Blackpool has a jaw-dropping events calendar with mouth-watering shows, concerts and special events.

Blackpool’s events calendar is regularly updated with new and exciting reasons to visit the UK’s most popular seaside resort. Keep checking these pages to discover what else we have in store for you during your next visit.

The ultimate feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! is coming to Blackpool’s famous Opera House from 20 June to 14 September 2014. Book now to be thrilled by this irresistible and sunny tale.

Blackpool will once again be celebrating Britain’s Armed Forces, past, present and future, with a week of events during 23 June–29 June 2014. June will also see the return of the Same Sex Dancing Festival and Blackpool Pride.

Aircraft both classic and modern take to the skies in Blackpool’s brilliant FREE airshow – a marvellous family day out for young and old! 10 & 11 August 2014.

The World Fireworks Championships in September sees international pyrotechnical experts stage amazing displays in the skies above the Promenade. 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2014.

Blackpool Illuminations is the greatest free lights show on earth. The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend starts on Friday 29 August 2014. To register for free wristbands or for full weekend information click here.  The lights shine until Sunday November 9.

Don’t miss your chance to preview the famous Blackpool Illuminations on 26 August 2014 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.

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Viva Blackpool Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce – Funny Guy @ VIVA

BILLY PEARCE – FUNNY GUY Blackpool’s box office record breaking Billy Pearce returns to the town… in an adult comedy show special at Viva!

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Blackpool Shows - Hot Ice at the Pleasure Beach

Hot Ice Show

28 international skaters from across the globe come together for what has become one of the most spectacular dancing on ice shows in the world.

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Sinatra - The mian event

Sinatra - The Main Event

It was billed as the biggest comeback in showbusiness history - now the 40th anniversary is marked with a stunning recreation of Frank Sinatras The Main Event concert exactly as it happened at New Yorks Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1974.

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Michael Jordan's High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

High Jinx Magic & Illusion 2014

Michael returns for a second season in the Horseshoe with a whole new show. This fast paced mix of magic, illusion, escapology, juggling and music, one of last years hit shows is back with new illusions, magic and a few surprises.

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Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson

Visitors will encounter vehicles, vessels, giant banana legs and other sculptural and screen-based assemblages with videos that touch on hygiene, birth, modernist architecture, boredom, sightseeing, and French kissing/cuisine.

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Mamma Mia in Blackpool

Mamma Mia

This irresistible, sunny tale has been thrilling audiences all over the world, and now the party will continue in Britain’s favourite holiday resort

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Abba Tribute

Swede Dreamz Abba Tribute Band

From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz delivers a fantastic ABBA tribute show which is fully self-contained and features all of ABBA's greatest and memorable chart hits.

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Blackpool Shows - Legends


Legends returns for 2014 in The Sands Venue from June 12 through to November 1st.

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Funny Girls Summer Spectacular 2014

Funny Girls fabulous summer spectacular 2013 is the ultimate feel good factor entertainment smash hit show of the season.

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