Events and Festivals in Blackpool

  • January: January Sales - throughout January, many shops join in the traditional January sales, to make way for the next season's stock.
  • February: Great North-West Half Marathon - mid-February, well-supported race between the North Pier and nearby Little Bispham.
  • March: Blackpool International Hair and Beauty Festival
  • April: Junior Dance Festival - mid-April, important dancing competition held at the prestigious Tower Ballroom. Do Not Miss. Highlight it in your vacation planner!
  • May: Blackpool Dance Festival
  • June: Blackpool Marathon and Half Marathon - early June, starting at 09:00 at the Blackpool Tower and passing the seafront, Golden Mile and many other prominent sights.
  • July: Town Criers' Championships - mid-July, competition in the town centre, where the loudest voice wins.
  • August: The Blackpool Illuminations Festival (runs from August to November).
  • September: World Fireworks Championships
  • October: Blackpool Beer Festival
  • November: Cheerleading Championships - mid-November, held at the Winter Gardens.
  • December: Christmas Panto - December to January, popular seasonal pantomime featuring a number of celebrities, taking place at the Blackpool Tower.

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