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15 January 2019

Outdoor Events Strategy - 10 things you may not know about events in the city!

We’re asking for your views on how we organise events in the city – here are 10 things you may not know about events in Brighton & Hove:

  • Brighton & Hove delivers around 250 events a year
  • The city hosts 40 to 45 major events with more than 5,000 visitors or participants
  • Nearly half of Brighton & Hove’s events are community or local charity events
  • More than 70% of events take place between May and September
  • The Brighton Festival, held every May, has been established for more than 50 years
  • Brighton Fringe is England’s biggest Fringe Festival
  • Brighton Marathon is the second-largest in the UK and 8th largest in Europe
  • Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival
  • In 2017, 35 different event spaces were used for outdoor events
  • The seven main public event spaces in Brighton & Hove are Preston Park, The Level, Madeira Drive, seafront, Hove Park, Stanmer Park, Hove Lawns.

Give your views on the draft Outdoor Events Strategy.

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