Brighton Pride sees the city swell with 450,000 sequins and rainbow decked revellers flooding in from all over the UK and beyond. The Pride March commences at 11.00 am from Hove Lawns and follows a change in route this year, turning up West Street past the clocktower then down North Road through the heart of the North Laine. The old route is picked up at Gloucester Place, before leading into Preston Park.
The city is well known for its strong LGBTQ+ community, and Brighton Pride sees that community and all its friends come out in global support and solidarity. Team RB wish you all a safe and happy Brighton Pride #loveislove.
Brighton Pride Brunch
Begin as you mean to go on with a Brighton Pride Brunch, many venues, especially those with views of the march, offer something a little special to get you in the mood. The Metropole Bar with terrace views serves Pride Coladas and nibbles for two hours. Also offering uninterrupted parade views is The Salt Room, with a two-and-a-half-hour canape and prosecco reception in their stylish seafront conservatory. Out of towners, looking to get in close to the park will appreciate The Westie’s more casual brunch pizza with fizz and £5 from every sale going The Brighton Rainbow Fund. The new route also makes The Westies pizza brunch convenient for picking up the parade halfway through. For more bottomless brunch ideas check out our listicle.
The Circus before the Festival
The Brighton Pride parade ends at Preston Park where the festival then begins. Before entering into the ticketed event revellers will pass along London Road, taking in The Open Market. Before hitting the park the parade passes through Preston Circus, a medley of pubs, bars eateries and independent shops. Here you can taste your way through a world of cuisine ranging from NY style wings to artisanal houmous and classic pub fare. You’ll find it all at the Circus.
Brighton Pride Parties
There’s plenty to do once the park festival comes to a close and Kylie hops into her helicopter, casting one last sprinkle of sparkles over an ecstatic, dishevelled crowd. Post-Brighton Pride parties are often ticketed and sell out early; you can find a list of the official ones here. For more sedate, and food-oriented, events keep an eye on our events page and Facebook Food and Drink Events group.
The morning after the Pride before
Sunday the 4th of August and you wake up with ringing in your ears and sequins and feathers everywhere. When was the last time you ate solids? At the Brighton Pride Brunch? The last thing we want is you looking like a lost unicorn wandering the streets of Brighton. So scrub that glitter off your face and use our Hangover Cure Brighton list to find what you need, fast. Still got energy for more? Food for you! The Pride Village Party on Sunday is a street carnival in the very heart of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ community. Many of the eateries in the St James’ Street and Kemptown area will be closed or selling a limited range for the day, but here are our favourites none the less.