This weekend is the last bank holiday before Christmas, and it’s a busy one in Brighton. If you are local, or just visiting, and looking for something to do, why not check out these 7 things that are happening this weekend.
August bank holiday in Brighton means one thing – The Brighton Mod Weekender. Daytime events are free, evening events are at Komedia from £12. Four days of vintage fairs, afternoon DJ sessions and club nights from 22 August. On Sunday there’s also a celebration of Quadrophenia. Featuring Q&As with the cast, live music and a screening of the film. That is all taking place on the Pier and tickets are still available.
Friday sees the start of Brighton and Hove Beer week. Running until September 1st over 20 pubs across the city are taking part. Expect tap takeovers, quizzes, food pop – ups and lots and lots of tasty craft beer. I’m pretty sure we will be popping to quite a few different places throughout the week to see what is on offer.
In keeping with the beer theme UnBarred Brewery have taken over the site formerly home to Holler, and launch on Friday 23rd. Starting off with the launch party for Brighton and Hove beer week, followed by a street party on Saturday. The guys from Tribe Axe throwing will be there as well.
Bank Holiday fun in the sun
Bank Holiday Monday sees Riptide Wrestling take over the Open Air Theatre for two shows. 1 in the afternoon and another in the evening. Show 2 has already sold out and show 1 almost has. This will actually be my first time going to a Riptide show. I usually go to Eve shows which are in London.
If vintage clothes are more your thing then head to the Open Market on Sunday where Preloved Kilo will be. You can find out more here. I expect this one will be extremely popular, so it’s definitely worth buying your ticket in advance.
The last thing on my list is the mermaid dives at SeaLife Brighton. They are back for the last time this weekend. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday mermaids will be making special appearances in the big tank. If you have a mermaid obsessed child like I do, it is definitely worth checking out. Although it does get extremely busy and wristbands were on a first come first served basis so arrive with plenty of time.