Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Same Sky

Children's Parade

This year Michael Rosen leads 5,000 children from 83 schools, colleges and community groups who take over the streets of our city in a celebration of the alphabet. Look out for Jokers and Jesters, Pirates and Pacifists and all the letters in the lexicon. 

The parade starts at 10.30am in Kensington Street and progresses through Jubilee Street, New Road, North Street, East Street and Grand Junction Road, finishing at Madeira Drive on the seafront at approximately 1pm.

For over 25 years the Children’s Parade has opened Brighton Festival, with local school children stepping into showstopping costumes they have designed and made themselves. Around 10,000 people come along to see the parade and be part of the largest annual children’s event in the UK. With a different theme each year, Same Sky spends six months working behind the scenes to create the parade.

But the day doesn't end there. Make your way to Brighton Dome for our opening concert, The Great Enormo. Michael Rosen needs to compose a theme tune for Mr Enormo Biggins' Great Fun Park and he needs your help...

Sat 4 May
From 10.30am