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Lightpool Festival 2023


Various Town Centre Locations, Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1AP

Tel: 01253 478222

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Blackpool's award-winning Lightpool Festival is returning this October half-term with two weeks of extraordinary free entertainment. 

The festival, which will take place between October 11 and 26, will provide an amazing mix of live performance and light-based art installations, including a replica planet Earth in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom; the world premiere of a large-scale Sun in the Winter Gardens and a display of giant illuminated see-saws in the town centre. 

The programme also includes the return of the Carnival of the Lights; Carnival Magic, featuring a menagerie of illuminated characters; a glow-in-the-dark children's football tournament; fire and light-based shows; 3D projections on to the front of Blackpool Tower building; and a town centre art trail. 

 For full details go to visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival.

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Opening Times

Season (20 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Friday, 1st September 2023 - Monday, 1st January 2024

Blackpool Illuminations tramBlackpool Illuminations 2023Join the light fantastic! One million lamps over 10km make up the world famous Blackpool Illuminations from 1 September to 1 January 2024
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Friday, 1st September 2023 - Monday, 1st January 2024

Spiro Blackpool Illuminations 2023SpiroA family friendly immersive walk-through sculptural tunnel of light experience, re-imagined for 2023.
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Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

Sunday, 8th October 2023 - Sunday, 8th October 2023

Saturday, 14th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

LumiDogs Lightpool Festival 2022Workshop: LumiDogsBark by ‘pup’ular demand! LumiDogs will make a return to Lightpool 2023!
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

A Daily Performance of HomeA Daily Performance of HomeExperience the magic and poetry of everyday rituals in this immersive and captivating light and film installation.
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Aqualux Lightpool Festival 2023 BlackpoolAqualuxAqualux is an eye-opening feature raising the importance of water.
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Big Bird Lightpool Festival 2023Big BirdWhat’s 3.5 metres high and made out of ten London taxis? Big Bird of course!
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Brilliance Blackpool Lightpool Festival 2022BrillianceHave you ever seen a family dance down a street? It happens every night in Blackpool!
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Polyrhythms Lightpool Festival 2023PolyrhythmsPolyrhythms, a new artwork by Axolotl Creative. A percussive soundtrack interacts with mesmerising glowing patterns of light chasing round large concentric polygon structures representing various polyrhythmic beats.
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Friday, 20th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

Tower Light Show Lightpool Festival 2023Tower & Golden Mile Light ShowThe Blackpool Tower is emblazoned with a glowing heart and 25,000 lights on the structure
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Monday, 23rd October 2023 - Monday, 23rd October 2023

Carnival Magic by Global Grooves Lightpool Festival 2023Carnival Magic by Global GroovesAn exhilarating menagerie of illuminated Carnival will return to the Tower Ballroom for an electrifying static showcase
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2015
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLarge Tourism Event Award Large Tourism Event Award 2017




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