Blackpool Pride Festival.
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017.
This year is the tenth year of Blackpool Pride Festival, the weekend is a fun filled riot of colour. Featuring street parties, parades and wide range of artists and a fabulous indoor event at Blackpool Winter Gardens. Pride 2017 is not to be missed! Visit the Pride festival website.
Blackpool Armed Forces Week.
Monday 19th to Sunday 25th June 2017.
Armed Forces Day 2016 is Saturday 24th June. Blackpool however continues to support the British armed forces in its own unique way by hosting a week long celebration honouring serving military past, present and future, with special events on the 25th. During this week the entire town comes together with a range of special offers for members of the armed forces and their families. The activities include free concerts, exhibitions, military and ceremonial tributes and much, much more. More from the Armed Forces Day website.
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2017.
Blackpool hosted the first official Air Show in 1909 and now the event is staged annually every August with jaw dropping aerobatic stunts and fly-bys from some incredible vintage aircraft no longer in commission. Blackpool Air Show is free to attend and showcases the finest military and civilian aircraft over Blackpool’s famous promenade and golden mile sands.
Classic Car Show
Sunday 27th August 2017 10am to 4pm at the Italian Gardens Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HU, Always a fond favourite with vehicle owners and admirers. A great day for classic car lovers. The show is organised by Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group.
Tuesday 29th August 2017.
Join thousands of riders as they travel along Blackpool Promenade for a sneak preview of the stunning 2017 Blackpool Illuminations. The 6 mile vehicle free Ride The Lights course is suitable for all ages and abilities with rest points, bike doctors and street entertainment along the way.
Friday 1st September to Sunday 5th November 2017.
Join us from September 1st for the “greatest free light show on earth.” At 10 kilometres long and using more than one million lamps, Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle whatever your age.
The Lights shine every year for 66 nights and continue to attract huge crowds. 2017 will see The Lights lit until November 5th so get your break booked now and prepare to be dazzled.
Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Concert.
Friday 1st September 2017.
Which celebrity will switch on the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations? Every year, thousands of people descend on Blackpool for a musical extravaganza to watch their favourite pop stars perform before the Illuminations are switched on for another season. Who switched on Blackpool illuminations?
Fridays 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September 2017.
Watch the world’s finest pyrotechnic experts battle it out in Blackpool’s annual World Fireworks Championships. The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the globe’s firework elite and promises an amazing series of shows providing jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family.