May You Have Lots To Do In Brighton - Part 2
Starting with the Children’s Parade, May in Brighton has something around every corner for visitors. With the Brighton Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Artists Open Houses throughout May and The Fringe Festival, visitors to Brighton can be assured that there are plenty of things going on throughout the city to keep them occupied.
St Ann’s Well Garden, Spring Festival – Saturday 13th May
The St Ann’s Well Spring Festival is a fantastic, free family friendly day out set in one of Brighton & Hove’s more delightful parks. This year brings a bigger and better selection of entertainment and fun activities for all with live music from local bands, a retreat zone for therapies, karate workshops, zorbing, giant slides, bungee trampoline, stilt walking, a kids’ fun zone and much more.There will be a huge market selling local produce and crafts, a BBQ and hog roast, but for a fun filled free day out, bring your own picnic!
Super Hero Fun Run - Hove Seafront 15th May
Is it a bird? Is a plane? No, it’s 100’s of super heroes running for charity in the annual super hero themed run. Men, women and children of all ages adorn their alter ego and run a series of races along the seafront in Hove in aid of local charity Rockinghorse.
The Great Escape Festival 2017, Various locations - 18th to 20th May
Kicking off the UK music festival season, Great Escape is a platform for new music with over 400 up and coming acts lined up to play in 35 venues across the city. A very highly regarded, major festival in the music calendar, Great Escape brings 3 days of music to Brighton, entertaining more than 16000 visitors and 3,000 delegates, all keen to discover the hot new bands of 2017. No ticket? No problem. As part of the festival they run an Alternative Great Escape, which showcases up and coming local bands which are free to watch across the city. http://greatescapefestival.com/line-up/
Mackerel Fayre, Brighton Fishing Museum - Sunday 17th May
Dating back to the Tudor and Stuart times, this annual event follows the tradition of blessing the nets when the church received a percentage of the catch. Starting at 12.30pm with the Salvation Army Band, the Fayre is then opened by The Mayor of Brighton & Hove and The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field. The blessing of the nets is carried out by Father Mark Lyon before the seductive sounds of the Silver Sounds Samba Band and Bugle Boys entertain the passing crowds. Barbecued Mackerel and fresh locally caught fish will be on sale throughout the fayre. Come and experience one of Brighton’s lesser known traditions.
London to Brighton Mini Run, Madeira Drive - 20th May
Oh, don’t you just love a Mini! The most iconic British car and the London to Brighton Mini run is probably one of the most well know of the Brighton run events and is the biggest stretching from the Brighton Sealife Centre down to Blackrock. Where over 2,000 vehicles with the spirit of the Italian Job, famous Monte Carlo Rally victories and the elegance of a true British classic will be on display to visitors as owners show off their pride and joy.
Hove Carnival – Hove Park 28th- 29th May
Hove Carnival is a great family event, held on Bank Holiday Monday in Hove Park. The Carnival mixes traditional fair activities with family fun. There is truly something for everyone, try your hand at the coconut shy or improve your golf swing, get your hands dirty potting plants or relax on the miniature railway. The main arena will host an array of events throughout the day including Falconry and dog displays. Hove Park’s miniature train will be running as well as the electric train. Lots of entertainment for all the family!
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