Expect street performances, custard pie fights, belly dancers, Lindy Hop performances, and plenty of fine ales and ciders. This year the event is expected to be bigger than ever with 20,000 people in attendance.

Why: Starting as a small village fete in the mid-Nineties, this community festival gives local groups the chance to show what they do – basically it’s the only time of the year when there’s nothing weird about the Nautical Training Corps getting together with the Salsa Dance Academy.

Do it because: There will be all sorts of cool activities to get involved with, including an open air cinema, flower parade and barn dancing, plus a free after-party that will run until the wee hours of the morning. In other words: piss-up in Brighton. Why not?

June 1

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