BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS


Blackpool Illuminations 2020 will shine from 4th September until 8th November.


The greatest light show in the world stretches for nearly 6 miles along the coast - from Starr Gate in the south, to Bispham in the north.


A Blackpool tradiiton since 1879, the world famous illuminations have dazzled generations of families.


Free Event




BLACKPOOL AIR SHOW


Blackpool Air Show is a spectacular free family event.


Watch planes classic and modern take to the sky and perform breathtaking, jaw dropping stunts.


To complement the aerial programme, there will be plenty to see and do on the ground with a wide range of stalls, attractions and food concessions in the Blackpool Air Show Village.


8th & 9th August 2020.- 12noon until 5pm






BLACKPOOL ARMED FORCES WEEK


Blackpool Armed Forces Week will see the resort host a whole range of events and activities including Shows, Tea Dance, Films, Fun Day, Concerts and lots more.


Taking place between 22nd and 28th June 2020.


More details coming soon.


Picture: CJ Griffiths Photography




BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS SWITCH ON


The biggest night in the Blackpool calendar - the 2020 Blackpool Illuminations Switch On.


4th September - 4pm until 10pm


The ballot, allowing you to apply for free tickets to attend the event is now open.


Top music acts perform live before the big switch-on.


Go to https://www.visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/blackpool-illuminations-and-lightpool/blackpool-illuminations-switch-on/




BLACKPOOL WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS


The World Firework Championships return to Blackpool for 2020.

Simply some of the most stunning firework displays you will ever see.


Launched each week from Blackpool's North Pier at 8.30pm.


Friday 11th Septmeber:
Friday 18th September:
Friday 25th September:
Friday 2nd October: Celebratory display and winners announcement from Titanium Fireworks.


Free Event



ST ANNES INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL


St Annes International Kite Festival is back for 2020!


Free entry beach event (next to St Annes Pier) with kites of all shapes and sizes from all over the world.

A great day out for all the family with Live Entertainment, Fun Fair Rides, Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Donkey Rides and so much more.


Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th Sept. 10am until 5pm. Night Fly on Friday 11th September with Firework Display. 7pm until 10pm.

PLEASURE BEACH LATE NIGHT RIDES & FIREWORKS


Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as the park sparkles dark! Open 10am until 10pm with all the thrilling rides, entertainers and fireworks!


2020 Late Night Riding & Fireworks Dates

11th April
9th May
23rd May
25th July
8th August
29th August
26th September
24th October
31st October






FLEETWOOD FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT - TRAM SUNDAY


This ever popular free entry event takes place throughout the town centre of Fleetwood.

Catch the tram from Blackpool to the very heart of the event where you will find classic cars, trams, buses, bikes, commercial vehicles plus stalls, entertainers, fun fair rides and so much more.....


19th July 2020 - 10am until 4pm





LYTHAM WARTIME WEEKEND


Come and immerse yourself in the 1940s wartime period in a brilliant weekend of live entertainment and fun!


Historic vehicles, static aircraft, music and dance, memorabilia stalls, thrilling battle re enactments, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp!


Taking place on Lytham Green and throughout the town centre.


15th & 16th August 2020 - 10am until 5pm






CLEVELEYS CAR SHOW


This very popular event returns for 2020 on 14th June - 10am until 4pm.


Head for Cleveleys promenade where you will find all kinds of vehicles, including both classic, vintage and sports and high performance cars.


One of the most popular events of its type in the North West.







BLACKPOOL MUSIC RUN 2020 - 26th July


Blackpool's most entertaining fun run, mixing fitness, fun and music.

The event will take entrants along the famous promenade past all the famous landmarks and stages set up along the route with live music acts performing.


Enter here www.blackpoolmusicrun.co.uk






BLACKPOOL COMIC CON WORLD


Blackpool Comic Con World is back BIGGER AND BETTER!


Now 2x the size with loads going on - this is one great family event you don't want to miss at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.


18th & 19th July 2020 - 10am until 5pm


For more info go to www.comicconworld.co.uk



RIDE THE LIGHTS


Get on your bike and Ride The Lights for an exciting preview of the 2020 Blackpool Illuminations - on a traffic free promenade.


This is not a bike race, but a fun, free family event.


Ride as much or as little of the route as you wish, joining at any point between Starr Gate in the south and Bispham in the north.


1st September 2020 - 7pm until 10pm







LYTHAM FESTIVAL 2020


Global icon Lionel Richie, international chart-topper Lewis Capaldi, pop superstars Westlife, indie giants Snow Patrol and the world's biggest girl band Little Mix are among the headliners for Lytham Festival 2020. 


1st until 5th July 2020

Book now at www.lythamfestival.com

CLUBLAND LIVE WEEKENDER


Get ready for the BIGGEST weekend of your life!


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena - 8th & 9th May 2020 - Tickets at www.skiddle.com






St Annes Carnival


St Annes Carnival celebrates its 100th year in 2020.



Featuring a Saturday morning Grand Parade through the streets of the town centre.

Plus Live Entertainment, Stalls and Fun Fair Rides in Ashton Gardens throughout the weekend.


Free Entry Event - 10th until 12th July





REBELLION FESTIVAL


Blackpool 1996 saw the very first Holidays In The Sun festival. Since then 'Rebellion' have been to Morecambe had a name change to Wasted and taken their festival around the world to The Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, Basque and Austria. There was always a danger of being just a retro festival with ever decreasing attendances so 2007 saw the launch of REBELLION.

Taking their established Punk festival with all the bands you love and want to see year on year and combining it with the best of the new breed, widening the scope to include many sub genres and the ‘alternative’ scene in general, REBELLION are proud to have an event that they feel has a true festival spirit. They have added Punk Art exhibitions, Acoustic Stages, Poetry, Vintage Clothing, Tattooists, Healing workshops and much more. The Rebellion Introducing Stage has been a real success giving new bands, and new-to-us bands a platform and some are invited back the following year to play on one of the bigger stages.

At their heart they are still a Punk Festival and they are still 100% Independent and a true D.I.Y. family run event.


6th until 9th August 2020 - Blackpool Winter Gardens

Book at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/rebellion-2020-weekend-ticket-blackpool-09-08-2020/event/1F005742AB2536AE