Best Things to do This Weekend in Brighton 31st October – 1st November

Published On October 22, 2015 | By Claudia Suwalski | Things to do features

Halloween is finally here and on a weekend to boot! We’ve got some blood curdling, fun-filled, spooky and exciting events that will make you want to dress up as Flash and leave your house fast as lightning so you don’t miss out on all the fun! Not crazy about Halloween? No need to worry! We also have plenty of special events, such as the annual vintage car run, a cosy book swap and many more up our sleeves. You can find our full guide to Halloween events in Brighton here.

All Weekend

dreamspinHula Hoop Halloween Flashmob

You better watch out and be prepared for the Dia De Los Muertos Hula Hoop Flash Mobbers! The DreamSpin Hoop Dancers will be mixing up Skeletons, LED hula hoops and a Tequila dance routine at several locations around Town in the late evening hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Shocktober Scream Park

The multi-award winning Tulleys Shocktober Fest will feature 4 new attractions and a record 8 ‘haunts’ in total this year. Come and enjoy the two live music stages, award winning street theatre and scrumptious food, all wrapped up in a friendly festival atmosphere!

Animals in the Frame

Animals both domestic and wild are featured in this exhibition of paintings at Hove museum. In this family-friendly exhibition artists have captured aspects of our relationship with animals, whether it is admiration for the majesty of a stag or exactly why dogs are known as man’s best friend. ‘Animals in the Frame’ is the perfect exhibition for all animal-lovers or just the curious.


copperdollar2Coperdollar: The Back of Beyond

COPPERDOLLAR return with their huge celebration for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead. Copperdollar’s parties are a visual feast of art, performance and music with resident DJ Marc Stylus. Enter into the bizarre bonanza of dead Carny folk and find yourself drawn into their hypnotic world. Cut loose to the far side of reality, relax in a coffin and make friends with the dead. For this is a night to remember, a place you’ll never forget, where the future is past and yesterday hasn’t been!

Vanishing Point

Dance Halloween night away at Patters this Saturday. It’s time to dig out the fancy dress as Vanishing Point is back with a spooky Halloween special at Patterns on Saturday 31st October. Joining the party will be one of the most exciting underground house talents around, Krystal Klear and the legend that is Justin Robertson. Not only are they encouraging people to get dressed up for the Halloween party, there will also prizes for the best costumes, so get planning!


What’s worse than a Living Hell? A Normal one! This Halloween, The Marlborough descends into the bland and beige world of ‘Heteronormativity’. Gasp in horror as your deepest fears come to life. Think: 2.4 spooky children and matching blood stained His n Hers Towels. Dress Up suggestions: Stepford Wives/ Broken Gender Specific Toys/ David and Samantha Cameron.

Fear on the Pier 

Brighton Pier are bringing fear to the pier this Halloween. Be sure to book before hand, tickets include unlimited rides all night long (height restrictions apply), exclusive entry to the Horror Horatio’s Bar, free Halloween punch, DJ’s, special exclusive offers and even free Trick or Treats. So take advantage and get ready for a spooky night on the Pier!


Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Who needs Halloween when you’ve got motoring history? Saturday 14 November 1896 was a red-letter day in the history of British motoring: the ‘Emancipation Run’ from London to Brighton celebrated the passing of the Locomotives on the Highway Act. This raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from four miles per hour to 14 mph and abolished the requirement to be preceded by a man on foot. The Veteran Car Run honours this special day and is not a racebut quite a spectacle as they arrive on Brighton sea front.

City Reads Book Swap

Something special happens when people share their passion about a book they love – now this is your chance to do the same. Just bring along one book that you’d love to swap with someone else and the rest will be taken care of at the event! The Tom cafe will be open for hot drinks and there will also be croissants. There’s a whole host of other City Reads events this Sunday at the Old Market too.

The Big Tea Party

The Big Tea Party is a multi cultural celebration of local arts and heritage. It is also a part of Brighton & Hove Black History Month and offers great exhibitions, workshops, films, food, as well as craft stalls. Come and join in on the fun at Brighton Dome!

There’s so much going on for Halloween this weekend in Brighton. For our full guide to Halloween 2015 click here if you dare…

Cover photo credit Max Langran Photography

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is from a small town in the south of Germany and is currently an intern at We Love Brighton. Her hobbies are volleyball, running and reading. She is also very passionate about traveling and exploring new places (especially Brighton).