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What’s on in Brighton 2017

What’s on in Brighton 2017

We’re back after our annual winter holiday – this time to South Africa. It’s great to get away but I always return refreshed and excited about the opportunities the New Year can bring for LimeHouse.

As a Brighton Hotel our business is highly reliant on the various events and festivals happening in the city. So I like to keep up to date with what’s on in Brighton. I thought I’d share the highlights with you in advance so you can start planning your next stay at LimeHouse. I’ve recommended my top pick for each calendar month. Other events are available of course – I suggest you search on VisitBrighton for a full list of events.


28th January: Royal Pavilion Tour

Royal Pavilion Brighton

Start the year with a tour of the building which really put Brighton on the map, The Royal Pavilion.

11 – 25th February: Brighton Science Festival

A fantastic science event for budding scientists featuring Bright Sparks, Big Science, Hands-on Half Term, and Pocket Science.

23rd – 25th March: Sussex Beer and Cider Festival

Sample over 150 beers and ciders from across the UK at Brighton Racecourse.  Stay on until the 31st March for the Brighton Tap Takeover – the south coast’s biggest ever craft beer festival in 14 of Brighton’s finest pubs.

7 – 9th April: Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon

There’s something for runners of all ages and levels during the Brighton Marathon weekend; mini-miles, a 10k race and of course the marathon itself.

6 – 28th May: Brighton Festival

Actually a number of complementary events fit under the heading of the Brighton Festival. There’s the big names of the Brighton Festival itself but also the Fringe, the Artists Open Houses, the Children’s Festival and music festival The Great Escape.

18th June: London to Brighton Bike Ride

Europe’s oldest charity bike ride. I recommend you avoid the masses heading back to London on the Sunday and stay on for a night or two. You’ll have deserved a break. We’ll do you a special deal too – contact us here.

1st – 2nd July: Paddle around The Pier

Paddle around the Pier

Get on down to the world’s largest free beach and watersports festival on Hove Lawns.

4 – 6th August: Brighton Pride

Probably even better known than the Brighton Festival is Brighton Pride, widely recognised as the UK’s best Pride Festival.

2nd – 3rd September: Together the People

This is a relatively new addition to the Brighton calendar and highly recommended. Together the People is a new independent music and arts festival in one of Brighton’s largest parks, Preston Park. It’s non-camping so book yourself into a nice boutique hotel like yours truly and you can have the best of both worlds. The 2017 line-up is still to be announced but last year you could have seen Brian Wilson, Suede and The Horrors.

27th October – 12th November: Early Music Festival

And from the new to the old. Only in Brighton will you get two weeks of festivities celebrating Early Music – typically music from medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque periods. Watch the video below to find out more.

5th November: Veteran Car Run

Staying with the old theme, November’s big event has to be the Veteran Car Run. There are many car runs to Brighton but this is the original. Only cars built before 1905 can take part.

21st December: Burning the Clocks

Burning the Clocks is a unique community event to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Learn how to create your own paper lantern then join the procession down to the beach to burn it on a huge bonfire, followed by fireworks.


So there you have it. Found something you like? Then please get in touch to book your stay!