from 20 – 22 August. Promising to be even bigger and better than previous years, ticketholders will be able to choose from over 100 real ales, ciders and perries as well as bottled beer, gin and cocktails.

This year’s event will also feature live music and delicious food stalls.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Councillor Margaret Bannister said “We are thrilled to offer an exciting events programme this summer after a hiatus from many of our popular events in 2020.

Although government restrictions on social distancing were lifted on 19 July, we will continue to ensure necessary safety measures will be in place throughout our events, enabling them to operate in the safest way possible for our visitors, residents and staff.

We hope that these outdoor events will be enjoyed by all who attend!”

Beach Life Music and Food Festival is situated in Princes Park and is open from 11am on 31 July and 1 August. Entry to the event is free, however to manage numbers attendees are encouraged to pre-register for their free entry tickets on this link: Children aged 15 and under accompanied by adults will not require a pre-registered ticket.

Eastbourne Run Festival will take place on 15 August starting and finishing at the Western Lawns. Entries are now open and entries range from £5 – £20. To enter, visit:

Beer and Cider by the Sea is located on the Western Lawns from 20 – 22 August. With various bookable time slots available throughout the weekend, tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from £10 per adult, £2 per child and a concession of £9 for students and CAMRA members. Tickets can be purchased via: