What’s On in Brighton

What’s On in Brighton

Throughout the year there are many different events – sometimes it feels like something different is happening each weekend! Below is a guide to some of the kinds of event that happen throughout the year. Also, look at the following websites for more information about what’s on in Brighton & Hove:

Events in Brighton and Hove

Festivals & Parades
February Brighton & Hove half-marathon
March Pioneer Motorcycle Run
April Brighton Marathon
May Brighton Festival of Arts and Music ( The biggest festival of arts and music in England )
June The London to Brighton Bike Ride – London to Brighton Classic Car Run
July Brighton Kite Festival – Brighton Carnival Parade
August Pride parade
September Brighton Food Festival – Brighton triathlon – White Air Festival – National Speed Trials
October VW Fun Run2
November London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
December Burning the clocks – Lantern Parade



These are very often the centre of social life. You can find pubs on almost every corner in Brighton and Hove and they may vary from wine bars, traditional pubs and others. It is forbidden to sell alcoholic drinks to persons below 18 years of age. Very often you will need to show proof of age (national id card or passport) before entering pubs and bars.


You can find many theatres and places with live performances all year around. Please see below some addresses:

  • Brighton Centre, Kings Road, 290131, Box Office-0870 900 9100
  • Brighton Dome, 29 New Road, 700747, Box Office-709709
  • Brighton Little Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, 9 Clarence Gardens, 390004,
  • Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN, 207241
  • Hove Centre, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, 292910/292902
  • Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Box Office-647100/647101
  • Pavilion Theatre, 29 New Road, Box Office-709709
  • Sanctuary Café, 51-55 Brunswick Street East (Off Western Rd), 770002
  • Sussex Arts Club, 7 Ship Street, BN1 7AD, 727371
  • The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, 736222, Box Office – 0800 0642622
  • Theatre Royal, New Road, Box Office-328488

Clubs Brighton Student Life

Brighton has many clubs varied from discotheques to jazz clubs. Open every day of the week and very often with theme nights. Most clubs do not have dress codes, but it is wise to check beforehand, and very often there is an entrance fee. Clubs are open usually until 2.00 or 3.00 am.


There are hundreds of different restaurants around with the most diverse variety of world cuisines. Please check Yellow Pages (at the reception) for a full list.


There are many festivals in Brighton happening all year around. The Brighton Fringe Festival happens in May every year and is the biggest open access, mixed arts event in England. It includes classical music concerts, comedy acts, dance performances, live music gigs, the spectacular Fringe Festival May Ball and much, much more. For more details visit

  • www.brightonfringe.org
    Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival celebrates the best of food and drink in Sussex; visitors can enjoy fine Sussex cheeses, local wines, ciders, beers, cakes, breads, chutneys; an organic café and a mouth-watering fresh food market with local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. This festival happens in September and for more information please visit www.brightonfringe.org


  • www.brightonfoodfestival.co.ukWhat's On in Brighton?
    Brighton Festival is the biggest and brightest mixed arts festival in England. Each year there is a sensational program of theatre, dance, music, books & debate, children’s and family shows and outdoor spectacle. It happens in May and for more information please visit www.brightonfoodfestival.co.uk


  • www.brightonfestival.org
    Pride festival in Brighton & Hove promotes equality and diversity, and advances education to eliminate discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. It raises awareness of issues by promoting and staging a series of events including Winter Pride and the annual free summer festival and making grants and/or donations to other charitable and voluntary organizations. It happens in August and for more information please visit www.brightonpride.org


Shopping Brighton Shopping

You can enjoy Brighton’s unique shopping experience by wandering through the 17th century Brighton Lanes where you can find all sorts of jewellery, designer clothes, interior design, perfumes, hats and shoes or you can relax alfresco in Brighton Square, right in the heart of The Lanes.  Brighton’s North Laine has a laid-back bohemian charm and over 300 unique, individual and quirky shops. For a taste of high-street shopping, Brighton’s Churchill Square has over 80 stores under one glass-domed roof. If bargain hunting is your thing visit the indoor and outdoor antique and flea markets across the city. Visit Brighton’s only outlet shopping centre at Brighton Marina offering famous brands at genuine savings. Or explore Brighton’s villages and discover individual flair, character and originality. And pick up an original piece of Brighton art from the beachfront’s Artists Quarter. For more information please visit www.visitbrighton.co.uk

Tourist attractions Brighton Pier

Since Regency times, Brighton has been a pleasure ground for visitors, with a wealth of attractions full of charm, style and eccentricity. From the unique Royal Pavilion to the Victorian Brighton Pier, the Volks Railway to Brighton & Hove Museums, Brighton’s attractions are a mix of heritage, seaside fun and cultural experiences.  Whatever time of year you visit there is sure to be something that you want to see. You’ll also find lots of parks, gardens and scenic countryside right on Brighton’s doorstep.

For more information please visit www.visitbrighton.co.uk

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