Free & Cheap Things to do in September
Get a glimpse into Victorian Brighton and find out about the North Laine’s hidden past on one of these guided walks. An informative tour of this industrial suburb with over 100 years of history now well known as an off-beat area full of independent shops and restaurants, find out where water, wood and meat were turned into beer, furniture and food, and where Brighton’s working class found their entertainment.
A huge annual celebration of digital culture in our City and beyond, although some events are ticketed there are over 153 free events including Pixel Pyros – a digital interactive firework display, Immaterials – an exhibition by Timo Arnall revealing the invisible infrastructures that make up our technological world and Brighton Mini Maker Faire – a family festival of creativity and invention. Check out other highlights here.
Sun 1st – Mon 30th Sept
Just one of the twice yearly celebrations of the best food and drink from Brighton and beyond supporting the food and hospitality industry throughout the year through a variety of events including lots of great free events including the Big Sussex Market and Sussex and the World Market as well as some great value low cost events including the Brighton Beer and Cider Festival. Check out more great events here.
Venues across the City
Thurs 5th – Sun 15th Sept
Brighton Craft Alliance is a curated arts, craft and vintage fair, showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary art / craft / design and vintage purveyors with products to suit all tastes offering goods in a wide variety of media including jewellery, fashion, ceramics, home accessories, furniture, bath & body products, screen printed art and paper goods to name a few.
10.30am – 3.30pm
This year Terry Pratchett’s ‘Guards Guards!’ is the book of choice for this City wide reading event with an exciting programme of live events, workshops, readings and much more! Plus there are some great free and low cost events including the Book Doctor who will sort out your tired reading habits and Scales and Terrifying Tales where a dragon will take over Jubilee Library’s main hall! See the full schedule here.
Fri 13th – Thurs 19th Sept
The UK’s largest annual celebration of Japanese culture returns with a variety of great events including two free weekends, Your Weekend Starts Here Part 1, Your Weekend Ends Here Part 2, Matsuri Weekend Part 1 and Matsuri Weekend Part 2 have much to choose from including fashion, stalls, Cosplay, live Japanese music, traditional Okinawan dancers, kimono workshops, origami, games, Japanese street food and martial arts displays. Find more events here.
Old Steine Gardens
Sat 14th – Sun 15th Sept
Sat 21st – Sun 22nd Sept
Independently acclaimed as the world’s coolest motorcycle event! The Ace Cafe Reunion takes place over three days, with the final day in Brighton, this annual event celebrates the unique history, culture and style related to motorcycling. Motorbikes and fun at the seaside on Brighton’s famous seafront road, Madeira Drive. With trade and club stands, displays, live music and special guests, it’s an experience not to be missed!
Madeira Drive and Concorde 2
Sun 15th Sept
Winner of the best vintage fair in the UK! LouLou’s Vintage Fair returns with 50 vintage stalls of the UK’s finest vintage collectors and traders selling Mens & Womens vintage spanning six decades. Alongside vintage clothing you will find homewares and collectables, jewellery and accessories too! Plus a vintage tea party and beauty salon from Brighton’s Betty Lou’s.
Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange
Sun Sept 15th
Community gardens in Brighton and Hove open their gates for the third Big Dig event celebrating urban food growing. Discover what lies behind the garden walls in your neighborhood and beyond. 25 gardens are open throughout the week, showcasing a diverse range of community projects in parks, orchards and forests with volunteer workdays, activity events, fun days and a pop-up surprise in the city centre.
Mon 16th – Sun 22nd Sept
The largest annual Art exhibition on the South Coast returns with over 5,000 visitors and over 100 Artists including painters, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, Artist groups and Sussex based galleries using a wide a variety of methods and subjects. We also have a great exclusive offer where you can get 241 tickets here!
Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange
20th – 22nd Sept
Fri 11am-7.30pm / Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm
£3 in advance (with our ticket offer)