Whether you are looking to enjoy a classic film caressed by the gentle sea breeze or sat on a picnic blanket among the fresh grass, Brighton has got you covered. Throughout the summer, Brighton is offering their annual outdoor cinema both at the Luna Beach Cinema and at Preston Manor. These are perfect for when you don’t want to miss out on the summer heat but also want to cosy up and watch an iconic movie with your favourite people. The days and times of the screenings will be listed on the cinema’s websites. From oldies like Grease to newbies like Bohemian Rhapsody the open cinemas will give you a chance to pick and choose the best movies for you!
Dates from May until September
Pub in the Park
This three-day feast will have you drooling and wanting more. It gathers the best Michelin-starred chefs from all over the country to serve their glorious dishes at the beautiful natural venue. The park will serve as the greatest beer garden you have ever seen. Pub in the Park will also host a number of pop-up pubs and restaurants as well as artisan shopping booths and tasty beverages! For all you music lovers, there will also be a main stage with endless live music from amazing performers to get you up and dancing all night long. What else do you need? Get your tickets before they run out!
Fri 12 – Sun 14 July in Tunbridge Wells
Lagoon Water Sports
Beat the summer heat and get some exercise with the Hove Lagoon Watersports! This fun activity can be done with both friends and family and is a great way to stay cool and make some amazing memories. Being one of the UK’s premier water sports’ centres, it offers a wide range of leisure diversions such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding tuition and hire, and wake boarding. With an endless variety of choice, you have no excuse! It is affordable and something different you can dive into during the warmer months. So what are you waiting for? show off your skills!
Availability from May until September.
This festival embodies everything that the woodlands have to offer! Incredible entertainment will be provided for both the adults and the little ones. The lineup will be the best it has ever been! Along with some return guests, there will be a range of new independent and extremely talented artists. For the children there will be a large number of fun arts and crafts activities and more! This event will revive the child in all of us, with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, it is a chance to relax and reconnect with friends and family. On top of everything, it raises money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Macmillan Cancer Support. Secluded in a beautiful setting, it is the perfect festival to unwind.
Fri 7 – Sun 9 June, Hawkhurst, Kent
Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary
If you’re looking to do something different and unique with friends or family, why not make it a celebration? Come and enjoy a range of activities all dedicated to the first man to set foot on the moon. St Richards Catholic College in Bexhill is offering scientists, artefacts and a lot more! This free event is fun for everyone and will allow you to have your picture taken on the moon, view the sun and moon like never before, and witness plenty of NASA related videos and stalls for your entertainment! To top it all off, you get your very own commemorative badge on your visit!
Sat 20 July at St Richards Catholic College, Bexhill
Claiming to be best the one yet, this month-long all-round celebration will make you fall in love with the town of Chichester all over again. With a line-up of over 200 events for this upcoming summer, it will be one to remember. Featuring all kind of music events such as classical, jazz, pop and more, this unique festival will also focus on the overall importance of the arts. A non-stop month of talented musicians, actors, poets and musicians performing just for you. Any day you pick will be sure to be filled with vibrant artists that light up the city!
Sat 15 June – Sun 14 July
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow
This annual event taking place in August over the course of 4 days, is a free air-show along the lovely Eastbourne seafront. It offers ground displays, vast military exhibitions and involvement, and whole lot of flying. It is a beautiful aerial performance which will make for a great day out. On top of this, the event welcomes people of all ages to enjoy some amazing live music entertainment on the beach. There will also be a children’s play areas, so adults can catch a break and enjoy the show as well as helicopter pleasure flights and the stunning firework display!
Thurs 15 – Sun 18 Aug
The Brighton & Hove Summer Book Fayre
Join the Brighton Unitarian Church for another exhilarating and inspiring literary event. This book ‘fayre’ aims to make writers and readers connect in a more personal and relaxed environment. It is a celebration of literature and the written word. This event unites all book genres from horror, history, fiction and non-fiction to teen fiction, children’s books, LGBT books and more. It’s a great chance for you to connect and discover independent authors as well as traditional published authors. Plus, it’s a free event! So whether you’re a book nerd or a wannabe reader, this is a fun event for you.
Sat 8 June at Brighton Unitarian Church.