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Lightpool Festival

The award-winning Lightpool Festival is back, lighting up the night for nine evenings from Friday 20 October to Saturday 28 October. Enjoy a spectacular programme of light-based art installations, live performances, 3D projection shows and family-friendly activities.

Save the Lightpool Art Trail Map here (opens in a separate window)
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Light Art Trail

From October 20, Blackpool will become an artistic playground, where outdoor spaces and iconic buildings will be enchanted with mesmerising light works. Save the Lightpool Art Trail Map here (opens in a separate window)

Brace yourself for a visual extravaganza featuring electrifying world and UK premieres. Don't miss this chance to step into a world where imagination meets illumination!

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Live Performances & Events

Prepare to be amazed by a selection of gripping performances – from the carnival magic of Global Grooves, an explosion of dance, music and colour, to the Butterfly Ball with Silent Disco, new to this year’s Lightpool Festival.

Plus, why not stop by and embrace the finale of the annual World Fireworks Championship Blackpool? It’s going to be a blast!

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Carnival Magic
Tower Projections

Tower Projections

Watch all the action unfold as a series of stunning, digitally mapped multi-media shows are projected onto the historic Blackpool Tower building. From dazzling patterns to whimsical animations, every corner becomes a canvas for pure magic.

View in wonder from the comfort of the iconic Comedy Carpet, with the ultimate vantage point to witness this free-to-view spectacle.

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Lightpool Festival 2023

20 Oct 2023 - 16 Dec 2023 The Grundy at Lightpool Read More

A selection of artwork on display at Grundy Art Gallery

01 Sep 2023 - 01 Jan 2024 Spiro Read More

A family friendly immersive walk-through sculptural tunnel of light experience, re-imagined for 2023.