For over 25 years the Children’s Parade has opened the Brighton Festival, with 5,000 local schoolchildren, stepping into showstopping costumes they have designed and made themselves.
Almost 80 local schools, infant to secondary, take part and enjoy a real sense of pride as their hard work turns into a vibrant procession of dance, drama and fun for the whole city to watch. Around 10,000 people come along to see the parade and be part of the largest annual children’s event in the UK.
The Children’s Parade is a unique Brighton event produced by Same Sky for the Brighton Festival, this year it’s on Saturday 4th May 2019.
The Brighton Festival Children’s Parade is a free spectator event. The parade starts at 10.30am in Robert Street and winds down to Madeira Drive on the seafront by way of Jubilee Street, New Road, North Street, East Street and Grand Junction Road, finishing at approximately 1pm.
Parents and pupils should receive instructions through their school.
Same Sky’s policy is that the event will go ahead, regardless of the weather, as long as it’s safe. However, we reserve the right to cancel the event on safety grounds in the case of extreme weather conditions.
Harbour Primary School - Stargirl. Image David Bracey
Moulsecoomb Primary School - The Hunterman and the Crocodile. Downs View School and Unified Rhythm - Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears. Image David Bracey
Rudyard Kipling Primary School - Baba Yaga
Image Hazel Varah
10.30am Roberts St
1pm Madeira Drive
6am-3pm Madeira Drive & Dukes Mound
8.30am- 12pm Pelham St, Trafalgar St (Whitecross St to A259 York Place) & Pelham Sq
8.45am- 12pm Sydney St, Gloucester St (Sydney St to St Georges Mews), Gloucester Rd
10.20am- 12.45pm North Rd (Tichbourne St to A23 Marlborough Pl), Jubilee St & Church St (A23 Marlborough Pl to Bond St)
10.30am – 12.45pm New Rd, North St, Castle Sq & East St
10.30am – 1pm A259 Grand Junction (ROLLING ROAD CLOSUR