Pride 2022: What you need to know
After 2 years of anticipation, the UK’s largest Pride Festival is back in Brighton and bigger than ever. The biggest Pride festival in the UK, it's a wonderful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and simply isn't to be missed. It stretches across the first weekend of August and it’s an event you simply cannot miss. So, here is what you need to know.
Here at The Grand, not only will we be lighting up our famous facade in those amazing rainbow Pride colours, but we will be also be giving away a handful of Brighton Gin special edition bottles along with some extra special treats, so keep an eye out on our social media. We’ll also be watching the parade along with you - drop by to say hello to our amazing concierge team who will be switching up their outfits in honour of the weekend!
When does it begin?
Brighton Pride kicks off on Friday, the 5th of August 2022 with the ever so colourful parade starting off at Hove Lawns at 11am.
Why are there tickets and will I need them?
Due to high demand, the majority of the tickets have been sold out for many of the Brighton Pride official events. However, it’s free to come and watch the parade in Brighton - some of the best spots are along the seafront, and we’ll definitely be joining you outside the hotel. The paid events are for The Brighton Pride Village Party and Fabuloso at Preston Park, where there are plenty of music events and much more. Take a scroll for some of the events that are not yet sold out!
How can I get around Brighton during Pride?
A significant amount of roads will be closed during the weekend so It’s best to travel using public transport where ever you can. Some buses will also provide frequent links between Preston Park, The Old Steine and Kemptown.
What else is going on during Pride Weekend?
Silent Disco Pride Party on the BA i360 boarding deck
Friday 5th August | 7:30pm
Start your Brighton Pride weekend in style with an open-air silent disco. Local DJs will get you into the Pride party spirit with a mix of Pride flavoured tunes.
Kids Pride Silent Disco on the BA i360 boarding deck
Friday 5th August | 5pm
Want to get your Pride weekend kicked off with your little ones? Get the whole family involved with this children friendly silent disco!
OHSO Social Party with Russell Small
Friday 5th August | 9pm
OHSO social will be kicking off Pride weekend with an annual Freemasons Friday Pride party for a night of big vocal tunes and Freemasons classics.
The Tempest Inn Pride Party
Sunday 7th August | 7pm
The Tempest have organised a jam packed weekend with a bunch of super talented artists - if you're still celebrating come Sunday, then this is the perfect spot!
Concorde 2 Terrace Party - Live DJ
Saturday 6th August | 5pm
Enjoy fresh donuts on the Concorde 2 Terrace while partying to a Live DJ set - who doesn’t want donuts to keep the partty going?
Saturday 6th August | 11pm
If you’re looking to get your boogy on then be sure to head down to the venue for a night of Queer Icons from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Brighton Pride Special Makers and Food Market
Saturday 6th August | 10am Brighthelm Centre
If you’re looking to take a break from the crowds then head to Queens Road for this quirky makers market. Whether you’re after a bite to eat or some extra Pride accessories, this is the perfect spot.
Pride Family Diversity Area
Saturday 6th August | All day
If you’re getting the whole family involved, then be sure to head to Preston Park for the Family Pride area - alcohol free and with plenty of entertainment for your little ones, this is the perfect space for the whole family to get involved with the celebrations. There will be entertainment, face-painting, music, crafts and more!
For more information on the weekend's events, head over to the official Brighton Pride website - and have a wonderful time celebrating Pride!