Best Events in Brighton

Quirky vintage shops, charming cafes and colourful bars are all good and fun, but that only really accounts for a small part of what this seaside beauty's got to offer. Delve a little deeper and you'll find an array of raucous club nights, immersive cocktail experiences, seasonal pop-ups and more fun things to do around the city, both day and night. See for yourself in our guide to the best events in Brighton.

Last updated on 28th April 2021




  Alcotraz: Cell Block One Three

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 19th May 2021

Who knew getting locked up could be so much fun? A strong contender for the top quirky events in Brighton, Alcotraz is immersing you in the inmate underworld at its prison-themed cocktail experience. Don your orange jumpsuits and prepare for a night of liquor smuggling.

Following a successful season of films and fun, drive-in entertainment pros Cinestock are back at South of England Showground for another summer of live shows. Currently on the lineup? Comedy gigs, music sets, family-friendly performances and more.

What better way to spend a Saturday than with an afternoon of sing-along classics, two hours of unlimited fizz and delicious scran? Tickets to Lucky Voice's weekend spectacular are just £35 and include live entertainment, games and even an hour in your very own private karaoke booth.

The Secret Comedy Club

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Named as one of the top small comedy clubs around, Artista Cafe & Gallery's hilarious weekly shows are hands-down some of the best things to do in Brighton. Expect a diverse mix of talented newcomers and well-known faces that'll have you laughing from start to finish.

@ Brighthelm Gardens on Every Friday

Hit up Brighthelm Gardens every Friday where you'll find some of Brighton's best street food vendors selling their mouthwatering fare. From burritos and paella to West African curries and jerk chicken, this weekly event champions all things local and sustainable.