Every year on the first Sunday in February the Esplanade closes to traffic and comes alive with the Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic Street Festival. Kicking off from 7.30 in the morning with with egg and bacon breakfasts and a Surf Boat Carnival, the Brighton Jetty Classic Street Festival offers music, entertainment, arts, TV personalities, sculptures, and market stalls.
Bring your family and beach bag by train, car, walk or bike, dine at one of local establishments, the Brighton surf club bar or at the many specialty food trucks. Be sure to join our family friendly event.
The main stage keeps the party alive from 9am to 4pm. With an under cover marquee to protect from the sun and adjacent lifesaving clubhouse bar. You can sing, dance and enjoy the bands, DJs, fashion parades and performers through the morning and into the afternoon.
Channel 7 TV personalities from Home and Away are on stage at noon, be sure to get a selfie and an autograph after.
From Fairy Floss to Organic Juice, Egg and Bacon roll or Sausages Sizzle to Gourmet Pork Sliders or Seafood Basket, even Strawberries & Cream. There is something for everybody among the festivals street vendors and food trucks, as well as the great local cafes and Esplanade Hotel. Grab a bite, sit on the beach, take in the activities and plunge in the water.
Once you have finished eating be sure to stroll through the market stalls. With sporting and swim wear, jewelry, arts and more.
A visit to the Chanel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic would not be compete without viewing the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures. Swim day is the final day of viewing the sculptures exhibition, which is open to the public for the two weeks prior.
In 2008 the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures event was launched and incorporated as the lead up to the swim, bringing art and class to this already beautiful place and adding another level of engagement to the Brighton community.
Have your say on the peoples choice award for the best indoor and outdoor sculptures.