From: Friday, Aug 6th, 2021
To: Sunday, Aug 8th, 2021
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.
The Pride Parade
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 well as our invaluable blue light services and statutory partners. It 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.
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.
Brighton Pride in the Park
Fabuloso Pride in the Park .The theme for the weekend festival is FABULOSO, a fantastic and fabulous celebration of who you are!
Preston Park is the beating heart of every year’s event, and to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, FABULOSO on the Park will run over two days (Saturday and Sunday) 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.
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
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.
Some of the biggest circuit parties and club promoters host special events throughout the weekend. The 2021 events have yet to be scheduled, but here is a taste of previous events:
- Official Parties include Saturday night’s Wild Fruit Official Pride Party at Audio, a destination filled with beautiful clubbers dancing to the finest DJ line-up. For those who love to dance until dawn, the official Pride after-hours thames place at Digital from 4am hosted by London’s Beyond.
- Come Sunday the glorious club action doesn’t stop with the return of the legendary Sunday Sundae Reunion at Audio for the very best in house, classics and sunshine fun and the sensational Wild Fruit Official Pride Closing Party at Pryzm, Brighton’s recently re-fitted state of the art super club.
- With three rooms of sexy trademark Wild Fruit clubbing, lasers, go-go dancers and amazing DJs, this is the must-do party of Brighton Pride weekend and the perfect end to your weekend of celebrations.
As you can see from the map the gay area is quite compact and on the seafront of Brighton,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
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.
Recommended Apartments in Brighton
Offering a terrace and sea views the apartment has 1 bedroom, a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge, & washing machine, 1 bathroom with a shower. Free WiFi
The apartment has 5 bedrooms, a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, a washing machine, 3 bathrooms with showers. Free WiFi and is 500 m from The Royal Pavilion
Modern & unique warehouse apartment with outside space. Bright & spacious. Hi-speed internet, 5 speaker surround sound, Smart TV, Netflix. High-quality beds, mattresses & bed linen. 4 minute walk to the seafront.
Sexiest little house
Overlooking Brighton Pier, Pier Court Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, hob and dishwasher. Each apartment has a flat-screen TV and a Sonos/Amazon Echo. Free WiFi, close to gay bars
Video of Brighton Pride
Featured highlights of Brighton Pride, including the parade plus upcoming parties and events.
Recommended Hotels in Brighton
Brighton’s gay scene is compact and all of the following hotels are just a short walk from the bars and clubs.
Drakes Hotel Brighton
4 Star Luxury Boutique
Seafront location with superb rooms and great breakfast.