10 official Brighton Pride events to go to

Pride is almost here and we can feel the excitement building in the wonderful city of Brighton. There are so many things to do to celebrate Pride, we thought you might need some help in picking out the most fabulous of the official events to go to.

We've weeded out the best attractions at all the main events, but if these aren't your thing don't worry, we've made an alternative Pride list too. We're considerate like that.

Brighton Pride Dog Show 2017 @ Preston Park

Sunday 30th July: 10am-3pm, free

Pride AND dogs? It couldn't get any better. Celebrate our four-legged friends in Preston Park and see who gets voted as best in show. Although, as we know, all dogs are the best. The event is for dog lovers as well as owners though so don't worry if you haven't got a fur baby of your own.

Pride Parade @ Hove Lawns

Saturday 5th August: 11am, free

Without a doubt this is the best event at Pride, and it's free! The parade sets off at Hove Lawns and dances it's way through the streets of Brighton to Preston Park. LGBTQ+ groups and allies don the most magical costumes to dazzle the crowds and celebrate Pride. Make sure you're there early to reserve a spot to cheer them on.

 

It is still 1985 Pride @ Pleasure Gardens Club Tropicana Tent

Saturday 5th August: 1pm-10pm, requires a Pride Festival wristband

An (almost) day-long 80s extravaganza awaits for you in the Club Tropicana tent at the Pleasure Gardens. Expect Wham!, Madonna, Prince and many more tunes from possibly the gayest decade. If you still aren't satisfied, they will be continuing the 80s party at The Haunt from 11pm.

Legends Cabaret Tent @ Pride Festival, Preston Park

Saturday 5th August: Requires a Pride Festival ticket

Not a specific event, but a tent that should not be missed. Hosted by the magnificent Lola Lasagne, it boasts a collection of the world's finest drag and cabaret stars. Once you get in there it'll be hard to get you to sashay away...

Disco Bunny @ Pride Pleasure Gardens

Saturday 5th August: 1pm-3pm, requires a Pride Festival wristband

The Disco Bunny, a famous face around Brighton, hosts his own show at the Pleasure Gardens at Old Steine. Be prepared for an energetic show with wacky outfits and a whole load of fun.

Sink the Pink @ Pleasure Gardens Club Tropicana Tent

Saturday 5th August: 10pm-3am, requires a Pride Festival wristband

The wonderfully weird Sink the Pink will be putting on a show to remember. It's alt-drag of the highest order, expect nothing but the wildest glitter fuelled, wigtastic, beard beautiful, serendipitous hedonism as colourful club kids and fashion sweeties perform large scale dance routines and lip-syncs.

English Disco Lovers Pride Party @ Brighton Rocks Bar, Pride Village Party

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August: 2pm-9pm, requires a Pride Village Party wristband

Head up to Kemptown for some feel-good disco vibes where you'll be treated to multiple bars, top DJs, and decor by Ideas Lab. Don't miss out!

Diva Girl's World Dance Tent @ Pride Festival, Preston Park

Saturday 5th August: Requires a Pride Festival ticket

Get wild with your best babes to the sweet sounds of girls-only DJs at the Girl's World Dance Tent. If you want a dose of some fabulous female energy you should head here without a doubt. Who run the world?

Pet Shop Boys @ Pride Festival, Preston Park

Saturday 5th August: 8pm, requires a Pride Festival ticket

The legendary Pet Shop Boys will be headlining the main event in Preston Park. The electronic pop masters have been around for 36 years, and with Grammy nominations and BRIT awards on their CV you'd be a fool to miss out.

 

Sunday Sundae Pride Reunion @ Pride Village Party, Patterns

Sunday 6th August: 3pm-3am, requires a Pride Village Party wristband

An official Pride party to finish off the weekend with hot house and disco over two floors, what's not to love? Just be prepared to be covered in glitter for a few weeks afterwards.

Written by Amy.

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