Things to do in Brighton During October
Autumn may be here, but October is still an incredibly busy month in Brighton. The main event is the Brighton Comedy festival with venues across the city hosting fantastic comedy. Our favourite big name comedians, and others set to become more well known in the future, will be providing laugh out loud and stomach hurting entertainment at its best - not to be missed!
The Lantern Fayre, The Level, Brighton – 3rd to 5th October
If your first thought was of skies lit up with 100’s of lanterns, then you’d be wrong. The Lantern Fayre is a 3 day arts, music and cinematic festival perfect as the leaves begin to fall. The event features some of the best local talent and is brought to you by the Kemptown Carnival team. Featuring cinema, arts and crafts, storytelling, theatre, great food, drink, night markets, live music and circus skills workshops…there’s a load of family fun on offer.
VW Brighton Breeze, Madeira Drive – Saturday 4th October
The seafront near the Brighton Wheel will be full to the brim with beautifully restored classic VW’s including the ever loved Beatle and camper vans. A great free event for all the family, Madeira Drive takes a slow paced trip back in time with stunning custom cars, stalls and events. The archetypal festival van, VW owners have proudly restored these vintage beauties, kitted out to incredible standards and on display for you to delight over. Well worth a trip down to lust over and fantasise about having one of your own! (Actually, there may be some for sale so be careful!)
London 2 Brighton Land Rover Run, Madeira Drive – Sunday 5th October
From the classic retro favourite of the beach scene to a Great British work horse of the countryside. The Sunday following on from Breeze sees the equally as cool Land Rover London to Brighton run. With vintage and modern Land Rovers spanning the 65 years of manufacture on display, along with activities and stalls Madeira Drive is alive with the pride of British manufacturing. Another great free event for all the family to enjoy looking around these incredible off roaders.
Brighton Fashion Week – 8th to 12th October
Brighton is a city known for its style and Brighton Fashion Week is no different. Showcasing some of Brighton’s finest talent both new and established. Being Brighton, there is no other platform like it. As the boundaries of fashion are pushed to offer extravagance, eccentricity and style. Held across various locations throughout the city. http://www.brightonfashionweek.com/
Brighton Comedy Festival 10th-25th October
A laugh a minute! Brighton comes alive with belly laughs as the Brighton Comedy Festival comes to town. If you want to hear some proper funny jokes from proper funny people then Brighton is the best place in the world to be in October! The HUGE Brighton Comedy Festival runs from the 10th to the 25th October at some of Brighton’s best loved venues. Big names are doing shows: Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Amstell, Jon Richardson, Jason Bryne and Seann Walsh to name a few. There is also a chance to see emerging talent hot off the back of their Fringe runs.Make sure you book your tickets quickly before it all sells out! http://www.brightoncomedyfestival.com/
Brightona 2014, Madeira Drive – Sunday 12th October
Now in its 11th year, this annual motorcycle event is held in aid of charity and organised by local bikers. The event brings thousands of people along to Madeira Drive for this festival of motorcycles. Amazing custom motorcycles, live music across four stages, exhibits, stalls and much more. Whether you era is vintage, country, rock or you simply want to look at the bikes, there is something for everyone.
Art Deco Fair, Hove Centre – Sunday 12th October
Vintage stall holders come together once again at the Hove Centre to sell original vintage homeware, clothing and jewellery from 1920’s to 1970’s. If you’re looking for that special vintage lamp or mirror to make a room complete, or if dressing vintage is your thing, the Art Deco Fair is the perfect place for a spot of shopping.
Oxjam Brighton Festival 2014 – 18th October
If you love your music, then the Oxjam Brighton Takeover is just for you. Held to raise money to help fight poverty, Oxjam with showcase over 50 live acts. Local unsigned talent as well as acts from across the country will be performing in various location in the city. http://oxjambrighton.co.uk/
Gay Wedding Show, The De Vere Grand Hotel – Sunday 26th October
Brighton is the top spot in the country for same sex weddings and has a huge array of venues and resources in the city to help make your day extra special. This wedding fayre will have everything you could possibly need all under one roof so why not come along and see why Brighton is the perfect city in which to tie the knot.
Halloween Ghost Tour, Preston Manor – 31st October (Halloween)
What better night to discover the long history of the supernatural of Preston Manor than on Old Hallows Eve? With sightings such as The Lady in White, the disembodied hands, door knobs turning for no reason and uncanny noises in the dark it’s sure to be a truly haunting experience.
The Ghost Walk Of The Lanes, The Druids Head – 31st October (Halloween)
Do you believe in ghosts? Come and take a guide tour of Britain’s second most haunted city on the most haunting of nights. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise, as you are guided through the most haunted quarter of Brighton in the dark and intertwining old fishing village of the Lanes. A ‘high spirits’ tour suitable for all ages. ghostwalkbrighton.co.uk
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