Join Preston City Council for a stunning grand finale to Lancashire Encounter on Saturday 2 October. From 7pm a mesmerising Thank You torchlight parade held by the Mayor of Preston, followed by a spectacular fireworks display, will be on show for visitors to the city centre.

As it will be visible from anywhere in the city centre, the breath-taking fireworks display presents an unmissable opportunity for residents and visitors to go ‘‘Out Out'’ in Preston.

Following the Mayor’s torchlight parade, which will be a touching tribute to all keyworkers in Preston, the amazing firework display will mark the end of the Lancashire Encounter festival, bringing three wonderful weekends of art, music, and family entertainment in the city centre to a close. This event will also provide the opportunity for a city celebration and appreciation for all who have sacrificed and worked hard to support Preston through the pandemic.


Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said:

“I cannot wait for the parade and fireworks; it will be a spectacular event for the city and a fitting tribute to thank the key workers who have given so much for the community in the collective struggle against Covid-19.

“It is also our Thank You to the residents, businesses and community groups that have pulled together throughout this difficult period by looking out for one another and making Preston proud.

“As we close the curtain on what is proving to be a wonderful Lancashire Encounter festival, I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming people into the city centre to enjoy a stunning fireworks display and everything else on offer in Preston.”




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