East Sussex Coast Events

Calendar of East Sussex Coast Events

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the East Sussex Coast. From food festivals to sailing and sporting events there is something for everyone.

2016 events for your diary.

Here is a selection of events and highlights throughout the year for your diary.

Brighton Marathon

April 15-17 2016
Where: Madiera Drive

Highlights: The Brighton Marathon gets bigger every year and is now one of the top 12 running events in the UK. The weekend also includes the Mini Mile Races, the BM10K and the Brighton Marathon exhibition and is broadcast on Channel 4
Brighton Marathon online

Brighton Fringe

May 6 – June 5 2016
Type: Festival
Where: Brighton & Hove seafront

Highlights: Now the world’s third largest fringe festival, Brighton Fringe runs alongside the Brighton Festival with cabaret, comedy, classical concerts, club nights, theatre and exhibitions, as well as street performances throughout the city. Following the success of last year’s festival the Fringe will have an extra week of events covering the May half-term so don’t forget to look out for the family friendly guide!
Brighton Fringe online

London to Brighton Challenge

Type: Sporting event
Where: Brighton & Hove seafront

Highlights: The London 2 Brighton Challenge returns as one of the UK’s greatest endurance events. Most will walk the 100K or 56K; some will jog it, and many will run it as an ultra-marathon. However you take it on, it’s a test of determination and stamina.
London to Brighton Challenge online

Kipling Festival

May 2016
Type: Cultural Festival
Where: Rottingdean

Highlights: The theme for this year’s festival is Kipling in India in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth there. Events will include plays inspired by the author alongside his own material
Kipling Festival online

Brighton Kite Festival

July 2016
Type: Cultural Festival
Where: Brighton & Hove seafront

Highlights: A perfect family event, the Brighton Kite Festival is one of the longest running kite festivals in the UK, flying for over 35 years.
Brighton Kite Festival online

Paddle Round the Pier

July 2nd - 3rd 2016
Type: Cultural Festival
Where: Brighton & Hove seafront

Highlights: A weekend of beach events which gets bigger every year, Paddle Round the Pier invites all kinds of vessels to take to the sea and spectators to enjoy the festivities on-land.
Paddle Round the Pier online

Brighton Pride

August 2016
Type: Cultural Festival
Where: Brighton & Hove seafront

Highlights: This year makes the 25th anniversary of Pride Festival. The celebration of LGBT life in the UK’s ‘gay capital’ includes a huge, colourful Pride Parade through the city with floats, music and amazing costumes, and a big party in Preston Park. Great fun, Pride is open, accessible and suitable for all.
Brighton Pride online

WhaleFest – Brighton Centre

Type: Sealife & Marine

WhaleFest – Brighton Centre online

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