Brighton Festival & Same Sky Children’s Parade at Brighton Festival
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Past Event

Children’s Parade

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Over 5,000 children will be taking part in this annual opening parade which sees participants coming from schools and community organisations from across Sussex, kicking off Brighton Festival with a dazzling display of energy and creativity. 

This year’s theme is Folk Tales from Around the World, led by Same Sky following six months of preparation.

Taking over the streets of Brighton will be folk tales from Africa, Europe, the Arctic, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, including Fat Cat (Denmark), How the Zebra Got His Stripes (Namibia), The Little Mermaid, The Fox in the Moon (Peru) and The Salmon Princess (Alaska).

Schools from across the region have chosen a folk tale from a selection, to reflect the diversity of artists taking part in the Festival. The stories will be studied and explored by teachers and pupils before being presented in costume, music and carnival structures, much to the delight of anybody watching on the day!


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. Lists with the order of schools will be handed out on the day.