Pride Brighton & Hove is the biggest Pride festival in the UK and it has been called one of the best Pride events in the world. The weekend of events and parties at venues all over Britain's LGBTQ capital celebrates diversity, creativity and just plain fun. The climax is a spectacular parade - a really don't miss event - for the whole community. Hundreds of thousands of people take part.
The festival takes place at the beginning of August (August 2 to 4 in 2019), with the parade usually the first Saturday of the month. Tickets for some of the events and entry forms for the parade are available as early as February.
Here's what you can expect at Brighton & Hove Pride in 2019:
- The Annual Pride Community Parade - Sets off at 11a.m., Saturday, August 3 from Hove Lawns and continues through the center of Brighton. More than 300,000 people are expected to turn out for this visually exciting event. In 2019, the parade celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn uprising that ignited the Pride movement with the theme ‘Generations of Love – Celebrating 50 years of campaigning with Pride’. The parade route does change from year to year so check the Brighton&Hove Pride website for the latest information.
- Pride Festival - Tickets ( as of the beginning of June 2019) are still available for all the main events. LGBTQ Icon Kylie headline's Saturday night's Pride in the Park. Among the other acts include:
- Grammy Award-winners Clean Bandit
- X-Factor Finalist Fleur East
- ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again
- LoveBN1Fest - Don't worry if you miss out on Saturday Night tickets. You can still party on Sunday at the family friendly festival, from 1:30 to 9:30 pm in Preston Park. Headliners include on the main stage include the fabulous Jessie J and the ageless superstar Grace Jones. Throughout the day expect loads of family friendly entertainment, circus skills, performance artists, cabaret, dance tents, Street food village and more.
- Family Pride - The Brighton Pride community emphasizes that this celebration is a family occasion with a safe, alcohol free family area right in the center of all the action. It celebrates the diversity of rainbow families and usually includes live entertainment for kids, circus workshops, and arts and crafts tent, face painting, scavenger hunt, quizzes, competitions and a Rainbow Kids Disco. Children under 10 are admitted free but must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21. Older children - to 18 - have to buy tickets but must also be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21. Details on Family Pride are published on the website closer to the events.
- Pride Village Party- Saturday and Sunday, the village party takes place along St James Street and Brighton's sea front, Marine Parade. At its center there are community stalls for charities and organizations providing services to the LGBTQ community as well as market stalls offering all sorts of creative stuff. There will also be bars and clubs along the way. You'll need a ticket and wristband for the village party and some venues will also charge admission. Check out ticket details here - discount combination Festival and Village Party tickets are available.
- Pride Pleasure Gardens sees the Old Steine transformed into a carnival of cabaret, street performers, line dancing and all sorts of outrageous entertainment. It's free entry and free entertainment all weekend, though some shows inside the event may be ticketed.
- The Pride Dog Show - competitions, stalls selling absolutely fabulous pet goodies, a glamorous doggy fashion catwalk
- these is to sign up to the Brighton & Hove Pride mailing list for regular updates.
Brighton & Hove Pride Essentials
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