Summer Parade workshops start next week in Blackburn Market and lots more in the What’s On Guide

The Festival of Light Summer Parade takes place on Sunday 1st September 2019. Join in the end of summer celebration.

Drummers, dancers, street bands, colourful costumes, giant puppets, stilt walkers, circus skills and more will fill the town centre streets with colour and music in a huge community celebration.

Blackburn Market is hosting workshops in the week before the event and it is a great way for you to take part.

The Festival of Light Summer Parade takes place on Sunday 1st September 2019. Join in the end of summer celebration.

Drummers, dancers, street bands, colourful costumes, giant puppets, stilt walkers, circus skills and more will fill the town centre streets with colour and music in a huge community celebration.

Blackburn Market is hosting workshops in the week before the event and it is a great way for you to take part.

Blackburn Town Centre:

Until 26th August: Street Band Workshops for the Summer Parade, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street, Various Dates 5:30pm -7:30pm

Until 31st August: Summer Holiday Club, Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street 8:30am -5:30pm

Until 1st September: PAW Patrol Brick Trail

Until 1st September: Erin’s Place Pottery & Craft Studio, Victoria Court, The Mall (Monday -Saturday 9am -4pm, Sunday 11am -4pm)

Until 14th September: Industrialised: Art in Manufacturing, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4:45pm (Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm)

26th August: Summer Bank Holiday Fun Day, Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street 11am -3pm

27th August -31st August: Summer Parade Workshops, Blackburn Market 10am -4pm

27th August: Computer Code Club, Blackburn Central Library 2pm -3:30pm

28th August: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market: Lizi Potts Potter’s Wheel & Crafty Corner, Blackburn Market 2pm -4pm

28th August: ArtBurn, The Making Rooms 4.30pm

28th August -31st August: ‘Get Crafty’ Free Summer Holiday Arts & Crafts Sessions Week 6, Theme: Take Your Pick, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4pm

30th August: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market: Silent Disco & Mocktail Bar, Blackburn Market 2pm -4pm

30th August -1st September: BDO World Darts Championship, King George’s Hall 12noon -11pm

31st August: Powertex with Peter: Frame Workshop, Mum’s Corner Kitchen Café, Darwen Street, Blackburn 10am -2pm

1st September: Our Precious Planet; Blackburn Festival of Light Summer Parade, Commencing from Ainsworth Street 1pm -4pm

Darwen Town Centre:

28th August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market: Slime Mixing Station by Erin’s Place & Paint a Mug (Charge Applies), Darwen Market 12noon – 3pm

29th August: Computer Code Club, Darwen Library 2pm -3:30pm

30th August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market: Darwen’s Got Talent, Darwen Market 12noon -3pm

31st August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market Square; Family Fun Day. Darwen Market Square 11am -4pm

Other Events around the Borough:

Until 1st September: Summer Family Activities with Re:Fresh, Witton Park Cycle Centre

26th August: Teddy Bears Picnic; A Beary Fun Day, Turton Tower, Turton

27th August – 30th August: Summer Football & Activity Camps, Ewood Park 9am -3pm, for more details see www.brfctrust.co.uk

28th August: Guided Tour of Turton Tower, Turton 1pm, 01204 852203 to book.

29th August: Past-times Playtime, Turton Tower, Turton 1pm

30th August: St Silas Church Guided Tours, Preston New Road, Blackburn 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

31st August: Fun Day, Christ Church, Mosley Street, Blackburn 1pm -3pm

31st August: Steamy Windows, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7:30pm

1st September: Whimsical Woodland Day & Treasure Hunt 2019, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen 2pm

1st September: Ribble Valley Riding Club Show, Witton Country Park 9am -5pm

1st September: Autumn Market, The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth 10:30am -3pm

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