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Brighton PRIDE events to attend this Summer

Written by Aisha Kabir

Mark your calendars because Pride is returning to Brighton for a summer of festivities sooner than you think. Back on schedule are all of your favourite major events. Including, the Pride Community Day & Dog Show, Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade, Pride Village Party throughout the course of the weekend. Plus the two-day We Are Fabuloso festival, all raising money for the Brighton Rainbow Fund.

Brighton & Hove Pride is an occasion to unite and celebrate inclusion and diversity in this wonderful city. The sole aim is to encourage respect among our community and, via fundraising, to assist regional organisations and issues. Through the Brighton Rainbow Fund, Pride Social Impact Fund, and Pride Cultural Development Fund, Pride has raised nearly £1.25 million over the past seven years for local charities, projects, and community organisations.

Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade

Sat 5 Aug

The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is unquestionably one of the highlights of the summer. It honours the city’s charities, community organisations and small companies as well as vital emergency services, like the NHS, and statutory partners.

With over 300,000 spectators lining the streets of the city to take part in and watch the parade of community and campaign groups as well as the all-singing, all-dancing funfair of colour as it winds its way from Hove Lawns to Preston Park for We Are Fabuloso, the official Brighton & Hove Pride charity fundraiser, it is arguably the biggest and brightest event on the city’s calendar.

Community Day & Dog show

Date TBC

One of Brighton Pride’s most delightfully accessible events is the yearly canine highlight, where happy owners pamper their pooches. Prepare yourself for a day of fun and barking frolics as dogs and dog lovers unite and shine in honour of our furry companions from noon until 5pm.

The Coastway Vets and Pride Community Day & Dog Show includes a beautiful catwalk doggie fashion show, shop booths, prizes for several categories, a bar and refreshments.

Industry experts supervise all submissions and judge each category, ensuring that each star canine receives the praise that their proud paws merit. 

FABULOSO

Sat 5 Aug

The two-day official fundraising event is returning to Brighton & Hove Pride bigger and even better! It will collect money to benefit LGBTQ+ groups and organisations in the neighbourhood through the Brighton Rainbow Fund. More than 150 LGBTQ+ artists will perform at the festival, along with crucial allies. They will play on 12 various stages and entertainment venues. All performers are members of the glorious rainbow family or their allies.

Over the course of two days, FABULOSO will feature world-class performers on its main stage. These will include The Black-Eyed Peas, Zara Larsson, Jax Jones, Confidence Man. Also, Dylan, Mae Muller, Bellah Mae, and more on Sat 5 Aug. There’s another stellar line-up on Sun 6 Aug. This welcomes Louise, Melanie C, B*Witched, The Vivienne, Harley Moon Kemp, and Tom Aspaul.

Pride Village Party

Sat 5 – Sun 6 Aug

Businesses along St James’ St and Marine Parade join together for the Pride Village Party in Brighton’s renowned Kemptown. They celebrate Pride and generate additional cash for the Brighton Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund.

It’s an unforgettable weekend of fundraising celebrations, entertainment areas, bars and venues. Also, live performances and cabaret, DJs, drag artists, singers, performers and musicians all come together.

The largest Pride festival in the UK, Brighton & Hove Pride, is run by a non-profit neighbourhood association. Thanks to the generosity of companies, sponsors and the tens of thousands of people who bought tickets for the Pride Festival in Preston Park and Pride Village Party, Brighton Pride was able to earn more than £1,236,000 for charitable organisations in the community. The Brighton Rainbow Fund’s mandate is to collect donations and distribute them as grants to Brighton and Hove-based LGBT and HIV-related individuals and organisations. The Pride Social Impact Fund supports neighbourhood good causes by awarding grants to several local organisations.
For further information and tickets, visit: www.brighton-pride.org

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