Blackpool has a jaw-dropping events calendar with mouth-watering shows, concerts and special events.
Renowned as the Dance Capital of the World, Blackpool boasts two magnificent ballrooms at The Blackpool Tower and the Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens. They both regularly host major competitions; the largest is Blackpool’s annual Dance Festival 23 May–31 May 2013
Blackpool will once again be celebrating Britain's Armed Forces, past, present and future, with a week of events during 23 June–30 June 2013.
Comedy Carpet Live 2013 27-28 July. Great comedy shows at Blackpool Winter Gardens.
Aircraft both classic and modern take to the skies in Blackpool’s brilliant FREE airshow – a marvellous family day out for young and old! 11 & 12 August 2013.
The World Firework Championships in September sees international pyrotechnical experts stage amazing displays in the skies above the Promenade. 6, 13, 20, 27 September 2013.
Blackpool Illuminations is the greatest free lights show on earth. The Big Switch-On weekend starts on Friday 30 August 2013. The lights shine until Sunday November 10.
Don't miss your chance to preview the famous Blackpool Illuminations on 27 August 2013 as part of the popular Ride the Lights . So grab your bike and ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. You can ride as much or as little of the route as you are able.
Blackpool’s events calendar is regularly updated with new and exciting reasons to visit the resort. Keep checking these pages to discover what else we have in store for you during your next visit.
You can use the search facility on the right of this page to look for the full range of what's on in and around Blackpool. Simply use our themed or month tabs at the top of the page. We also produce a quarterly events guide and you can view or download this below.
Blackpool Now Events Programme
There’s never a dull moment in the UK’s favourite beach resort; whatever the time of day and whatever the weather, there’s sureto be something to keep you entertained. The Blackpool Now events programme is a handy list of all the fantastic events and shows around the resort from May - August