Bank holiday weekend is here and it’s the first of three this month! Make the most of this long weekend by checking out one of the many exciting events happening across Lancashire. Whether you are looking for something free or you’ve been counting down the days to the return of your favourite event, there’s something for everybody to enjoy this weekend.

Don’t forget to check out our events guide now to discover even more events happening in Lancashire over the next few weeks.

Fun Dog Show
Samlesbury Hall

Bring your pooches, big or small, for the best fun dog show in Lancashire. From fancy dress, to dog most like owner, pet stalls, and fresh home cooked food, make no bones about it, it will be a fantastic day!

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Eid Celebration and storytelling
Horse + Bamboo

Join us for our Eid Celebration at Horse +Bamboo, with storytelling from Hina the Storyteller, and food demonstrations from Huda, Damascus Style. Join in the celebrations, gather round to listen to the story of Ramadan and enjoy some traditional, cultural food!

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Grizedale Valley Tramper Trek
Forest of Bowland

Head to the beautiful Forest of Bowland this weekend for a Tramper Trek around the tracks, lanes and farmland around Scorton and Nicky Nook. Dogs on a lead welcome. Booking essential.  Please contact  or 01253 887502.

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The Greatest Show at Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton Hall Country Park

Roll up, roll up to The Greatest Show at Thornton Hall Country Park. Enjoy a family fun, magic, laughter and entertainment. At intervals you can also expect; Maestro's Magnificent Magic Show, The Greatest SING-A-LONG show, Circus Scavenger Hunt and Circus Skills Workshop

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Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival

The Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival returns this weekend. You can expect a range of performances over the weekend including the delight of Jasmine Myra leading her eight piece band through her uplifting debut album Horizons at The Grand.

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Restricted Rocks Festival 2023
Witton Country Park

Restricted Rocks Returns to Blackburn’s Witton Country Park this Sunday 30th April 2023. Blackburn's best tribute festival, Restricted Rocks will be offering a fun packed family festival with 13 of the best AAA Rock/indie Tributes Bands

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Ron Hill 10k
Accrington Town Centre

The Ron Hill Accrington 10K is an homage to the legendary runner and pioneer, Ron Hill. His impact to the running fraternity is unparalleled and he mentored and influenced generations of runners throughout his illustrious career. Born in Accrington, this is a run to celebrate this local and international running icon. Follow in his footsteps and sign up to our Ron Hill Accrington 10K today.

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Whalley Monthly Artisan Market

A one-of-a-kind event that will transport you into a world of creativity, design, and inspiration.  The Whalley Monthly Artisan Market, organized by the award-winning Crafty Vintage, is a monthly market that brings together over 40 North West based creators, makers, and curators.  From art and design to fashion and vintage, you'll find a diverse range of wares to peruse and purchase.

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Annual Duck Race at WWT Martin Mere
WWT Martin Mere Wetland centre

The only race that matters. The annual Bank Holiday rubber duck race.   Colour in your rubber duck in the craft room and enter it into the duck race. Bring your family along to the hotly-contested duck race.  With three races throughout the day.  A £30 voucher for the winners is up for grabs.  Who will emerge victorious?

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Bank Holiday Spectacular
Affinity Lancashire

On Monday 1st May come and marvel at the circus skills of Catch the Clown between 12 and 4pm at Affinity Lancashire in Fleetwood. There's free face painting, plus you can get your FREE caricature created too!

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King’s Coronation Afternoon Tea
Barton Manor Hotel & Spa

Come and join us celebrate the new King Charles. Throughout May 2023 come sand indulge in a classic British afternoon tea for £22.95 inclusive of a glass of fizz

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The Commitments
Opera House and Winter Gardens

The Commitments is a fantastically feel-good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run-in London's West End and subsequent sell-out tour. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

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Gin & Jazz Festival at The Bar & Grill
Holmes Mill

Let the fun be-gin. With over 50 gins from around the world to enjoy, along with live jazz and a delicious small plates menu, it’s set to be a fantastic weekend.

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