October Fun in Brighton

Published: Friday 6th Oct 2017

Written by: Elliot Hatt

Autumn might officially be upon us but just because the nights are drawing in that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! There is plenty going on around the city throughout October so don’t hesitate to book one of our self-catering properties and get involved in the action.

On the first full weekend of the month the Brighton Breeze fun-run takes place, seeing a horde of Volkswagen camper vans descend upon the city. Participants are invited to camp overnight in Epsom on Friday 6th October before journeying down to the seaside on Saturday morning for a day of fun on the front. If you want to witness the convoy’s arrival head down to Madeira Drive for 10:30 on Saturday, or go along later to take a look at all the VWs lined up by the beach. If you are really taken in by the sights you might even have the chance to purchase your very own camper van in preparation for next year’s fun-run!

Tickets are on sale for Brighton’s Oktoberfest festival which this year takes place over the second weekend of the month. Head down to the Level for one of three sessions over Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October for an event stuffed full with live music, traditional German food including sausages and pretzels, and of course the star of the show – beer! So throw on your old lederhosen, grab a stein and get involved in some traditional German festivities.

You could also grab a seat at a world-class opera this October as the Glyndebourne Tour puts on three brilliant shows in its home just outside Lewes before taking its work around the country throughout the autumn. You can enjoy Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Hamlet, or Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, all of which are on show at Glyndebourne this month – catch them before they’re gone!

And of course, Halloween falls at the end of October which offers up a whole host of activities to enjoy for people of all ages. One worthwhile event is the Martlets Halloween Ball which takes place on Saturday 28th October. This is a black-tie dinner located in the iconic Grand Hotel put on in order to raise money for a great local charity. Those of you who visited Brighton last year might recognise two bespoke Snowdogs which took over the city last autumn and which will be up for auction at the Ball. Alternatively, on the same day Brighton Racecourse is host to Fright Festival, offering up a mix of live music and Halloween rides and attractions. Or for something a little more family friendly, Hijack Halloween at Komedia is putting on creative workshops from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th October – perfect for young children on a half-term break!

With all these fantastic events going on throughout October the fun doesn’t slow down in Brighton, so book into our self-catering accommodation to make sure you don’t miss out!

Elliot Hatt



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