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Blackpool and Fylde Anchor Events - Firm Resort Favourites

 

    Blackpool and Fylde Anchor Events - Mainstays of the Blackpool Event Calendar

To start 2019 off in style, we deemed it high time formal recognition was given to the continued commitment of event organisers to staging their event year after year in or around Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. 

 

Anchor events from Little Touches ® Hospitality are the bread and butter of our 52 Week Resort - take them in all on their own or use them as a starting point to build your Blackpool experience around, with every topping imaginable coming from our legendary Shows and Attractions.

 

From Pigeons to Pier Jam, Soul to Summer Bash and Magic to Marathons, they are the wide-ranging and much-welcome shows, conventions, sport and music events that are sprinkled throughout the new year-round Blackpool. 

 

You'll find them complemented by Flagship Anchor Events, Blackpool's larger than life, Promenade and Tower Headland-busting occasions such as July's Blackpool Carnival, August's Air Show, Ride The Lights and Illuminations Switch-On and September's F-F-F four Friday's in a row World Fireworks Championships. Not forgetting the 8 thrilling nights of after hours riding and lighting up the night skies with Blackpool Pleasure Beach's 10am to 10pm Late Night Riding & Fireworks. To borrow a line from Disney, they are Blackpool's very own Extra Magic Hours.

In no uncertain terms, we're swapping Weekly Goings-On for Yearly Goings-On, so sit back, begin scrolling and fire up your diary to save the date(s). 

 

Flagship Anchor Event                                 

Fun for all the family 

 
   

Pleasure Beach Late Night Riding‚Äč                    

Park open 10am to 10pm. Fireworks from 10pm

 
   
January
   
Winter Gardens - RPRA British Homing World Show of The Year
 Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th
   
   
February
   
Marine Hall - Fleetwood Beer & Cider Festival
Campaign for Real Ale Event
Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th
 
Winter Gardens - Blackpool Magic Convention
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th  
   
Tower Ballroom - Phil Hurst's Valentine's Dance
Saturday 16th  
   
Tower Circus - Preston City Wrestling
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th
   
Tower Ballroom - 4 The Love of Dance (Salsa)
Saturday 23rd  
   
   
March 
   
Winter Gardens - NHF/NBF Blackpool Hairdressing Competitions
Monday 11th  
   
April
   
Lawsons Showground - Bubble Rush
In aid of Brian House Children's Hospice  
Saturday 6th  
   
Tower Headland - UK Coach Rally
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th
   
Tower Ballroom - Phil Hurst's Spring Dance
Saturday 6th  
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 20th  
   
Tower Circus - Preston City Wrestling
Friday 26th  
   
   
Promenade - Blackpool Festival of Running
Incorporates 2K, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon 
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th
   
   
Winter Gardens - The Junior Blackpool Dance Festival
Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th
   
May
   
Tower Ballroom - Soul Weekender
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th  
   
North Pier - Pier Jam  
Sunday 5th  
   
Queens Promenade - Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10K Fun Run 
In aid of Trinity Hospice  
Sunday 12th  
   
Bloomfield Road - Rugby League Summer Bash
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th
   
Winter Gardens - Blackpool Dance Festival
Thursday 23rd to Friday 31st  
   
June
   
Tower Headland - Pride Blackpool
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th
   
Lytham to Thornton - Beaverbrooks Bike Ride
In aid of Trinity Hospice  
Sunday 9th  
   
Stanley Park - Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run
Concludes with Concours d'Elegance vehicle competition
Sunday 9th  
   
Winter Gardens - Blackpool International Soul Festival
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th  
   
Promenade - Blackpool Music Run
Sunday 16th (Father's Day)  
   
Tower Ballroom - Phil Hurst's Spring into Summer
Saturday 22nd  
   
Various Locations - Armed Forces Week
Monday 24th to Sunday 30th
   
Winter Gardens - Elvis Celebration
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th  
   
Tower Circus - Preston City Wrestling
Friday 28th  
   
Tower Ballroom - 4 The Love of Dance (Salsa)
Saturday 29th  
   
   
July
   
Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice   
Thursday 4th July to Saturday 7th September
   
Promenade - Blackpool Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th  
   
Promenade - Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride
In aid of The Christie  
Sunday 7th  
   
Lytham Green - Lytham Festival
Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 13th and 27th  
   
Promenade - Blackpool Carnival
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th
   
Winter Gardens - Betfred World Matchplay
Professional Darts Corporation Event
Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th
 
Fleetwood - Fleetwood Tram Sunday
Sunday 21st   
   
Starr Gate Beach - Colour Splash
In aid of Trinity Hospice  
Saturday 27th  
   
   
August
   
Winter Gardens - Rebellion Festival
Independent Punk and Alternative Music Festival
Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th   
   
Tower Ballroom - Phil Hurst's Summer Dance
Saturday 10th  
   
Promenade - Blackpool Air Show
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 10th and 24th  
   
Promenade - Ride The Lights
Tuesday 27th   
   
Tower Headland - Illuminations Switch-On
Friday 30th  
   
Promenade - Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool
Friday 30th August to Sunday 3rd November
   
Tower Circus - Preston City Wrestling
Friday 30th  
   
September
   
Promenade - World Fireworks Championships
Friday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
   
Promenade - Neon Memory Walk
In aid of Trinity Hospice  
Saturday 7th  
   
Princess Parade/Promenade - Ford Day
Sunday 15th  
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 28th  
   
   
October
   
Promenade - Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride
In aid of the British Heart Foundation
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th
   
Tower Ballroom - Phil Hurst's Autumn Dance
Saturday 12th  
   
Winter Gardens - Blackpool Freestyle Championship
Sunday 13th  
   
Pleasure Beach - Nickelodeon Slimefest
Saturday 19th to Monday 21st
   
Tower Circus - Preston City Wrestling
Friday 25th  
   
Promenade - Illuminated Tram Parade
Saturday 26th  
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 26th  
   
November
   
   
Pleasure Beach - Late Night Riding & Fireworks
Saturday 2nd  
   
Tower Ballroom - Soul Weekender
Featuring The World Northern Soul Dance Final
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th  
   
Tower Ballroom - BBC Strictly Come Dancing
Date TBC  
   
Tower Ballroom - 4 The Love of Dance (Salsa)
Saturday 23rd  
   
   
December
   
Promenade - Santa Dash  
In aid of Brian House Children's Hospice
Sunday 1st  
   
Tower Ballroom - Christmas Soul
Saturday 7th   
   
Winter Gardens - New Year Eve Soul Party
Tuesday 31st  

 

 


 

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