Festivals in Brighton and Hove

Find the best Festivals in Brighton and Hove as recommended by local Brighton and Hove people in thebestof Brighton and Hove's Festivals directory.
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Foodies Festival Brighton
Brighton Foodies Festival 2018. Celebrating fine food, drink and culinary talent. Fun for all the family in a beautiful setting on Hove Lawns for three days, Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th & Monday 7th of May. See details, read reviews plus offer code 'BESTOF30' for discounts on advance tickets.
Claire F said
Great day out for the family, great food and kids area. We had a great day last year and hope to return this year
Pinocchio - Brighton's professional panto
Celebrate the Christmas Festivities with a traditional Pantomime! Brighton's only professional panto returns for the fifth consecutive year with the high-flying adaption of Pinocchio, creating a spectacle for the whole family by combining the circus with the magic of Christmas.
TAKEPART Festival of Sport and Physical Activity
TAKEPART is an award winning annual summer festival celebrating sport, dance and exercise in Brighton & Hove. Come and join in with local clubs and associations showcasing their activities and providing opportunities for citizens of all ages to try something new at The Level park this year.
Clare M said
Great Fun for all the family , really encouraging day to keep families active , its true that they say that a family that exercises together stays together as we had a fun family day together , with demos and free trails at different kind of sports . Recommend all families and single people to attend.
Brighton Fringe 2018
The 2018 Brighton Fringe runs from 4 May to 3 June and will feature hundreds events in over 100 over venues in the city. A diversity of art forms for you to enjoy throughout Brighton at the largest arts festival of its kind in the UK.
Paul W said
Brighton Theatre Collectives outstanding production of the Jim Cartwright play Road really is a "must see" for this years festival. From the moment you step into the building you are confronted by the actors, in character engaged with each other and the audience in a relationship that seems to spill organically into the production and through to the interval. We are constantly engaged and challenged by this super talented cast as they lead us through their drunken night out playing over 30 characters between 8 actors. But this isn't a showy production
Festivals in Brighton and Hove
Burning the Clocks Brighton
Take part in Burning the Clocks... every year on 21st December, Same Sky - Brighton’s community art charity produces this much loved free parade and fireworks in celebration of the city and the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. Locals get together to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year.
Paddle Round The Pier - Brighton Beach Charity Festival
Paddle Round The Pier (or ‘Paddle’) is The world’s biggest FREE beach and watersports festival. It runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns – Brighton & Hove – and features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids’ entertainment, ‘have a go’ opportunities and much, much more.
Claire J said
As a mum, I love taking the kids to this. They can be inspired by the world of water sports plus sample some lovely local food and music. I can sit and have a cheeky beer and watch the kids have fun dancing to the bands! Paddle Round The Pier is a Brighton essential but we have to keep donating to make it happen! So don't forget to support it with a donation.
Kemptown Carnival 2016
Set in the heart of Kemp Town Village in East Brighton, the Kemp Town Carnival is one of Brighton’s largest free community street festivals organised by volunteers. It will take place on Saturday June 4th 2016.
Pride Festival in Brighton and Hove
One of the most colourful and exciting visual events in the city’s calendar bringing the whole community out to Brighton & Hove’s streets with over 250,000 people.
Brighton Heroes Run - Pass it On Africa Charity
Heroes Run in Brighton is an annual event bringing families together in a fun run for the purposes of raising funds for schools and education for children in East and Central Africa. It is the main fund-raiser for Pass It On Africa, a Brighton based volunteer run charity. Dress as your favourite super hero and join us in support of a worthwhile cause giving opportunities to others that we take for granted.
Abigail R said
Kids say it's "awesome", "brilliant", and "superday good!". Well organised and a fun day for the whole family.
Artists Open Houses - AOH - Brighton and Hove
Welcome To Artist Open Houses Festival in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas this year. Once again you'll be able to browse wonderful examples of art by fabulous local artists directly at their premises. There are 12 Art Trails to explore, making for a great day out as well as providing the opportunity to be first at picking something special for your home.
Lucy A said
House name: Turner Dumbrells Workshop. Geoff Plant - innovative, inspiring, great to chat to!
Brighton Pride
Pride in Brighton & Hove promotes equality and diversity, and advances education to eliminate discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community. It raises awareness of issues by promoting and staging a series of events including Winter Pride and the annual free summer festival
City in Bloom Gardening Competition
City in Bloom is the annual summertime gardening competitions for Brighton and Hove where the community is encouraged to decorate their premises, areas and streets in gloriious blooms. There are various categories to enter from front gardens to commercial frontages and judging is carried out by an independent panel of experts in the month of July.
Brighton Kite Festival
This free festival in Brighton and Hove offers a great experience for people of all ages as the most spectacular array of kites will be on display and doing stunts in the expert hands of the Brighton Kite Flyers at this Brighton Kite Festival now in its 40th year.
Big Christmas Craft and Gift Fair
How are you celebrating the Christmas festivities this year? Join us at the Big Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, providing the best selection of handmade crafts and creations from local artists in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.
Clarice F said
Really well run event at the Brighton Unitarian Church. Would really recommend it.
CINECITY Brighton Film Festival
The annual CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival, the region’s major celebration of film that takes place in Brighton every November. 2016 sees the festival return with a full programme of up to 60 screenings taking place at selected venues in the city from 11 to 27 November. Check out the website for details.
Chandra W said
A group of us went to watch lLife, Animated and we loved the movie and our discussions about it. It's a great event and I would love to see another movie in this film festival.
Brighton Digital Festival
Brighton Digital Festival, the city’s largest celebration of digital culture, will return from 13th September to 12th of October 2018 with exhibitions, performances, conferences, meet-ups, workshops and outdoor events taking place across Brighton and Hove.
Biddy O said
The Dream Factory at Vine Street has been amazing, a really unusual resource. I met so many interesting people and am looking forward to collaborating with some of them. Check out the Collaboration Ring this Thursday, 26th September at 6pm, for a new way of working, potential Mastermind Groups, and some stimulating conversation. I will certainly be there
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