A bright, colourful parade makes its way along a road. The focal point is a large puppet which towers above the parade participants
Past Event

The Children's Parade

Sun 7 May 2023

Join us as we celebrate the start of Brighton Festival 2023

5000 school children, showstopping designs, self-made costumes and sculptures can only mean one thing – Brighton Festival’s official opening, The Children’s Parade.

This year’s theme is One World, learning and growing from each other, while groups of schools have been given subthemes of Inventions; Culture, Cooking & Fashion; and Our Environment to explore how international collaboration influence these diverse areas.

Artists from Same Sky have come together with teachers, students and volunteers from schools across Brighton & Hove to make magnificent sculptures, choreograph dance routines and compose parade chants.

A carnival of collaboration and imagination, The Children’s Parade is the perfect way to kickstart Brighton Festival. 

Parade starts on Jubilee Street and ends on Madeira Drive

Supported by

Brighton Girls GDST Girls Day School Trust

Look back on our parade from 2019