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Brighton Pride 2024 Pride by the Sea… in the UK – An August Affair.
Brighton Gay Pride is the UK’s No 1 Pride Festival taking place every August, rain or shine.
- Visiting for Brighton Pride? Book your hotel well in advance, it is one of the most popular gay events in the UK. Stay on the beachfront at Jurys Inn, a 4 star hotel with large rooms and great views.
Brighton Pride Parade
- Saturday – Awaiting dates – The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is one of the undisputed highlights of the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival weekend and is a glorious showcase of the city’s charities, community groups and small businesses as volunteers.
- Brighton Pride Parade is one of the biggest and brightest events in Brighton & Hove’s events calendar, with over 300,000 people pouring out onto the city’s streets to participate in and watch on as an all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour wends its way from the Hove Lawns to the main Pride festival site.
The Parade Route
- The Parade starts from Hove Lawns. Take a picnic and watch all the parade participants lining up and adding the finishing touches to their floats ahead of the parade which kicks off at 11am.
- Tip, for a spectacular view, take a trip on the i360 pod and watch the parade from high!
- From the seafront the parade will turn up West Street and then continue on to Queens Road. Arrive early. It gets very busy at this junction. The parade continues down North Road. After North Road the parade will wind its way towards London Road before making its way to Preston Park.
Best Viewing Points to catch the parade
- Enjoy brunch or lunch as the parade passes by at The Salt Room with free flowing Prosecco. Alternatively head to Mojo coffee house on Queens Street for some tasty treats. Catch the fun on North Road in the cheerful Dorset Bar & Kitchen, or for even better views head to the corner of Kensington Gardens to the roof of the Trading Post.
- The Clock Tower is great spot to view the procession as participants walk, dance and sashay their way up the road.
- Early risers can head to Hove Lawns to catch the parade as it kicks off; stretching along the seafront it offers lots of space to see everything.
- Further along, things get a little crazier, so if you are in the mood to party, grab a space by St. Peter’s church.
- Finally, another great viewing space is along Preston Circus, right before the park as the parade finishes.
- Following a parade through the streets of Brighton on Saturday morning, the festivities continue on Preston Park with a huge festival event. Over 160,000 participants and spectators descend upon the St James Street area for the city’s biggest street party.
- For a real treat stay at The Grand Brighton, a Renaissance Style hotel with luxurious rooms and beautiful views of the seafront.
Brighton Pride in the Park
- Saturday and Sunday – Preston Park is the beating heart of every year’s event, hosting main stage artists as well as popular favourite attractions including Cabaret Tents, Queer Town, the BAME stage, dance tents and a host of new, diverse and immersive experiences.
- Stay close to the park at these apartments & hotels.
- Expect Queer theatre, spoken word, political speakers’ corner, pop and alternative cabaret, the Trans Fabuloso stage and Sundays community day featuring Queer artists and performers who span the 30 year period since Brighton & Hove Pride began.
The Pride Village Party
- Saturday and Sunday – The Pride Village Street Party is a celebration of Brighton Pride in the heart of the UK’s most vibrant city. Promising two days of entertainment, this unique fundraising community event will see the seafront road Marine Parade closed to traffic creating a fabulous Pride village for Brighton Pride weekend.
- The Pride Village Party in Brighton’s famous Kemptown when business across St James St & Marine parade come together to celebrate Pride and raise extra funds for the Brighton Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund.
- Entertainment zones, bars and venues, live performances and cabaret, DJs, drag artists, singers, performers, musicians come together for a unforgettable weekend of fundraising celebrations.
- Wristbands are also be available from the Pride Box Office Anyone wanting to attend the PVP will require a wristband. Individual venues within the PVP may also have a separate door charge.
Brighton Bar Events
- Arcobaleno – multi-faceted all-day LGBTQ+ café, bar, restaurant and event space, hosting all day pride events with contortionists, singers, burlesque performers, pole dances, drag queens and DJs.
- Ironworks Studios – celebrates pride with a series of parties and events including the popular “Party Bag” on Friday with drag queen royalty and surprise guests.
- Charles Street Tap – Popular gay bar and host of the DILF Brighton Party, the perfect event for bears, daddies, and their admirers.
- The Curzon – Home Of Cabaret, complete with a Theatre, Beer Gardens and In-House Cinema, hosting a weekend of Pride events with celebrity guests.
Some of the biggest circuit parties and club promoters host special events throughout the weekend.
- Saturday, August 5th – Beyond Party – Brighton Pride Edition.
Where to stay during Brighton Pride
As you can see from the map the gay area is quite compact and on the seafront of Brighton. The following hotels are currently trending with our readers:
Gay Map of Brighton
Most of the Brighton gay bars and pubs are located in the city’s ‘Gay Quarter’ in Brighton’s Kemp Town – a compact strip of pubs and clubs just moments from the seafront.
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4 Star, Luxury
Overlooking the seafront, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront benefits from its own entrance at the front of the hotel in the right corner and is just 400 m from the Brighton Pier and the Royal Pavilion. It offers free WiFi throughout, a restaurant with sea views, a pool and a spa. Air-conditioned rooms, flat-screen TV and free toiletries.
The Grand Brighton
4 Star, Readers Choice
With its sumptuous Renaissance style, The Grand Brighton has a magnificent location on Brighton’s seafront and is just a 10-minute walk from Brighton Pier. The rooms offer high-quality furnishings, including Egyptian cotton bed linen and bathrobes. Each room includes free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and some Sky channels.
4 Star, Great Value
This elegant Victorian hotel overlooks the beach, sea and promenade, and has a brasserie restaurant for guests to enjoy. Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. A bar and 24-hour room service. Each clean, modern room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and an en suite bathroom with toiletries. Some rooms have sea views.
4 Star, Location
Hilton Brighton Metropole looks out over Brighton seafront and is close to the shops and city centre. The grand Victorian building has large rooms, two restaurants, a spa and a fitness centre with an indoor pool. The en-suite rooms have a flat-screen TV, a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Some rooms also enjoy panoramic sea views.
Video of Brighton Pride
Featured highlights of Brighton Pride, including the parade plus upcoming parties and events.