The seafront will start at 4pm from Grand Parade by the Western Lawns and make its way down the seafront to Princes Park.
The street market is being co-ordinated by the Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Terminus Rd.
Pageant Master Dave Cooper said "The return of the Carnival to Eastbourne after a 15-year break in 2012 was a fantastic success and once more the sounds of bands and classic vehicle engines will merge for an event bigger and better event in 2016.
The take up by entrants last year surpassed previous years and we are looking to build on that.
The event is a celerbation of our fantastic town and it's even more fantastic communities, of which there are many."
President of the Sunshine Carnival and former MP Stephen Lloyd, who restarted the Carnival said "I am absolutely delighed our carnival is now in its fifth year. It's become a popular fixture for our town and I know this year will be the best ever. I look forward to seeing everyone there".