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It’s bank holiday weekend (again!) and the sun is set to shine all weekend, so why not visit one of the many exciting events happening across Lancashire. Check out this handy list below to discover more about some of the events happening, or for further information why not head over to our events guide.

Caribbean Carnival
Moor Park

One of the largest and longest running cultural celebration in Preston returns this weekend. Caribbean Carnival is the largest and longest-running cultural celebration in Preston, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. Preston comes alive as the city dances to the rhythm of the Caribbean.

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Darwen Live 2023
Darwen Market Square

Darwen Live returns this weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. Darwen is a free-to-attend annual music festival held in the picturesque Lancashire mill-town of Darwen, on the West Pennine Moors.

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Dino Live at Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton Hall Country Park

Visit DINO Live for a prehistoric adventure at Thornton Hall Farm! Get up close with dinosaurs - T Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor! Before watching a live action stage show with Thornton Hall's Park Rangers!

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Little Cod Club with Sea Life Blackpool 
Affinity Lancashire

Come and join Affinity Lancashire’s Little Cod Club on Saturday 27th May. This month they’re being joined by Sea Life Blackpool for some sea themed fun, learning and craft – plus you may even get to see some REAL shark teeth!

If you've never been to our Little Cod Club before then simply come along on the day at anytime between 12 and 4pm to join Captain Cod for some crafting fun.

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1940s Weekend 
East Lancashire Railway 

Save the date this weekend for forties fun. Head down to East Lancashire Railway this weekend for some good, old fashioned vintage excitment. As the event makes a triumphant return with music, living history displays and plenty of period appropriate fashion.

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May Half Term at WWT Martin Mere 
WWT Martin Mere

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy a range of activities to get your creativity flowing, grab a paddle and take to the water in the canoe safari, and take a break in a Mere Side Café.

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Festa Italia
Lancaster City Centre

A flavour or Italy comes once again to Lancaster with Festa Italia, this beautiful historic city of Lancaster makes the perfect backdrop for an Italian event.

Fest Italia is a day to celebrate all things Italian, with food stalls, supercars, Ducati Bikes, live music and entertainment in the streets. With many of Lancaster’s fantastic hospitality venues offering special Italian-themed food and drink.

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Music in the park 
Worden Park

Get ready for a night of nostalgia with incredible chart-toppers from the 80s and 90s at the Music in the Park event in Worden Park, Leyland on Sunday 28 May 2023.

Music in the Park promises a lot, with some incredible acts from the 90s and early 2000s. This year’s acts include Peter Andre, Bananarama, Pat Sharp, Nik Kershaw and more! The festival is supported by food and drink stalls, with a special bar area for premium ticket holders. The event takes place in the towns Worden Park, a central location with woodland walks.

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Whalley Monthly Artisan Market
The Swan Hotel Courtyard

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. 

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Pirate and Mermaid story telling games and fun
Affinity Lancashire

Join us on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May, when we'll be welcoming a real-life pirate and mermaid to the centre between 12 and 4pm! They'll be with us telling amazing stories from the deep, plus there'll be fun, games and face art too!

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Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT
WWT Martin Mere

Reimagine the wonder of wetlands and nature through the eyes of the UK’s best loved illustrator. Collect an illustrated guide full of Quentin Blake’s drawings and journey around the wonderful wetland world this summer.  New seasonal trails will be launched later in the year, each with a different illustrated guide to collect and keep.

A whole host of art and illustration activities are available aimed at all ages and abilities, with new events and activities to enjoy throughout the year.

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Wink Wink
The Whitaker

WINK WINK playfully hosts a space to navigate these thoughts and experience other lives we may not see or be in allyship with regularly. Sculpture, drawing, mixed media, textile and film are installed through The Whitaker engaging us with work that represents and abstracts identity.Visitors can explore and follow what they are drawn to,

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Chipping Steamfair

The next Chipping Steam Fair runs across this bank holiday weekend. Offering three fun packed days for all the family with something for everyone.

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  1. bangerk
    The Lancashire Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Witton Country Park. It's a great opportunity to sample delicious local cuisine and enjoy live music performances. Additionally, there's a vintage fair happening at Stanley Park, where you can find unique treasures and indulge in nostalgic vibes. Don't miss out on these exciting events!
  2. bangerk
    The Lancashire Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Witton Country Park. It's a great opportunity to sample delicious local cuisine and enjoy live music performances. Additionally, there's a vintage fair happening at Stanley Park, where you can find unique treasures and indulge in nostalgic vibes. Don't miss out on these exciting events!
  3. bangerk
    The Lancashire Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Witton Country Park. It's a great opportunity to sample delicious local cuisine and enjoy live music performances. Additionally, there's a vintage fair happening at Stanley Park, where you can find unique treasures and indulge in nostalgic vibes. Don't miss out on these exciting events!

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