August Bank Holiday in Brighton

No August bank holiday plans? We’ve put together the perfect guide to a Brighton weekender. We know that we can’t trust Great British weather to be perfect, so this weekend guide has got ideas for rain or shine!

Brighton and Hove Beer Week

What pleases a Brightonian more than a whole week of beer-related celebrations? Brighton’s got the perfect combo for a good old boozy beer week; there’s sun, sea, pubs and bars and a bunch of beer lovers. Us lot at the BA i360 are kicking the beer week off by celebrating Sussex’s best, Harveys. With beer tasting being guided through by Head Brewer Miles Jenner, we’re really starting the beer week celebrations in unbeerlievable style. There are over 30 venues with over 60 events celebrating #BeerByTheSea, so be sure to check it out.

The Selfie Factory

The selfie factory is coming to the happiest place in the UK, to truly capture those picture perfect moments. If you’re lacking the likes on Insta, this is the ideal event to make sure you’re looking on fleek. With 10 different settings and 50 minutes to capture that perfect pic, you can book tickets over the bank holiday weekend for this limited time only popup shop.

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Ridgefest, Ditchling Common

Fancy stepping outside the city for the bank holiday weekend? Just 10 miles outside Brighton is Ridgefest, set amongst the West Sussex countryside with beautiful views of the South Downs. If you’re wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this intimate mini-festival is the perfect way to start the bank holiday weekend.

South Coast challenge

See yourself as more of a get outdoors sporty type? Well there’s something for you, too. Starting from Eastbourne on Saturday morning, you’ll walk, jog, or run along the coastal path & South Downs Way through day & night (for some) on this 24+ hour challenge all the way to Arundel. Arguably one of the most exhilarating challenges in the south east and Brighton is the mid-point. You’ll be taking on some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery all whilst achieving something that you won’t forget.

West Pier Arches Shopping

The Victorian refurbished arches are picturesque beach front shops, situated on the West Beach area by BA i360.  The shops range from art galleries and design boutiques to restaurants to even a hair salon. Head down to the arches for a mooch along the seafront to see if you can find any hidden gems.

Brighton Mod Weekender

14 years later and the New Untouchables are still running the Brighton Modernist weekender, they’re quite literally untouchable. If you want to see a quirky side of Brighton, it’s worth taking a trip down to Volks Tavern to enjoy the festivities and witness the much-anticipated Scooter Competition.

Bottomless Brunch & Cocktails

August Bank Holiday Hen weekender? Or just fancy yourself as a singing superstar? Lucky Voice do bottomless brunch cocktails and karaoke on Saturday 12-3pm.

The Lanes

Brighton is famous for the lanes, the maze-like alleyways are home to all sorts – whether that be boutiques, jewellers, antiques or coffee shops. The lanes are the perfect place to just sit back, relax and watch the people of Brighton go by.

BTN Bike Share

If you’re coming to Brighton for the bank holiday as a tourist, why not view Brighton by bike? Not only will you be travelling around in an eco-friendly way, but you also have the freedom to ride wherever you like, whenever you like. And when it costs just 3p a minute, it’s the perfect solution to beat the Brighton traffic.

British Airways i360

Saving the best until last (we might be a little bias!), why not see Brighton from the sky? Glide up gently to 450ft in our futuristic glass viewing pod and share magical moments together pointing out city landmarks, rooftop art, windfarms at sea and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon. Celebrate the weekend by raising a glass of English sparkling wine from the Nyetimber Sky Bar on board and snap a selfie to share this special moment with your friends and family.

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