There are so many things to see and do in Brighton that it can be hard to keep up - we've got a whole section on daily events and happenings if you click here. Below is a summary of the annual highlights around Brighton - most of them happen at similar times each year (for example, Brighton Pride is pretty much always the first Saturday of August), but we've grabbed links to the relevant sites just to make sure we don't steer you wrong!

Events by Month

January is the quiet month as far as annual events in Brighton go! It's a bit cold to go outside and a bit dark to be partying into the evening (plus, some of us need this time to recover from New Year's...)

Brighton and Hove Half Marathon -

Usually on a weekend near the end of February, this is a 13.1mile route almost entirely along the seafront of Brighton and Hove, with an exception to run (or jog or crawl) past the Pavilion. A great way to get a big healthy dose of sea air and exercise this annual event has been going since 1990 and is organised by the Sussex Beacon charity, who support men, women and children living with HIV. There is a small participation cost now, due to high demand!

Pioneer Motorcycle Run -

One weekend each March, the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club has a London to Brighton run for pre-1915 motorcycles and three-wheelers. If you are the proud owner of such a vehicle, all are welcome after registering and even if you're not, all of the motorbikes gather near the Pier every year for the day. It is always a great sight to see if you're in the city, with a huge range of motorbikes and a lot of enthusiasm, it's easy to feel a sudden urge to buy a bike and join the club!

Brighton Marathon -

The half marathon in February was just a warm up! Again, this course spends a lot of time on the seafront, but also takes in some of the hillier side of things, starting up at Preston Park and going up past the Marina, getting some great views of the cliffs to the east of Brighton. It ends at the beach again, letting you stumble into the nearest bar, cafe, or hotel room, depending on your mood at the end of it! As with the half marathon, tickets sell out fast and it is limited to 11,000 runners (the first 5,500 usually get a discount) at last count.

InCarNation -

March is the month of old-school bikes and we get the other side of things in April! InCarNation is run by the Ace Cafe in London and focuses on the best of the best in the car and motorcycle world - it's a free to attend event for enthusiasts to show off any type of motor, from classics, to street cars, to supercars, with prizes and awards given out across the day. It is a day of passion for automobiles everywhere!

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival -

Although the same company organises dozens of food related events throughout the year, there are typically two big 10-day extravaganzas, one in April, one in August, where several venues and events are lined up to delight anyone with a desire for good, locally sourced food. Awards, wine tastings and gourmet evenings happen every year, alongside jazz nights, interviews with chefs and much more!

Historic Commercial Vehicle Run -

The first Sunday of every May see another rally converge on Brighton. Starting in London, the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society runs this event for all owners of commercial vehicles that are at least 20 years old. You have to pay a nominal booking fee of a few £'s, but its a great chance to have another excuse to enthuse about motoring, as well as a chance to win a few prizes! If you aren't an owner, you can come on down to the Seafront and admire some of the amazing vehicles that make their way down for the day. A brilliant gallery can be found here.

Foodies -

Near the start of May, a collection of top chefs come on down to Brighton and give you the chance to indulge in some food and drink theatre. You can watch cakes, drinks and other goodies get prepared, then dive in to sample the results, or join in some of the competitions (the chilli-eating one sticks most firmly in the mind) or do some shopping for local artisan foods. Plenty of wine and cake tasting, combined with lots of cooking tips and tricks and top ingredients for sale, what more could you want?

Ladyboys of Bangkok -

Popular musical entertainment with thai food served up during the show, what's not to love? Sexy and funny with fabulous costumes, make up and, of course, sequins! If you want to get more involved with the show, sit nearer the front - no nudity involved, but children under 16 are not allowed entrance. The most energetic shows are put on for Friday and Saturday, so if you're up for a bit of a dance, those are the days to join!

Spiegeltent -

A pop-up performance venue at the Old Steine (near the Pavilion) which showcases music, theatre, spoken word and children's events, as well as serving food and drink. No need for tickets - just grab a spot in the gardens and enjoy!

Brighton Festival -

Literally over 100 events running throughout May, many of them free and listed ! Dancing, theatre, open air installations and open houses all over Brighton make May one of the best months to get a sample of Brightonian culture and get a glimpse into the lively artistic, dramatic and musical scenes that Brighton has to offer.

Brighton Fringe -

Overlapping with the Festival season, Brighton also has it's own answer to the Edinburgh Fringe dedicated to the performing arts of all kinds. Over 900 performances at last count (see our listings ), from comedy to visual arts. There really is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Brighton Open Air Theatre -

BOAT started operating in 2015 and hosts open air plays, shows and spoken word theatre from May to September in a purpose built outdoor theatre set in Dyke Road Park.

The Great Escape Music Festival -

One weekend of as much new music as you can handle! With dozens of walkable venues dotted around the city and 450 new or up and coming bands showing off for the crowds, you might just find a new favourite! As well as pre-arranged gigs and shows, there are spontaneous collaborations and club nights, so wherever you are in the city, chances are you'll get a chance to sample some new tunes.

Children's Parade -

Every year, nearly 100 local schools come together to create a colourful, festive parade full of drama, dancing, music and fun that has become the biggest annual children's event in the UK. Each school works on their own theme and the parade marches through the town in the morning, down to the seafront.

Moscow State Circus -

Each year, the Moscow State Circus returns to Brighton with it's latest show and sets up a state-of-the-art, air conditioned, big top near the centre of the city, ready to perform a whole variety of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking excitement!

Mini Rally -

Minis everywhere! Literally thousands of Minis descend on to Brighton seafront for a weekend of showing off everything Mini related, with styles from throughout the history of the Mini design and plenty of Mini related stalls and stands. Enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic of Mini owners!

Classic Car Run -

We had vintage commercial vehicles last month, so here come the rest of them! This has been running for nearly 90 years now and celebrates a run in 1896 which was itself celebrating the raising of the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph. It's a bit faster now, but it's only grown in popularity - if you want to get tickets to bring your own car, you've got to get in months in advance, but you can catch them down by the seafront if you're just keen to admire the spectacle!

Brighton's Big Screen -

For a month, a giant cinema screen is set up on the beach, showing sports and new films from across the year. It runs rain or shine and costs just £3 if you don't mind bringing your own place to sit (some first come, first served tables and benches are laid out), but you can book a covered seat for an additional charge (still cheaper than the indoor cinemas) - they also usually do a season pass so you can watch a film every single night for £30 or so! Check the weather beforehand - even though they run whatever the weather (barring hurricanes, volcanic eruptions or the apocalypse), it might change what you want to wear!

Martlet's Midnight Walk -

Lady's only for this one! a 6, 13 or 20 mile route starting between 10pm and midnight, usually on a Saturday. Whatever distance you choose, you'll be greeted with a winner's breakfast at the end of it and all money goes towards Martlet's hospice.

London to Brighton Bike Ride -

Two bike rides happen this month, the first one being organised by the BHF. The route is a 54 mile one, starting from Clapham Common (near Clapham South tube station) and ending up at the seafront. You can arrange travel to London at either end of the race, which is important, as public transport won't allow cycles on board on the day!

TAKEPART -

TAKEPART is an annual festival celebrating and encouraging sport and fitness activities for all ability levels and age groups. Hundreds of events are organised and run, providing ideas and opportunities to burn off some of that sunbathing (no pun intended)!

Capital to Coast Bike Ride -

If 54 miles of cycling doesn't do it for you, this ride has a 60 mile, 80 mile or 100 mile option, taking in some of the leafier Sussex towns and villages. Riders are asked to raise a minimum amount (£100 to £150) in order to take part and the two partner charities are Norwood and the Down's Syndrome Association - helping support children with special education needs and supporting those living with Down's Syndrome, respectively.

Race for Life and Pretty Muddy -

Cancer Research UK runs 3 events in July, a 5k and 10k run, as well as the Pretty Muddy course, which is a 5k extravaganza of mud and obstacles. All of these events have a small entry fee and are aimed at raising funds and awareness around cancer and cancer research. All of these events are open to women only and the theme is very pink!

Paddle Round the Pier -

Going strong for 20 years! Sand pits, street dances, VW shows, dog shows and much more - and that's just on land! The focal event for the weekend is the mass paddle round the pier, which can be in a canoe, on a surfboard, or any boat you can paddle really! Around this event, a whole paddle village is set up for the weekend, where the above events are located and where a whole host of water-based events originate.

Trans* Pride -

Usually on the second to last weekend of July (so hopefully sunny!), Trans Pride has been rapidly growing since 2012. Run by a not-for-profit community interest group, events span from the celebratory to the educational. The event is about celebrating trans, intersex, gender variant and queer people, whilst challenging discrimination, raising awareness and educating the community. There is always a march, plenty of music and dancing opportunities and often a picnic on the beach on the last day!

Brighton Pride -

One of the biggest events of the year in Brighton and one of the biggest Pride events in the UK, this event is all about celebrating the LGBT community with parties, parades, dog shows and mile upon mile of rainbows, sequins and incredible outfits. You'll need tickets to get to the music venue and street party, but the whole town comes to life around the event, so even if you didn't manage to grab a ticket, it's worth a visit - the parade is free for everyone to watch and there are always some amazing floats. Diversity, acceptance and a good time are the key themes of the weekend and a lot of effort is put in to make sure everything is accessible and everyone is welcome!

Brighton Big Dog -

A non-profit event focused on the mountain-bike lovers amongst us, with a huge dirt track rolling through the hills of Stanmer Park, the aim of the game is to clear as many laps as possible in 6 hours - you can go solo, or in a pair or trio, with prizes for each gender and category, as well as a pre-'95 bike, Retro, category. The biking is only the start, with a huge after party located right on the lawns by the seafront and a free drink for all competitors.

Thai Festival -

For everything Thai related, be it dancing, boxing, food, arts and crafts or shows! Lively atmosphere with challenges throughout the day (including an "I'm British Get Me Out Of Here" eating competition) and lots of opportunity to sample some authentic Thai culture without going quite as far as Bangkok.

Zippos Circus -

Now featuring a family of talented cats! The internet comes to life! Zippos has been going for 30 years and continues to deliver breathtaking shows, from horsemanship to knife throwing and trapeze, who doesn't love a good circus?

Brighton Food and Drink Festival -

The second 10 day collection of everything food and drink in Brighton, with classes, shows and, of course, plenty of sampling, if you missed it in spring, held out for the hope of better weather (you do live in the UK right?), or just want more chances to find that new best dish, now is your chance to join your fellow foodies again!

National Speed Trials -

Over 200 cars line up on the seafront for timed speed trials, putting on a great show for any spectator! Lot's of category prizes up for grabs, so you can get involved whatever your vehicle! If you want to get up close and admire the cars and bikes, you can pay a small fee to get into the paddock with the drivers.

Ace Cafe Reunion -

40,000 motorbikes gathering on Brighton Seafront, with a focus on the Ton Up and Rocker heritage, this event has been going for over 20 years and just keeps growing! Trade and club stands for motorcycle enthusiasts and displays, live music and special guests for everyone!

Together The People -

A relatively new weekend of music festival greatness held in Brighton - in 2015 they had Jose Gonzalez headlining and we're looking forward to announcements for this year's!

Fiery Foods Festival -

A focus for fiery foods from across the UK, this weekend-long festival celebrates everything spicy and hot, which includes prizes for categories such as beer and chocolate, as well as celebrating some of the best UK growers and retailers of spicy goodness.

Brighton Breeze -

A VW themed rally, camping trip and entertainment weekend all rolled into one! Starting up near Epsom, all VW owners can camp the night away and join the morning convoy all the way to Brighton seafront, where there are prizes and shows for all of VW styles. The whole convoy then ups sticks and moves to the racecourse, where everyone can spend another night eating burgers and dancing away in the bar tent until the early hours.

Apple Day -

Apples everywhere! A free event, hosted in Stanmer Park on the edges of Brighton - you can tour orchards, learn about apples and, perhaps most importantly, sample all kinds of apples in many, many forms! Ciders, ales and apple-themed cocktails (or mocktails) as well as pies, preserves, chutneys and juices fill the many stalls around the park. If you have an apple tree in your garden and have no idea what kind of apple it is, you can also bring along 3 fruits and leaves and get your apple formally ID'd!

Land Rover Run -

The London to Brighton Land Rover Run happens every October, with thousands of Land Rover owners making their way down to the seafront, with free camping at the start venue in London, so you can set off smoothly with all the other members of the convoy. Prizes and competitions (including tug-a-landy) run all day.

Brightona -

Brightona is a seafront music and bike festival, arranged by a group of charity bike riders who support Sussex Heart. Tickets are usually cheap and there are usually at least 3 main stages, as well as bike shows and stalls. Rain or shine, its a great day out!

Veteran Car Run -

The first Sunday of every November sees a sea of classic cars arrive on the seafront. As with the classic car run, this event celebrates the raising of the speed limit to 14mph in 1896, as well as the removal of the legal requirement to have someone waving a red flag, walking in front of the car. The cars are immaculately maintained and on a sunny day, the shiny chrome and brass fittings can be seen all along the seafront!

10K Road Race -

Set a new personal best! This is a 10K run up and down Brighton seafront along an accurately marked out course - all previous runners times are available on the site, so you can see how you did the year before and try to beat your own best, or run with some friends and see if you can come out on top!

Burning the Clocks -

A Brighton specific celebration of the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year), this festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors, with over 2,000 people joining the parade and lanterns light up the whole of the seafront and city centre. It's free to watch the event and join in celebrating the start of lighter and lighter days, though they ask that you don't bring your own lanterns or fireworks! The sea of colourful lanterns is really an amazing sight and each year brings a new theme to get excited about.

Events by Type

Brighton & Hove Half Marathon -

Usually on a weekend near the end of February, this is a 13.1mile route almost entirely along the seafront of Brighton and Hove, with an exception to run (or jog or crawl) past the Pavilion. A great way to get a big healthy dose of sea air and exercise this annual event has been going since 1990 and is organised by the Sussex Beacon charity, who support men, women and children living with HIV. There is a small participation cost now, due to high demand!

Brighton Marathon -

The half marathon in February was just a warm up! Again, this course spends a lot of time on the seafront, but also takes in some of the hillier side of things, starting up at Preston Park and going up past the Marina, getting some great views of the cliffs to the east of Brighton. It ends at the beach again, letting you stumble into the nearest bar, cafe, or hotel room, depending on your mood at the end of it! As with the half marathon, tickets sell out fast and it is limited to 11,000 runners (the first 5,500 usually get a discount) at last count.

Marlet's Midnight Walk -

Lady's only for this one! a 6, 13 or 20 mile route starting between 10pm and midnight, usually on a Saturday. Whatever distance you choose, you'll be greeted with a winner's breakfast at the end of it and all money goes towards Martlet's hospice.

London to Brighton Bike Ride -

Two bike rides happen this month, the first one being organised by the BHF. The route is a 54 mile one, starting from Clapham Common (near Clapham South tube station) and ending up at the seafront. You can arrange travel to London at either end of the race, which is important, as public transport won't allow cycles on board on the day!

Capital to Coast Bike Ride -

If 54 miles of cycling doesn't do it for you, this ride has a 60 mile, 80 mile or 100 mile option, taking in some of the leafier Sussex towns and villages. Riders are asked to raise a minimum amount (£100 to £150) in order to take part and the two partner charities are Norwood and the Down's Syndrome Association - helping support children with special education needs and supporting those living with Down's Syndrome, respectively.

Race for Life and Pretty Muddy -

Cancer Research UK runs 3 events in July, a 5k and 10k run, as well as the Pretty Muddy course, which is a 5k extravaganza of mud and obstacles. All of these events have a small entry fee and are aimed at raising funds and awareness around cancer and cancer research. All of these events are open to women only and the theme is very pink!

10K Road Race -

Set a new personal best! This is a 10K run up and down Brighton seafront along an accurately marked out course - all previous runners times are available on the site, so you can see how you did the year before and try to beat your own best, or run with some friends and see if you can come out on top!

Brighton Big Dog -

A non-profit event focused on the mountain-bike lovers amongst us, with a huge dirt track rolling through the hills of Stanmer Park, the aim of the game is to clear as many laps as possible in 6 hours - you can go solo, or in a pair or trio, with prizes for each gender and category, as well as a pre-'95 bike, Retro, category. The biking is only the start, with a huge after party located right on the lawns by the seafront and a free drink for all competitors.

Pioneer Motorcycle Run -

One weekend each March, the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club has a London to Brighton run for pre-1915 motorcycles and three-wheelers. If you are the proud owner of such a vehicle, all are welcome after registering and even if you're not, all of the motorbikes gather near the Pier every year for the day. It is always a great sight to see if you're in the city, with a huge range of motorbikes and a lot of enthusiasm, it's easy to feel a sudden urge to buy a bike and join the club!

InCarNation -

March is the month of old-school bikes and we get the other side of things in April! InCarNation is run by the Ace Cafe in London and focuses on the best of the best in the car and motorcycle world - it's a free to attend event for enthusiasts to show off any type of motor, from classics, to street cars, to supercars, with prizes and awards given out across the day. It is a day of passion for automobiles everywhere!

Historic Commercial Vehicle Run -

The first Sunday of every May see another rally converge on Brighton. Starting in London, the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society runs this event for all owners of commercial vehicles that are at least 20 years old. You have to pay a nominal booking fee of a few £'s, but its a great chance to have another excuse to enthuse about motoring, as well as a chance to win a few prizes! If you aren't an owner, you can come on down to the Seafront and admire some of the amazing vehicles that make their way down for the day. A brilliant gallery can be found .

Mini Rally -

Minis everywhere! Literally thousands of Minis descend on to Brighton seafront for a weekend of showing off everything Mini related, with styles from throughout the history of the Mini design and plenty of Mini related stalls and stands. Enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic of Mini owners!

Classic Car Run -

We had vintage commercial vehicles last month, so here come the rest of them! This has been running for nearly 90 years now and celebrates a run in 1896 which was itself celebrating the raising of the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph. It's a bit faster now, but it's only grown in popularity - if you want to get tickets to bring your own car, you've got to get in months in advance, but you can catch them down by the seafront if you're just keen to admire the spectacle!

National Speed Trials -

Over 200 cars line up on the seafront for timed speed trials, putting on a great show for any spectator! Lot's of category prizes up for grabs, so you can get involved whatever your vehicle! If you want to get up close and admire the cars and bikes, you can pay a small fee to get into the paddock with the drivers.

Ace Cafe Reunion -

40,000 motorbikes gathering on Brighton Seafront, with a focus on the Ton Up and Rocker heritage, this event has been going for over 20 years and just keeps growing! Trade and club stands for motorcycle enthusiasts and displays, live music and special guests for everyone!

Brighton Breeze -

A VW themed rally, camping trip and entertainment weekend all rolled into one! Starting up near Epsom, all VW owners can camp the night away and join the morning convoy all the way to Brighton seafront, where there are prizes and shows for all of VW styles. The whole convoy then ups sticks and moves to the racecourse, where everyone can spend another night eating burgers and dancing away in the bar tent until the early hours.

Land Rover Run -

The London to Brighton Land Rover Run happens every October, with thousands of Land Rover owners making their way down to the seafront, with free camping at the start venue in London, so you can set off smoothly with all the other members of the convoy. Prizes and competitions (including tug-a-landy) run all day.

Veteran Car Run -

The first Sunday of every November sees a sea of classic cars arrive on the seafront. As with the classic car run, this event celebrates the raising of the speed limit to 14mph in 1896, as well as the removal of the legal requirement to have someone waving a red flag, walking in front of the car. The cars are immaculately maintained and on a sunny day, the shiny chrome and brass fittings can be seen all along the seafront!

Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival -

Although the same company organises dozens of food related events throughout the year, there are typically two big 10-day extravaganzas, one in April, one in August, where several venues and events are lined up to delight anyone with a desire for good, locally sourced food. Awards, wine tastings and gourmet evenings happen every year, alongside jazz nights, interviews with chefs and much more!

Foodies -

Near the start of May, a collection of top chefs come on down to Brighton and give you the chance to indulge in some food and drink theatre. You can watch cakes, drinks and other goodies get prepared, then dive in to sample the results, or join in some of the competitions (the chilli-eating one sticks most firmly in the mind) or do some shopping for local artisan foods. Plenty of wine and cake tasting, combined with lots of cooking tips and tricks and top ingredients for sale, what more could you want?

Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival -

The second 10 day collection of everything food and drink in Brighton, with classes, shows and, of course, plenty of sampling, if you missed it in spring, held out for the hope of better weather (you do live in the UK right?), or just want more chances to find that new best dish, now is your chance to join your fellow foodies again!

Fiery Foods Festival -

A focus for fiery foods from across the UK, this weekend-long festival celebrates everything spicy and hot, which includes prizes for categories such as beer and chocolate, as well as celebrating some of the best UK growers and retailers of spicy goodness.

Apple Day -

Apples everywhere! A free event, hosted in Stanmer Park on the edges of Brighton - you can tour orchards, learn about apples and, perhaps most importantly, sample all kinds of apples in many, many forms! Ciders, ales and apple-themed cocktails (or mocktails) as well as pies, preserves, chutneys and juices fill the many stalls around the park. If you have an apple tree in your garden and have no idea what kind of apple it is, you can also bring along 3 fruits and leaves and get your apple formally ID'd!

Ladyboys of Bangkok -

Popular musical entertainment with thai food served up during the show, what's not to love? Sexy and funny with fabulous costumes, make up and, of course, sequins! If you want to get more involved with the show, sit nearer the front - no nudity involved, but children under 16 are not allowed entrance. The most energetic shows are put on for Friday and Saturday, so if you're up for a bit of a dance, those are the days to join!

Spiegeltent -

A pop-up performance venue at the Old Steine (near the Pavilion) which showcases music, theatre, spoken word and children's events, as well as serving food and drink. No need for tickets - just grab a spot in the gardens and enjoy!

Moscow State Circus -

Each year, the Moscow State Circus returns to Brighton with it's latest show and sets up a state-of-the-art, air conditioned, big top near the centre of the city, ready to perform a whole variety of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking excitement!

Brighton's Big Screen -

For a month, a giant cinema screen is set up on the beach, showing sports and new films from across the year. It runs rain or shine and costs just £3 if you don't mind bringing your own place to sit (some first come, first served tables and benches are laid out), but you can book a covered seat for an additional charge (still cheaper than the indoor cinemas) - they also usually do a season pass so you can watch a film every single night for £30 or so! Check the weather beforehand - even though they run whatever the weather (barring hurricanes, volcanic eruptions or the apocalypse), it might change what you want to wear!

Zippo's Circus -

Now featuring a family of talented cats! The internet comes to life! Zippos has been going for 30 years and continues to deliver breathtaking shows, from horsemanship to knife throwing and trapeze, who doesn't love a good circus?

Brighton Festival -

Literally over 100 events running throughout May, many of them free! Dancing, theatre, open air installations and open houses all over Brighton make May one of the best months to get a sample of Brightonian culture and get a glimpse into the lively artistic, dramatic and musical scenes that Brighton has to offer.

Brighton Fringe -

Overlapping with the Festival season, Brighton also has it's own answer to the Edinburgh Fringe dedicated to the performing arts of all kinds. Over 900 performances at last count, from comedy to visual arts. There really is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Brighton Open Air Theatre -

BOAT started operating in 2015 and hosts open air plays, shows and spoken word theatre from May to September in a purpose built outdoor theatre set in Dyke Road Park.

Children's Parade -

Every year, nearly 100 local schools come together to create a colourful, festive parade full of drama, dancing, music and fun that has become the biggest annual children's event in the UK. Each school works on their own theme and the parade marches through the town in the morning, down to the seafront.

TAKEPART -

TAKEPART is an annual festival celebrating and encouraging sport and fitness activities for all ability levels and age groups. Hundreds of events are organised and run, providing ideas and opportunities to burn off some of that sunbathing (no pun intended)!

Paddle Round the Pier -

Going strong for 20 years! Sand pits, street dances, VW shows, dog shows and much more - and that's just on land! The focal event for the weekend is the mass paddle round the pier, which can be in a canoe, on a surfboard, or any boat you can paddle really! Around this event, a whole paddle village is set up for the weekend, where the above events are located and where a whole host of water-based events originate.

Trans* Pride -

Usually on the second to last weekend of July (so hopefully sunny!), Trans Pride has been rapidly growing since 2012. Run by a not-for-profit community interest group, events span from the celebratory to the educational. The event is about celebrating trans, intersex, gender variant and queer people, whilst challenging discrimination, raising awareness and educating the community. There is always a march, plenty of music and dancing opportunities and often a picnic on the beach on the last day!

Brighton Pride -

One of the biggest events of the year in Brighton and one of the biggest Pride events in the UK, this event is all about celebrating the LGBT community with parties, parades, dog shows and mile upon mile of rainbows, sequins and incredible outfits. You'll need tickets to get to the music venue and street party, but the whole town comes to life around the event, so even if you didn't manage to grab a ticket, it's worth a visit - the parade is free for everyone to watch and there are always some amazing floats. Diversity, acceptance and a good time are the key themes of the weekend and a lot of effort is put in to make sure everything is accessible and everyone is welcome!

Thai Festival -

For everything Thai related, be it dancing, boxing, food, arts and crafts or shows! Lively atmosphere with challenges throughout the day (including an "I'm British Get Me Out Of Here" eating competition) and lots of opportunity to sample some authentic Thai culture without going quite as far as Bangkok.

Brightona -

Brightona is a seafront music and bike festival, arranged by a group of charity bike riders who support Sussex Heart. Tickets are usually cheap and there are usually at least 3 main stages, as well as bike shows and stalls. Rain or shine, its a great day out!

Burning the Clocks -

A Brighton specific celebration of the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year), this festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors, with over 2,000 people joining the parade and lanterns light up the whole of the seafront and city centre. It's free to watch the event and join in celebrating the start of lighter and lighter days, though they ask that you don't bring your own lanterns or fireworks! The sea of colourful lanterns is really an amazing sight and each year brings a new theme to get excited about.

The Great Escape Music Festival -

One weekend of as much new music as you can handle! With dozens of walkable venues dotted around the city and 450 new or up and coming bands showing off for the crowds, you might just find a new favourite! As well as pre-arranged gigs and shows, there are spontaneous collaborations and club nights, so wherever you are in the city, chances are you'll get a chance to sample some new tunes.

Together the People -

A relatively new weekend of music festival greatness held in Brighton - in 2015 they had Jose Gonzalez headlining and we're looking forward to announcements for this years!

{{ ad.title }}
{{ ad.subcategory.name }}  {{ ad.postcode }}
{{ ad.descript }}
{{ ad.age }}  |  Email

There are no adverts!

Today's Cinema