Things To Do In Brighton during August
It's not all about Pride in Brighton this August there's loads to do, while the sea is warm, inviting and the beach is busy, bustling and fun. When you fancy taking a break from the sunbathing, then there are a host of things going on.
Brighton & Hove Pride: 1st to 3rd August
The nationally acclaimed Brighton & Hove Pride festival is yet again going to be bigger and better in 2014, with this year’s theme Freedom to Live. Starting with the most visible part of Pride, the Community Parade will make its way through the streets of Brighton. Starting from Marine Parade to its finishing point at Preston Park where the party begins, the parade will be a spectacular array of colour, world music and dancing. The party then continues in Kemp Town, where the bars spill on to the street for a spectacular street party which lasts like no other. http://www.brighton-pride.org
European Beach Tennis Championships, Yellowave: 8th – 10th August
Forget the lawns of Wimbledon, Beach Tennis is gaining in popularity. For the second consecutive year, the European Beach Tennis Championships will be held in the UK and Brighton’s Yellowave has been chosen as the venue for this annual event. Once again, Team Great Britain will be battling it out against nineteen other nations all hoping to beat the defending champions Italy.
Rural Day & Scruffs Show, St Ann’s Well Gardens: 10th August
A relaxing family fun day, set in the beautiful St Ann’s Well Gardens, with the highlight being the alternative Scruffs Dog Show. They day will have fun for all the family with arts and crafts, children’s activities, petting animals for the children and charity stalls, tea and cakes for the adults as well as a brass band to make it feel like summer in the park.
Brighton & Hove 999 Fun Day, Hove Lawns: 10th August
Family fun and a great day for the kids with the chance to meet the local emergency services. With the aim of trying to teach young children about staying safe the Brighton & Hove 999 Fun Day brings together emergency services from all across Sussex for an action packed day of activities, demonstrations and fun.
The Royal Pavilion Estate and the First World War: 16th August
A unique chance to discover the role that the Royal Pavilion and Corn Exchange played during the 1st World War, helping wounded soldiers from the Indian regiments.
Brunswick Festival, Brunswick Square: 16th & 17th August
This mini festival in the elegant setting of Brunswick Square is a fun and relaxing family event. Featuring an exciting program of live music, dance, entertainers, stalls, World food and the all-important beer tent. This year the children’s area features offers hands-on circus skills, balloon art, puppet and magic shows, there is truly something for everyone.
Art Deco Fair, Hove Town Hall: 18th August
The Brighton & Hove Art Deco Fair offers you the chance to browse and buy a collection of original vintage goods ranging from the 1920’s through to 1970’s. With a wide range of stall holders selling everything from vintage jewellery, clothing, homewares, through to furniture, art and much more!
Brighton MOD Weekender, Madeira Drive & Various: 22nd – 24th August
Scooters, vintage dress and the air of the 60’s, it can only be the MOD Weekender. Just like Quadrophenia the MOD Scene returns to Brighton, its spiritual home for the weekend. Different events are held across Brighton but the main focal point is the famous Volks Tavern, where there will be live music, stalls, lots of Scooters and a real feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Quadrophenia Walk, Brighton Pier: 23rd & 24th August
f theMODWeekender has given you the Quadrophenia bug, then join Brighton walks and escape the philistine life by following in the footsteps of Jimmy (Phil Daniels) on a walk around the locations in of Brighton from the iconic film, fascinating insights, amusing stories and a glimpse at things you may otherwise miss.
The Extreme Stunt Show, Brighton Race Course: 24th August
Whether you’re a fan of monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX or just general mayhem, the Extreme Stunt Show Live Arena is the place to be. Prepare to be astounded by the Extreme BMX team, the death defying stunts of the Extreme FMX Motorbikes or the roar and crashing of the monster trucks.
Brighton Thai Festival 2014, Preston Park: 30th & 31st August
Let your senses visit Thailand in the beautiful surrounds of Preston Park for a weekend of World class food and entertainment. Experience a Thai massage, indulge your taste buds authentic Thai cuisine, enjoy the sounds of Thailand or try your hand a Thai Boxing. There is also a Miss Lady Boy contest, children’s activities and of course a Thai beer garden.
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