You don’t need much thinking and searching to visit Brighton for a weekend getaway with your family, friends or your partners. This beautiful seaside city gives a great reason to attract tourists all year round with its varied and fun-filled mini-festivals, apart from other activities.
The Brighton & Hove food and drink festival hosts some of the best local producers, restaurants, and bar retailers. It is rated as one of the top local food festivals in the world. Held usually in the months of April and September on the weekends, it attracts over thousands of foodies from so many different countries. It also hosts a free Children’s Food Festival with some activities. The last weekend of the festival hosts the World Market held at Hove Lawns with live food shows and wine master classes. Lots of eating and drinking to do!
Every weekend in May, Brighton Fringe festival is held to provide an opportunity for street artists and performers of all kinds. It gives the chance to anyone who wants to put up an art event or promote their work and performances. It’s a great way to experience something new. So, come witness one of the largest arts festivals in England with your pals and support these artists.
The Brighton Festival is the biggest arts festival in the UK, offering dauntless and world-class performances. It runs alongside the Brighton Fringe Festival, and is held for 3 weeks in May. Visitors can indulge in various programs of music, theatre, dance and film, as it showcases so many diverse performances. Get all your friends and experience some real culture.
Another festival, the Great Escape is organised in the month of May, providing platforms to new artists and music to watch that year and it is internationally recognised. Great Escape provides a hub for music lovers with over 300 bands, with performances by popular artists including Ed Sheeran, Tiny Tempah and others. You never know who could be the next big thing, so mark your calendars and explore with your squad.
Brighton Pride Parade is a celebration of the LGBTQ community aimed at tackling discrimination and promoting equality. Thousands of visitors come to this two-day festival held in August. Starting with a huge parade from Marine Parade to Preston Park, the festival comes alive with the energetic participation of dancers, DJ’s and various other performers. This is the best way to experience the LGBTQ pride movement.
The Kite festival in Brighton is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the biggest kite festivals in the UK, featuring top flyers from around the world, displayers and there’s even a workshop for the kids. Don’t miss out on the surfeit of colors and patterns! Join the festival with your family and friends on a fine Saturday morning, for a fun-filled day.
Fancy a day of horse racing? Brighton racecourse is a horseshoe-shaped course, with extraordinary views of the South Downs and Coast. It is held for three days in the beginning of August. This experience is not be missed! Come along with your family for three days of exciting fun with a dynamic atmosphere. Day 1 features some of the best in racing; Day 2 is for the ladies, where they can dress themselves up and enjoy champagne; and finally, day 3 is the charity day where donations from each ticket goes to a lucky charity chosen.