Best Things to do in Brighton this Weekend: Saturday 31st May – Sunday 1st June

Published On May 28, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

It’s the last Weekend of the Fringe and although the weather’s been a bit iffy and although it’s not a Bank Holiday (sorry to get you down!) there’s so much to squeeze in this Weekend in Brighton. Here’s our highlights jam packed with Fringe shows, family festivals, exhibitions, DJ’s, gigs, vintage fairs and comedians.

All Weekend:

Brighton Fringe – This Weekend marks the last for this years Brighton Fringe Festival and so it is with teary eyes we wave goodbye to another year of great shows. What better way to celebrate another year than by getting out there to some of our top picks? We’ve chosen our our favourites in our Fringe Highlights, Top Tours and Family Fringe Highlights so go check them out!

160238205_e30df505c4_oBrighton Sand Sculpture Festival 2014 – Until the end of September, visitors can experience the wonder of this magical art and will also have the chance to get involved. Sand sculpture workshops, live demonstrations, unique photo opportunities, a children’s sand pit, café, gift shop and much more will be on offer. This years theme is ‘Around the World…in Sand’.

Sculpture Exhibition Borde Hill Garden – Art & nature unite at Borde Hill Garden’s Sculpture Exhibition. Until September, Borde Hill Garden, will be transformed into an outdoor gallery. Discover a variety of sculpture by several artists in different styles and media, including metal, stone, ceramic and resin. This historical Garden setting offers glorious backdrops including the unique ‘garden rooms’ & Elizabethan House. 

Snapshot Exhibition –  The last weekend to check out a new generation of street artists – art so fresh the paint’s still wet! The street art scene has recently seen a group of new like-minded artists that share a strong illustrative influence and moved away from traditional pieces and wild style. These artists are really pushing the boundaries of street or urban art as we know it. This show aims to be a ‘snapshot’ of these artist’s latest works.


The Last Hurrah –  All good things must come to an end but the Brighton Spiegeltent isn’t finished with you yet. Join them for one last party night in the tent and spilling out into the Pleasure Gardens. Featuring legendary DJs that you will have come to love, live music and special guests from the season and from around town. They won’t be there for much longer now – go and get it whilst you can!

jagsJaguar Skills Plus Special Guests – Jaguar Skills first burst onto the scene with his extraordinary DJ skills and unique ability to produce awe-inspiring mixtapes. Such originality and skill, both inside and outside the DJ booth, did not go unnoticed and it wasn’t long before the world-famous BBC Radio 1 snapped up Jaguar Skills for a quarterly ‘In New DJs we Trust’ slot. Expect high octane mixes, an aural assault of every tempo imaginable, from House to Dubstep through to Drum & Bass with everything in between.

One Inch Badge Presents: Only Real + Lion Bark – An opportunity to catch the 22 year old West Londoner’s (real name Niall Galvin) sun-kissed and carefree rap infused fuzz-pop in action, in anticipation of a new single and debut album due later this year. With support from Brighton quintet Lion Bark with their perfumed dream-pop.

Turbulence Presents: Kill Moon + Broadbay + Garden Heart + Call Me Jolene – A night of great bands headlined by Brighton based noise pop quartet, Kill Moon fronted by Izzy Bee Phillips. Broadband are hell bent on creating noise. Their live show is a whirlwind of fuzzed out guitars, feedback and angst with strong melodies and harmonies. Garden Heart are an alt pop/rock band who team inventive 3 part harmony with deceptively catchy alternative rock and Call Me Jolene bring you Music, musings, feminism and the odd four letter word.


Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair – This fantastic Vintage Fair visit cities all over the UK with 40+ of the UKs best vintage traders, a kitsch tea party with cake and a vintage beauty parlour. Expect stall upon stall of affordable vintage clothing, accessories and homewares mixed with vintage inspired handmade jewellery and clothing.

1900713_469959236463470_1635317531_oFunk the Family Festival – Keep the kids happy and the grownups smiling at this seaside festival, featuring the funkiest of Brighton’s musicians and entertainers. Funk The Format present an all-day family festival with a difference. You won’t find bored adults that feel compelled to do the hokey cokey through gritted teeth, or will you see kids covering their ears to the crashes and clangs of heavy metal. No, no, no. Funk The Family isn’t just about the kids or the adults. It’s about the whole family.

26th London to Brighton Classic Car Run – A chance to join fellow classic car enthusiasts on a great day out!  Classic car owners enjoy a leisurely drive to the coast through some of the South East’s most picturesque villages. Starting from the Royal Park at Greenwich and finishing on Madeira Drive in Brighton. Head down and see the cars in action.

Frank Skinner – Following a sell-out London run comedy legend Frank Skinner takes his brand new show to venues nationwide. “You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have it in stitches.” – Waldemar Januszczak. “Britain’s sharpest comic mind.” – Andy Coulson.

Blend Mishkin hits Recovery – Fresh from his European Tour with Festival favourites DUB PISTOLS, Athens-based reggae/dancehall/mash ups producer/DJ BLEND MISHKIN joins Recovery regulars CUT LA VIS and BOULEVARD SOUNDSYSTEM for a night of old and new reggae, ska, rocksteady, dancehall and mash ups.


Image Credits:

Pier Image by Beverley Goodwin (the image has been cropped and resized) –

Sand Sculpture Photo by Mark Bridge (the image has been cropped and resized) –

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