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Outdoor Event, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Hampden Park Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hampden Park Hot Air Balloon Festival


Hampden Park Festival


Hampden Park,
BN22 9QN


A brilliant and brand new event for Eastbourne this year arrives with up to 10 hot air balloons visiting Hampden Park. A first for the South East!

The balloons will fly at dawn and dusk on Saturday and at dawn on Sunday – weather permitting of course.

A stage of live local entertainment will play 11am – 9pm on the Saturday and 11am – 5pm on the Sunday.

At 9pm on the Saturday evening, there will be a spectacular NightGlow show, with the balloons inflated, tethered and firing their main burners to the music conducted by their musical director.
A fantastic firework show closes the Saturday show – finishing about 10pm.

This event is much more than just a hot air balloon festival… there are demonstrations, markets, competitions and more!

The food area will hold a wide selection of outlets and drink plus other BBQ’s around the field. An elegant cream tea will be served on the lawn down to the lake on both afternoons.
A floral marquee with demonstrations and competitions on both days and a gardener’s question time session on at least the Saturday.

An annual dog show will also feature.

A classic car show featuring 100 cars from a local club will parade each day in their arena.
There is a children’s play area, miniature steam trains, face painting, bouncy castles and much more … Best of all, it’s completely free!!

Sponsored by Gatwick Airport.

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

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Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul Hot Air Balloon Festival
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See location of Hampden Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 599017  Lat: 50.79338 Long: 0.26814

Heading out of Eastbourne, turn down Decoy Drive or Park Avenue once you've passed the Eastbourne Hospital in Kings Drive

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hampden Park station


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access