Events in Lancashire: Jul - Sept

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Events July - september 2022


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Welcome

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July

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August

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August Bank Holiday

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September

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Sneak Peek


Welcome

Ah at last, summer is finally here! The sun is shining, and Lancashire is ready to go. Golden sandy beaches, green rolling hills and sparkling waterways await, as well as cities, towns and villages full to the brim with wonderful things to see, do and taste. But what makes summer extra special in Lancashire, is the wild array of events that take place across the county. From glorious outdoor festivals and concerts to fabulous theatre performances and county fayres and not forgetting yearly hits such as the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, and Great Eccleston Tractor Pulling. This handy guide will provide you an overview of all the fantastic events in Lancashire from July to September, including a section for the August bank holiday weekend – the perfect time for an extended break here in the county! So why not plan something extra special this summer. Get booking now – VisitLancashire.com

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information contained in this publication, Marketing Lancashire can take no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is advisable to check information on visitlancashire.com online before your travel. No recommendation by Marketing Lancashire is implied by the inclusion of any information and it is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the whole county of Lancashire.


JULY Jane Eyre - outdoor theatre Rufford Old Hall, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

1st July Heartbreak is delighted to present this original adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, for the outdoor stage.

01704 821254 | nationaltrust.org.uk

Festival Bowland 2022 - Art Exhibition : Tatham Modern at Maiden Bridge Maiden Bridge Arts Centre Lancaster

28th May - 10 July

Goat Yoga Mrs Dowsons Farm Park Blackburn

Various Dates

Garstang Scarecrow Festival

Calling Planet Earth Lancaster Priory

Garstang Wyre

Lancaster Priory Lancaster

25th June - 17th July

Wild Food Foraging and Cooking at Dale House

Superheores Craft

Dale House, Clitheroe Ribble Valley

Clitheroe Castle Ribble Valley

2nd-3rd July

1st - 3rd July

1st - 31st July

Lytham Festival Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green

28th June - 10th July The stellar line-up is announced as Lancashire’s biggest live music festival prepares to return for the biggest party yet.

01253 658443 | discoverfylde.co.uk


The 13th Annual Fylde Vintage & Farm Show 2022

Boogie Nights - the 70s West End Musica

Fylde

Viva Blackpool Blackpool

2nd - 3rd July

Spitfire Visitor Centre Open Days Blackpool Airport Blackpool

2nd - 3rd July

Meadow Art Workshop - Acrylic Painting Newton in Bowland Ribble Valley

7th July

Hot Ice Rapture Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool

7th July - 10th Sept

Morecambe Music Festival Various locations Morecambe

3rd July

8-10th July

23rd Leighton Hall Classic & Performance Motor Show

Secret Garden: Dance Anthem Takeover

Leighton Hall Lancaster

Thornton Hall Country Park Pendle

3rd July

8th July

Ormskirk Artisan Market

An evening with Stuart Pearce

Ormskirk West Lancashire

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

3rd July, 7th Aug, 4th Sept

8th July

Wellbeing Walk Garstang

Walk The Big One

Garstang Wyre

Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Weekly - Various Dates

8th July

Bat Out Of Hell

Jimmy Carr : Terribly Funny 2.0

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

King George’s Hall Blackburn

5th - 9th July

9th July

Sabden’s Industrial Growth Guided Walk

The Lancashire Hotpots: The Chips and Giggles Tour 2022

Sabden Ribble Valley

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

6th July

9th July


Ormskirk Gingbread Festival Ormskirk Town Centre, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

10th July Come into Ormskirk town centre for the Gingerbread Festival and join in the fun, with something for everyone.

Seasonal Hand Tied flowers from the mindful seasonalist Pop-up shop Salmesbury Hall South Ribble

Various Dates

Heskin Hall’s 1940’s day Heskin Hall Chorley

10th July

‘A House through time talk : 5 Winckley Square’ Central Methodist Church Preston

11th July

Musical Afternoon Tea at Gibbon Bridge Gibbon Bridge Preston

13th July

An Audience with Tez Ilyas King George’s Hall Blackburn

13th July

Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2022 Croston Theatre, Westholme School Ribble Valley

13th July

Beat-Herder Festival Dockber Farm, Sawley Ribble Valley

14th - 17th July

Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra King George’s Hall Blackburn

14th July

Radio Gaga Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

14th July

Rob Brydon A night of songs and laughter King George’s Hall Blackburn

15th July

Lancaster Dino Fest 2022 - Dino Poo and Gloop Lancaster City centre Lancaster

16th - 17th July


Queen’s Baton Relay Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn

16th July A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.

visitlancashire.com

Riot Act

Wildlife Photography Workshop at WWT Martin Mere

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

WWT Martin Mere West Lancashire

16th July

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever 2022 Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

16th-17th July

Simon Entwistle’s Spooky Tours of the Hall Samlesbury Hall South Ribble

Various Dates

Motorcycle Hill Climb Leighton Hall Lancaster

17th July

17th July

Calender Girls The Musical Lowther Pavillion Fylde

20th - 23rd July

Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show Salesbury Hall, Ribchester Ribble Valley

22 - 24th July

The Dukes Play in the park - The Jungle Book Williamson Park / Dukes Theatre Lancaster

22nd July - 28th August

Fleetwood Festival of Transport Fleetwood Town Centre

17th July Fleetwood Festival of Transport ‘Tram Sunday’ is the UK’s largest FREE family vintage transport and arts event.


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Colne Grand Prix Colne Town Centre

26th July The fast and furious Colne Town Centre criterium race, part of the British Cycling National Circuit Series with support races for adults and youth A and B category riders.

The Spooky Mens Chorale

Jurassic Adventure

Morecambe Winter Gardens Lancaster

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park Blackburn

22nd July

Various Dates

Victorian Kitchen Day

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Gawthorpe Hall Padiham Pendle

22nd July

Disco in the park 2022 Astley Park Chorley

23rd July

Late Night Riding Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Various Dates

Blackpool Opera House Blackpool

23th - 30th July

Lytham Ice Cream Festival The Lowther Pavillion Fylde

23rd - 24th July

Fairhaven dog festival Fairhaven Fylde

24th July

Chorley Flower Show Astley Park, Chorley

29th - 31st July See some of the finest professional exhibitors with multiple gold medals from the country’s largest flower shows and RHS events.

01257 515151 | chorleyflowershow.com


Free History Tours

Free Monthly Kids Club

Samlesbury Hall Preston

Affinity Lancashire, Fleetwood Wyre

Various Dates

30th July

Outdoor Theatre - Awful Auntie

Crafty Vintage’s Whalley Monthly Artisan Market

Brockholes Nature Reserve Preston

The Swan Hotel, Whalley Ribble Valley

24th July

30th - 31st July

Theatre Heritage Tour

Pop Princesses

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

Various Dates

Various Dates

The Anderton Centre Summer adventure 2022

Circus Fiesta at Blackpool Tower Blackpool Tower Blackpool

Anderton Centre Chorley

25th July - 2nd September

2nd April - 6th November

Free Family Nature Event Summer Landscape ID Walk

A spectacular night of Queen Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

Sabden car park Ribble Valley

30th July - 27th Aug

28th July

Civil War Weekend Heskin Hall Heskin Hall Chorley

30th -31st July

Clitheroe Food Festival Clitheroe Town Centre

30th July Expect glorious, quality Lancashire produce, inspirational chefs and exciting culinary activities.

01200 425111 | clitheroefoodfestival.com


Get re ad and br y for the big gest ightes t even ts of 2 022!

The Dukes Play in the Park

Gaia by Luke Jerram

Leighton Hall Classic Car Show

Lancaster and Morecambe Bay Event Highlights 2022 Maiden Bridge Summer Exhibition Weekends and Bank Hols until 10th July Brass Bands in Happy Mount Park Sundays until end of August Gaia by Luke Jerram at Lancaster Priory 25th June-17th July 23rd Leighton Hall Classic & Performance Motor Show 3rd July Bay Health Festival 7th-10th July The Dukes: Beryl 7th-11th July Lancaster Grand: The Bohemians - Queen Greatest Hits Tour 8th July Morecambe Music Festival 8th-10th July Catch the Wind Kite Festival 9th-10th July Morecambe Fringe Festival 9th-31st July Morecambe Rides Again 15th-17th July Happy Mount Park: Super Hero Day 16th July The Platform: The Summer 60s Show 16th July Dino Fest, Lancaster 16th-17th July Lancaster Grand Prix 17th July Leighton Hall: A Midsummer Night`s Dream - Shakespeare in the Garden 21st July The Dukes Play in the Park: Jungle Book 22nd July-28th August Lancaster Grand: Concert For Ukraine 22nd July The Alhambra: An Evening of Genesis – Mama 23rd July Morecambe Pride 30th July Morecambe Winter Gardens: The George Formby Society Convention 6th August Happy Mount Park: Pirate Day 20th August Carnforth Station Heritage Centre: Model Railway Weekend 20th-21st August Vintage by the Sea 3rd-4th September Morecambe Bay Golf Festival 5th-9th September Lancaster Jazz Festival 7th-11th September Lancaster Rewind Festival 18th September Lancaster Music Festival 13th-16th October For more details of these and other events please contact: Lancaster Visitor Information Centre The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH 01524 582394 lancastervic@lancaster.gov.uk www.visitlancaster.org.uk

Morecambe Visitor Information Centre Old Station Buildings, Morecambe LA4 4DB 01524 582808 morecambevic@lancaster.gov.uk www.exploremorecambebay.org.uk

All event details are correct to the best of our knowledge but may be subject to changes. Please contact the event organiser directly before making a special journey to visit.


AUGUST ‘A House through time talk : 5 Winckley Square’ Central Methodist Church Preston

1st August

Garstang Wellbeing Walk Various Dates

Cake and Classical Music at The Attkinson The Attkinson West Lancashire

Dinosaur World Live The Attkinson West Lancashire

4th - 6th August

Secret Garden : Beyonce Tribute Thornton Hall Country Park Pendle

5th August

Day Out with Thomas East Lancashire Railway Rossendale

1st August

6th - 7th August

Dreamboats and Petticoats Musical

Garstang Show

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

2nd - 6th August

The Play Festival That Goes Wrong The Lowther Pavillion Fylde

3rd - 5th August

Garstang Wyre

6th August

Briading - Family Workshop Queen Street Mill Textile Museum Pendle

10th August

Soul Night The Muni Theatre Pendle

13th August

Blackpool Air Show Blackpool

13th - 14th August watch some of the world’s finest military and civilian aircraft performing over the iconic seafront.

visitblackpool.com


Brass Bands in Happy Mount Park Morecambe

14th, 21st and 28th August Each Sunday in August Happy Mount Park is brought to life with free brass band concerts by many of the area’s finest musicians.

exploremorecambebay.org.uk

Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival 2022 Marine Hall and Gardens Wyre

13th - 14th August

Wizard of OZ Darwen Libaray Theatre Blackburn

14th August

The Tiger Who Came to Tea King George’s Hall Blackburn

18th August

Gatherings at Gisburne Gisburn Park Estate Ribble Valley

20th - 21st August

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Open Air Theatre - The Importance of Being Ernest

The Lytham Hall Fylde

Heskin Hall Chorley

14th August

20th August

Jersey Boys

Great British Afternoon Tea Dance

Opera House & Winter Gardens Blackpool

16th - 27th August

Lowther Pavillion Fylde

21st August

Lytham 1940s Weekend Lytham Green

20th - 21st August Lytham re lives the 1940s era with a weekend of forties singing, dancing and big bands.

discoverfylde.co.uk


Finds Day with the portable Antiquites Scheme Clitheroe Castle Museum Ribble Valley

22nd August

Shaving Foam Painting - Family Workshop Queen Street Mill Textile Museum Pendle

24th August

Kevin Bridges King George’s Hall Blackburn

26th August

Outdoor Festivals Lowther Gardens Every year, our free-to-enter outdoor festivals welcome thousands of families into our Edwardian gardens, and feature a variety of stalls, vendors and free entertainment. Lytham Ice Cream Festival Sat 23 - Sun 24 July Lytham Food & Drink Festival Fri 27 - Mon 29 August Pumpkins in the Park Fri 28 - Sun 30 October


What’s On Summer 2022 July

September

1 – 3 July

Elvis Celebration 2022

2 – 4 September

British Country Music Festival

2 July

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

4 September

Jurassic Earth

5 – 9 July

Bat Out Of Hell

7 – 8 September

In The Night Garden Live

8 July

An Evening with Stuart Pearce

9 September

Re-Take That

11 – 13 July

Lord Of The Dance

11 September

Midnight Train To Georgia

14 July

Radio Ga Ga

14 September

RuPaul’s Drag Race Series Three

15 July

The Drifters

16 September

Lost In Music

16 – 24 July

World Matchplay Darts

17 September

Sweet Caroline

21 July

Burn The Floor The Reunion

22 September

An Evening of Burlesque

25 – 30 July

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

27 September

Giants of Soul

29 September

Jason Manford: Like Me Tour

30 September

And Finally... Phil Collins

August 4 – 7 August

Rebellion Festival 2022

16 – 27 August

Jersey Boys The Musical

October

20 August

Scene

1 October

Whitney Queen of the Night

6 October

Fastlove

9 October

Boyzlife

11 – 15 October

Blood Brothers

19 October

Will Young

25 – 5 November

Dreamgirls The Musical

30 – 3 September Six The Musical

Jersey Boys The Musical 16 – 27 August 2022

Book Online at WINTERGARDENSBLACKPOOL.CO.UK New shows are regularly added, for an up-to-date full listing of events visit our website.


AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND August Bank holiday for many means having an extra day off work to make the most of the end of summer. Across Lancashire there are plenty of events taking place from Saturday, August 27 to Monday, August 29 that will be enjoyed by all the family, including live music and even the European tractor pulling championships! For the very latest event information head over to VisitLancashire.com

Great Eccleston Tractor Pull Great Eccleston Showground

26th - 28th August The worlds most powerful motorsport, come and see the best of the best compete for the European championship.

nwtpc.co.uk/shows


Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Colne Town Centre

26th - 28th August Each music venue is within easy reach of the main street, making this event not only Europe’s ultimate contemporary blues festival, but also a one-of-a-kind and much-loved festival

bluesfestival.co.uk

Northern Soul Weekender The Blackpool Tower Ballroom Blackpool

26th - 28th August

Lancaster Grand Theatre Ghost Hunt Lancaster Grand Theatre Lancaster

27th - 28th August

Lytham World Food And drink festival 2022 The Lowther Pavillion Fylde

27th - 29th August

World Gravy Wrestling Championships Rose ‘N’ Bowl, Stacksteads Rossendale

29th August

Soap Box Challenge Accrington Town Square

27th August Competitors will be challenged to create a fourwheeled non-motorised Soapbox vehicle, using only gravity for fuel and speed.

amazingaccrington.co.uk

Six The Musical

Family Tree Painting Workshop

Opera House & Winter Gardens Blackpool

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum Pendle

30th August - 3rd September

31st August


SEPTEMBER Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend

Outdoor Theatre - Much Ado About Murder

Marine Hall & Nearby Venues Wyre

Brockholes Nature Reserve Preston

1st - 6th September

4th September

Blackpool Switch On

Mountain Biking Weekends at Dale House

Blackpool Tower Ballroom Blackpool

2nd September

Frankie Allen Live The Muni Theatre Pendle

2nd September

The British Country Music Festival

Dale House Ribble Valley

Various Dates

Burnley Artisan Market Burnley Town Centre Pendle

Various Dates

In the night garden live

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

2nd - 4th September

7th - 8th September

Jurassic Earth

G4 Live

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

Burnley Mechanics Theatre Pendle

4th September

8th September

Blackpool Illuminations Blackpool

2nd September - 2nd January The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’.

visitblackpool.com


St Annes International Kite Festival St Annes Seafront

2nd - 4th September The fabulous international Kite Festival Returns to St Annes on Sea and will feature single line kites of all shapes and sizes.

discoverfylde.co.uk

Heritage Open Days at Marsh Mill

Festival Bowland 2022 - Fungi in the Forest Of Bowland

Marsh Mill Wyre

Online Ribble Valley

17th - 18th September

13th September

Bingo Revolution

Fleetwood Museum Heritage Walks

The Muni Theatre Pendle

9th September

The Houghton Weavers The Muni Theatre Pendle

11th September

Fleetwood Museum wyre

13th & 21st September

The Greatest Magican Showman live Darwen Library Theatre Blackburn

14th September

Sinderella - The adult panto The Muni Theatre Pendle

14th September

Lancashire Encounter Festival Preston City Centre

16th - 18th September With a packed programme of events and things to do, Lancashire Encounter is a festival not to be missed.

lancsencounter.co.uk


World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

17th September, 1st October, 15th October, 28th October The stunning displays, which are set to music, take place once again over the beach in front of The Blackpool Tower.

visitblackpool.com Image credit- Dave Nelson for Visit Blackpool

RuPauls Drag Race UK season 3 tour

The 1927 North West Solar Eclipse

Opera House and Winter Gardens Blackpool

Online Ribble Valley

14th September

21st September

When Darkness Falls

Slaidburn Heritage Walk

Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

Slaidburn Ribble Valley

15th - 17th September

22nd September

Horrible Histories, Terrible Tudors

Bingo That’s Bonkers

The Atkinson West Lancashire

16th - 17th September

Fungal Foray Gisburn Forest Ribble Valley

17th September

Monster Trucks Thornton Hall Country Park Pendle

17th - 18th September

One Night in Dublin Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

18th September

Burnley Mechanics Theatre Pendle

23rd - 24th September

Dawn French King Georges Hall Blackburn

23rd September

Cirque: The Geatest Show The Muni Theatre Pendle

23rd September

Scott Bennett Chorley Theatre Chorley

23rd September


Faulty Towers Dining Experience Jason Manford Like Me Tour Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Blackpool Opera House Blackpool

23rd September

29th September

Russell Kane

U2UK

King Georges Hall Blackburn

The Muni Theatre Pendle

24th September

30th September

Little Shop of Horrors The Lowther Pavillion Fylde

28th September - 1st October

SNEAK PEEK World Fireworks Championship Blackpool Blackpool

1st - 15th October

Lancaster Music Festival Lancaster

14th - 17th October

Lancashire Day Various Locations

27th November

Sleeping Beauty Blackpool Grand Theatre Blackpool

2nd December - 1st January

King Arthur the panto Chorley Little Theatre Chorley

9th - 17th December

Elf Blackpool Opera House Blackpool

15th - 27th December


PLANNING YOUR TRIP By Road

By Rail

The M6 runs right through Lancashire connecting to

Lancashire has excellent rail connections from all over

the M61, M65, M55 and several major A roads. In less

the country – just two hours from London on the

than an hour’s drive from Manchester, Liverpool and

West Coast Line with Avanti West Coast with stations

Leeds you could be exploring the vast Pennine Fells,

at Preston and Lancaster. Change at Preston to reach

beautiful Ribble Valley or driving along the world

the towns of Clitheroe, Burnley, Blackburn, Colne and

famous Blackpool promenade.

Ormskirk. There are also direct trains traveling from Manchester to most Lancashire towns and cities.

By Water

If you’re lucky enough to travel by water then both the Lancaster canal and Leeds-Liverpool canal give

By Air

Both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester

you the chance to sail right into the heart of places

Airport have frequent flights serving Europe and

like Lancaster, Garstang and Burnley, whilst you’ll also

international airports including Beijing, Hong Kong

get amazing views of our stunning countryside and

and New York. Manchester Airport has direct trains

wildlife on route.

to many Lancashire destinations every 30 minutes and it’s less than an hour’s drive from Manchester to Preston.

By Bike

Bring your bike to Lancashire (or hire one when you get here) and appreciate the variety of terrain and breath-taking views. You can pick up hire bikes from a number of railway stations including Morecambe, Blackburn, Preston and Ormskirk, all at reasonable prices. Leisure Lakes Bikes in Lancaster city centre has a range of hire bikes including electric and hybrid, and

GLASGOW

Blackpool hire scheme has comfortable yellow bikes

2 HRS BY TRAIN

NEWCASTLE AIRPORT

from the Palatine Leisure Centre. See cyclelancashire. com for a full list of cycle hire venues.

2.5 HRS BY CAR

LIVERPOOL AIRPORT & CRUISE TERMINAL

LESS THAN AN HOUR BY CAR

LEEDS 1.5 HRS BY CAR HULL PORT

2.5 HRS BY CAR

MANCHESTER AIRPORT

LESS THAN AN HOUR BY CAR

BIRMINGHAM 2.5 HOURS BY CAR

LONDON

2 HOURS BY TRAIN

For more information on travelling to and around Lancashire go to visitlancashire.com


LAKE DISTRICT KIRKBY LONSDALE

ARNSIDE & SILVERDALE AONB

YORKSHIRE DALES

CARNFORTH M6 A683

A6

MORECAMBE

LANCASTER

HEYSHAM

A65

FOREST OF BOWLAND AONB FLEETWOOD

A6068

SCORTON

A588

GARSTANG THORNTON

A585

SAWLEY

WHITEWELL

A587

CLEVELEYS

A682

CHIPPING

A586

CLITHEROE

LONGRIDGE

RIBCHESTER

A6068

WHALLEY

A671

M55

PRESTON

A583

M65

LEYLAND

A675

A581

CHORLEY

A570

A6

BURSCOUGH

A59

A577

M6

A6177

A646 A671

HASLINGDEN

DARWEN RAWTENSTALL

BACUP A681

A666

RIVINGTON

M66

A49

A5209

ACCRINGTON A682

A59

ORMSKIRK

BURNLEY

M65 BLACKBURN

A675

RUFFORD

A565

A677

NELSON

PADIHAM

A680

KIRKHAM

A5147

COLNE

A59 A6

A565

A6068

PENDLE HILL

BLACKPOOL

ST ANNES LYTHAM ON SEA

A56

A682

POULTON LE FYLDE

A584

BARNOLDSWICK

M61

A570

GREATER MANCHESTER

M58

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