Honouring the spirit of the iconic community event
The spectacular Children’s Parade traditionally marks the opening day of Brighton Festival. This year on Saturday 1 May, 10.30am, there will be an online fanfare and, although there will be no Parade in the city, we encourage families or school groups to celebrate locally in a way that is safe - whether this is in the playground, in the garden or at home. Though we cannot gather, we can still have a beautiful and fun celebration of creativity in a safe and inclusive way and everyone can get involved!
Community arts charity Same Sky (who has produced the much-loved event for over 30 years) will be offering alternative activities so that schools and community groups can make their own flags and artwork, and even learn a dance routine to the specially commissioned Children’s Parade music, to honour the spirit of the event.