May Bank Holiday Things To Do 2014

Published On April 15, 2014 | By Hendrik Jelen | Things to do features

Hooray its May Bank Holiday and what could be better than filling up your Weekend with fun activities? There’s so much to do across Brighton and with Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival in full swing there is lots to choose from. See our highlights below to help you decide with everything from food festivals to parades.

sandBrighton Sand Sculpture Festival 2014 – Madeira Drive

This year Brighton’s popular festival will return with a global feel. From the pyramids to the Tower of Pisa we will cover it all. Take a walk through all 7 continents, photograph some of the most famous landmarks in the world and enjoy the vast array of our planets creatures. Where else can you do that?

Mon 28th April – Sun 28th September
10:30am – 5:30pm – Tickets from £3

 LDLady Boys of Bangkok – Sabai Pavillion

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in their latest sizzling and seductive production. Feel the temperature soar as the stars burn up the stage in ‘Red Hot Kisses’, their brand new show for 2014. In an inferno of fun and frolics, this blazing hot production includes 16 of Thailand’s most beautiful and intriguing lady boys.

Fri 2nd May – 7pm & 9pm – £10
Sun 4th May – 
3:30pm  – £34 Platinum Tables, £30 Premium Tables, £24 (£14.50)

CPChildren’s Parade From Kensington Street to Madeira Drive

Start Brighton Festival the way you mean to go on: with an explosion of fun, colour, music and style. The parade – probably the largest of its kind in Europe – always gets things off to an exhilarating start, and this year the arts provide the inspiration for the 83 schools and 5,000 young people involved.

 3rd May 
10:30am – Free

MPThe Marlborough Fringe Street Party – Marborough Theatre

Join us for a street party like no other! Our outdoor stage will be showcasing the best of the Fringe’s alternative music, snippets of off-beat theatre plus there’ll be arty surprises! Fill your faces with delicious food from our in-house gourmet burger specialists.

Sat 3rd May
12pm – Free

 Piers & QueersPiers and Queers – Regency Square

Long before it was known as the ‘Gay Capital of Europe’, Brighton has attracted people with alternative sexualities and gender identities. The tour looks at some of the stories from Brighton’s past.

Sat 3rd and Sun 4th May
12pm – £8

ev_6214 Fringe City – New Road

Experience what Brighton Fringe is all about at our free outdoor showcase. From comedy to cabaret, music to puppetry – sample the best of Brighton Fringe 2014. Don’t miss our Family Picnic in Pavilion Gardens on 3rd May.

Sat 3rd and Sun 4th May
1pm – Free

fettfreies-kochenFoodies Festival Brighton Hove Lawns

The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink will see visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on the vast array of culinary activities for the fourth consecutive year in Brighton. Read more HERE. Get 241 tickets HERE

Sat 3rd – Mon 5th May
11am-8pm – £12

Exhibition Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2– Circus Street

William Forsythe’s choreographic object populates the Old Municipal Market space with hundreds of delicate pendulums, swinging in timed sequences. As you move around without touching the pendulums, your strides and side-steps will produce a lively choreography of manifold and intricate avoidance strategies.

Sat 3rd May – Sun 25 May
Mon – Sun 11am – 7pm and Thu 11am – 8pm – Free

LHLaughing Horse Pick of the Fringe – The Quadrant

A selection of the best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. Five different top comics daily: a fantastically funny mixture of comedy headliners & the best newcomers every night.

Sun 4th May – Sun 1st June
8:15pm – £7

ev_6467Happy Monday – SpiegelPub

Brighton up your Mondays with a trip to the Old Steine Pleasure Gardens with live music, drinks, food, games and special surprise guests. Your own little festival by the sea and the entertainment is free. This Monday see’s a visit from Lundi Heureux.

Mon 5th, 26th May 11am and 12th, 19th May 4pm

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