The major event is an annual summer festival held in the first week of August, which usually consists of a parade through the city centre, a festival event in Preston Park, the Gay Village Party and other club parties. Since 2013, it has also included an Arts and Film Festival and a Pride Dog Show. Pride attracts an estimated 290.000 to the City over the Pride weekend. It is recongnised as the UK's biggest Pride festival of its kind.
It is a day filled with world-class entertainment, community and celebrations; it is the UK’s biggest, best and most flamboyant of Pride events. In 2016 Brighton Pride produced the biggest Uk pride festival stage featuring the legendary Sister Sledge, international artist Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Fresh, Fleur East, Alesha Dixon, Dua Lipa, The 2 Bears and many, many more, for what was said to be the best line-up to date.
The parade is free to watch. However, PVP – Pride Village Party (held in Kemptown) tickets can be bought at Gate A or from the box office on Victoria Gardens.
The information point is by the café in the middle of the park. There is a phone charging point at Victoria Gardens and in the Park.
There is a campsite for the Parade in Waterhall at the north of the city and you can get a bus from there at the bus stop at the Old Steine.
Buses will be running -but please check the bus company website for full details.
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Brighton is a fantastic English seaside resort town. its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The main places to see include: The Royal Pavilion an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. The Booth Museum of Natural History, The Marina, The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and of course many more attractions see.
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